Biography

Ahmet Çoymak (for the pronunciation: Choymok) is a transnational peace activist and a peace psychologist. He received his MSc degree from the social psychology graduate program at Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey by researching the psychological dynamics of intractable Kurdish-Turkish conflict. Then, he moved to Northern Ireland to receive his PhD in political psychology at Queen’s University Belfast 2015 by studying on the complex nature of multiple social identities and intergroup trust in the aftermath of the bitter conflict between Protestant and Catholic communities in Northern Ireland. His PhD project was awarded by Institute of Child Care Research at Queen’s University Belfast. As a WEISS research scholar at Barnard College, Columbia University Psychology department, he studied his cross-national research on national identity contents and justice perception in human nature with collaboration with the University of Connecticut. He is currently affiliated with and a founder of the School of Psychology at Abdullah Gul University, Kayseri Turkey. His primary interests in political psychology include but are not limited to, the content of social self, gender relationships, civic engagement, political trust, stereotypes and prejudice.

Education Information

2018 - 2020

2018 - 2020

Post Doctorate

Columbia University in the City of New York, Barnard College, Psychology (Barnard), United States Of America

2017 - 2018

2017 - 2018

Post Doctorate

University of Connecticut, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology, United States Of America

2009 - 2015

2009 - 2015

Doctorate

The Queen''s University of Belfast, Engineering and Psychical Science , Psychology, England

2007 - 2009

2007 - 2009

Post Graduate

Middle East Technical University, Faculty Of Arts And Sciences, Department Of Psychology, Turkey

Dissertations

2015

2015

Doctorate

The dynamics of citizenship, multiple identities, and intergroup trust, among young people in Northern Ireland

Queen's University Belfast, Engineering and Physical Science , Psychology

2009

2009

Post Graduate

Association of religious identification, secular identification, perceived discrimination, and political trust with ethnic and societal (national) identification

Middle East Technical University, Faculty Of Arts And Sciences, Department Of Psychology

Foreign Languages

A1 Beginner

A1 Beginner

Spanish

C2 Mastery

C2 Mastery

English

Research Areas

Social Psychology, Political Psychology, Applied Psychology

Academic Titles / Tasks

2020 - Continues

2020 - Continues

Assistant Professor

Abdullah Gul University, İnsan Ve Toplum Bilimleri Fakültesi, Psikoloji

2018 - 2020

2018 - 2020

Visiting Lecturer

Columbia University in the City of New York, Barnard College, Psychology

2012 - 2017

2012 - 2017

Research Assistant

Suleyman Demirel University

2014 - 2015

2014 - 2015

Lecturer

Izmir University Of Economics, Faculty Of Arts And Scıences, Department Of Psychology

2009 - 2012

2009 - 2012

Research Assistant

The Queen''s University of Belfast, Engineering and Physical Science , Psychology

2004 - 2009

2004 - 2009

Research Assistant

Middle East Technical University, Faculty Of Arts And Sciences, Department Of Psychology

Managerial Experience

2020 - Continues

2020 - Continues

Head of Department

Abdullah Gul University, İnsan Ve Toplum Bilimleri Fakültesi, Psychology

Courses

Under Graduate

Under Graduate

Social Psychology of Food in the Context of Global Pandemic

Under Graduate

Under Graduate

Psychology for Everyday Life

Representation and Promotion Activities

Being successful and the psychological construction for the meaning of success. Seminar speech at the event "Being Successful during the Pandemic"

Institutional Representation, Yahya Kemal Beyatlı Ortaokulu (Online), Turkey, Kayseri, 2021 - 2021

How do COVID19 Prevention Policies Impact on Science? The Social Representations of Psychology in Turkey. Invited talk at BPS's Free Networking Event

Institutional Representation, The British Psychological Society's Wessex Branch, England, Brighton, 2020 - 2020

Articles Published in Journals That Entered SCI, SSCI and AHCI Indexes

2020

2020

Editorial: Conflict Resolution and Peace Building in the Context of Group Dynamics

Çoymak A. , Uluğ Ö. M. , Göregenli M., Çakal H.

Türk Psikoloji Dergisi, vol.35, pp.1-12, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) Creative Commons License

2020

2020

Functions of Social Representations in Honour Violence: The "Other East" as Responsible

Coymak A.

SOCIAL JUSTICE RESEARCH, vol.33, no.3, pp.284-307, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

2012

2012

Motorcycle accidents, rider behaviour, and psychological models

ÖZKAN T., Lajunen T., Dogruyol B., Yildirim Z., Coymak A.

ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION, vol.49, pp.124-132, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

Articles Published in Other Journals

Refereed Congress / Symposium Publications in Proceedings

2017

2017

Lay understandings of armed drones in the UK, USA and Turkey

O’Dwyer E., ÇOYMAK A.

Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), Edinburgh, Saint Helena, 29 June - 02 July 2017

2019

2019

Reconceptualization of national identity through the comparative national contexts and its’ implications on Northern Ireland peace process

ÇOYMAK A.

8th Historical Dialogues, Justice Memory Network, Columbia University, New York, United States Of America, 12 - 14 December 2019

2019

2019

Do we always perceive a person courageous that we share similar moral convictions: An experiment on immigration laws in the US

YALÇINDAĞ B. , ÇOYMAK A. , Skitka L.

42nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Lizbon, Portugal, 12 - 15 July 2019

2019

2019

It is not a hope for bread, but hope for human dignity: Psycho-political dynamics of emigration.

ÇOYMAK A. , PRATTO F., YALÇINDAĞ B. , ZEINEDDINE F.

42nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), Lizbon, Portugal, 12 - 15 July 2019

2018

2018

How femicide has become “other’s problem”: The function of differentiated social representations in honour killings in Turkey

ÇOYMAK A.

Global Solidarity Strategy Meeting to End Violence Against Women, Gender Justice and Peace, New York, United States Of America, 06 December 2018

2018

2018

Conflict, peace, human nature: Multiple social identity dynamics in the aftermath of Northern Ireland conflict

ÇOYMAK A.

The Laboratory of Intergroup Relations and the Social Mind at Columbia University, New York, United States Of America, 01 December 2018

2018

2018

The effect of moral values on predicting attitudes towards different social groups.

YALÇINDAĞ B. , ÖZKAN T., ÇOYMAK A.

41st Annual Meeting of International Society for Political Psychology (ISPP), San-Antonio, Northern Mariana Islands, 4 - 07 July 2018

2018

2018

Our government is fair if we can get to what we need: Political restrictions on access to assets delegitimizes governments

Pratto F., Zeineddine F., ÇOYMAK A. , al e.

Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), San-Antonio, Northern Mariana Islands, 03 July 2018 - 07 July 2017

2018

2018

At the heart of the intractable intergroup conflict: Identity and Nation

ÇOYMAK A.

Seminar at the Sociology Department of Yale University, New Haven, United States Of America, 10 April 2018

2016

2016

Milli kimliğin anlamı nedir? Özcü ya da sivil milli kimlik içeriğinin psikolojik inşası.

ÇOYMAK A. , O’Dwyer E.

I. Sosyal Psikoloji Kongresi, Ankara, Turkey, 17 - 19 November 2016, pp.30-44

2017

2017

Contextual Effects on the Associations amongst the Dynamics of Multiple Identities, Citizenship, and Intergroup Trust over Time

ÇOYMAK A. , Gheorghiu M.

Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), Edinburgh, Saint Helena, 29 June - 02 July 2017

2017

2017

Ascriptive or Constructive Citizenship? Psychological Construction of Meaning in National Identity

ÇOYMAK A. , O’Dwyer E.

Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), Edinburgh, Saint Helena, 29 June - 02 July 2017

2016

2016

Bir üst kimlik hepimize yeter mi? Sosyal kimlik dinamikleri

ÇOYMAK A.

19. Ulusal Psikoloji Kongresi, İzmir, Turkey, 5 - 07 September 2016

2016

2016

Moderated mediation approach to assessing the impact of identity content on intergroup trust in post-conflict society

ÇOYMAK A.

Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), Warszawa, Poland, 13 - 16 June 2016

2011

2011

‘I don’t know who I am, but I know who I am not’: Self projection on National Identity in post-conflict Northern Ireland.

ÇOYMAK A. , Lyons E., Gheorghiu M., Niens U.

Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), 09 July 2011 - 12 July 2012

2012

2012

Identity dynamics among adolescents in post-conflict Northern Ireland

ÇOYMAK A. , Lyons E., GHEORGHIU M., NIENS U.

Annual Seminars Series of QUB, Belfast, England, 5 - 06 April 2012

2012

2012

Building Inter-Group Trust in Post-Conflict Situations: The Role of Different Constructions of Identities and Citizenship in Northern Ireland

ÇOYMAK A.

Conference on Conflicts and Identities in Contemporary Kurdistan in Comparative Context, Amman, Jordan, 26 - 29 February 2012

Books & Book Chapters

2016

2016

Namus, Özel Alan ve Siyaset Dışılıktan Sivil Katılıma Doğru: Politik Psikoloji Perspektifinden Bir Vatandaşlık Biçimi Olarak 21. Yüzyilda Kadın Kimliği

ÇOYMAK A.

in: Ekonomi, Sosyoloji ve Kadın, Volkan Yücel Süleyman Öğrekci, Editor, Kriter, İstanbul, pp.1-15, 2016

2015

2015

VATANDAŞLIĞIN PSİKOLOJİSİ VE POLİTİK GÜVEN

ÇOYMAK A. , GHEORGHIU M., NIENS U., LYONS E.

in: Siyaset Psikolojisi, DİRİLEN GÜMÜŞ, ÖZLEM , Editor, NOBEL AKADEMİK YAYINCILIK, Ankara, pp.257-280, 2015

Activities in Scientific Journals

2016 - Continues

2016 - Continues

Türk Psikoloji Dergisi

Assistant Editor

Scientific Refereeing

May 2021

May 2021

TUBITAK Project

3501 - National Young Researcher Career Development Program, Abdullah Gul University, Turkey

October 2020

October 2020

TÜRK PSİKOLOJİ YAZILARI

National Scientific Refreed Journal

September 2020

September 2020

TUBITAK Project

1001 - Program for Supporting Scientific and Technological Research Projects, Abdullah Gul University, Turkey

May 2020

May 2020

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY

Journal Indexed in SSCI

March 2020

March 2020

Psychology of Violence

Journal Indexed in SSCI

October 2018

October 2018

Feminism & Psychology

Journal Indexed in SSCI

January 2018

January 2018

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONFLICT AND VIOLENCE

Journal Indexed in SSCI

August 2015

August 2015

Mental Health, Religion And Culture

Other Indexed Journal

March 2013

March 2013

National Identities

Other Indexed Journal



Edit Congress and Symposium Activities

2018

2018

Global Solidarity Strategy Meeting to End Violence Against Women

Panelists

New York-United States Of America

2018

2018

The Laboratory of Intergroup Relations and the Social Mind at Columbia University

Invited Speaker

New York-United States Of America

Invited Talks

August 2020

August 2020

the British Psychological Society, Wessex Branch webinar & networking event

Seminar

the British Psychological Society-England

September 2018

September 2018

A voyage of being obnoxious academics in the rise of 21st century authoritarianism: Identity content theory and its implications for the intergroup conflicts

Seminar

New School University-United States Of America

April 2018

April 2018

At the heart of the intractable intergroup conflict: Identity and Nation

Seminar

Yale University-United States Of America

September 2017

September 2017

Conflict and identity: Human Nature in Political Psychology

Seminar

University of Connecticut-United States Of America

Scholarships

2018 - 2020

2018 - 2020

WEISS International Visiting

Official Institutions of Foreign Countries

2017 - 2018

2017 - 2018

2219 Post Graduate Research Award

TUBITAK

2016 - 2016

2016 - 2016

ECC Travelling Awards

Other International Organizations

2009 - 2012

2009 - 2012

PhD Scholarship

Official Institutions of Foreign Countries

Citations

Total Citations (WOS): 54

h-index (WOS): 2

Announcements & Documents