The present article deals with historical background and present status of educational psychology in Turkey. A review of research based on the published research reports and unpublished M.Sc. and Ph.D. dissertations is presented and basic lines of research are discussed. Special emphasis is placed upon the culturally specific issues which stem from some aspects of the present education system in Turkey.


Problems and Status of Sociology in Turkey
Hançer, Zuhal Yonca; Hançer, Zuhal Yonca; Department of Sociology (2004)
The main question of this study is the insufficient developed character of sociology in Turkey. In this study it is assumed that there are few factors that lead to this situation. Official ideology and its effects on sociology and university, the problems arisen from the discipline itself, the developing character of Turkey, and the conflict among sociologist academicians can be accepted as the factors that affect the sociology in Turkey. Related to this problem, in this study the opinions of academics soci...
Contents of Turkish identity, national-social identifications, and inter-group relations in Turkey
Taşdemir, Nagihan; Öner Özkan, Bengi; Department of Psychology (2013)
This thesis investigated the relationships between contents of Turkish identity, national social identifications, and perceptions of inter-group relations in Turkey. 64 university students participated in Study 1, which explored contents of Turkish identity as Definitions of Turkish In-group Boundaries, Characteristics of Turkish Identity, Meanings of Having a Turkish Identity, and Turkish In-group’s Relations with Others. 324 university students participated in Study 2, which showed that National Participa...
Lay explanations for poverty in Turkey and their determinants
Morcol, G (Informa UK Limited, 1997-12-01)
The external and internal causal attributions for poverty in Turkey were examined in an exploratory survey. Factor analysis results confirmed Feagin's 3 conceptual categories (1975) of explanations for poverty: structural, fatalistic, and individualistic. Income, gender, age, and education were important determinants of explanations for poverty. All income groups favored structural (external) explanations. Poor persons preferred more tangible structural explanations, and nonpoor persons gave more abstract s...
A social psychological comparison of the Turkish elderly residing at high or low quality institutions
İmamoğlu, Emine Olcay; Kilic, N (Elsevier BV, 1999-09-01)
This paper aims to provide a comparison of the Turkish elderly residing at high- or low-quality institutions in terms of institutional and life satisfaction, attitudes toward institutional living, feelings of control, nature of relocation, importance attributed to different aspects of institutions, and preferences for different living conditions. In-depth interviews were carried out with 106 Turkish males and females (62-89 years) divided equally between high- and low-quality institutions from Istanbul. Com...
Women and ideology: Representations of women in religious and secular Turkish media
Hortacsu, N; Erturk, EM (Wiley, 2003-10-01)
The present research examined representations of women in Turkish religious and secular daily newspapers. Based on social identity theory, it was predicted that religious and secular newspapers would differ with respect to evaluative references to mother/homemaker, career woman, and vamp subtypes. Secular and religious newspapers were examined every other day for a month. Analyses reveal that secular newspapers included higher proportions of positive references to the career woman and vamp subtypes than did...
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