Multiple Conflicting Identities: Identity Integration


Koc, Y. , Sahin, H. , Garner, A., & Anderson. J.R. _ (2022). Societal acceptance increases Muslim-gay identity integration for highly religious individuals… but only when the ingroup status is stable. Self and Identity .


Manzi, C.,Koc, Y. , Benet-Martinez, V., & Reverberi, E. (2022). Identity Integration matters: Working from home parents during the COVID-19 health emergency. Self and Identity.


Anderson, J. , Kiernan, E., & Koc, Y. (2022). The protective role of identity integration against internalized sexual prejudice for religious gay men. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality .


Koc, Y., Sahin, H. , Garner, A., & Anderson.J. R. (2021). Societal acceptance increases Muslim-gay identity integration for highly religious individuals… but only when the ingroup status is stable. Self and Identity .


Mitha, K., Ali, S., & Koc, Y. (2021). Challenges to intersectional identity integration among sexual minority British Muslim South Asian men. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychologist y.

Anderson, J., & Koc, Y. (2020). Identity integration as a protective factor against guilt and shame for religious men who have sex with men. Journal of Sex Research .


Koc, Y., & Vignoles, V. (2018). Global identification helps reduce identity conflict among Turkish gay men. Psychology and Sexuality, 9,  329-342.


Koc, Y., & Vignoles, V. (2016). Global identification predicts gay-male identity among gay men in Turkey. British Journal of Social Psychology, 55, 643-661.


Experiences of the Disadvantaged Groups


*Akkurt, B. , Coymak, A., & Koc, Y. (2022). Re-constructing the meaning of aid through the politicization of communities in a welfare state: The psychological responses to the governmental aid plans against Covid-19 in Turkey. In E. O'Dwyer & LG Silva Souza (Eds.), Psychosocial perspectives on community responses to Covid-19: Networks of Trust and Social Change.


Coskan, C., Baysu, G., & Koc, Y. (2022). Routes to collective action among opposition elections: Testing efficacy, anger, and injustice in Turkey's repeated elections. In H. Cakal & S. Husnu (Eds.), Examining Complex Intergroup Relations: Through the Lens of Turkey.


Koc, Y. , Akkurt, B. , Aksu, A. , Dogan, Z. , Sengul, D. , &Anderson, J. (2022). Missing the good old days: Investigating outgroup attitudes through collective nostalgia and global identification. In H. Cakal & S. Husnu (Eds.), Examining Complex Intergroup Relations: Through the Lens of Turkey.


Salvati, M. & Koc, Y. (2022). Advancing research into the social psychology of sexual orientations and gender identities: Current research and future directions. European Journal of Social Psychology.


Ram. Y. (in press). Lack of ordinary privileges in a gay men's life: Navigating through privileged systems. In E. Rodríguez-Dorans & J. Holmes (Eds.), The Everyday Lives of Gay Men: Autoethnographies of the Ordinary. Routledge.

Bagci, SC, Verkuyten, M., & Koc, Y. , Turnuklu, A., Piyale, ZE, & Bekmezci, E. (2020). Being tolerated and being discriminated against: Links to well-being through threatened social identity needs. European Journal of Social Psychology.


Bourguignon, D., Teixeira, CP, Koc, Y. , Outten, R., Faniko, K., & Schmitt, M. (2020).On the protective role of identification with a stigmatized identity: Promoting engagement and discouraging disengagement coping strategies. European Journal of Social Psychology .


Anderson, J. R. , Campbell, M., & Koc, Y., (2020). A qualitative exploration of the impact of the marriage equality debate on same-sex attracted Australians. Australian Psychologist.


Hinton, J., Anderson, J.R., & Koc, Y. (2019). Exploring the relationship between gay men's self- and meta-stereotype endorsement with well-being and self-worth. Psychology and Sexuality.


Sheik, M., Koc, Y., & Anderson, J. R. (2019).A qualitative exploration of tertiary education experiences of refugee and asylum seekers in Australia. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk .


Anderson, J., Holland, E., Koc, Y., & Haslam, N. (2018). iObjectify: Exploring self- and other- objectification processes on Grindr, a platform for men who have sex with men. European Journal of Social Psychology, 48, 600-613.


Anderson,J. , Guan, Y., &Koc, Y. (2016). The academic adjustment scale: Measuring the adjustment of permanent resident or sojourner students. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 54, 68-76.


Koc, Y. (2016). Grindr as a participant recruitment tool for research with men who have sex with men.International Psychology Bulletin, 20(4), 27-31. HERE to DOWNLOAD.


Perceptions of Minoritized Groups

*Weitz, BM , & Koc, Y. (2022). Examining the role of status on the perceptions of gay disparaging humour using relational models. Current Psychology.


Barkema, W., & Koc, Y. (2021). Facilitators and barriers to contact between asylum seekers and their Dutch neighbours. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy.


Hinton, J.D.X., De la Piedad Garcia, X, Kauffman, L., M., Koc, Y., & Anderson, J. R. (2021). Understanding the role of identity centrality within the LGBTIQ+ population: A systematic and meta-analytic review. Journal of Sex Research.


Hazel, C.M.,Koc, Y., O’Brien, S., Fielding-Smith, S., Hayward, M. (2021). Enhancing mental health awareness in emergency services (the ENHANcE I project): A cross-sectional survey on mental health stigma amongst emergency services staff. BJPsych Open.


Moor, L., Kapelles, T.,Koc, Y., & Anderson, J.R.,(2019). Predicting explicit and implicit attitudes toward gay men using the dual process model of prejudice and dark tetrad. Personality and Individual Differences.


Van Assche, J.,  Koc, Y., & Roets, A., (2019).Religion or ideology? On the origin of sexism. Personality and Individual Differences, 139, 191-197.


Koc, Y., & Anderson, K. (2018). Social distance toward Syrian refugees: The role of intergroup anxiety in facilitating positive relations.Journal of Social Issues.


Anderson, J., Koc, Y., & Falomir-Pichastor, J. M., (2018). The English version of the Attitudes towards Homosexuality Scale. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 77, 117-126.


Anderson, J., & Koc, Y. (2015). Exploring implicit and explicit antigay attitudes in Muslim and Atheist samples. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45, 687-701.



New Masculinities


Eslen-Ziya, H., & Koc, Y. (2016). Being a gay man in Turkey: Internalized sexual prejudice as a function of prevalent hegemonic masculinity perceptions. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 18 , 799-811.



Culture and Organizations


Koc, Y. , Gulseren, D., & Lyubykh, Z. (2021). Masculinity contest culture reduces organizational citizenship behaviors through decreased organizational identification. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied .


Smith, PB, Easterbrook, MJ, Koc, Y., Lun, VMC, Papastylianou, D., Grigoryan, L., … Chobthamkit, P. (2021). Is an emphasis on dignity, honor and face more an attribute of individuals or of cultural groups? Cross-Cultural Research.


Sunar, D., Cesur, S., Piyale, ZE, Tepe, B., Biten. AF, Hill, C., & Koc, Y. (2021). People respond with different moral emotions to violations in different relational models: A cross-cultural comparison. emotion _


Smith, PB, Easterbrook, MJ, Al-Selim, H., Lun, VMC, Koc, Y. Gul, P., … Chobthamkit, P. (2020). Sex differences in self-construal and in depression: Predictors of cross-national variation. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology .


Smith, P.B., Easterbrook, M., Blount, J., Koc, Y., Harb, C., Torres, C., ... Rizwan, M. (2017). Culture as perceived context: An exploration of the distinction between dignity, face and honor cultures. Acta de Investigacion Psicologica, 7 , 2568-2576.





Booth RW, Peker M, Yavuz BB, Aksu A. Estimated probabilities of positive, etc. negative, events show separable correlations with COVID-19 preventive behaviors. Persian Individual Dif. 2022 Jun;191:111576. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2022.111576


Salali, G., Uysal, M., Bozyel, G., Akpinar, E., & Aksu, A. (2022). Does social influence affect COVID-19 vaccination intention among the unvaccinated? Evolutionary Human Sciences, 1-23. doi:10.1017/ehs. 2022.29


Donato, S., Brugnera, A., Adorni, R., Molgora, S., Reverberi, E., Manzi, C., Angeli, M., Bagirova, A., Benet-Martinez, V., Camilleri, L., Camilleri-Cassar, F., Kazasi, E. H., Meil, G., Symeonaki, M., Aksu, A., Batthyany, K., Brazienė, R., Genta, N., Masselot, A., & Morrissey, S. (2022). Workers’ individual and dyadic coping with the COVID-19 health emergency: A cross-cultural study. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 02654075221119066.


Fu X, Zhu K, Li S, Zhang M, Kan Y, Hu Z, Guo H, Zhang M. Altruistic behaviour decreases agent's unhealthy food intake: Based on the self-determination theory model of vitality. Int J Psychol. 2023 Aug;58(4):341-350. doi: 10.1002/ijop.12902


Fu X, Li S, Shen C, Zhu K, Zhang M, Liu Y, Zhang M. Effect of prosocial behavior on school bullying victimization among children and adolescents: Peer and student-teacher relationships as mediators. J Adolesc. 2023 Feb;95(2):322-335. doi: 10.1002/jad.12116. 


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