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Dr. Gizem Arikan

Assistant Professor (Political Science)

Dr. Arikan received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey and her Ph.D. from Stony Brook University, USA. Her main fields of study are political psychology and comparative political behavior. Dr. Arikan's work focuses on the psychological processes and mechanisms that underlie the effect of religiosity on political attitudes using both cross-national survey data and experiments carried out in multiple political settings. Her works have appeared in journals such as American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Political Psychology, and Political Behavior. She is the winner of Turkish Academy of Sciences 2015 Young Scientist Outstanding Achievement Award and Science Academy's Young Scientist Award 2016.
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Invited panelist in Roundtable titled The Psychology of Democracy, 4th Annual Political Psychology Conference, UK (Invited) 22-02-2022
International Society of Political Psychology Summer Academy Director, 2020-2025 2020-2025
Editorial Board member, Political Behavior (journal) 2019-present
Editorial board member, Cambridge Elements in Political Psychology (monograph series), 2019-present 2019-present
Editorial Board member, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion 2018-2020
American Political Science Association (APSA) Religion and Politics Section Aaron Wildavsky Best Dissertation Award Committee Member 2017
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Political Science Association of Ireland 2019 present
European Political Science Association 2017 present
International Society of Political Psychology (Elected Governing Council Member, 2015-2018) 2011 present
American Political Science Association 2004 present
Identity Politics and Genuine Understanding of Democracy in, editor(s)Ashley Weinberg , Psychology of Democracy: Of the People, By the People, For the People, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2022, pp354 - 376, [Gizem Arikan and Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Vishkin, Allon, Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom, Gizem Arikan, and Jeremy Ginges, A Motivational Framework of Religion: Tying Together the Why and the How of Religion, European Journal of Social Psychology, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Gunay, Defne, and Gizem Arikan, The Public as an Audience for the Securitization of Climate Change: Facilitating Conditions at the Identification Stage, Journal of International Relations and Development, 2022, Journal Article, IN_PRESS  DOI
Arikan, Gizem, Sociotropic and Personal Threats and Authoritarian Reactions during Covid-19, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Gizem Arikan and Defne Gunay, Public attitudes towards climate change: A cross-country analysis, The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 23, (1), 2021, p158 - 174, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom, Gizem Arikan, Allon Vishkin, Religion and Democratic Commitment: A Unifying Motivational Framework, Political Psychology, 2021, p75 - 108, Notes: [Special Issue: Advances in Political Psychology], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Gizem Arikan, Gizem Melek, Defne Gunay, Emotions in Climate Change Communication: An Experimental Investigation., Communications: European Journal of Communication Research, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Kimmo Eriksson, Pontus Strimling, Michele Gelfand, Junhui Wu, Jered Abernathy, Charity S. Akotia, Alisher Aldashev, Per A. Andersson, Giulia Andrighetto, Adote Anum, Gizem Arikan, ... & Paul A. M. Van Lange , Perceptions of the appropriate response to norm violation in 57 societies, Nature Communications, 12, 2021, p1481-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Crepaz, Michele and Gizem Arikan, Information Disclosure and Political Trust during the Covid-19 Crisis: Experimental Evidence from Ireland, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 2021, p96 - 108, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Democratic Norms and Religion in, editor(s)Paul A. Djupe, Mark J. Rozell, and Ted Jelen , Oxford Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion, Oxford University Press, 2020, pp241 - 261, [Arikan, Gizem and Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL

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De Vries, J., Smith, R., Skopek, J., Coughlan, P., Arikan, G. & Byrne, M., WE VALUE YOUR OPINION OF QUALITY IN TRINITY, Appendix to ISER, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Sept, 2021, p1 - 49, Notes: [This report is relevant to ascertaining quality of education at Trinity College Dublin and is therefore related to educational policy.], Report, PUBLISHED


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The Science Academy of Turkey Young Scientists Award 2016
Turkish Academy of Sciences Outstanding Young Scientist Award 2015