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Expertise & Interests

I use a social identity framework in most of the research I do and try to understand the ways in which social identities and intergroup relations play a role in the attitudes, intentions, and behaviours of people in various contexts. My research expertise and interests fall into three different but related areas.

Prosocial behaviour

  • What is conceptually and practically considered to be prosocial behaviour, and why?

  • What role do social identities and cognition play in helping decisions?

  • How can we improve humanitarian responses to global emergencies happening in distant countries?

Migration

  • What factors influence individual helping responses to refugees in one's own country versus in other countries?

  • Who should help refugees?

  • What are the ways in which the rights of refugees are communicated, and how do they affect people's perceptions of and attitudes toward refugees?

Meta-science

  • How can open science and decolonisation movements foster equality and inclusion in scientific knowledge production?

  • What are the poor but widely accepted scientific practices, and how can they be challenged and changed?

  • In which ways, do politics of scientific knowledge production influence research and teaching practices in academia?

Research: List

Publications

(* denotes equal contribution)

Research: List

Navigating British academia as an early-career Muslim woman.

Uncovering Islamophobia in Higher Education: Supporting the Success of Muslim Students and Staff (Eds. A. Mahmud & M. Islam), Palgrave Macmillan, in press.

Amena Amer* & Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir*

Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2023

Arzu Karakulak, Maria Stogianni, Itziar Alonso-Arbiol, ..., Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, ..., & Alexandros Gkomez

Nature Communications, 2023

Max Korbmacher, Flavio Azevedo, Charlotte R. Pennington, ..., Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, ..., & Thomas Evans

Royal Society Open Science, 2023

Madeleine Pownall, Flávio Azevedo, Laura M. König, ..., Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, ..., & FORRT

Nature Scientific Data, 2022

Erin M. Buchanan, Savannah C. Lewis, Bastien Paris, ..., Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, ..., & Maximilian A. Primbs

British Journal of Social Psychology, 2023

Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir* & Ilka Helene Gleibs*

Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2022

Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka, Jennifer K. Bosson, Paweł Jurek, ..., Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, ...., & Magdalena Żadkowska

Affective Science, 2022

Charles A. Dorison, Jennifer S. Lerner, Blake H. Heller, ..., Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, ..., & Nicholas A. Coles

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 2022

Psychological Science Accelerator Self-Determination Theory Collaboration (Nicole Legate, Thuy-vy Nguyen, Netta Weinstein, ..., Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, ..., & Maximilian A. Primbs

Nature Human Behaviour, 2022

Bence Bago, Marton Kovacs, John Protzko, ..., Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, ..., & Balazs Aczel

Nature Human Behaviour, 2022

Sam Parsons, Flavio Azevedo, Mahmoud M. Elsherif, ..., Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, ..., & Balazs Aczel

International Journal of Eating Disorders, 2021

Ilka Helene Gleibs* & Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir*

British Journal of Psychology, 2021

Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir & Ilka Helene Gleibs

Nature Human Behaviour, 2021

Ke Wang, Amit Goldenberg,  Charles A. Dorison, …, Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, ..., & Hannah Moshontz

Psyarxiv (also as a letter in Psychological Science), 2021

Ilka Helene Gleibs* & Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir*

PLoS ONE, 2021

Jonathon McPhetres, Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, Ana Barbosa Mendes, Elvina C. Chow, Patricio Gonzalez-Marquez, Erin Loukras, Annika Maus, Aoife O’Mahony, Christina Pomareda, Maximilian A. Primbs, Shalaine L. Sackman, Conor J. R. Smithson, & Kirill Volodko

Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 2021

Jennifer K. Bosson, Paweł Jurek, Joseph A. Vandello, …, Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, …, & Rita Žukauskienė

Frontiers in Psychiatry, 2020

Juliane Minkwitz, Christian Sander, Hubertus Himmerich, Julia Thormann, Tobias Chittka, Ulrich Hegerl, Frank Schmidt, Monique Murray, Nihan Albayrak, Iain C. Campbell, & Fabian Scheipl

PLoS ONE, 2018

Karl-Andrew Woltin, Kai Sassenberg, & Nihan Albayrak

Manuscripts Under Review

Research: List

The intersection of ableism and passport privilege: Global South academics’ rights and experiences of disabilities in the Global North

Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir

Whether a religious group membership is shared and salient influences perceived similarity, political support, and helping intention towards refugees, but not charitable donation

Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir & Ilka Helene Gleibs

Recognition of belonging in superordinate groups: how they see us matters for our belonging when we lack power

Sandra Obradovic, Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, Amena Amer, Mihaela Boza, & Reşit Kışlıoğlu

Measuring collective action intention toward gender equality across cultures

Tomasz Besta, Paweł Jurek, Anna Włodarczyk, ..., Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, ..., & Magdalena Żadkowska

The effectiveness of preregistration in psychology: assessing preregistration strictness and preregistration-study consistency

Olmo R. van den Akker, Marjan Bakker, Marcel A. L. M. van Assen, ..., Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, ..., & Jelte M. Wicherts

Introducing a framework for open and reproducible research training

Flávio Azevedo, Sam Parsons, Leticia Micheli, ..., Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, ..., & Helena Hartmann

Conference Presentations

Cultural norms for reporting and interpretation of samples in psychological research

2023

27th Regional European Conference of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (Ireland)
British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section Annual Conference (UK)

How do meta-perceptions influence the identification process with a superordinate group? Recognition of belonging in the context of European Union

2023

European Association of Social Psychology 19th General Meeting (Poland)

Who should help refugees? The role of physical and psychological distance in responding to global emergencies

2022

International Society of Political Psychology (Greece)

Supporting global emergency victims means helping without power and authority

2022

26th International Congress of International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (Online)
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Annual Conference (Puerto Rico)

A paradox of helping: who should help refugees and how?

2022

Interdisciplinary Meeting of the German Political Psychology Network (Online)

Southern attitudes in Anthropology: critical debates and engagements (Roundtable discussion)

2021

International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences Congress (Online)

A paradox of helping: who should help refugees and how?

2021

British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section Annual Conference (Online)

Bystander intervention in global emergencies: exploring antecedents of helping refugees

2020

European Association of Social Psychology 19th General Meeting (Poland)*

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Annual Conference (United  States)*


*Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Helping Syrian refugees: Identity effects on political support, helping intentions, and helping behaviour

2019

International Society of Political Psychology Annual Meeting (Portugal)
16th European Congress of Psychology (Russia)
British Psychological Society Annual Conference (UK)

Supporting individuals within the context of precarity: implications from the refugee ‘crisis’

2018

British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section Annual Conference (UK)

Identity content and helping Syrian refugees: who you are and where you are

2018

European Association of Social Psychology and the International Society of Political Psychology Co-Organised Small Group Meeting (Slovakia)
Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group Annual Conference (UK)
British Psychological Society Annual Conference (UK)

Exploring the role of regulatory focus on coping styles and wellbeing among Syrian refugees

2017

British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section Annual Conference (UK)
European Association of Social Psychology 18th General Meeting (Spain)
British Psychological Society Annual Conference (UK)

Research: Services

Symposia Organised

Positionality matters: exploring the role of researchers in the research process

2023

27th Regional European Conference of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (Ireland)
British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section Annual Conference (UK)

Minority voices, heard or dismissed? Evidence and reflections from global, institutional, organisational, and academic contexts

2022

International Society of Political Psychology Annual Meeting (Greece)

Of melting pots and mosaics: current psychological perspectives on immigration (together with Zahra Mirnajafi

2020

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Annual Conference* (United States)

*Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Research: Services
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