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
- Atkins, D., Uskul, A. K., & Cooper, N. (2016). Culture shapes empathy in response to physically and socially painful events. Emotion, 16, 587–601.
- Uskul, A. K., & Kikutani, M. (2014). Concerns about losing face moderate the effect of visual perspective on health-related intentions and behaviors. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 55, 201-209.
- Cross, S., Uskul, A. K., Gercek-Swing, B., Sunbay, Z., Ataca, B., & Karakitapoglu Z. (2014). Cultural prototypes and dimensions of honor. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 232-249.
- 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.
- Kitayama, S., & Uskul, A. K. (2011). Culture, mind, and the brain: Current evidence and future directions. Annual Review of Psychology, 62, 419-449.
- Over, H. & Uskul, A. K.* (2016). Culture moderates children’s responses to ostracism situations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, 710-724. (*joint first authors)
- 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., & Ahmad. F. (2003). Physician-patient interaction: A gynecology clinic in Turkey. Social Science and Medicine, 57, 205-215.
- Uskul, A. K., Cross, S., Alozkan, C., Gercek-Swing, B., Ataca, B., & Sunbay Z. (2014). Emotional responses to honor situations in Turkey and the U.S. Cognition and Emotion, 28, 1057-1075.
- 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.
- 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., 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.
- Uskul, A. K., & Over, H. (2014). Responses to social exclusion in cultural context: Evidence from farming and herding communities. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106, 752-771.
- 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., 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Ayse K. Uskul
School of Psychology
University of Kent
Canterbury CT2 7NP
- Phone: +44 (0)1227 824071
- Fax: +44 (0)1227 827030