Irmak Olcaysoy Okten

iro213@lehigh.edu

Academic History
Lehigh University
M.S. 2015, Psychology

Bogazici University, Turkey
M.A. 2012, Psychology
B.A. 2009, Political Science and International Relations

Research Interests
My research investigates the processes of person perception, particularly, biases in implicit processes of impression formation as well as the effects of motivational factors (e.g., political ideology, motivation to respond without prejudice) on those processes.

Publications
Moskowitz, G. B., & Olcaysoy Okten, I. (in press). Social cognition. In T. D., Nelson (Ed.), Getting grounded in social psychology. Psychology Press.

Moskowitz, G. B., & Olcaysoy Okten, I. (2016). Spontaneous goal inference (SGI). Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 10(1), 64-80.

Moskowitz, G. B., & Olcaysoy Okten, I. (2016). Teaching & learning guide for: Spontaneous goal inference (SGI). Social and Personality Psychology
     Compass, 10
(3), 164-168.

Moskowitz, G. B., Olcaysoy Okten, I., & Gooch, C. M. (2015). On race and time. Psychological Science, 26(11), 1783-1794.

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.

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.

Recent Conference Presentations
Olcaysoy Okten, I., & Moskowitz G. B. (January, 2016). Spontaneous trait and goal inferences: The role of behavior consistency and perceiver's motivation. Poster presentation at the 17th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Diego, CA.

Olcaysoy Okten, I., & Moskowitz G. B. (November, 2015). The role of information provided in implicit goal vs. trait inferences from others’ behaviors. Poster presentation at 56th the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Chicago, IL.

Olcaysoy Okten, I., & Packer, D. J. (May, 2015). The impact of people’s own and others’ prejudicial attitudes on perceived trustworthiness of African-American faces. Poster presentation at the 27th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), New York, NY.

Olcaysoy Okten, I., Moskowitz G. B., & Gooch, C. M. (May, 2015). Concern about appearing prejudiced and time perception. Poster presentation at the 27th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), New York, NY.

Scott, K., Günsoy, C. Cross, S. E., Sarıbay, A. Olcaysoy Okten, I., Kurutaş, M. Camorani, G. (May, 2015). Cultural differences in Facebook status updates: The role of honor values & fear of envy. Poster presentation at the 87th annual meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
 
Olcaysoy Okten, I., Moskowitz G. B., & Gooch, C. M. (February, 2015). The relationship between prejudice and time perception. Poster presentation at the 16th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Long Beach, CA.

Honors & Awards

Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Diversity Fund Graduate Student Travel Award, 2016
Social Justice Scholars at Lehigh University, Graduate Student Research Award, 2015
Strohl Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship at Lehigh University, 2015
Fulbright Opportunity Fund, Fulbright Foundation, 2012
Boğaziçi University Scientific Research Projects Fund (with Assoc. Prof. Adil Saribay), 2011-2012
TUBITAK (The Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey) National Scholarship Program for Graduate Students, 2009-2011
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bogazici University, 2009
Boğaziçi University, Scholarship of Success, 2004-2009