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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. (in press). Easy to Make, Hard to Revise: Updating Spontaneous Trait Inferences in the Presence of Trait -Inconsistent Information. Social Cognition. 


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]




Gollwitzer, A., Olcaysoy Okten, I. & Oettingen, G. Paradoxical Knowing: A Simple Epistemological Structure Underlying Fanaticism. Manuscript in revision.


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


Forbes, C.E. Amey, R., Liu, M., Magerman, Adam 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.


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

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




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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