Psychology@ÖzÜ
Vol 1 & 2
The Newsletter of Ozyegin University,
Department of Psychology
Özyeğin University Psychology Department began
its academic life with a small staff in 2011. Today
the department continues its academic endeavour
with 10 academic staff members, 6 graduate and 187
undergraduate students. The first two volumes of
this newsletter consist of departmental activities and
academic achievements in the 2013-2014 academic
year.
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FALL 2013
CONFERENCES / PRESENTATIONS
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Justin Marcus gave a talk titled
“Investigating Understudied Moderators in Metaanalyses” and “Sample Type and Meta-analysis: It
isn’t Just Field and Lab” at AOM ’13: 73rd Annual
Meeting of the Academy of Management in Orlando,
FL in August.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Justin Marcus
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Nilüfer Kafescioğlu was invited
to give a talk titled “Yetkin Çift ve Aile Terapisti
[Competent Couple and Family Therapist]” at the 1st
Family Symposium of the Couple and Family Therapy
Association held in İstanbul, Turkey in September.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Nilüfer Kafescioğlu
•Instructor Alper Açık was invited to give a talk titled
“Eye Movements during Viewing of Natural Scenes:
Limits of Bottom-up Processes” at Ege University,
Department of Psychology on 25, October.
Instructor Alper Açık
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•Assist. Prof. Dr. Nilüfer Kafescioğlu gave a talk titled “Family Therapy Training and Practice
in Turkey: New Developments and Challenges” at the European Family Therapy Association
Congress in İstanbul, Turkey in October.
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayfer Dost Gözkân participated
in the International Muzaffer Sherif Symposium in
Ödemiş, İzmir on the 4th of November as an invited
speaker to give a talk titled “Ergenlik Dönemine
Sosyal-psikolojik Bir Bakış: Şerif’in Bütünleştirici
Psikoloji Yaklaşımını [A Social-psychological Look at
Adolescence: the Integrative Psychology Approach
of Sherif]”.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayfer Dost Gozkan
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Justin Marcus was invited to give a talk titled “Gen Me, Gen We: The
Moderating Roles of Job and Organizational Context on Relations between Generational
Cohort and Work Outcomes” at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey in November.
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Justin Marcus was invited to give a talk titled “The Old Wolf and the
Lamb: Theoretical Propositions on Antecedents and Consequences of Ageism in the Turkish
Workplace” at European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Small Group
Meeting on Age in the Workplace in Rovereto, Italy in November.
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Nilüfer Kafescioğlu gave a talk titled “Bağımlılık Sorunu Olan Ailelerle Çift
ve Aile Terapisi [Couple and Family Therapy for Families with Addiction Problems]” at the 8th
National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Congress in İzmir, Turkey in November.
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayfer Dost Gözkân participated in the Food for Thought Seminar at Koç
University, Department of Psychology as an invited speaker to give a talk titled “Adolescents’
and Parents’ Conflict Resolution Patterns: Variations with respect to Disagreement Contexts”
on the 26th of December.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
•Fritzsche, B. A., & Marcus, J. (2013). The senior discount: Biases against older career
changers. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43, 350-362.
•Marcus, J. (2013). Eradicating employment discrimination: Toward a cultural values
perspective. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice,
6, 489-493.
•Marcus, J., & Le, H. (2013). Interactive effects of levels of Individualism-Collectivism on
cooperation: A meta-analysis. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34, 813-834.
•Açık, A., Bartel, A., & Konig, P. (2014). Real and implied motion at the center of gaze. Journal
of Vision, 14 (1), 1-19.
• Dost- Gözkân, A., & Küntay, A. C. (in press). Linguistic representations of emotion terms:
Within-culture variation with respect to education and self-construals. Asian Journal of Social
Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/ajsp.12071
•Marcus, J., & Fritzsche, B. A. (in press). One too many categories: An experimental test on
the effectiveness of a dual-identity recategorization intervention on age-based bias. Current
Psychology.
Popular Press
•Aktunç, M. E. (2013). “Acımasız indirgemecilik”: İndirgenen nedir? [Brutal Reductionism:
What is it that is reduced?]” Cogito, 75, 203-217.
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OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Gizem Arikan gave
a seminar titled “Bağlanma ve İlişkiler
[Attachment and Relationships]” at
TEVITOL (Türk Eğitim Vakfı İnanç
Türkeş Özel Lisesi [Turkish Education
Foundation İnanç Türkeş Private High
School]) on the 27th of November.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Gizem Arikan
ATTENDED TRAININGS
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Gizem Arikan attended the TA 202 Life Scripts given by Joanna Beazley
Richard (TSTA) in İstanbul, Turkey on 11, November.
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Gizem Arikan attended the Workshop on the Theory and Methods of
Integrative Psychotherapy delivered by Richard Erskin (PhD) at Turkish Relational Integrative
Psychotherapy Group in İstanbul, Turkey between the 6th -8th of December.
WORK EXPERIENCE
•Research assistant Canan Tuğberk worked as a creative drama teacher between
2013-2014.
•Research assistant Hazal Çelik attended the Psi Family and Counselling Center reading
group in Fall 2013.
Research Assistant Canan Tuğberk
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WORKSHOPS
•In September, Assist. Prof. Dr. Deniz
Tahiroğlu delivered the workshop “Exploring
the Turkish Higher Education System”
with Ayşe İnan and Murat Ayvacı from Koç
University at the European Association for
International Education in İstanbul, Turkey.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Deniz Tahiroğlu
•Instructor Alper Açık gave the “Beden [Body]” workshop and a talk “Bedenlenmiş Düşünce
[Emboied Thought]” in Nesin Matematik Köyü (Nesin Mathematics Village).
•Research assistants Canan Tuğberk, Duygu Korkmaz,
Hazal Çelik, Hilal Bingöl and Pınar Erçelik delivered a one
day intervention on “Child and Play” to a group students
(4-5 year old) and their mothers at Sabiha Hamdi Türkay
Elementary School in Çekmeköy on the 25th of December.
MEDIA EXPOSURE
Instructor Yasemin Acar’s article “Gezi’de
Kadınların Görünürlüğü Üzerine [On the
Visibility of Women at Gezi]” was published in
Biamag Saturday on the 14th of September.
Instructor Yasemin Acar
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PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT SEMINARS
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Nilüfer Kafescioğlu from Özyeğin University gave a seminar titled “Filial
Therapy with Children at Risk for Behavioral and Emotional Problems” on the 27th of
September.
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Deniz Tahiroğlu from Özyeğin University gave a seminar titled “Development
of Social Understanding: Theory of Mind, Imaginary Companions, and Anthropomorphism” on
the 4th of October.
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayfer Dost Gözkân from Özyeğin University gave a seminar titled
“Adolescent-Parent Value Discrepancies in Turkish Families: Links to Conflict, Cohesion, and
Conflict Management” on the 11th of October.
•Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asiye Kumru from Özyeğin University gave a seminar titled “Children’s
Cognitive, Emotional and Prosocial Development: A Longitudinal Study” on the 1st of
November.
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Gizem Arikan from Özyeğin University gave a seminar titled “The Role of
Attachment in Traumatic Stress and Posttraumatic Growth” on the 8th of November.
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Gaye Soley from Boğaziçi University gave a seminar titled “Exploring the
Developmental Origins of Social Divisions with Music” on the 13th of November.
•Dr. Tuğba Özer Yıldız gave a seminar titled “The Effects of Cue Content and Cue Repetition
on Retrieval from Autobiographical Memory” on the 20th of November.
•Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bilge Yağmurlu from Koç University gave a seminar titled “Institutional
Rearing and Theory of Mind” on the 22nd of November.
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Hande Ilgaz from Bilkent University gave a seminar titled “Language
Development in Guided Play Contexts” on the 6th of December.
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•Assist. Prof. Dr. Saime Tek from Bilkent University gave a seminar titled “Language
Development in Children with Autism” on the 11th of December.
•Instructor Alper Açık from Özyeğin University gave a seminar titled “Developmental Changes
in Natural Viewing Behavior: Bottom-up and Top-down Differences between Children, Young
Adults and Older Adults” on the 13th of December.
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Jedediah Allen from Bilkent University gave a seminar titled “Over-imitation
as the Learning of Social Realities” on the 20th of December. •Assist. Prof. Dr. Justin Marcus from Özyeğin University gave a seminar titled “Culture,
Cultural Values, and Levels of Culture: A Holistic Approach toward Cross-cultural Psychology
in the Service of Social and Developmental Research” on the 27th of December.
•Prof. Dr. Aylin Küntay from Koç University gave a seminar titled “Language and
Communication Development during Early Years” on the 3rd of January.
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SPRING 2014
CONFERENCES / PRESENTATIONS
•Instructor Yasemin Acar gave a talk titled as “Gezi Protests and Beyond: Contesting the AKP
Rule” between 20-21, February.
•In February Assist. Prof.
Dr. Nilüfer Kafescioğlu was
invited to give a talk titled as
“Çift İlişkisinde Bağlanma ve
İletişim Döngüleri [Attachment
in Couple Relationships and
Communication Patterns]”
at METU Psychology Days in
Ankara, Turkey.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Nilüfer Kafescioğlu
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Deniz Tahiroğlu gave a talk titled “The Relations between Anthropomorphism,
Theory of Mind and Role Play” at the conference “(Re)presenting the Speech of Others” in
Groningen, Netherlands in March.
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Justin Marcus was invited to give a talk titled “The Cultural Black Box
Unwrapped: Theory and Research within a Cultural Values Paradigm” at Koç University,
İstanbul, Turkey in March.
•Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asiye Kumru presented her study called “Ebeveynlik Davranışlarının
Çocukluk Döneminde Gösterdiği Değişim: Boylamsal Bir İnceleme [Change of Parenting
Behavior in Childhood: A Longitudinal Study]” with Assist. Prof. Dr. Nilüfer Kafescioğlu, Assoc.
Prof. Dr. Bilge Yağmurlu and Prof. Dr. Melike Sayıl at the 18th National Congress of Psychology
in Bursa, Turkey on the 10th of April.
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•Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayfer Dost Gözkân presented her study “Ergen ve Ebeveynlerinin Aile
İlişkilerine İlişkin Görüş Farklılıkları [Differences of Opinion on the Family Relationships of
Adolescents and Parents]” at the 18th National Congress of Psychology in Bursa, Turkey on the
11th of April.
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Deniz Tahiroğlu presented her study “Zihin Kuramı Değerlendirmesindeki İlk
Ebeveyn Bildirim Ölçeğinin Türkçe Adaptasyonu ve Psikometrik Özellikleri [Turkish Adaptation
and Psychometric Properties of the First Parent Report Theory of Mind Scale]” with Assoc.
Prof. Dr. Bilge Yağmurlu at the 18th National Congress of Psychology in Bursa, Turkey on the
11th of April.
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayfer Dost Gözkân gave two talks titled “Ergenin Psikolojik İhtiyaçları
[Adolescent’ Psychological Needs]” and “Örtük Zeka Anlayışları, Akademik Benlik ve Başarı
[Implicit Understanding of Intellect, Academic Self-concept and Success]” to High School
counsellors from Antalya at Özyeğin University on the 24th of May.
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayfer Dost Gözkân participated in 19th National Psychology Students
Congress in Samsun on the 26th of June as an invited speaker to give a talk titled “Ergenlik ve
Ergen-Ebeveyn İlişkilerine Dair Yaygın İnanışlar [Widespread Beliefs about Adolescence and
Adolescent-Parent Relationships]”.
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Deniz Tahiroğlu participated in the 19th National Psychology Students
Congress in Samsun, Turkey in June as an invited speaker to give a talk titled “Çocukların
Oyunlarında Görünenler ve Görünmeyenler: Sembolik Oyun ve Bilişsel Gelişim [Seen and
Unseen in Children’s Play: Symbolic Play and Cognitive Development]”.
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Emrah Aktunç was
invited to give a talk titled “Useful TheoryLadenness in fMRI: Errors, Inference, and
Knowledge in Cognitive Neuroscience” as
part of the Faculty of Engineering Seminars
at İstanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Emrah Aktunç
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
•Hepper, E. G., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., Ritchie, T., Yung, T., …Arikan, G…. (May 26,
2014). Pancultural Nostalgia: Prototypical Conceptions Across Cultures. Emotion. doi:
10.1037/a0036790.
•Erol-Barkana, D. & Açık, A. (2014). Improvement of design of a surgical interface using an eye
tracking device. Theoretical Biology and Medical Modeling. 11 (Suppl 1):S4 doi:10.1186/17424682-11-S1-S4.
•Jensen, A., L. & Dost- Gözkân, A. (2014). Adolescent-parent relations in Asian Indian and
Salvadoran immigrant families: A cultural-developmental analysis of autonomy, authority,
conflict and cohesion. Journal of Research on Adolescence. doi: 10.1111/jora.12116.
•Kozan, K., Ergin. C., & Varoğlu, D.
(2014) Bases of power and conflict
intervention strategy; a study on Turkish
managers. International Journal of Conflict
Management, 25, 38-60.
Prof. Dr. Canan Ergin
•Onat, S., Açık, A., Schumann, F., & Konig, P. (2014). The contributions of image content
and behavioral relevancy to overt attention. PLoS ONE 9(4): e93254. doi:10.1371/journal.
pone.0093254.
•Acar, Y. G. & Uluğ, O. M. (in press). “Becoming us without being one”: A social psychological
perspective on the Gezi Park protesters and negotiating levels of identity. In G. Koç ve H.
Aksu (Eds.), Theoretical and Political Challenges of the Gezi Resistance. Wiener Verlag für
Sozialforschung.
•Aktunç, M. E. (in press). “Severe tests in neuroimaging: What we can learn and how we can
learn it.” Philosophy of Science.
•Aktunç, M. E. (in press). “Tackling Duhemian problems: An alternative to skepticism of
neuroimaging in philosophy of cognitive science.” Review of Philosophy and Psychology.
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•Dost- Gözkân, A. & Keith, D. S. (Eds.) (in press). Norms,
groups, conflict, and social change: Rediscovering
Muzafer Sherif’s psychology. New Brunswick: Transaction
Publishers.
•Dost- Gözkân, A. (in press). An integration of social
and developmental psychology: Sherif’s works on
adolescence. In A. Dost- Gözkân & D. S. Keith (Eds.), J.
Valsiner (Series Ed.). Norms, groups, conflict, and social
change: Rediscovering Muzafer Sherif’s psychology. New
Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers.
•Uluğ, O. M. & Acar, Y. G. (in press). Bir olmadan biz
olmak: Farklı gruplardan aktivistlerin gözüyle Gezi Direnişi
[Being us without being one: Gezi resistance through the
eyes of activists from different groups]. İstanbul: Dipnot
Yayınları.
•Uluğ, O. M. & Acar, Y. G. (in press). We are more than the alliances between groups. In
“Everywhere Taksim”: The Gezi Spirit and the New Dynamics in Turkish Politics. Amsterdam
University Press.
OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayfer Dost Gözkân visited Çevre High School to present Özyeğin University Psychology
Department on the 21st of March.
RESEARCH GRANT
• Assist. Prof. Dr. Nilüfer Kafescioğlu received a research grant from TUBITAK
1001 Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastırmaları Destekleme Programı [The Support
Program for Scientific and Technological Research Projects] to conduct her study
“Evliliğin İlk Yıllarında Evlilik İlişkisini Etkileyen Faktörler [Factors Influencing the
Marital Relationship in the First Years of Marriage]” with Assist. Prof. Dr. Gizem
Arikan and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asiye Kumru between 1, June, 2014-1, June, 2017,
(379.921 TL).
• Assist. Prof. Dr. Justin Marcus received a research grant from the Turkish
Ministry of Higher Education between February and August to conduct his study
“Age Diversity and Leadership in Organizations” with Craig Pierce, (16.820 TL).
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ATTENDED TRAININGS
Assist. Prof. Dr. Nilüfer Kafescioğlu attended training about “Emotion Focused Couples
Therapy Externship” given by International Center for Excellence.
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Nilüfer Kafescioğlu attended “Psychosexual Training Workshops” for Couple
Relationships given by Tavistock Center.
•Research assistants Canan Tuğberk, Duygu Korkmaz, Hazal Çelik, Hilal Bingöl and Pınar
Erçelik attended “Temel Travma Eğitimi [Basic Trauma Training]” at Koç University, İstanbul, on
the 13th of June.
WORKSHOPS
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Gizem Arikan
and Assist. Prof. Dr. Nilüfer
Kafescioğlu delivered a two-day
workshop on “Yetişkinlerle Bireysel
Görüşme Tekniklerine Giriş ve Aile
Görüşmelerine Giriş [Introduction to
Individual Interviewing Techniques
with Adults and an Introduction to
Family Interviews]” for the employees
of Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi Psikolojik
Danışma ve Rehberlik Araştırma
ve Uygulama Merkezi [Yuzuncu Yil
University Psychological Counselling
and Guidance Research and
Application Center] with respect to
the agreement signed among ACEV, Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Department of Psychological
Counselling and Guidance, and Özyeğin University, Department of Psychology.
MEDIA EXPOSURE
•Instructor Yasemin Acar’s article “The Body Politicized: The Visibility of Women at Gezi” was
published in roarmag.org on the 9th of January.
ÖZYEĞİN UNIVERSITY PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT
SEMINARS
•Dr. Gizem Erdem gave a seminar titled “Intervention Efforts Targeting at Risk Youth and
Families: Promoting Capabilities and Resilience” on the 10th of February.
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Sibel Halfon from Sabancı University gave a seminar titled “Psychoanalytic
Psychotherapy Process Research” on the25th of February.
•Prof. Dr. Mehmet Eskin from Adnan Menderes University gave a seminar titled “Suicidal
Behavior in Youths: Developmental and Cultural Characteristics” on the 7th of March.
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•Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ebru Şalcıoğlu from Haliç University gave a seminar titled “Control-Focused
Behavioral Treatment of Mass Trauma Survivors: Theory, Practice and Evidence for Efficacy”
on the 18th of March.
• Zeynep Sunbay Bilgen (MSc) from Bilgi University gave a seminar titled “Mindfullness: What
is Already There?” on the 8th of April.
• A panel was organized on “Child Marriages”
in which Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Kağıtçıbaşı from Koç
University, Selçuk Erez, Clinical Psychologist
Feride Güneri, Psychologist Sibel Erenel Family
Therapist as well as Dr. Nazan Moroğlu from
Yeditepe University, Assist. Prof. Dr. Sevgi Usta
from Özyeğin University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özlem
Yenerer Çakmut from Özyeğin University, Former
Judge of Family Court and Attorney Eray Karınca
attended as speakers on the 25th of April.
•Assist. Prof. Dr. Tilbe Göksun from Koç University gave a seminar titled “Early Interactions
between Language and Thought” on the 9th of May.
Sectorial Seminars
•Dr. Nevin Kılıç gave a seminar on Traffic Psychology on the 28th
of March.
•Alican Kocabalkan (MSc) gave a seminar on Health Psychology
on the 16th of May.
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