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About Ayse K Uskul

I have a BA in Psychology from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, an MA in social psychology from the Vrije University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and a PhD in social/personality psychology from York University in Toronto, Canada. I then completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Research Center for Group Dynamics at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan awarded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Since 2012 I have been working in the School of Psychology at the University of Kent, UK. Before I held positions in psychology departments at the University of Essex and Queen's University Belfast.

My research interests focus on cultural differences in conceptions of self and social cognition with implications for health-related information processing, interpersonal relationships, and question comprehension and answering in survey contexts. Some of my current projects in collaboration with colleagues focus on 1) cultural conceptions of honour and roots of honour-related aggression, 2) ecocultural influences on cognitive and social psychological processes, 3) social, cultural, and religious correlates of attitudes toward interethnic and interfaith intimate relationships, and 4) the role of self-regulatory mechanisms in social cognition (e.g. processing of messages), social interaction (e.g., aggression), and well-being.


Present Professor of Social Psychology, University of Kent


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University of Kent
School of Psychology
Keynes College
Canterbury, Kent
United Kingdom
tel: 44-1227-824071

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