Bengisu Akkurt

Bengisu Akkurt
Abdullah Gul University · Psychology

Master of Arts

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Introduction
I have a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from Kadir Has University, Turkey. My research interests in social psychology cover social identity, intergroup relations, stigmatized groups, prosocial behavior, and collective action. Currently, I have been working on the integration of multiple conflicting identities and intergroup helping through experimental, correlational, and qualitative methods.
Additional affiliations
September 2020 - present
Abdullah Gul University
Position
  • Research Assistant
July 2019 - September 2019
KU Leuven
Position
  • Erasmus+ Research Intern
June 2018 - September 2018
University of Groningen
Position
  • Erasmus+ Research Intern
Education
June 2019 - June 2021
Kadir Has University
Field of study
  • Psychological Sciences
September 2016 - June 2019
Istanbul Sehir University
Field of study
  • Turkish Language and Literature
September 2014 - June 2019
Istanbul Sehir University
Field of study
  • Psychology

Publications

Publications (4)
Chapter
Collective nostalgia is a group-based emotion that refers to the longing for the ‘good old days’ of one’s ingroup. Research shows that collective nostalgia usually benefits relationships with other in-group members, while hampering intergroup relations. However, this depends on the past remembered. Moreover, global identification predicts positive...
Conference Paper
Responding effectively to humanitarian emergencies such as “Syrian refugee crisis” often requires the commitment of large groups of people. However, this may not always be possible when there are social or political constraints preventing people from mobilizing themselves and others in order to target the unfair systems or the authorities. In this...
Conference Paper
Today, an increasing number of Muslim women identify themselves as both Muslim and feminist at the same time. However, Muslim and feminist identities are often seen incompatible by both Muslim and non-Muslim groups, and Muslim feminist women might hence experience conflict endorsing these identities. Accordingly, we were interested in examining the...

Projects

Project (1)
Project
Today, a lot of people recognise that we all have multiple social identities as a combination of nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender, and social status etc. So far, social psychologists have often theorized and researched as if those identities might be kept separate, but there is now increasing recognition that social identities intersect and are not independent of each other. Once multiple social identities intersect, they may either harmoniously function together or they might be incompatible, with potentially important implications for well-being of the group members and for intergroup relations. This project aims at investigating the intersection of potentially conflicting social identities across different domains. So far, have completed studies on gay-male identities, feminist-Muslim identities, and gay-father identities. More studies are being conducted at the moment.