Instructor, Department of Psychology






  • Ph.D., Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
  • 2015 Master of Science, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.
  • 2011 Master of Science, Department of Biology Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.
  • 2008 Bachelor of Science, Department of Biology Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.

Research Interests

Animal Behavior; Behavioral Ecology; Comparative Psychology; Animal and Comparative Cognition

Representative Publications 

Kerman, K., Salgırlı, Y., Atılgan, D., Isparta, S. Saral, B., Pereira, J., Gonçalo Da Graça, P. (2023). Behavioural responses to separation from human companion in the domestic cat: A survey-based study. Behavioural Processes.

Kerman, K., Roggero, A., Rolando, A., & Palestrini, C. (2023). Sex-specific expression of activity as a personality trait in dung beetles: Males perform better only in the sexually dimorphic species. Journal of Ethology. 1-14.

Kerman, K., Sieving, K. E., Mary, C. S., & Avery, M. L. (2018). Social conformity affects experimental measurement of boldness in male but not female monk parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus). Behaviour, 155 (13-15), 1025-1050.

Kerman, K., Miller, L., & Sewall, K. (2018). The effect of social context on measures of boldness: zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) are bolder when housed individually. Behavioural Processes, 157, 18-23.

Huang, P., Kerman, K., Sieving, K. E., and Mary, C. M. S. (2016). Evaluating the novel-environment test for measurement of exploration by bird species. Journal of Ethology, 34, 45-51.

Kerman, K., Sieving, K. E., Mary, C. S., and Avery, M. L. (2016). Evaluation of boldness assays and associated behavioral measures in a social parrot, monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus). Behaviour, 13-14, 1817-1838.