Zeynep Kapısız


Zeynep Kapısız is a research assistant at the chair of Social Theory and Social Psychology at Ruhr University Bochum. Since October 2019 she works in the DFG-funded research project entitled "Cultural Transformations and Adaptations of Psychological Knowledge by Parents in Turkey. A Qualitative Study".

Between 2009 and 2013 she studied Psychology (B.S.) at Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara and then she has graduated in M.A. Developmental Psychology. In her master's thesis; the relationship between perceived social support from family / friends and the characteristics of autobiographical narratives about family / friends among young and older adults was researched. During her master's studies, she worked in the Developmental Neuropsychology Laboratory at Ruhr University as an Erasmus + exchange student.



In addition to her academic experience, she has worked as a psychologist with Turkish and Syrian children and families in Izmir.

Research interests:

• Autobiographical memory characteristics

• Life span development of narratives

• Functions of autobiographical memory

• Parenting

• Cultural Psychology

• Qualitative methods



Zeynep Kapisiz, M.A.

Ruhr-University Bochum

Faculty of Social Science

Faculty of Social Theory and Social Psychology

Universitätsstr. 150

Building GD, E1 / 211

D-44801 Bochum

Tel .: +49 (0) 234 32 - 19669

E-Mail: zeynep.kapisiz@rub.de