Academic Staff
ASST. PROF. AYŞE REYYAN BİLGE YILDIRIM Department Chair, Psychology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Psychology
Dr. Bilge received her Ph.D. and M.A. from Tufts University Psychology Department. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Istanbul Bilgi University. Following her post-doc at Spatial Cognition Lab at Tufts University, she worked as an adjunct assistant professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) where she taught various courses like Introduction to Psychological Science, Cognitive Psychology, and Social Psychology. She joined the faculty at SEHIR in September 2014. Dr. Bilge works on spatial cognition and individual differences on spatial tasks. She is also interested in cognitive processes such as perception, memory, problem solving, and language. If you would like to participate in ongoing research in the Cognitive Psychology and Neurotechnology Lab, please contact her.

Educational Information

University, ISTANBUL BILGI UNIVERSITY, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 2002
Graduate School, TUFTS UNIVERSITY, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 2006
Doctorate, THE GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 2009

Field Of Interest

Publications

Article


Bilge, A. R. ve Taylor, H. A. (2017). Framing the figure: Mental rotation revisited in light of cognitive strategies. Memory & Cognition, 45, 85-92.

Cizginer, S., Turner, B., Bilge, A. R., Karaca, C., Pitman, M. B., & Brugge, W. R. (2011). Cyst fluid carcinoembryonic antigen is an accurate diagnostic marker of pancreatic mucinous cysts. Pancreas40(7), 1024-1028.
Barclay, E. J., Renshaw, C. E., Taylor, H. A. ve Bilge, A. R. (2011). Improving decision making skill using an online volcanic crisis simulation: Impact of data presentation format. Journal of Geoscience Education. 59, 85-92.
Bilge, A. R. ve Taylor, H. A. (2010). Where is here in nested environments? Spatial updating from Different Sources. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 10, 157-183.

Proceedings

Bilge, A. R., Cabalo, D. G., İani, F. & Mazzoni, G. (Eylül 2019). Bellekte çarpıtma: Sahte anılar ve inanılmayan anılarda telkinin etkisi. 5. Deneysel-Bilişsel Psikoloji Sempozyumunda sunulmuş bildiri, Kadir Has Üniversitesi, İstanbul. 
Cabalo, D. G., Iani, F., Bilge, R. ve Mazzoni, G. (2018). False Memories for Actions: Hard to Die? Abstract Book of the Psychonomics International, 10-12 May, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Bilge, A. R., Telli, B. ve Talaşlı, G. (2017, November). Training with Different Modalities and Spatial Thinking Affect Mental Rotation. Poster presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, Canada.
Boduroğlu, A., Tekcan, A. İ., Bilge, R., Topçu, M., İkizoğlu, A. ve Sözer, E. E. (2017). Impact of Sociopolitical Identity on Memory. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, Vol 22, 9-12 November, Vancuver, Canada.

Bilge, R. (2017). Farklı olan diğerleri! Psikoloji ve mühendislik öğrencilerinin mekâna dair bilgiyi işleyişleri ve uzamsal test performansları. Talk presented at the IV. Deneysel-Bilişsel Psikoloji Sempozyumu (Experimental-Cognitive Psychology Symposium), 14-15 September 2017.

Öztürk, R., Yaylacı, F. T. ve Bilge, R. (2017). The Development of Children’s Understanding of Death: The Role of Parental Socialization. Abstract Book of the 18th European Conference on Developmental Pscyhology, 28 August-1 September, Utrecht, Netherlands.
Bilge, A. R., Selman, S. B. ve Tanrıverdi-Özkan, B. (2016). Psychology or Engineering major, Man or Woman; It Doesn’t Matter! Spatial Representation Matters for Mental Rotation Performance. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, Vol 21, 17-20 November, Boston, MA.
Bilge, A.R. , Selman, S. B. ve Tanrıverdi-Özkan, B. (2016). Psychology or Engineering major, Man or Woman; It Doesn’t Matter! Spatial Representation Matters for Mental Rotation Performance. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, Vol 21, 17-20 November Boston, MA.
Bilge, A. R., Selman, S. B. ve Tanrıverdi-Özkan, B. (2016, November). Psychology or Engineering major, Man or Woman; It Doesn’t Matter! Spatial Representation Matters for Mental Rotation Performance. Poster presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

Other works


Bilge, A. R. (revised and resubmitted). Mekânın Temsili: Uzamsal Düşüncenin Mental Rotasyon Performansına Etkisi.


Cabalo, D. G., Iani, F., Bilge, A. R., ve Mazzoni, G. (accepted for publication) Memory Distortions: When Suggestions cannot be Easily Ignored.


Bilge, A. R. ve Öztürk, R. (revised and resubmitted). Conceptualizing Death: How do Children in Turkey Understand Death?

Projects

Mental rotation performance and habitual spatial thinking: their combined effects on cognitive strategies and education, Executer/supervisor/manager, TÜBİTAK, 09/15/2015 - 09/15/2017
İkinci Dil Eğitiminin Yönetici İşlevlerin Gelişmesine Etkisi, Advisor, Public Institutions, 12/01/2018 - Continue

Contribution to Society

Presentation & invited talks

Medipol Üniversitesi 1. Psikoloji Günleri, 04/20/2019