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Zeynep Su Altinoz
Ph.D. Student, HDFS

Email: zsa0003@auburn.edu
Phone: 334-844-8711


M.S. Developmental Psychology, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
B.S. Psychology, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Research interests
• Parenting
• Peer relationships
• Socioemotional development of adolescents

Altinoz, Z. S., Kazak Berument, S., Sahin-Acar, B., Doğan, A., & Tahiroglu, D. (2021) Parental and peer acceptance and rejection and cross-context interactions. Poster to be presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Virtual Conference.

2020   The Presidential Graduate Research Fellowship, Auburn University

Fun Facts
Favorite quotes/sayings?
"We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are." – Sirius Black

Hobbies/hidden talents?
I love writing short stories, listening to jazz, and travelling.

Hero/someone you look up to?
Leslie Knope.

I have a puppy named Rory. She is named after Lorelai Leigh “Rory” Gilmore.

If you could study any random thing other than HDFS/MFT, what would it be?
Preschool teacher. Or jazz!

What advice would you offer to someone thinking about graduate school"
Graduate school can be overwhelming but when you accept your weaknesses and realize your strengths, it is one of the most flourishing experiences you will ever have! Just do what you are really passionate about and be vulnerable. Ask for what you need and talk about what you want. Everyone is here to help and support you on your own path to success.