I'm an Assistant Professor at the Psychology Program of Sabanci University. I received my PhD from the VU University Amsterdam in the field of Clinical Child and Family Studies, and my Master's degree from Koc University in the field of Social Psychology. 

My research integrates social, clinical, personality, and developmental psychology. Broadly, my main interests are close relationships, self-regulation, and grief. Some of the topics in my research are as follows:

- What is the role of self-control in individual and relationship wellbeing (e.g., happiness, life satisfaction, trustworthy relationships, intimacy)?
- What is the link between self-control and interpersonal behaviors (e.g., intrusive behaviors, intimate partner violence)?
- How are life events (e.g., getting married, child loss, transition to parenthood) related to individual characteristics and interpersonal dynamics (e.g., self-esteem, self-control, forgiveness, finding meaning in loss, relationship satisfaction)?


http://psy.sabanciuniv.edu/en/program-description

Sabanci University Psychology Program

Universite Cd. No:27 34956 Tuzla/Istanbul Turkey

Tel: +90 216 4839122

Email: asumanbt@sabanciuniv.edu