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Olcaysoy Okten, I, & Moskowitz G. B. (2019). Spontaneous goal versus spontaneous trait inferences and explanations: How ideology shapes attributions. European Journal of Social Psychology. Avdanced 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 Causal

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 Causal

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]


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. (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. (2016). Teaching & learning guide for: Spontaneous goal inference (SGI). Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 10(3), 164-168. [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]


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]


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]




Olcaysoy Okten, I.^,  Magerman, Adam B.^, & Forbes, C.E. Behavioral and Neural Indices of Trust Formation in Cross-Race and Same-Race Interactions. Manuscript under review.


Günsoy, C., Olcaysoy Okten, I., Cross, S. E., Saribay, S. A. 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.Manuscript submitted for publication.


Moskowitz, G. B., Olcaysoy Okten, I. Attributing behavior. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Manuscript under revision. 


^shared first-authorship



Olcaysoy Okten, I., Magerman, Adam B., Amey, R., & Forbes, C.E. When stereotype threat feels in the air: Stereotype threatening memories and maladaptive self-perception.


Olcaysoy Okten, I., Amey, R., Liu, M., Magerman, Adam B., & Forbes, C.E. Is it really a dual system? A Cog-Neuro Model of Person Perception  


Amey, R. C., Olcaysoy Okten, I., Liu, M. & Forbes, C.E. Dynamic Amygdala Activity in Stigmatized Individuals and its Effects on Performance; Insights from the Startle Reflex.


Olcaysoy Okten, I. & Moskowitz, G. B. The role of behavior consistency and distinctiveness in implicit goal and trait inferences.


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


Moskowitz, G. B., Olcaysoy Okten, I., Gooch, C. M., Moore-Berg, S., & Karpinski, A. Time perception and shooter bias.


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. 





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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