FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCESDEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY


E. Olcay İmamoğlu (Emeritus Professor)

 

olcay imamoğlu

 

Contact Info

Office: B226

Phone: +90 312 210 5109

E-mail: eolcay@metu.edu.tr

Biography

Ph.D., University of Strathclyde, 1974.

M.A., University of Iowa, 1969.

B.S., Middle East Technical University, 1968.

Research Interests

Interplay between self, relationships, and well-being across cultures; a new model of self - construction: The Balanced Integration-Differentiation (BID) Model; gender, marital relations and satisfaction across cultures; social psychology of older adults, and environmental assessment; social cognition and affect.

Publications on The Balanced Integration-Differentiation (BID) Model and related issues

Imamoğlu, E. O., & Beydoğan, B. (2011). Impact of self-orientations and work-context related variables on the well-being of public and private-sector Turkish employees. The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 145(4), 267-296.

 

Imamoğlu, E. O., Günaydın, G., & Selçuk, E. (2011). Özgün benliğin yordayıcıları olarak kendileşme ve ilişkililik: Cinsiyetin ve kültürel yönelimlerin ötesinde (Individuation and relatedness as predictors of the authentic self: Beyond gender and cultural orientations). Türk Psikoloji Dergisi (Turkish Journal of Psychology), 26(67), 27-48.

 

İmamoğlu, E. O., & İmamoğlu, S. (2010). Attachment within a cultural perspective: Relationships with exploration and self-orientations. In P. Erdman, & Kok-Mun Ng (Eds), Attachment: Expanding the cultural connections (Pp.35-53). New York: Routledge.

 

İmamoğlu, E. O. & Güler, A. (2007). Geleceğe ilişkin yönelimlerde benlik tipine bağlı farklılıklar (Self-related differences in future-time orientations). Türk Psikoloji Dergisi (Turkish Journal of Psychology), 22, 115-138.

 

İmamoğlu, E. O., & Karakitapoğlu-Aygün, Z. (2007). Relatedness of identities and emotional closeness with parents. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 10, 145-161

 

İmamoğlu, E. O., & İmamoğlu, S. (2007). Relationships between attachment security and self-construal orientations. The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied.141, 539-558.

 

İmamoğlu, S., & İmamoğlu, E. O. (2006). Relationship between general and context-specific attachment orientations in a Turkish sample. Journal of Social Psychology, 146, 261-274.

 

İmamoğlu, E. O., & Karakitapoğlu-Aygün, Z. (2006). Actual ideal and expected relatedness with parents across and within cultures. European Journal of Social Psychology, 36, 721-745.

 

İmamoğlu, E. O., & Karakitapoğlu-Aygün, Z. (2004). Self-construals and values in different cultures and socioeconomic contexts. Genetic, Social and General Psychology Monographs, 130, 277-306.

 

İmamoğlu, E. O. (2003). Individuation and relatedness: Not opposing but distinct and complementary. Genetic, Social and General Psychology Monographs, 129(4), 367-402.

 

İmamoğlu, E.O. (1998). Individualism and collectivism in a model and scale of Balanced Differentiation and Integration. Journal of Psychology, 132, 95-105

 

İmamoğlu, E. O. (1987). An interdependence model of human development. In Ç. Kağıtçıbaşı (Ed.), Growth and Progress in Cross-cultural Psychology (pp.138-145). Lisse, Holland: Swets and Zeitlinger

 

Publications on gender, marital relations and satisfaction across cultures

Weisfeld, C. C., Dillon, L. M., Nowak, N. T., Mims, K. R., Weisfeld, G. E., Imamoglu, E. O., Butovskaya, M., & Jiliang, S. (2011). Sex differences and similarities in married couples: Patterns across and within cultures. Archives of Sexual Behavior. DOI 10.1007/s10508-011-9790-9

 

Weisfeld, G. E., Nowak, N. T., Lucas, T., Weisfeld, C. C., Imamoğlu, E. O., Butovskaya, M., Shen, J., & Parkhill, M. R. (2011). Do women seek humorousness in men because it signals intelligence? A cross-cultural test. Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, 24(4), 435-462. DOI 10.1515/HUMR.2011.025

 

Wendorf, C. A., Lucas, T., Imamoğlu, E. O., Weisfeld, C. C., & Weisfeld, G. E. (2011). Marital satisfaction across three cultures: Does the number of children have an impact after accounting for other marital demographics? Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42(3), 340-354.

 

Lucas, T., Parkhill, M. R., Wendorf, C. A., Imamoğlu, E. O., Weisfeld, C. C., Weisfeld, G. E., & Shen, J. (2008). Cultural and evolutionary components of marital satisfaction: A multidimensional assessment of measurement invariance. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 39(1), 109-123.

 

İmamoğlu, E. O. (2006). Women, gender and aging as a segment of life cycle: Turkey. In S. Joseph (Ed.). Encyclopedia of women and Islamic cultures. Vol. 3 (Pp. 13-14). Leiden: Brill.

 

Lucas, T. W., Wendorf, C. A., Imamoglu, E. O., Shen, J., Parkhill, M. R., Weisfeld, C. C., & Weisfeld, G. E. (2004). Marital satisfaction in four cultures as a function of homogamy, male dominance and female attractiveness. Sexualities, Evolution & Gender, 6(2-3), 97-130.

 

İmamoğlu, E. O. (2004). Family. Modern Islamic discourses: Turkey and the Caucasus. In S. Joseph (Ed.). Encyclopedia of women and Islamic cultures. Vol. 2 (Pp. 131-132). Brill.

 

İmamoğlu, E. O. (2000). Changing gender roles and marital satisfaction in Turkey. In F. Acar & A. Güneş-Ayata (Eds.), Gender and identity construction: Women of Central Asia, the Caucasus and Turkey (pp. 101-116). Leiden: Brill.

 

İmamoğlu, E. O., & Yasak, Y. (1997). Dimensions of marital relationships as perceived by Turkish husbands and wives. Genetic, Social and General Psychology Monographs, 123(2), 211-232.

 

İmamoğlu, E. O. (1992). Evaluating his/her success/failure at breadwinning/homemaking: A case of double standards. Journal of Human Sciences, 12 (2), 19-31.

Publications on social psychology of older adults, and environmental assessment

İmamoğlu, C., & İmamoğlu, E. O. (2006). Relationship between familiarity, attitudes, and preferences: Assisted living facilities as compared to nursing homes. Social Indicatiors Research, 79, 235-254.

 

İmamoğlu, E. O. & Kılıç, N. (1999). A social psychological comparison of the Turkish elderly residing at high or low quality institutions. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 19, 231-242.

 

İmamoğlu, E. O. (1999). Some correlates of religiosity among Turkish adults and elderly within a cross - cultural perspective. In L.E. Thomas and S.S. Eisenhandler (Eds.) Religion, belief, and spirituality in late life. (pp. 93 - 110). New York: Springer.

 

İmamoğlu E. O., & İmamoğlu, V. (1999). Gendered living environments for the elderly in Turkey and Sweden. In Aging in a gendered world: Women’s issues and identities. INSTRAW: Santo Domingo, pp. 331-344.

 

İmamoğlu, V. and İmamoğlu, E. O. (1997). Assessment of home environments: Feelings of control and satisfaction. In M. Gray (Ed.), Evolving environmental ideals: Changing ways of life, values and design practices. Stockholm: Högskoletryckeriet. 177-183.

 

İmamoğlu, E.O. (1995). Dimensions of home-environmental assessment in collective housing areas of Ankara. Open House International, 20 (4), 36-39.

 

İmamoğlu, E. O., Küller, R., İmamoğlu, V., & Küller, M. (1993). Social psychological worlds of Swedes and Turks in and around retirement. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 24(1), 26-41.

 

İmamoğlu, E. O. & İmamoğlu, V. (1992). Life situations and attitudes of the Turkish elderly toward institutional living within a cross-cultural perspective. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 47(2), 102-108.

 

İmamoğlu, E. O., & İmamoğlu, V. (1992). Housing and living environments of the Turkish elderly. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 12, 1-9.

Publications on social cognition and affect

Karakitapoğlu-Aygün, Z., & İmamoğlu, E. O. (2002). Value domains of Turkish adults and university students. The Journal of Social Psychology, 142, 333-351.

 

İmamoğlu, E.O. & Karakitapoğlu Aygün, Z. (1999). 1970’lerden 1990’lara değerler: Üniversite düzeyinde gözlenen zaman, kuşak ve cinsiyet farklılıkları (Value preferences from 1970’s to 1990’s: Cohort, generation, and gender differences at a Turkish university). Türk Psikoloji Dergisi/Turkish Journal of Psychology, 14 (44), 1-22.

 

İmamoğlu, E. O. (1995). American students' expectations about relationships involving common/conflicting interests and equal/unequal power. Genetic, Social and General Psychology Monographs, 12 (4), 391-409.

 

İmamoğlu, E. O. (1991). Interpersonal consequences of expressing personal or team affect for team success or failure among Turkish students. The Journal of Psychology,125,(5), 509 - 524.

 

İmamoğlu, E.O. (1977). Children's understanding of intentionality from 5 to 12. In C.F.M. Van Lieshout and D.J. Ingram (Eds.), Stimulation of Social Development in Schools (Pp. 115-135). Amsterdam: Swets and Zeitlinger.

 

İmamoğlu, E. O. (1976). Attribution of intentionality as a function of age, outcome quality and affect for the actor. European Journal of Social Psychology, 6, 25-39.

 

İmamoğlu, E. O. (1975). Children's awareness and usage of intention cues. Child Development, 46, 39-45.