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Ajla Hamza


Research Assistant


Koç University

Research Areas

Social and emotional development of children


Ajla Hamza received her BA in Psychology from Koç University. During her undergraduate education, she assisted several research projects on autobiographical memory, the impact of social media on the attitudes of youth, and the impact of alcohol addiction on sibling relationships. She is particularly interested in studying the effects of parenting styles and practices on children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development, specifically on prosocial behaviors, empathy, morality, self-regulation and emotion regulation, as well as the moderating effects of child’s gender and temperament. In addition, she is interested in the role of other environmental factors such as child-parent, child-sibling, child-peer relationships as protective factors against developing emotional and behavioral difficulties and the effects of technology, play, toys and other activities on children’s executive functions, self-regulation and emotion regulation skills.