Dogan Kokdemir

Dogan Kokdemir
Baskent University · Department of Psychology

PhD

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Introduction
My ongoing research topics with lots of questions: 1. Consciousness and so called "Hard Problem" 2. Existence and Existential Psychology 3. Evolutionary Social Psychology 4. Psychology of Art 5. Critical and Creative Thinking
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September 2008 - November 2020
Baskent University
Position
  • Head of Faculty

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Publications (16)
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Türkiye’deki pek çok öğrenci ve akademisyenin çalışmalarında yararlandığı Akademik Yazım Kuralları Kitapçığı, Amerikan Psikoloji Birliğinin önerileri başta olmak üzere güncel yazım kuralları sistemleri göz önünde bulundurularak gözden geçirilmiş ve beşinci baskı için hazırlanmıştr. Daha önceki baskılarda olduğu gibi bu baskı ile de akademik çalış...
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Myth is defined as " a traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the worldview of a people or explain a practice, believe, or natural phenomenon " (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 1998). There are three important characteristics of myths: (1) they are passed down from generation to generation over time...
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The mortality salience hypothesis of terror management theory was tested in a predominantly Muslim country. In Study 1a, private university students primed with thoughts of death reported more negative evaluations of a paragraph arguing state universities’ superiority to private ones, compared to a control condition in which ‘‘death’’ was replaced...
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Following open-ended methodology used in an earlier research by Liu et al., social representations of world history were assessed among university student samples in 12 countries: China, India, Russia, Brazil, Indonesia, East Timor, Turkey, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, Spain, and Portugal. Findings confirmed that across cultures, transcending boundari...
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To expose perceptions of – and explanations for – emotional and sexual infidelity, an Infidelity Questionnaire (INFQ) was developed for this study and was administered to university students. The structure of the INFQ included different causes under six components which are legitimacy, seduction, normalization, sexuality, social background, and sen...
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Bu yazının üç anahtar kavramı olan caz, kahve ve varoluşçuluk kelimelerinin ilk ikisi yazarın kendisine çok da yakın olan kavramlar değildir. Cazdan başlayacak olursak, gençlik ve genç yetişkinlik yaşlarının neredeyse tamamını “hard rock” ve “heavy metal” dinleyerek geçirmiş olan birisinin konusu içinde caz geçen bir yazıyı kaleme almaya çalışması...
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This article summarizes Terror Management Theory and System Justification Theory and tries to explain the results of Turkey November 2015 Elections.
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Previous work has examined the relative valence (positivity or negativity) of ethnophaulisms (ethnic slurs) targeting European immigrants to the United States. However, this relied on contemporary judgments made by American researchers. The present study examined valence judgments made by citizens from the countries examined in previous work. Citiz...
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This paper reports a study on university students' attributions for the causes of and cures for depression conducted in a Turkish sample. Results revealed six components for causes, which were trauma, job-related problems, loss, disposition, intimacy, and isolation. Seven components were found for cures, which were hobby, sensation seeking, avoidan...
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The present experiment was conducted to find out whether 20 male and 20 female undergraduates made more errors if their previously learned route were reversed. The results confirmed this expectation, that is, subjects made significantly more errors when they were tested on a reverse route than subjects given the original route. Results were discuss...
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Thirty items taken from Pedersen's (1979) Privacy Questionnaire were translated into Turkish. Using data from a group of 104 Turkish students, 26 of Pedersen's items and 4 new items were selected to be used in this study. Factor analysis of responses by 375 Turkish students to this list of 30 items confirmed Pedersen's (1979) six-dimensional model...
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Bu çalışmanın ilk amacı Türk üniversite öğrencilerinin belirsizlik durumlarında karar verirlerken kullandıkları çözüm yollarını araştırmaktır. Daha önce yapılan pek çok çalışma bireylerin belirsizlik durumlarında karar verirlerken, kestirme yolları, matematiksel doğrulardan ya da istatistiksel olanlardan daha fazla kullandıklarını saptamıştır. Eleş...

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Projects (3)
Archived project
Archived project
In Turkey, there is a small group of social psychologists (including me) who are interested in existentialism, existential psychology, and experimental existential psychology. We manage some Turkish sites to explain existential topics to Turkish academicians, students, and laypeople. Furthermore, we also have initiated social media accounts and a Blog in English for those who are interested in these topics. If you are interested in existential themes in (social) psychology and existentialist philosophy here are the links to these sites broadcasting in English: Existential Café Twitter Page (in English): twitter.com/eXistCafe Existential Café Blog Page (in English): https://existentialcafe.com/ Existential Art (in English): http://existence-devart.deviantart.com/ We look forward to contacting those who also interested in existential social psychology.
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This is a joint project of neuropsychology and social psychology teams about the world of Zombies. I and my colleagues (1) have been trying to draw a neurological atlas of so-called zombies. By this project, we aim to explain the principles of the nervous system and show them in a much more "colorful way" especially to the young population, and (2) we also try to predict individuals' behaviors under such a catastrophic incident. Researchers: Dogan Kokdemir, PhD Aslıhan Ors Gevrekci, PhD Zuhal Yeniceri, PhD Elif Öykü Us, MA cand.