Berna Güroğlu is associate professor in the Developmental and Educational Psychology unit of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University.
“Social interactions form the cornerstone of relationships which are among the most significant social developmental contexts across the life span.”
Berna Güroğlu is associate professor in the Developmental and Educational Psychology unit of the Leiden University – Institute for Psychological Research. She joined the Brain and Development Lab as a postdoctoral researcher in Feb 2008. Since February 2010 she is a principal investigator in the lab. Berna received her BA in mathematics at Koç University and MA in developmental psychology at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey. She received her PhD in April 2008 in developmental psychology at the Radboud University Nijmegen with her dissertation project on ‘ Development of dyadic peer relationships: Friendships and antipathies’. During her postdoctoral work she examined the neurocognitive development of social decision-making between ages 8-25 using economic exchange paradigms such as the Ultimatum Game and brain imaging techniques.
Her research line relates to brain development and neural processes involved in social and emotional development across childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. She is particularly interested in neural correlates of functioning in the context of dyadic peer relationships in adolescence.
For CV, publication list and full details of her research program, see Brain and Development Lab.