Nur Soylu Yalçınkaya


Assistant Professor

+90 212 359 71 29

  • PhD in Psychology, The University of Kansas, 2017
  • MA in Psychology, Koç University, 2012
  • BA in Political Science and International Relations, Boğaziçi University, 2009
Courses Taught: 
  • Advanced Research Methods II
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Social Identity & Intergroup Relations
Research Interests: 
  • Cultural psychology
  • Stereotyping & prejudice
  • Construction of gender, national, and ethnic/racial identities
  • Gender discrepancies in academic preferences across cultures
Recent Publications: 

Soylu Yalcinkaya N. (2018) Social Class Differences. In: Zeigler-Hill V., Shackelford T. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer, Cham.


Soylu Yalcinkaya, N., Branscombe, N. R., Gebauer, F., Niedlich, C., & Hakim, N. (2018). Can they ever adapt? Perceived cultural malleability and support for acceptance of Syrian refugees. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 78, 125-133.


Kurtis, T., Soylu Yalcinkaya, N.& Adams, G. (2017). Silence in official representations of history: Implications for national identity and intergroup relations. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 5, 608-629.


Soylu Yalcinkaya, N., Estrada-Villalta, S., & Adams, G. (2017).The (biological or cultural) essence of essentialism: Implications for policy support among dominant and subordinated groups. Frontiers in Cultural Psychology, 8, 900.


Molina, L., & Soylu Yalcinkaya, N. (under review). Immigrant to citizen: Identity concerns regarding immigrants’ motivation to naturalize.


Soylu Yalcinkaya, N.& Adams, G. (under review). Greater gender equality, but fewer women in STEM? Cultural constructions of academic choice and gender gaps in STEM.