Developmental Psychology examines changes that occur from birth till death. The focus of the studies being conducted at Developmental Psychology Labs at Ozyegin University is the investigation of the social and cognitive changes during childhood and adolescence.
Currently, there are 2 studies that are being conducted in the labs. One study looks at the play behaviors and social and cognitive correlates of these behaviors in children between the ages of 3 to 6. The other ongoing study examines the adolescents’ information sharing behaviors with their parents and individual and familial factors that influence these behaviors. Adolescence studies focus on positive youth development and factors that support development.
The Social and Organizational Psychology Lab
The Social and Organizational Psychology Lab centers on studies examining various psychological phenomena that broadly occur within societies and organizations. Toward this end, the lab conducts a mix of both experimental and non-experimental studies. The goal of this lab is to advance understanding of human attitudes, cognition, and behaviors regarding phenomena that occur in societal, organizational, and group-based contexts. Cognitive Science Lab
1-Complex Cognition Lab
Research in the Complex Cognition Lab at OzU focuses on questions regarding the cognitive processes involved in reasoning, problem solving, and scientific inference. Currently, particular emphasis is placed on how people process and deal with uncertainty and error when they are expected to generate hypotheses and make inferences to solve well-defined problems. Our goal is to combine behavioral, computational, and neuroimaging studies through collaborations across labs to gain a more complete understanding of these cognitive processes.
2-Perception and Action Studies
We study perceptual, attentional and motor processes under natural conditions. On the one hand side we address how humans perceive natural and complex scenes by analyzing their responses and gaze patterns. Moreover, we develop new versions of the rubber hand illusion that entail movements of the participants.
Relationship Research Lab
The goal of the Relationship Research Lab at Ozyegin University is to understand and explore close relationships. Established in June 2014, our lab studies how close relationships such as couple and family relationships affect children’s and adult’s emotions, behaviors and thinking processes. Information about our research team, our projects and how to participate in our studies can be found on our web page.