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Prof. Dr. E. Olcay İmamoğlu (Emeritus)


olcay imamoğlu


İletişim Bilgileri

Oda No: B226

Telefon: +90 312 210 5109

E-posta: eolcay@metu.edu.tr


Ph.D., University of Strathclyde, 1974.

M.A., University of Iowa, 1969.

B.S., Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, 1968.

Araştırma Alanları

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.

The Balanced Integration-Differentiation (BID) Model ile ilgili yayınları

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


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.

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.

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.