Gizem Bozyel

Research Assistant Gizem Bozyel has a B.A. degree in Psychology from Hacettepe University and an M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology from Dokuz Eylül Üniversity. She is a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology at Dokuz Eylül Üniversity. She investigated metacognitive factors that mediate the relationship between childhood trauma and psychological symptoms in her M.A. dissertation. She …

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Ege Akpinar

Research Assistant Ege Akpinar obtained his bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Özyeğin University. He studies the effects of regular ritual participation on mental health in Alevis in Istanbul as part of his master’s thesis project at Altınbaş University in Istanbul. His research interests are social identity and health, social cure and participation in religious rituals.

Ayça Aksu

Research Assistant Ayca Aksu obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Işık University in Istanbul and master’s degree in Social and Applied Psychology from University of Kent. She studied the effects of agism and sexism on voting behaviour and elections in her master’s thesis. She continues her research on social and political psychology at University …

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Mete Sefa Uysal

Co-Investigator Mete Sefa Uysal is a social psychologist and a final year doctoral researcher at Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey. He researches collective actions, social identity, group psychology and conflict between groups. His PhD thesis investigates the association between attitudes towards immigrants and nationalism, leadership and populism. He holds a master’s degree in Social …

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Gül Deniz Salalı

Principal Investigator Gul Deniz Salali is an assistant professor and British Academy research fellow in Evolutionary Anthropology and Evolutionary Medicine at University College London. She researches human behaviour and health using evolutionary approaches. Dr. Salali obtained her Leverhulme Trust funded PhD at UCL studying cultural evolution and behavioural adaptations in Mbendjele BaYaka hunter-gatherers in Congo. …

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