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Assist. Prof. Dr. Fatima Zehra ALLAHVERDİ



Dr. Fatima Zehra Allahverdi was born in New York. She completed her undergraduate degree at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany both in Psychology and English Literature. She completed her masters degree in 2013 and her PhD in 2018 from the department of Educational and Counseling Psychology at SUNY-Albany. Between 2013 and 2015, she worked as a Research Specialist at SUNY-Albany at the Child Research and Study Center. She was a part of the ISA-X intervention which addresses motivation, knowledge building, and comprehension. She also worked as a Research Analyst at SUNY- Schenectady for 1.5 years (2018-2019). While working in SUNY-Schenectady she was the Argos (Evisions) project manager and took part in the accreditation evaluation of SUNY-Schenectady.  Fatima Zehra Allahverdi provided support in defining data points, methods of statistical analysis, and benchmarks in support of strategic planning and institutional effectiveness. Moreover, she has experience working as an Adjunct Professor both at the State University of New York at Albany and at Siena College. She received seven certificates in different therapy techniques. After moving to Turkey, she worked as a psychotherapist at a counseling center in Ankara for six months. 


Research Interests

(1) Engagement (2) The relationship of life satisfaction, academic performance, 
addiction, relationship dynamics, boredom, phubbing, depression, self-esteem, and 
obsessive compulsivity (OCD) with social media.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Psychology

Political Psychology 

Social Psychology