Before her PhD, Zeynep graduated from Hacettepe University, Psychology Department with the high honorary student diploma in 2015 and completed her master in Neuropsychology at University of Bristol. Her current research interests are emotions and how we learn to regulate them on a fine-grained level. To understand that, Zeynep’s current PhD aims to explore how babies initially react to emotional situations, how they deal with these emotional states, and the time-related characteristics of these continuously changing emotional responses during infancy. Zeynep is currently teaching as a GTA in BSc Psychology and Individual Module.
Individual Differences in the Dynamic Course of Infant Responses to Emotion-Eliciting Situations: A Longitudinal Study
This longitudinal project investigates the development of reactivity and regulation between the ages of 6 and 18 months. It aims to identify early behavioural and physiological markers of later adjustment problems by examining the relationship between neural sensitivity, physiological reactivity and regulation, as well as infants’ temperament and sustained attention. The project is funded by Turkish Ministry of Education and conducted in collaboration with University of East London.