Name : NURAN
E-Mail : nekorkmaz@ankara.edu.tr, nuran_ed@yahoo.com
Phone Number : 0312 2126800-1394
Department : Psychology of Religion
Personal Information


Nuran Erdogruca Korkmaz

Ankara University

Faculty of Divinity, Department of Psychology of Religion

Beşevler, Ankara, Turkey

Phone:  0090-3122126800 ext:1394

Fax: 0090-3122130003

                        E-mail: nekorkmaz@ankara.edu.tr ; nuran_ed@yahoo.com


  • Ph.D., Philosophy and Religious Science-Psychology of Religion, Ankara University, 2012. Thesis: Attachment, Relationship with Human and God and Psychological well-being.
  • M.A., Sociology, METU,  (in progress); Thesis: “Women Identity in FETVAS of The Directorate of Religious Affairs
  • M.A., Philosphy and Religious Science-Psychology of Religion, Ankara University, 2005; Thesis: “Believe in God and Awareness”. 

  • M.A., Islamic Studies- Islamic Sect History, Ankara University, 2001; Thesis: “Ebu Muslim Horasani and Movement of Muslimiyye in Abbasid Period 

  • B.A., Divinity School, Ankara University, 1998. 

 Research and Teaching Interests:

Religion, Health and spirituality; self-compassion and psychological health; Social Function of Religion.

 Professional Employment :

  • Research Assistant, Ankara University Faculty of Divinity, Department of Psychology of Religion, 2002- 2013.


  • Asst. prof. Ankara University Faculty of Divinity, Department of Psychology of Religion, 2015-present.  

Honors and Awards:

  • Tübitak: The Scientific and Technology Research Council of Turkey, Visiting Scholar,  University of Texas at Austin, Sociology Department , 2008 (9 months)

  • Tübitak: The Scientific and Technology Research Council of Turkey, Visiting Scholar,  Virginia Commonwealth University, Psychology Department, 2014-peresent. 

International Professional Membership:


  • Psychology of Belief and Unbelief 1”   Kelam Araştirmalari 12:1 (2014), :275-294

  • “Attachment to God and Psychological Well-Being” Toplum Bilimleri Dergisi,  6 (12), 2012: 95-112.
  • “Evaluation of Attachment Theory from the perspective of Islam: A Theoretical perspective” Journal of Islamic Research, 4(1) May 2011:297-312.
  • “Charismatic Authority in the Sociology of Max Weber and Religious Leadership” İhsan Çapcıoğlu, M.Cem Şahin, Nuran Erdoğruca, Türkiye Sosyal Araştırmaları Dergisi, 4 (2) August 2010: 53-76.

Translated Articles in to Turkish:

  • “Can your Mind Heal Your Body?” in Contemporary Readings in Social Psychology, Erick J. Coats and Robert S. Feldman, Classic and Prentice Hall: New Jersey, -“Zihniniz Bedeninizi İyileştirebilir mi?”, AÜİFD, 52:2(2011), ss. 353-367.
  • “Religion, Spirituality and Health: An Institutional Approach” in Handbook of  Sociology, Peter B. Clarke, Din, Maneviyat ve Şifa: Kurumsal Bir Yaklaşım, Remzi Kitabevi, 2012: 369-401.
  • “Interface of Psychology and Religion: Trends and Developments”, Counseling Psychology Quarterly, Amber Haque, “Psikoloji ve Dinin Etkileşimi : Trendler Ve Gelişmeler”, AÜİFD, 53:1 (2012), ss.149-166.

Other Writings:

  • “New Science of Forgiveness:An Interview with Prof. Everett Worthington, Jr. Ankara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi 55:1 (2014), ss.141-150. 

  • “Conference Report”, 13. National Psychology Congress, AÜİFD, 2004, 2:393-397.

  •  “Anxiety”, Diyanet Aylık Dergi, May, 2003:149.


  •  Construction of Awareness toward Stress”, Diyanet Aylık Dergisi- Avrupa Sayısı,  August, 2005, 76:34-35.


  •  “Different dimensions of Violence Perception and Construction of Awareness”, Diyanet Aylık Dergi, January 2007,  193:8-10.

Book Chapters:

  • “Charismatic Authority And Religious Leadership In The Sociology Of Max Weber” İhsan Capcıoğlu, Nuran Erdoğuca Korkmaz & M. Cem Şahin Discussions about Leadership: In Different Fields, iUniverse, Inc. Bloomington, 2012:73-100.

Conference Presentations:

  • Self-Compassion and Psychological Well-Being, 16.  International Conference on Religion &Spirituality in Society,  American Catholic University, Washington DC, February 26-27,2016

  • Self-Compassion and Psychological Well-Being with Multiple    Mediators: Mindfulness, Self-Comparison, Forgiveness, Attachment and Religiosity, (with Everett Worthington Jr., poster presentation Division 36 Midyear Conference on Psychology, Religion and Spirituality, St. Josef College, New York, March 11-12,2016.

  • “ Forgiveness in Islam" Virginia Commonwealth University Positive Psychology Research Group Talks, 24 May 2014.

  • “Relationship between Human and God and Psychological well-Being” Ongoing Seminars, AUIF,   October, 2013.
  • "The Development of the Attachment to God Inventory (AGI)”   poster presentation, 11th Annual Mid-Year Conference, Loyola University Maryland, Friday, March 22, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm.
  •  “Development of  The Attachment to God Inventory”,  3. National Pscyhology of Religoin, Kozaklı/Nevşehir 4-5 Eylül, 2012.

  •  “Women in Fatwas: An Example of The Precidency of Religious Af­fair in October 23-25, 2009.

  • “Traumatic Life Events and Depressive Symptoms: Exploring the Buffering Roles of Gratitude, Religious Meaning, and Religious Coping Styles” (with Christopher Ellison, Kelly Morton, Jerry Lee, et al.)  presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Louisville, KY October 25-27, 2008.  

  •  “Psychology of Belief and Unbelief” 13.National Psychology Congress, Bilgi University Istanbul, November 7- 11 2004.