About The Program

Kadir Has University Psychological Sciences MA program will accept new students* for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The program offers courses in Cognitive, Developmental and Social Psychology. Admitted students will be expected to develop a research program in one or a combination of these three areas. Courses will start in September 2020.
*BA degree in Psychology is required.

Faculty and their research areas

Assoc. Prof. Aslı Çarkoğlu

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Assoc. Prof. Çarkoğlu has a B.A. degree in Psychology from Boğaziçi University and obtained her M.A. and PhD degrees in Child Development and Family Studies from Purdue University.

Dr. Çarkoğlu’s research interests include interaction of chronic illnesses with family relationships (diabetes in specific), smoking, cessation, emergent adulthood and tobacco use. Dr. Çarkoğlu’s most recent familial focus point is impact of fathers on their child’s identity development.

For more information: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Asli_Carkoglu

 

Assoc. Prof. Mehmet Harma

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Assoc. Prof. Harma has a B.A. degree in Psychology from Mersin University. He obtained his M.A and PhD degrees in Psychology from Middle East Technical University.

His research interests include the function, maintenance, and consequences of close relationships and the role of interpersonal relationships on various contexts. He is the principal investigator of the Communication and Relationship Research Lab and works with undergraduate and graduate students.

For more information: https://corelab.khas.edu.tr

 

Asst. Prof. Aslı Aktan-Erciyes

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Dr. Aktan-Erciyes has a B.A. degree in Management from Boğaziçi University and completed her M.A. and PhD studies in Psychology at Boğaziçi University.

Dr. Aktan-Erciyes studies interaction between language and cognition. In her research she investigates how early and intense exposure to second language affects first language and vice versa. She is also interested in narrative development and event conceptualization. She runs Studies in Language and Bilingualism (SiLab) since September 2018.

For more information: www.asliaktanerciyes.com

 

Asst. Prof. Ahu Gökçe

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Dr. Gökçe has a B.A. degree in Psychology from Istanbul Bilgi University. She obtained her M.A and PhD degrees from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in Neuro-cognitive Psychology and Experimental Psychology, respectively.

Her research focuses on visuospatial attention, selective visual attention, visual working memory, visual reasoning, ensemble representations, attention and food selection and the interplay between attention and emotional processes.

For more information: http://visualcoglab.khas.edu.tr

Asst. Prof. Sezin Öner

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Dr. Öner completed her B.A. education in Psychology at Boğaziçi University. She received her M.A degree in Clinical Psychology from Doğuş University and completed her PhD work in Cognitive Psychology at Koç University.

Broadly, she is interested in the interplay of emotional and cognitive processes, particularly autobiographical memory. In her research, Dr. Öner focuses on “Why do we remember? (“Why do we forget?)” and works on the functional aspects of remembering and how these functions vary across individuals. In addition, she has been conducting research on how public events are remembered in Turkey.

For more information: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sezin_Oner

 

Asst. Prof. Berna Uzundağ

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Dr. Uzundağ obtained her B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Boğaziçi University. She completed her M.A. degree in Cognitive Science at Boğaziçi University and her PhD degree in Psychology at Koç University.

Dr. Uzundağ is the director of the Child and Family Research Laboratory (http://cocukveaile.khas.edu.tr). Her research focuses on infants’ and children’s cognitive development (language, attention, executive functions) and related environmental factors (mother-child interactions, socioeconomic status, screen use).

For more information: http://www.bernaarslanuzundag.com

 

Asst. Prof. Onurcan Yılmaz

Onurcan Yılmaz

Dr. Yılmaz has a B.A. degree in Psychology from Yeditepe University. He holds two M.A. degrees in Psychological Sciences and Social Psychology from Boğaziçi University and Istanbul University, and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Istanbul University.

Generally speaking, Dr. Yılmaz tries to understand the psychological causes and consequences of human morality. He founded and currently leads the Moral Intuitions Lab (www.moralintuitionslab.com). He also writes a regular scientific blog called “Moral Intuitions” for the website of a leading popular science magazine, Psychology Today (www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/moral-intuitions).

 

Minimum requirements for application

  • Having a B.A degree in Psychology or Psychological Counseling and Guidance
  • GPA equal to or greater than 2.75
  • GRE equal to or greater than 610/149
  • English proficiency

Documents for Application

  • Official undergraduate transcript
  • GRE
  • TOEFL (or equivalent document of English proficiency)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose: The applicant should provide information (max 1500 words) about the reasons for applying to a particular field, who they would like to work with, what research topics are of interest to them, their expectations from the M.A. program, and their previous research experience if any.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, applications without GRE/TOEFL scores will be reviewed.

Application Calendar

  • 04 - 29 May 2020: Online application period
  • 16 May 2020: Information day via webinar
  • 01 - 09 June 2020: Online interviews
  • September 2020: Qualifying exam and announcement of results


The qualifying exam will contain questions regarding research article evaluation, specific questions about social, cognitive, developmental theories, and research methods.

 

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For questions about the application process, please contact Ayşe Mine Dürü (e-mail: mine.duru@khas.edu.tr).