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
Olcaysoy Okten, I., & Moskowitz, G. B. (in press). Goal vs. trait explanations: Causal attributions beyond a person-situation dichotomy. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition.

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. 

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. (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. 

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., Schneid, E., & Moskowitz G. B. (March, 2018). Updating implicit evaluations and trait inferences: Does learning about contingency information lead to spontaneous updating? Scheduled symposium presentation at the 19th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Atlanta, GA. 

Olcaysoy Okten, I., & Moskowitz G. B. (January, 2017). Spontaneous goal inferences vs. spontaneous trait inferences: The role of ideological lenses in inference-making. Poster presentation at the 18th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Antonio, TX. 

Moskowitz, G. B., Olcaysoy Okten, I., & Gooch, C. M. (September, 2016).Time perception bias and shooter task. Symposium presentation at Society for Experimental Social Psychology (SESP), Santa Monica, CA. 

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
Association for Psychological Science Student Caucus (APSSC), APS Student Grant, 2017
Summer Institute in Social and Personality Psychology (SISPP), Travel Grant and Registration Waiver, 2017
The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), Grant-in-Aid, 2016
American Psychological Foundation and Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology, Graduate Student Research Scholarship, 2016
Social Justice Scholars at Lehigh University, Graduate Student Research Award, 2016
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