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Ciftci, Oyku
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Oyku Ciftci

Teaching Assistant
Department of Human Development and Family Sciences


Research advisor is Dr. Marci Gleason
oyku.ciftci@utexas.edu


Postal Address
108 E DEAN KEETON ST
AUSTIN, TX 78712

Oyku is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Human Development and Family Sciences department. Her primary area of interest is romantic relationships. She is specifically interested in how the daily interactions (e.g. shared activities, sacrifices) of couples affect their personal and relational well-being. 

 

B.A. Psychology, Bilkent University

M.A. Psychology, Bilkent University

M.A. Human Development and Family Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin

 

Research Advisor

Dr. Marci Gleason

 

 

 

Publications

  • Totenhagen, C. J., Randall, A. K., Bar-Kalifa, E., Ciftci, O., & Gleason, M. (2022). Daily stress and relationship quality: A two-decade scoping review from an intersectional lens. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. https://doi.org/10.1177/02654075221095870
  • Williamson, H. C., Bornstein, J. X., Cantu, V., Ciftci, O., Farnish, K. A., & Schouweiler, M. T. (2022). How diverse are the samples used to study intimate relationships? A systematic review. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 39(4), 1087–1109. https://doi.org/10.1177/02654075211053849
  • Neff, L. A., Gleason, M. E. J., Crockett, E. E., & Ciftci, O. (2022). Blame the pandemic: Buffering the association between stress and relationship quality during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 13(2), 522–532. https://doi.org/10.1177/19485506211022813

 

Fellowships & Awards

  • Fulbright Ph.D. Fellowship (2019-2024)
  • Dean’s Prestigious Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin  (2019-2021)
  • IARR Steve Duck New Scholars Award (2022)

First-Author Presentations

  • Ciftci, O., Gleason, M. E. (2023) Why New Parents Should Play Together? : Emotional Capital Buffers Couples from Relational Threats During the Transition to Parenthood, Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social and Personality Psychology, Atlanta, GA. 
  • Ciftci, O., Gleason, M. E., Neff, L. A., & Crockett, E. E., Walsh C. (2022) The Buffering Role of Emotional Capital Against Relationship Threats During a Major Life Stressor, Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social and Personality Psychology, San Francisco, CA. 
  • Ciftci, O., Gleason, M. E., & Rafaeli, E. (2021) Co-Parenting and Daily Relationship Experiences during the Transition to Parenthood, Symposium talk presented at IARR 2021 Conference, London, UK (virtual). 
  • Ciftci, O., Gunaydin, G., Selcuk, E., Urganci, B., & Yalcintas, S. (2018). The Role of Big-Five Personality Traits in Perceived Responsiveness During Getting-Acquainted Interactions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social and Personality Psychology, Atlanta, GA. 
  • Ciftci, O., Gunaydin, G., Selcuk, E., Urganci, B., & Yalcintas, S. (2017). Language Style Matching During Face-to-Face Interactions. Poster presented at the 4th International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science, Ankara, Turkey. 

Graduate Teaching Assistant                                                                                               

  • HDF 304: Family Relationships: Honors
  • HDF 378: Theories of Child and Family Development
  • HDF 340: Ethical, Philosophical, & Developmental Issues
  • HDF 266: Guidance in Adult-Child Interactions
  • HDF 313: Child Development