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Nuray Karancı (Professor)


nuray karanci


Contact Info

Office: B214

Phone: +90 312 210 3127

E-mail: karanci@metu.edu.tr


Ph.D., University of Hull, 1980.

M.S., University of Liverpool, 1976.

B.S., Middle East Technical University, 1973.

Research Interests

Psychological impact of disasters. Preparedness and mitigation behaviors for disaster management. Community awareness and training programs for disaster awareness and management. Expressed emotion in caregivers of schizophrenic patients and patients with physical illnesses. Various projects in disaster/earthquake preparedness and mitigation. Cross cultural research in psychopathology and vulnerability factors.

Representative Publications

Karanci, A. N., Isikli, S., Aker, A. T., Gul, E.I., Erkan, B.B., Özkol, H., & Güzel, H.Y. (2012). Personality, posttraumatic stress and trauma type: factors contributing to posttraumatic growth and its domains in a Turkish community sample. 3:17303- http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ejpt.v3i0.17303.


Arikan, G., & Karanci, A.N. (2012). Attachment and Coping as Facilitators of Posttraumatic Growth in Turkish University Students Experiencing Traumatic Events. Journal of Trauma Dissociation, 13(2), 209-225.DOI:10.1080/15299732.2012.642746.


Saari, S., Karanci, A.N., Yule, W. (2011). EFPA and work on disaster,crisis, and trauma psychology. European Psychologist, 16(2), 141-148.


Koca-Atabey, M., Karanci, A.N., Dirik, G., & Aydemir, D. (2011). Psychological wellbeing of Turkish university students with physical impairments: An evaluation within the stress-vulnerability paradigm. International Journal of Psychology, 46(2), 106-118.


Dirik, G., & Karanci, A.N. (2008). Variables Related to Posttraumatic growth in Turkish Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 15, 193-203.


Yorulmaz, O., Altin, M., & Karanci, A.N., (2008). Further Support for Responsibility in Different Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms in Turkish Adolescents and Young Adults. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36, 605-617.


Yorulmaz, O., Karanci, A.N., Bastug, B., Kisa, C., & Goka, E. (2008). Responsibility, thought action fusion and thought suppression in Turkish patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 64(3), 308-317.


Altin, M & Karanci, A.N. (2008). How does locus of control and inflated sense of responsibility relate to obsessive-compulsive symptoms in Turkish adolescents. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22, 1303-1315.


Karanci, A.N., Dirik, G., &Yorulmaz, O. (2007). Reliability and Validity Studies of Turkish Translation of Eysenck Personality Questionnaire Revised-Abbreviated.Turkish Journal of Psychiatry, 18(3), 1-7. Karanci, A.N., & Erkam, A. (2007). Variables related to stress-related growth among Turkish breast cancer patients. Stress and Health, 23,315-322.


Karanci, N. A., & Dirik, G. (2003). Predictors of pre and post-operative anxiety in emergency surgery patients. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 55(4), 363-369.


Karanci, N. A., & Inandilar, H. (2002). Predictors of components of expressed emotion in major caregivers of Turkish patients with schizophrenia. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 37(2), 80-88.


Karanci, N. A., & Aksit, B. (2000). Building disaster resistant communities: Lessons learned from past earthquakes in Turkey and suggestions for the future. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 18(3), 403-416.


Karanci, N. A., Alkan, N., Aksit, B., Sucuoglu, H., & Balta, E. (1999). Gender differences in psychological distress, coping, social support and related variables following the 1995 Dinar (Turkey) earthquake. North American Journal of Psychology, 1(2), 189-204.


Karanci, N. A., & Aksit, B. (1999). Strengthening community participation in disaster management by strengthening governmental and non-governmental organisations and networks: A case study from Dinar and Bursa (Turkey). The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 13(4), 35-39.


Rustemli, A., & Karanci, N. A. (1999). Correlates of earthquake cognitions and preparedness behaviour in victimised population. The Journal of Social Psychology, 139(1), 91-101.

Current Projects

2011-2015 FP7, European Union ( FP7-ENV-2011-1; No. 283201),emBRACE Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe.