Dr. Özgen Yalçın
Sprechzeiten: nach Vereinbarung
Dr. Yalçın currently works as a postdoctoral researcher supported by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Philipp Schwartz Fellowship in the Department of Community Psychology since July 2021. His research interest mainly focuses on intergroup relations, group processes, and moral cognition and is mostly at the intersection of political and moral psychology. His recent research project is on the territory ownership perceptions in intergroup conflicts between migrants and majority-group members, addressing its association with perceived group power and morality and contextual factors.
He completed his Ph.D. in social psychology at Ankara University in 2014 with a focus on the emotional and cognitive responses to the moral violations of the authorities. During his doctoral studies, he worked as a research assistant at Aydin Adnan Menderes University. He was then granted a fellowship from TUBITAK in 2015 and moved to the University of Connecticut to work with Dr. Felicia Pratto for postdoctoral research that concentrated on the accusations of moral violations in intergroup conflicts.
After 2016, he continued his work as an independent researcher affiliated with the University of Connecticut and Stockholm University. He also worked as a researcher on a project for eight months with Syrian refugees at an NGO in Istanbul in 2018.
He is a member of the International Society of Political Psychology since 2017.
- Intergroup conflicts
- Intergroup power and status differences
- Moral disengagement
- Moral emotions
- The content of moral violations
- Psychological ownership
- Ecological dilemmas
- Experimental methods in social psychology
- Refugee situations
Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals
Düren, R., & Yalçın, Ö. (2022). How does subjective social status affect internalizing and externalizing problems among Syrian refugee adolescents?. Current Psychology, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-022-03002-4
Düren, R., & Yalçın, Ö. (2021). Social capital and mental health problems among Syrian refugee adolescents: The mediating roles of perceived social support and post-traumatic symptoms. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 67(3), 243-250. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0020764020945355
Yalçın Ö. (2017). Social dominance orientation veils moral standards across different moral foundations: Individual differences in moral disengagement. Turkish Journal of Psychology, 32(80), 44-62. https://www.psikolog.org.tr/en/publications/yayinlar/10.31828/tpd1300443320170000m000009.pdf
Yalçın Ö. & Elmas, P. (2017). A study of existential function of personal and simulated nostalgia. Turkish Psychological Articles, 20(40), 76-88. https://www.psikolog.org.tr/en/publications/yayinlar/10.31828/tpy1301996120170000m000019.pdf
Yalçın, Ö. & Dönmez, A. (2017). Alienation from the viewpoint of social psychology: Turkish adaptation of Dean’s alienation scale. Ankara University Journal of Institute of Social Sciences, 8(2), 150-175. http://sobild.ankara.edu.tr/index.php/sobild/article/view/815/208
Yalçın, Ö. (2016) Components of social value orientation: A scale development study. Nesne Psychology Journal, 4(8), 1-27. https://doi.org/10.7816/nesne-04-08-05
Yalçın, Ö. (2011). Selfishness that causes loss: A review of social dilemmas. Turkish Psychological Articles, 14(27), 18-34. https://www.psikolog.org.tr/tr/yayinlar/dergiler/1031828/tpy1301996120110000m000116.pdf
Yalçın Ö. (2020). Ecological dilemmas. D. Hasta & Gozde Kiral (Ed.) In Environmental Psychology, Ankara: Nobel.
Yalçın Ö. (2016). Political socialization. Ö. Gümüş (Ed.) In Political Psychology- Volume 2, Ankara: Nobel.
Yalçın Ö. (2011). Terror Management Theory. D. Hasta (Ed.) In Political Psychology: Selected Topics, Ankara Üniversitesi Uzaktan Eğitim Press.
Yalçın, Ö., Rohmann, & Landmann, H. (2022). Power, threat and territory ownership in intergroup relations. Oral Presentation. The 45th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), Athens, Greece.
Yalçın, Ö. & Pratto, F. (2022). Accusations of autonomy versus divinity violations in intergroup conflicts. Oral Presentation. The 45th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), Athens, Greece.
Yalçın Ö. & Pratto, F. (2018) Emotional and cognitive reactions to moral violations of relatively high-powered groups. Oral Presentation. 20th Turkish Congress of Psychology, Ankara.
Yalçın, Ö. (2017). Consistent responses to different moral violations of the authority. Türk Psikologlar Derneği Dersteyiz Etkinliği. Ankara Çağdaş Sanatlar Merkezi.
Yalçın, Ö. (2017). Moral disengagement in witnessing moral transgressions of the authority. Eleştirel Teoriye Disiplinlerarası Yaklaşımlar. Goethe Institut.
Yalçın, Ö. (2016). An implicit measurement of social distance: Language style matching from the viewpoint of dialogical self-theory. Oral Presentation. 1st Social Psychology Congress, Ankara
Yalçın, Ö. (2015). Associations between individual differences and moral disengagement. Oral Presentation. The 14th European Congress of Psychology, Milan.
Yalçın Ö. & Elmas P. (2015). Does narrative nostalgia decrease death-anxiety? Oral Presentation. The 14th European Congress of Psychology, Milan.
Yalçın, Ö. (2011). Four factors of social value orientation. Poster Presentation. 12th European Congress of Psychology, Istanbul.