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Olcaysoy Okten, I., Gollwitzer, A., & Oettingen, G. (2020). Gender Differences in Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus. Behavioral Science & Policy. Open source available here. 


Olcaysoy Okten, I., & Moskowitz, G. B. (2020). Easy to Make, Hard to Revise: Updating Spontaneous Trait Inferences in the Presence of Trait -Inconsistent Information. Social Cognition, 38(6), 571-625. 


Günsoy, C., Olcaysoy Okten, I., Cross, S. E., Saribay, S. A. (2020). Cultural differences in self-expression on Facebook as a manifestation of self-enhancement and uniqueness. A comparison of Facebook status updates in Turkey and the U.S.A. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. https://doi.org/10.1080/10447318.2020.1794623


Olcaysoy Okten, I., Magerman, A., & Forbes, C. E. (2020). Behavioral and neural indices of trust formation in cross-race and same-race interactions. Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, 13(2), 100–125. https://doi.org/10.1037/npe0000127


Olcaysoy Okten, I, & Moskowitz G. B. (2019). Spontaneous goal versus spontaneous trait inferences and explanations: How ideology shapes attributions. European Journal of Social Psychology. Advanced online publication: https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2611


Olcaysoy Okten, I., Schneid, E., & Moskowitz, G. B. (2019). On the updating of spontaneous impressions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition. 117(1), 1-25.


Olcaysoy Okten, I., & Saribay, S. A. (2018). Stereotype activation and self-regulation by conservatives and liberals in political encounters. The Journal of Social Psychology[OSF] [online access to article]


Olcaysoy Okten, I., & Moskowitz, G. B. (2018). Goal vs. trait explanations: attributions beyond a person-situation dichotomy. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition, 114(2), 211-229.


Moskowitz, G. B., Olcaysoy Okten, I., & Gooch, C. M. (2017). Distortion in time perception as a result of concern about appearing biased. PloS one, 12(8), e0182241. [ResearchGate PDF] [OSF]


Saribay, S. A., Olcaysoy Okten, I., & Yilmaz, O. (2017). Resistance to change and opposition to equality dimensions of conservatism at personal and political levels. Turkish Psychological Articles [Special Issue on Political Psychology], 39, 24-41. [ResearchGate PDF]


Moskowitz, G. B., & Olcaysoy Okten, I. (2016). Spontaneous goal inference (SGI). Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 10(1), 64-80. [ResearchGate PDF]


Moskowitz, G. B., Olcaysoy Okten, I., & Gooch, C. M. (2015). On race and time. Psychological Science, 26(11), 1783-1794. [ResearchGate PDF] [Time Perception Task Web Demo]


Günsoy, C., Cross, S. E., Saribay, S. A., Olcaysoy Okten, I., & Kurutaş, M. (2015). Would you post that picture and let your dad see it? Culture, honor, and Facebook. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45(3), 323-335. [ResearchGate PDF]




Moskowitz, G. B., & Olcaysoy Okten, I. (2017). Social cognition. In T. D., Nelson (Ed.), Getting grounded in social psychology (pp. 37-78). New York, NY: Psychology Press.


Saribay, S. A, Olcaysoy Okten, I., Yilmaz, O. (2015). Ideological orientations and psychological variables. In O. D. Gumus (Ed.), Political psychology (pp. 2-46). Ankara: Nobel Press. [ResearchGate PDF]




Moskowitz, G. B., & Olcaysoy Okten, I. A History of Social Cognition. Invited book chapter under review for the Oxford Handbook of Social Cognition. 


Gollwitzer, A., Olcaysoy Okten, I. & Oettingen, G. Paradoxical Knowing: A Simple Epistemological Structure Underlying Fanaticism. Manuscript in revision for Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.


Hupbach, A. Olcaysoy Okten, I.,  & Horn, P. Directed Forgetting in the Social Domain: Forgetting Behaviors but not Inferred Traits. Manuscript in revision for Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.


Forbes, C.E., Amey, R., Magerman, A. B., & Olcaysoy Okten, I. Aversive Responses to Stereotypic STEM Images Predicts Women’s

Long–Term STEM Memories and Underperformance in Math. Manuscript submitted for publication. Pre-print is available here.


Moskowitz, G. B., Olcaysoy Okten, I. & Sackett, A. Attributing our own feeling and behavior. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Manuscript revised and resubmitted. 

Gunsoy. C. & Olcaysoy Okten, I. Inferring Goals and Traits from Behaviors: The Role of Culture, Self-Construal, and Thinking     Style. Manuscript under review.




Olcaysoy Okten, I., Gollwitzer, A., & Oettingen, G. I like the simple… but it is complicated: Paradoxical knowing relates to strategic ambiguity in simple phenomena.


Olcaysoy Okten, I. & Moskowitz, G. B. Updating spontaneous impressions: A theoretical approach to mechanisms of updating person memory.


Olcaysoy Okten, I., Magerman, A. B., Amey, R., & Forbes, C.E. The threat in the memories: Social identity-threatening memories and maladaptive self-perception among stigmatized individuals.


Ahn, J. N., Olcaysoy Okten, I., Oettingen, G., Gollwitzer, P. M., & Lane, S. P. “Going my way?” Projecting goals spurs on competitive behavior. 


Moskowitz, G. B., Schneid, E., & Olcaysoy Okten, I. (invited). Varieties of inference: How type of inference impacts the changing of first impressions.


Moskowitz, G. B. & Olcaysoy Okten, I. (invited). Social cognition. Oxford Bibliographies.





Olcaysoy Okten, I. (February, 2018). Studying first impressions: What to consider? APS Observer: Student Notebook. 


Moskowitz, G. B., & Olcaysoy Okten, I. (2016). Teaching & learning guide for: Spontaneous goal inference (SGI). Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 10(3), 164-168. [ResearchGate PDF]





Olcaysoy Okten, I. (2018). Updating Spontaneous Trait Inferences: An Analysis of Memory Reconsolidation as a Mechanism of Changing First Impressions. (Doctoral Dissertation). Lehigh University.


Olcaysoy Okten, I. (2015). Implicit goal inference and implicit trait inference: Two ways of understanding the social world. (Master's Thesis). Lehigh University. Available from Lehigh Preserve. 


Olcaysoy Okten, I. (2012). The effects of political ideology on interpersonal interaction: Does exposure to opposing ideology lead to resource depletion? (Master's Thesis). Bogazici University. Available upon request. 



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