Ezgi Sakman, Ph.D.
Instructor, Department of Psychology
Phone: +90 312 290 21 93
- Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Cornell University, 2020
- Ph.D. in Social Psychology, Middle East Technical University, 2016
- M.S. in Social Psychology, Middle East Technical University, 2011
- B.S. in Management, Bilkent University, 2007
- Attachment system and its activation, cognitive performance under attachment related stress, adaptive functions of attachment insecurity in cultural context
- Implicit predictors of relationship functioning
- Individual differences in attitudes and behaviors regarding infidelity
- The interplay between parenting behaviors and child outcomes
- Urganci, B., Sevi, B., & Sakman, E. (in press). Better relationships shut the wandering eye: Sociosexual orientation mediates the relation between relationship quality and infidelity intentions. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.
- Sakman, E., Urganci, B., & Sevi, B. (2021). Your cheating heart is just afraid of ending up alone: Fear of being single mediates the relationship between attachment anxiety and infidelity. Personality and Individual Differences, 168, doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2020.110366
- Sevi, B., Urganci, B., & Sakman, E. (2020). Who cheats? An examination of light and dark personality traits as predictors of infidelity. Personality and Individual Differences, 164, doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2020.110126
- Sakman, E., & Sümer, N. (2018). Attachment (in)security and threat priming influence signal detection performance. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 35, 889-916. doi: 10.1177/0265407517700513
- Sümer, N., Sakman, E., Harma, M., & Savaş, Ö. (2016). Turkish mothers’ attachment orientations and mental representations of their children. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 34, 49-63. doi: 10.1080/02646838.2015.1092020
- Sakman, E. (in press). Yakın ilişkilerde örtük süreçler: Örtük partner tutumları ve ilişki çıktıları [Implicit processes in close relationships: Implicit partner attitudes and relationship outcomes]. Türk Psikoloji Yazıları [Turkish Psychological Articles].
- Sakman, E. (in press). Gönüllü çocuksuzluk: Çocuk sahibi olmama kararının altında yatan faktörler ve karşılaşılan tepkiler hakkında bir derleme [Voluntary childlessness: A review on the factors underlying the decision not to have children and the encountered reactions]. Psikoloji Çalışmaları [Studies in Psychology].
- Salman Engin, S., Sümer, N., Sağel Çetiner, E., & Sakman, E. (2019). Anne ve babaların ortak ebeveynlik davranış ve algılarının romantik bağlanma ile ilişkisi [The relationship between romantic attachment and coparenting behaviors and perceptions]. Ankara Üniversitesi Dil ve Tarih-Coğrafya Fakültesi Dergisi [Ankara University the Journal of the Faculty of Languages and History-Geography], 59, 717-741. doi: 10.33171/dtcfjournal.2019.59.1.35
- Sakman, E., & Sümer, N. (2018). Güvensiz bağlanma neden yaygın: Bir erken uyarı sistemi olarak güvensiz bağlanma [Why is insecure attachment prevalent? Insecure attachment as an early alarm and escape system]. Türk Psikoloji Yazıları [Turkish Psychological Articles], 21,1-13. doi: 10.31828/tpy.13019961.2018.42.02.01
- Sakman, E. (2012). Cinsel şiddet: Ataerkil cinsellik anlayışının bir ürünü [Sexual Violence: A product of patriarchal sexuality]. PİVOLKA – Başkent Üniversitesi Fen Edebiyat Fakültesi Psikoloji Bölümü Eleştirel-Yaratıcı Düşünme ve Davranış Araştırmaları Laboratuvarı Bülteni[PİVOLKA – BaşkentUniversity Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology Critical-Creative Thinking and Behavior Research Laboratory Bulletin], 23(7), 5-7.
Oral Presentations in Conventions
- Sakman, E. (2020). When do self-reports and implicit tests converge? Implicit partner evaluations track explicit attitudes not initially but with time. 3th International Congress of Human Studies, Ankara, Turkey.
- Sakman, E., & Zayas, V. (2020). The dark side of relational selves: Implicit partner negative evaluations forecast enacting destructive behaviors. Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (in the symposium “It’s not what you think: How implicit evaluations shape relationships.” co-chairs: Sakman, E., & McNulty, J.)
- Istanbulluoglu, D., & Sakman, E. (2019). Not all online-complaint handling is created equal: Apologize fast or compensate. Academy of Marketing ScienceAnnual Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
- Sakman, E., & Sümer, N. (2018). Attachment insecurity through the cultural looking glass: Functionality of anxiety and avoidance in different cultural settings. Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
- Sakman, E., & Sümer, N. (2015). Do chronic attachment orientations and attachment-related subliminal primes affect cognitive attentional task performance? 14th European Congress of Psychology, Milano, Italy.
- Sakman, E., & Solmazer, G. (2015). The effects of cultural values on nations’ levels of happiness, trust, and xenophobia. 14th European Congress of Psychology, Milano, Italy.
- Sakman, E., & Sümer, N. (2014). Turkish mothers’ mental representations of their children and attachment orientations. 14th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Adolescence, Çeşme, İzmir, Turkey.
- Sakman, E., & Sümer, N. (2013). Effects of attachment security, threat, and attachment figure primes on cognitive performance using a signal detection task. 13th European Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden.
- PSYC 100 – Introduction to Psychology
- PSYC 102 – Introduction to Social Psychology
- PSYC 204 – Research Methods I
- PSYC 230 – Social Psychology
Scholarships & Awards
- Postdoctoral Research Scholarship, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, 2019-2020
- Postdoctoral Research Scholarship, Fulbright, 2018-2019
- Ph.D. Scholarship, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, 2012-2017
- M.S. Scholarship, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, 2008-2010