Selin Topel obtained her BA in Psychology from Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey. She graduated from the Research Master’s programme in Developmental Psychology in 2020. During her studies, she conducted research at the Cognitive Developmental & Affective Physiology Lab at Leiden University and the Developmental Electrophysiology Lab at Yale Child Study Center where she investigated electrophysiological responses to social evaluative feedback in relation to social anxiety.
Her PhD project Resilience to Stress and Uncertainty, supervised by Prof. Ellen de Bruijn (clinical), Dr. Anna van Duijvenvoorde (developmental), and Dr. Henk van Steenbergen (cognitive), will focus on the relationship between resilience, uncertainty, and cognitive flexibility as part of the interdisciplinary Social Resilience and Security Programme.
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