Ceymi Doenyas

Ceymi Doenyas
Yildiz Technical University · Psychological Guidance and Counseling

Doctor of Psychology
Associate Professor at Yıldız Technical University

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Introduction
Ceymi Doenyas currently works as an Associate Professor at Yildiz Technical University. She has a PhD in Psychology from Koç University, and a BA in Psychology and Neuroscience from Princeton University. Ceymi does research in Applied Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and specifically on Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Additional affiliations
January 2022 - present
Yildiz Technical University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 2021 - January 2022
Yildiz Technical University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2018 - February 2019
Bahçeşehir University
Position
  • Instructor
Description
  • Teach the departmental core class Introduction to Psychology to two sections comprising a total of 189 freshmen and sophomores.
Education
July 2015 - June 2018
Koc University
Field of study
  • Developmental Psychology
August 2014 - June 2015
Koc University
Field of study
  • Developmental Psychology
September 2008 - June 2012
Princeton University
Field of study
  • Psychology & Neuroscience

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Publications (30)
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Full text link: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1XRJp7Gm~4~Wu There is still controversy surrounding the effectiveness of dietary interventions for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), namely the gluten-free/casein free diet and the ketogenic diet. Additionally, as studies mainly investigated their impact on ASD symptoms and behaviors, much remains unkno...
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Recent evidence implicates immune alterations and gut microbiota dysbiosis in at least some subpopulations of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Immune and gut alterations in ASD have mostly been studied separately, and the reviews and theoretical models up to now have mainly considered the immune system as one of the routes for gut-b...
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There is a well-established relationship between theory of mind (ToM) and executive function (EF) during the preschool years. However, less is known about the concurrent and longitudinal relations between EF and specific tasks tapping different aspects of ToM. The current study investigated the ToM-EF relationship across 1 year in 3- to 5-year-old...
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Although traditionally it was believed that having advanced Theory of Mind (ToM) abilities led to social competence and prosocial behaviors in children, it has also been shown that some children use their high ToM abilities to strategically manipulate others instead of acting prosocially towards them. It is an important developmental task to unders...
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Full article link: http://rdcu.be/j4hQ We propose an unprecedented intervention for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their parents: the social living complex. Unlike existing social skills interventions, peer-mediated interventions here are not limited to the school/experiment duration and setting. Whereas other supported living...
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Little is known about the psychological consequences of the recently increased utilization of videoconferencing, which has enabled life to proceed as close to normal as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. To understand the psychological consequences of this recent global lifestyle change in different populations, the psychometric validation of t...
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This article describes the design, implementation, and evaluation of an educational mobile game. Pickstar aims to make vocabulary learning training more accessible to families with ASD, in a way that increases engagement by offering a multisensory experience and by adapting to the level of each player. The game includes two learning approaches: the...
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The gut–brain axis refers to the bidirectional connection and communication between the gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system. This paper explores two routes for this communication that have hitherto remained under-examined: epigenetics and redox signaling and their implications for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The gut microbiota...
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Self-compassion refers to being kind, understanding, and accepting toward oneself in times of failure, frustration, or negative feelings. Since self-compassion is related to both physical and psychological well-being, measuring and understanding self-compassion in different populations carries importance for their mental well-being and life satisfa...
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is an etiologically heterogeneous neurodevelopmental condition that eludes a single explanation or cure. Epidemiological studies reveal risk factors, relevant comorbidities, and behavioral correlates to reach a better understanding of ASD. To contribute such data from an understudied ASD population, this paper present...
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Changing teacher willingness to teach inclusive classes is critical in achieving optimal outcomes for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The present study investigated the mechanisms underlying the effects of a teacher training in special education strategies for students with ASD on mainstream school teachers’ behavioral intentions towa...
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Recently, the need for a mental health technology revolution during COVID-19 was noted (1). These authors suggested that interventions should be targeted toward vulnerable groups and adapted to their individual needs (1), and we have expanded this concept here. One vulnerable group that will benefit from such a technology revolution and targeted in...
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition for which early identification and intervention is crucial for optimum prognosis. Our previous work showed gut Immunoglobulin A (IgA) to be significantly elevated in the gut lumen of children with ASD compared to typically developing (TD) children. Gut microbiota variations have been...
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Deafblindness is a combination of hearing and sight impairment that affects how a person accesses information and communicates with others. This paper presents the design, implementation, and validation of a creative adaptive web-based environment to support deafblind individuals in their web accessibility and life-long learning processes. This sys...
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Amaç: Otizm spektrum bozukluğu sosyal beceri eksikliği ve yineleyen davranışlar ile kısıtlı ilgi alanlarını içeren nörogelişimsel bir durumdur. Bugüne kadar alanyazında fiziksel rahatsızlıklar ile otizm şiddeti arasındaki ilişki incelenmiş, ancak birincil nedeni bilinmeyen bedensel rahatsızlıkların otizme eşlik eden sorun davranış alt grupları ile...
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Amaç: Duyusal sorunlar, otizm spektrum bozukluğu (OSB)'na sıklıkla eşlik etmektedir. OSB'ye yönelik müdahaleleri bireylerin duyusal profillerine göre adapte etmek daha iyi bir prognoz sağlayabilir. Bu çalışma, OSB'li çocukların duyusal semptomlarını ve bu semptomların onların sosyo-demografik ve davranışsal özellikleri ile ilişkilerini incelemiştir...
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During disasters and pandemics, vulnerable populations such as patients with mental conditions are known to be overly influenced. Yet, not much is known about how the individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), one of the most common neurodevelopmental conditions globally with a prevalence of 1%, are affected from health-related disasters, esp...
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Objective: Though twin studies have mainly been the focus of genetic studies in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), trait inheritance studies between parents and children are also valuable to guide genetic investigations. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the relationship between parent psychological and behavioral profiles and child problem behaviors...
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Giriş Otizm Spektrum Bozukluğu (OSB); kısıtlı ve tekrarlayan davranışlar, iletişim bozukluğu ve sosyal etkileşimde bozukluklarını içeren, kalıcı nörogelişimsel bir rahatsızlıktır. OSB'nin nedeni tam olarak bilinmemekle beraber genetik faktörlerin etkili olduğu bilinmektedir. OSB, erkek çocuklarında kız çocuklarına oranla yaklaşık dört kat fazla gör...
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Otizm spektrum bozukluğu (OSB), nedeni henüz bilinmeyen ve giderek yaygınlığı artan nörogelişimsel bir farklılıktır. Bu makale, OSB'nin ortaya çıkmasında rolü olduğu öne sürülen çevresel etkenlerin hangi mekanizma üzerinden nörolojik bir rahatsızlığı etkileyebileceği konusunu ele almaktadır. Son yıllarda bağırsak mikrobiyotasına olan ilgi ve bu doğ...
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition manifesting with impaired social interaction and communication, and restricted and repetitive behaviors and interests. In this perspective article, a more comprehensive approach than the gut-brain axis, hereby termed the "gut-immune-endocrine-brain" axis, is taken, based on which a pe...
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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is a technique that helps individuals with speech problems to communicate. They help individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who have language difficulties express themselves. AAC tools have started appearing in mobile platforms and are becoming more widespread. Though some research points to...
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Konuşma güçlüğü çeken bireylerin iletişim kurmalarına yardımcı olan Alternatif Destekleyici İletişim (ADİ) teknikleri, mobil cihazlarda yer almaya ve yaygın olarak kullanılmaya başlamıştır. ADİ yöntemlerinin konuşma zorlukları yaşayan bireylerin hayatlarını kolaylaştırdığı daha önce yapılan çalışmalarla gösterilmiştir. Özellikle otizm spektrum bozu...
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Theory of mind (ToM) research mostly focuses upon the age at which children can pass laboratory ToM tasks, with less attention paid to how these acquired ToM abilities are actually used. We outline situational, social, and personal factors that may influence the deployment of ToM abilities in social settings. Although research on the social utiliza...
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Objective: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental difference with increasing global prevalence. Yet, the etiology of ASD is still not unraveled. Individuals with ASD experience difficulties with social skills and communication, and exhibit repetitive and restrictive interests and behaviors. Method: There is yet no comprehensive mode...
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ÖZ: Otizm spektrum bozukluğu (OSB), yaygınlığı giderek artan fakat sebebi hâlâ bilinmeyen bir gelişim farklılığıdır. Otizmli bireyler sosyal beceri ve iletişim konularında zorluk çekmekte, tekrar eden ve kısıtlı ilgi alanları ve hareketler göstermektedirler. Özellikle son beş senede dünya çapında bağırsak-beyin ilişkisine artan ilgi sonucunda, nöro...
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Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulties in social interactions. The cognitive domains that support these interactions include perceptual decision‐making, timing, and error‐monitoring, which enable one to appropriately understand and react to the other individual in communicative settings. This study constitutes a comprehen...
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Prospective memory enables individuals to remember to perform an intended action after a delay period. The first part of this book overviews models of brain mechanisms that aim to explain how prospective remembering works, including strategic models, automatic models, and the multiprocess model. It then reviews the neuroscientific evidence implicat...
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Until very recently, activity schedules that aim to help individuals with autism organize their lives and independently execute daily tasks were prepared in bulky folders that were hard to manage and carry around. In the past two or three years, leading schools in autism education started using iPads for activity schedules, which are more convenien...
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We conducted the first study on Turkish children with autism and tablet computers, with a web-based iPad application designed especially for them. We performed a pilot study on three Turkish boys with autism of different ages to observe their reactions to the tablet application and its effectiveness in teaching the sequencing skill, which is part o...

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mechanisms underlying the effects of interventions to increase teachers' willingness to teach inclusive classes for students with autism spectrum disorder
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make autism education more accessible worldwide, especially in developing countries