Nur Soylu Yalçınkaya


Assistant Professor

Fourth-year student advisor

+90 212 359 49 60

  • 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
  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Social Identity & Intergroup Relations
  • Social Psychology
Research Interests: 
  • Cultural psychology
  • Stereotyping & prejudice
  • Construction of gender and threats to masculinity
  • Construction of national/ethnic identities and immigration
Recent Publications: 


Soylu Yalcinkaya, N., Gravelin, C. R., & Adams, G. (in press). Gendered virtual environments of STEM fields: A cultural-ecological analysis of predominantly White and historically Black institutions. Social Psychology of Education.

Soylu Yalcinkaya, N. & Adams, G. E. (2020). A cultural psychological model of cross-national variation in gender gaps in STEM participation. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 24(4), 345-370

Şahin, Ö. & Soylu Yalcinkaya, N. (2020). The gendered brain: Implications of exposure to neuroscience research for gender essentialist beliefs. Sex Roles.

Molina, L., & Soylu Yalcinkaya, N. (2020). Immigrant to citizen: Identity concerns regarding immigrants’ motivation to naturalize. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 26(3), 327–337.

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.

Soylu Yalcinkaya N. (2020). Social Class Differences. In: Zeigler-Hill V., Shackelford T. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer, Cham.