Yrd .Doç. Dr İbrahim Şenay



İnsan ve Toplum Bilimleri Fakültesi
Psikoloji Bölümü
Dahili No : 
ibrahimsenay@sehir.edu.tr

EDUCATION
2006, Ph.D., Psychology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2003, M.A., Psychology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2001, B.A., Psychology, Koç University, Istanbul

POSITIONS
2012- present, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Istanbul Sehir University, Istanbul

2010- 2012, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Counseling,Zirve University, Gaziantep

2008- 2010, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL (60% research)

2006- 2008, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Social and Behavioral Research Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD (100% research)

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Social Cognition, Goals and Motivation, Self-Regulation, Self-Talk, Response Regulation, Behavior Change, Decision Making, Communication, Risk Perception, Perspective Taking

TEACHING INTERESTS
Social Cognition, Social Psychology, Communication and Decision Making, Psychology of Neuroscience, Introduction to Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Experimental Design, Statistics, Health Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

MANUSCRIPTS & PUBLICATIONS

Prokop, P., Rantala, M. J., Usak, M., & Senay, I. (in press). Is a woman’s preference for chest hair in men influenced by parasite threat? Archives of Sexual Behavior. 

Senay, I., Kaphingst, K. A., & Alford, S. H. (2012). Judging risk for multiple diseases: The role of disease worry. Journal of Health Psychology. Published online before print on July 27 as DOI: 10.1177/1359105312437263.

Persky, S., Kaphingst K. A., Allen, V. C., & Senay, I. (2011). The effect of racial discordance with a virtual doctor on lung cancer risk perception among African-Americans. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41, S81.
Senay, I., Albarracin, D., & Noguchi, K. (2010). Motivating goal-directed behavior through introspective self-talk: The role of the interrogative form of simple future tense. Psychological Science, 21, 499- 504.

Senay, I., & Kaphingst, K. A. (2009). Anchoring-and-adjustment bias in communication of disease risk. Medical Decision Making, 29, 193- 201.

Senay, I., & Keysar, B. (2009). Keeping track of speaker’s perspective: The role of social identity. Discourse Processes, 46, 401- 425.

Senay, I. (2008). Spatial proximity to category boundaries enhances stereotype-based judgments. Social Cognition, 26, 438- 446.

Kuntay, A. C., & Senay, I. (2003). Narratives beget narratives: Rounds of stories in Turkish preschool conversations. Journal of Pragmatics, 35, 559- 587.

PRESENTATIONS
Senay, I., & Albarracin, D. (July, 2011). Ask yourself a question to get motivated but only if you are not already motivated. Paper presented at the 12thEuropean Congress of Psychology, Istanbul.

Persky, S., Allen, V. C., Senay, I., & Kaphingst, K. (May, 2011). Cancer risk processing in virtual encounters with racially concordant or discordant Physicians. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science 23rd Convention, Washington, DC.

Persky, S., Kaphingst, K., Allen, V. C., & Senay, I. (April, 2011). Lung cancer risk processing by African-American patients in virtual encounters with racially concordant or discordant physicians. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Persky, S., Kaphingst, K., Allen, V., & Senay, I. (April, 2011). Processing of family history and lifestyle-based lung cancer risk information received from a racially concordant or discordant virtual physician. Poster presented at Translating ELSI: International Congress on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genomics, Chapel Hill, NC.

Persky, S., Kaphingst, K., Allen, V. C., & Senay, I. (January, 2011). Lung cancer risk processing by African-American patients in virtual encounters with racially concordant or discordant physicians. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology 12th Annual Meeting, St. Antonio, TX.

Persky, S., Allen, V., Senay, I., & Kaphingst, K. (September, 2010). Risk perception processing among African-American patients in virtual encounters with racially concordant or discordant physicians. Poster presented at the EACH (European Association for Communication in Healthcare) International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Verona.

Wang, W., Senay, I., Albarracin, D., & McCulloch, K. C. (January, 2010). Facilitation of action vs. inaction during simultaneous pursuit of action vs. inaction goals in a complex Go/No-Go Task. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology 11th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Allen, V., Persky, S., Senay, I., Lachance, C., & Kaphingst, K. (November, 2009). Racial match between doctors and patients and the adjustment of disease risk perceptions. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association 137th Annual Meeting & Exposition, Philedelphia, PA.

Kaphingst, K.A., Persky, S., Senay, I., Allen, V.C., & Lachance, C. (October, 2009). Examining the effects of racial match between doctors and patients on adjustment of disease risk perceptions using virtual reality technology. Poster presented at the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Miami Beach, FL.

Senay, I., Koehly, L., Kaphingst, K., & Hadley D. (March, 2009). Disease worry can sometimes lead to greater adjustment of disease risk perception. Poster presented at the Science of Behavior Change Symposium, Champaign, IL.

Senay, I., Persky, S., & Kaphingst, K. (May, 2008). The effect of racial category on adjustment of disease risk perception. Poster presented at the Translating ELSI: International Congress on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genomics, Cleveland, OH.

Senay, I. (May, 2007). Social category salience increases near a spatial boundary between two social categories. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science 19th Convention, Washington, DC.

Senay, I., & Keysar, B. (May, 2006). Remembering who uses which perspective in Communication: The role of group identity. Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

PRESS & MEDIA COVERAGE
“A month later: Why new year’s resolutions fail too often and too soon.” Medill Reports. February, 2011.

“Will I or Won’t I.” Experience Life, January/February 2011.

“Can we fix it' is the right question to ask.” Telegraph, June 19, 2010.
“The Willpower Paradox: Setting your mind on a goal may be counterproductive. Instead think of the future as an open question.” Scientific American, July/August 2010.

“How do you talk yourself into something?: What should you tell yourself to get motivated to act?” Psychology Today, May 2010.

“A willingness to wonder.” Association for Psychological Science News, March 11, 2010.

RESEARCH SUPPORT
2008- 2010, Postdoctoral Researcher, Scientist Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health (K02 MH075616). Attitudes and motivations in action: Applying behavior change theory to HIV prevention. Direct costs: $578,000, June.

2005- June 2009. (PI: D. Albarracin).

2006- 2008Postdoctoral Fellow, Social and Behavioral Research Branch. National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health.

FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS
2001, Full Scholarship and Fellowship for graduate studies, The University of Chicago

1997-2001, Vehbi Koç Award for outstading achievement, Koç University

1996, Full Scholarship for undergraduate studies, Koç University
1996, Fellowship for undergraduate studies, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

TEACHING
2011- 2012, Course Instructor, Department of Psychological Counseling, Zirve University
2010- 2011, “Physiological Psychology” Taught 3 times

2011- 2012, Course Instructor, Department of Psychological Counseling, Zirve University
2010- 2011, “Developmental Psychology Taught 4 times

2011- 2012, Course Instructor, Department of Psychological Counseling, Zirve University “Introduction to Psychology”

2009- 2010, Course Instructor, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign “Teaching ‘Introduction to Social Psychology’” A seminar for graduate students teaching Introduction to Social Psychology

2009- 2010, Course Instructor, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-2008- 2009 Champaign “Psychology of Personality” Taught twice

2008- 2009, Course Coordinator, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign “Introduction to Social Psychology”

2005- 2006, Teaching Assistant, Social Sciences Common Core, The University of Chicago

2003- 2004, “Mind-I, Mind-II, Mind-III;” Three courses on Advanced Introduction to Cognitive Sciences Taught 6 times

2004, Teaching Assistant, Psychology Department, The University of Chicago “Communication and Decision Making”

2003 Teaching Assistant, Psychology Department, The University of Chicago “Social Cognition”