Ali İ. Tekcan



Department Chair

+90 212 359 7062 

Office no: #217

  • PhD, American University, 1999
  • MA, American University, 1996
  • BA, Boğaziçi University, 1989
Courses Taught: 
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Human Memory
  • Introduction to Statistics for Psychology I & II
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Advanced Cognitive Psychology
  • Advanced Research Methods I & II
  • Metacognition
Research Interests: 
  • Autobiographical & Flashbulb Memory
  • Metacognition
  • Collective Memory
  • Experimental Psychopathology
Recent Publications: 

Tekcan, A. İ., Boduroglu, A., Mutlutürk, A., Aktan Erciyes, A. (in press). Life-span retrieval of public events: Reminiscence bump for high-impact events, recency for others. Memory & Cognition.

Göz, İ., Tekcan, A. İ., & Aktan Erciyes, A. (in press). Subjective age-of-acquisition norms for 600 Turkish words from four age groups. Behavior Research Methods.


(Please also see Göz, İ., Tekcan, A. İ., & Aktan Erciyes, A (in press). Erratum to: Subjective age-of-acquisition norms for 600 Turkish words from four age groups. Behavior Research Methods, DOI: 10.3758/s13428-017-0914-6)

Göz, İ., Çeven, Z. İ., & Tekcan, A. İ. (2017). Urban-rural differences in children’s earliest memories. Memory, 25, 214-219.

Schwartz, B., Boduroglu, A., & Tekcan, A. İ. (2016). Methodological concerns: The feeling-of-knowing task affects resolution. Metacognition & Learning, 11, 305-316.

Göz, İ. Kılınç Karahan, S., Tekcan, A. İ. (2016). Individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder are less prone to false memories. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 10, 62-68.

Mutlutürk, A., & Tekcan, A. İ. (2016). Remembering and telling of self-consistent and self-discrepant memories. Memory, 24, 513-525.

Bodurolu, A., Pehlivanoğlu, D., Tekcan, A. İ., & Kapucu, A. (2015). Effects of self-referencing on FOK accuracy and recollective experience. Memory, 23, 736-747.

Tekcan, A. İ., Yılmaz, E., Kaya Kızılöz, B., Karadöller, D. Z., Mutafoğlu, M., & Aktan Erciyes, A. (2015). Retrieval and phenomenology of autobiographical memories in blind individuals. Memory, 23, 329-339.

Bodurolu, A., Tekcan, A. İ., & Kapucu, A. (2014). The relationship between executive functions, episodic feeling-of-knowing, and confidence judgments. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 26, 333-345.