Biography

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Ph.D., University of North Texas, 2005.

M.S., Middle East Technical University, 2001.

B.S., Middle East Technical University, 1998.


Research Areas


Gerontological health, caregiver well-being, psycho-oncology, psychoneuroimmunology, and the relation between death anxiety and health promoting or health compromising behaviors.


Representative Publications


Journal Articles Indexed in SSCI / SCI-E / ESCI

• Dilekler, İ., Doğulu, C., & Bozo, Ö. (in press). A test of Theory of Planned Behavior in type II diabetes adherence: The leading role of perceived behavioral control. Current Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s12144-019-00309-7

• Demirtepe-Saygılı, D., & Bozo, Ö. (2020). Affective experiences of the parents of children with cancer: A qualitative study. Current Psychology, 39, 2211-2220. doi: 10.1007/s12144-018-9905-8

• Selvi, K. & Bozo, Ö. (2020). The dark side of bodybuilding: The role of bodybuilding activities in compensation of frustrated basic psychological needs. Motivation and Emotion, 44, 190-208. doi: 10.1007/s11031-019-09805-6

• Türkarslan, K. K., Okay, D., Çevrim, M., & Bozo, Ö. (2020). Life is short, stay awake: Death anxiety and bedtime procrastination. The Journal of General Psychology, 147(1), 43–61. doi: 10.1080/00221309.2019.1633994

• Yılmaz, T., & Bozo, Ö. (2019). Turkish adaptation of the objectified body consciousness scale and self-objectification questionnaire. Düşünen Adam: The Journal of Psychiatry and Neurological Sciences, 32, 214–226. doi: 10.14744/DAJPNS.2019.00030

• Bozo, Ö., Ar, Y., & Eldoğan, D. (2019). Does marital adjustment mediate type c personality-depressive symptoms relation?: A comparison between breast cancer patients and cancer-free women. Current Psychology, 38, 1310–1317. doi: 10.1007/s12144-017-9693-6

• Yılmaz, T., & Bozo, Ö. (2019). Whose gaze is more objectifying? An experimental study of women's self-objectification, body shame, negative mood, and body dissatisfaction. Mediterranean Journal of Clinical Psychology, 7(2), 1−23. doi: 10.6092/2282-1619/2019.7.2108

• Bozo, Ö., Akıncı, İ., & Akyüz, C. (2019). The psychometric properties of cancer behavior inventory as a predictor of quality of life in Turkish cancer patients. Current Psychology, 38, 229−238. doi: 10.1007/s12144-017-9609-5

• Bozo, Ö., Demirtepe-Saygılı, D., Güneş, S., Çenesiz, G. Z., & Baysan, A. (2018). Does problem focused coping buffer the effects of trait anxiety on depressive symptoms of chronic urticaria patients? The Journal of General Psychology, 145(1), 64–78. doi: 10.1080/00221309.2017.1420622

• Gökdemir-Bulut, B. P., & Bozo, Ö. (2018). The psychometric validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Existential Loneliness Questionnaire. Current Psychology, 37(1), 401−413. doi: 10.1007/s12144-016-9534-z

• Tathan-Bekaroğlu, E., & Bozo, Ö. (2017). The relations among attachment styles, emotion regulation strategies, and health promoting behaviors: Extreme sports participants vs. non-participants. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 11(2), 89 -106. doi: 10.1123/jcsp.2016-0023

• Cihan, B., Bozo, Ö., Schaefer, L. M., & Thompson, J. K. (2016). Psychometric properties of the Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-4-Revised (SATAQ-4R) in Turkish women. Eating Behaviors, 21, 168–171.

• Bozo, Ö., Tathan, E., & Yılmaz, T. (2014). Does Perceived Social Support Buffer the Negative Effects of Type C Personality on Quality of Life of Breast Cancer Patients? Social Indicators Research, 119(2), 791–801.

• Tuna, E., & Bozo, Ö. (2014). Exploring the link between emotional and behavioral dysregulation: A test of the emotional cascade model. The Journal of General Psychology, 141(1), 1–17.

• Tuna, E., & Bozo, Ö. (2012). The Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire: Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of the Turkish Version. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 34, 564–570. doi: 10.1007/s10862-012-9303-8

• Erol, R. Y., & Bozo, Ö. (2012). Alınan sosyal destek ölçeği'nin uyarlama, güvenirlik ve geçerlik çalışması. Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry, 13(3), 210-215.

• Büyükaşık-Çolak, C., Gündoğdu, E., & Bozo, Ö., (2012). The mediating role of coping in the dispositional optimism—posttraumatic growth relation in breast cancer patients. The Journal of Psychology, 146(5), 471-483. doi:10.1080/00223980.2012.654520

• Bozo, Ö., Yılmaz, T., & Tathan, E. (2012). C tipi davranış ölçeğinin uyarlama, güvenirlik ve geçerlik çalışması. Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry, 13(2), 145-150.

• Demirtepe-Saygılı, D., & Bozo. Ö. (2011). Perceived Social Support as a Moderator of the Relationship between Caregiver Well-being Indicators and Psychological Symptoms. Journal of Health Psychology, 16(7), 1091-1100.

• Demirtepe-Saygılı, D., & Bozo. Ö. (2011). Correlates of Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms among the Caregivers of Leukemic Children. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 18, 46-54.

• Demirtepe-Saygılı, D., & Bozo. Ö. (2011). Predicting Depressive Symptoms among the Mothers of Children with Leukemia: A Caregiver Stress Model Perspective. Psychology & Health, 26(5), 585-599.

• Bozo. Ö., Anahar, S., Ates, G., & Etel, E. (2010). Effects of Illness Representation, Perceived Quality of Information Provided by the Health-Care Professional, and Perceived Social Support on Depressive Symptoms of the Caregivers of Children with Leukemia. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 17, 23-30.

• Bozo, Ö., & Guarnaccia, C. A. (2010). Activities of Daily Living, Social Support, and Future Health of Older Americans. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 144(1), 1-14.

• Bozo, Ö., Gündoğdu, E., & Büyükaşık-Çolak, C., (2009). The Moderating Role of Different Sources of Perceived Social Support on the Dispositional Optimism-Posttraumatic Growth Relationship in Postoperative Breast Cancer Patients. Journal of Health Psychology, 14(7), 1009-1020.

• Bozo, Ö., Tunca, A., & Şimşek, Y. (2009). The Impact of Death Anxiety and Age on Health Promoting Behaviors in a Turkish Sample: A Terror Management Theory Perspective. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 143(4), 28—37.

• Bozo, Ö., Toksabay, N. E., & Kürüm, O. (2009). Activities of Daily Living (ADL), Depression, and Social Support in Turkish Elderly Citizens. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 143(2), 193-205.

• Gençöz, F., Gençöz, T., & Bozo, Ö. (2006). Hierarchical Dimensions of Coping Styles: A Study Conducted with Turkish University Students. Social Behavior and Personality, 34, 525-534.

Other Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

• Sarı, E., & Bozo, Ö. (2020). Urban Design and Psychological Health in Ankara, Turkey: A City Case Study. Journal of Urban Design and Mental Health, 6, 8.

• Senol-Durak, E., Durak, M. ve Bozo, Ö. (2020). Possible correlates of posttraumatic growth among patients with type II diabetes. Nesne, 8(16), 69-81. doi: 10.7816/nesne-08-16-05

• Yılmaz, T., & Bozo, Ö. (2019). Psychometric quaities of Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey (MOS-SSS) in Turkish culture. International Journal of Eurasia Social Sciences, 10(37), 899−915.

• Selvi, K., & Bozo, Ö. (2019). Kaslı Olma Dürtüsü Ölçeği'nin Türkçe adaptasyonu: Geçerlik ve güvenirlik çalışması. Nesne Psikoloji Dergisi, 7(14), 68−82. doi: 10.7816/nesne-07-14-05

• Denizci Nazlıgül, M., & Bozo, Ö. (2017). Biyopsikososyal Model Çerçevesinde Fibromiyalji ve Depresyon. Türk Psikoloji Yazıları, 20(40), 58-72.

• Cihan, B., & Bozo, Ö. (2012). Genç Yetişkin Kadınlarda Zayıflama Haplarına Yönelik Tutumları Ölçen Bir Ölçeğin Geliştirilmesi. Türk Psikoloji Yazıları, 15(30), 63-69.

• Demirtepe, D., & Bozo, Ö. (2009). Bakıcı İyilik Ölçeği'nin Uyarlama, Güvenirlik ve Geçerlik Çalışması. Türk Psikoloji Yazıları, 12(23), 28-37.

• Bozo, Ö. (2007). Psikonöroimmünoloji. Kriz Dergisi, 15(3), 21-30.


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