Welcome to

Koc Social Identities Lab

Koc Social Identities Lab was formed in 2018 at University of Groningen.

Our aim is to bring together students working with Dr. Yasin Koc on their internships or bachelor and masters theses, and provide them a platform to think, discuss, and conduct research collaboratively. 


We are a dynamic group. As our members graduated and moved on with their academic careers, they continued to collaborate with us, and now we have members across the world.


As a group, we aim to apply and extend the social identity approach to study disadvantaged groups focusing both on their engagement with social change processes and on their wellbeing. 


Get to know our team and have a look at our research projects and publications.


We all belong to various social groups.

These group memberships shape how we see ourselves and others. Some group memberships provide us with pride and positive emotions, whereas due to some other group memberships, we face prejudice and discrimination.

In Koc Social Identities Lab, we get inspired by societal issues and we do research on identity and intergroups processes.


Dr Yasin Koc, Lab Director

Assistant Professor of Social Psychology

University of Groningen