Gül Günaydın

Assistant Professor

GulGunaydin Office: H-135A

Phone: +90 312 290 27 60

E-mail: gulgunaydin@bilkent.edu.tr

Personal Website:  http://gulgunaydin.bilkent.edu.tr


Gül Günaydın received her B.S. in business administration from Middle East Technical University. Before starting her graduate training at Cornell University, she spent a year at the University of California, Berkeley as a Fulbright Fellow conducting research on interpersonal relationships. She completed her Ph.D. in Psychology at Cornell, with a Social and Personality Psychology concentration and a minor in Cognitive Science. Gül currently works at Bilkent University, Turkey as an Assistant Professor of Psychology. In her program of research, she studies interpersonal relationships from a multidisciplinary approach that draws on research and theory from social, cognitive, and developmental psychology. Her current work focuses on how others from unknown individuals to romantic partners are mentally represented and the consequences of these representations for impression formation, interpersonal behavior, and emotion regulation.


  • Ph.D. in Psychology (Social and Personality Psychology Concentration, Cognitive Science Minor), 2008-2013, Cornell University, U.S.A.
  • B.S. in Business Administration, 1998-2002, Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey.


Interpersonal cognition, impression formation, close relationships and mental representations of close relationship partners, emotion regulation.