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FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCESDEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY


Nuray Karancı (Professor)

 

nuray karanci

 

Contact Info

Office: B214

Phone: +90 312 210 3127

E-mail: karanci@metu.edu.tr

Biography

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., Gök, A.C., Yildirim; B., & Borhan, N. (2017). Social support perceptions of

 Turkish people with schizophrenia: What helps and what does not help. International

Journal of Social Psychiatry, 63(7), 657-665, DOI: 10.1177/0020764017723939.

Gul, E.,&  Karanci, A.N. (2017). What determines posttraumatic stress and growth following various traumatic events ? A study in a Turkish community sample. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 30, 54-62. DOI: 10.1002/jts.22161

Ar, Y., & Karanci, A.N. (2017). Turkish adult children of parents with Alzheimer’s disease: Perceptions and caregiving experiences. Dementia,1-21, DOI: 10.1177/1471301217693400

Ikizer, G., Karanci, A.N., & Doğulu, C. (2016). Exploring factors associated with psychological resilience among earthquake survivors from Turkey. Journal of Loss & Trauma. 21(5), 384-398. doi: 10.1080/15325024.2015.1108794

Dirik, G., Karanci, A.N., & Yorulmaz, O. (2015). Assessment of Perceived Parenting Attitudes in Childhood: Turkish Form of the S-EMBU for Children. Turkish Journal of Psychiatry, 26(2), 123-130.

Haciomeroglu, B., & Karanci, A.N. (2014). Perceived parental rearing behaviors, responsibility attitudes and life events as predictors of obsessive compulsive symptomatology: test of a cognitive model. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 42(6), 641-652,  doi: 10.1017/S1352465813000581

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. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 3. doi: 10.3402/ejpt.v3i0.17303.

Inozu, M., Karanci, A.N., & Clark, D. (2012). Why are religious individuals more obsessional? The role of mental control beliefs and guilt in Muslims and Christians. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 43, 959-966.

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.

Mooney, M.F., Paton, D., De Terte,I., Johal, S., Karanci, A.N., Gardner, D., Collins,S., Glavovic, B., Huggins, T., Johston, L., Cahmbers,R., & Johnston, D.M.(2011). Psychosocial recovery from disasters: A framework informed by evidence. New Zealand Journal of Psychology: Psychology and Disasters, 40(4), 26-38.

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

Dirik, G., & Karanci, A.N. (2010).Psychological distress in rheumatoid arthritis patients: An evaluation within the conservation of resources theory. Psychology and Health, 25(5). 617-632.

Yuksel, M.M., & Karanci, N. (2008). Screening attitudes towards schizophrenia. International Journal of Psychology, 43 (3-4), 73-73.

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., 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.

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., & Acarturk, C. (2005). Post-traumatic growth among Marmara Earthquake survivor involved in disaster preparedness as volunteers. Traumatology, 11(4), 307-323.

Sümer, N., Karanci, A.N., Kazak Berument, S., & Güneş, H. (2005).Personal resources, coping self-efficacy and quake exposure as predictors of psychological distress following the 1999 Earthquake in Turkey. Journal of Traumatic Stress18(4), 331-342.

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., & Rustemli, A. (1995). Psychological consequences of the 1992 Erzincan (Turkey) earthquake. Disasters, 19(1), 8-18.

Karanci, N.A. (1993). Causal attributions for illness among Turkish psychiatric out-patients and differences between diagnostic groups. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 28, 292-295.

Current Projects

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