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Betul

Urganci

Ph.D. Student
Human Development
Office

157 Academic Surge B

My research focuses on factors that promote intimacy (i.e., perceived partner responsiveness) and buffer against infidelity among romantic couples. 

Sakman, E., Urganci, B., & Sevi, B. (in press). Your Cheating Heart is Just Afraid of Ending up Alone: Fear of Being Single Mediates the Relationship between Attachment Anxiety and Infidelity. Personality and Individual Differences

Gunaydin, G., Selcuk, E., Urganci, B., & Yalcintas, S. (2020). Today you care, tomorrow you don’t: Differential roles of responsiveness variability and average responsiveness in romantic attachment. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Sevi, B., Urganci, B., & Sakman, E. (2020). Who cheats? Examination of light and dark personality traits as predictors of infidelity. Personality and Individual Differences.

Pasha-Zaidi, N., Afari, E., Urganci, B., Sevi, B., & Durham, J. (2020). Investigating the Relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Resilience: A Study of Undergraduate Students in Turkey. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma.

Ong, A.D., Gardner, S., Urganci, B., Gunaydin, G & Selcuk, E. (2019). Affective reactivity, resting heart rate variability, and marital quality: A 10-year longitudinal study of US adults. Journal of Family Psychology.

Sakman, E. & Urganci, B. (2019). Maternal sensitivity. In: Shackelford, T. & Weekes-Shackelford, V. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham.

Urganci, B. & Sakman, E. (2019). Perceptions of infidelity. In: Shackelford, T. & Weekes-Shackelford, V. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham.

Urganci, B. & Sevi, B. (2019). Infidelity risk.  In: Shackelford, T. & Weekes-Shackelford, V. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham.

Pasha-Zaidi, N., Afari, E., Sevi, B., Urganci, B., & Durham, J. (2018). The responsibility of learning: A cross-cultural examination of the relationship of grit, motivational beliefs, and self-regulation among college students in the US, UAE, and Turkey. Learning Environments Research.

Instructor, Dep. of Human Development, Cornell University:

Summer 2020, Human Bonding

Teaching Assistant, Dep. of Human Development, Cornell University:

Spring 2020, Human Bonding

Fall 2019, Six Pretty Good Books: Explorations in Social Science

Spring 2019, Human Bonding

Fall 2018, Positive Psychology

Spring 2018, Gender and Psychopathology

Fall 2017, Social Inequalities in Physical and Mental Health

2019    M.A., Developmental Psychology, Cornell University

2017    M.A., Psychology, Bilkent University, Turkey

2015    B.S., Psychology, Bilkent University, Turkey (minor in Communication and Design)

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