My research interests focus on cultural differences in conceptions of self and social cognition with implications for health-related information processing, interpersonal relationships, and question comprehension and answering in survey contexts. Some of my current projects in collaboration with colleagues focus on (1) cultural conceptions of honour and roots of honour-related aggression, (2) ecocultural influences on cognitive and social psychological processes, (3) social, cultural, and religious correlates of attitudes toward interethnic and interfaith intimate relationships, and (4) the role of self-regulatory mechanisms in social cognition (e.g. processing of messages), social interaction (e.g., aggression), and well-being.
- Close Relationships
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Health Psychology
- Self and Identity
- Social Cognition
- Uskul, A. K., & Over, H. (in press). Responses to social exclusion in cultural context: Evidence from farming and herding communities. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
- Cross, S., Uskul, A. K., Gercek-Swing, B., Sunbay, Z., Ataca, B., & Karakitapoglu Z. (in press). Cultural prototypes and dimensions of honor. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
- Uskul, A. K., Oyserman, D., Schwarz, N., Lee, S. W., & Xu, A. J. (2013). How successful you have been in life depends on the response scale used: The role of cultural mindsets in pragmatic inferences drawn from question format. Social Cognition, 31, 222-236.
- Uskul, A. K., Cross, S., Gercek-Swing, B., Sunbay, Z., & Ataca, B. (2012). Honor bound: The cultural construction of honor in Turkey and the Northern US. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43, 1131-1151.
- Kitayama, S., & Uskul, A. K. (2011). Culture, mind, and the brain: Current evidence and future directions. Annual Review of Psychology, 62, 419-449.
- Uskul, A. K., Sherman, D., & Fitzgibbon, J. (2009). The cultural congruency effect: Culture, regulatory focus, and the effectiveness of gain- vs. loss-framed health messages. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 535-541.
- Kitayama, S., Park, H., Sevincer, A. T., Karasawa, M., & Uskul, A. K. (2009). A cultural task analysis of implicit independence: Comparing North America, Western Europe, and East Asia. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 236-255.
- Uskul, A. K., Kitayama, S., & Nisbett, R. N. (2008). Ecocultural basis of cognition: Farmers and fishermen are more holistic than herders. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 105, 8552-8556.
- Oyserman, D., Uskul, A. K., Yoder, N., Nesse, R., & Williams, D. (2007). Unfair treatment and self-regulatory focus. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 505-512.
- Uskul, A. K. (2004). Women's menarche stories from a multicultural sample. Social Science and Medicine, 59, 667-679.
- Uskul, A. K., Hynie, M., & Lalonde, R. (2004). Interdependence as a mediator between culture and interpersonal closeness for Euro-Canadians and Turks. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 35, 174-191.
- Uskul, A. K., & Ahmad. F. (2003). Physician-patient interaction: A gynecology clinic in Turkey. Social Science and Medicine, 57, 205-215.
- Uskul, A. K. (2010). Socio-cultural aspects of health and illness. In D. French, A. Kaptein, K. Vedhara, and J. Weinman (Eds.), Health psychology (pp. 347-359). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
- Oyserman, D., & Uskul, A. K. (2008). Individualism and collectivism: Societal-level processes with implications for individual-level and society-level outcomes. In F. van de Vijver, D. van Hemert, & Y. Poortinga (Eds.), Multilevel analysis of individuals and cultures (pp. 145-173). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Ayse K. Uskul
School of Psychology
University of Kent
Canterbury CT2 7NP
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