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Prof. Figen Çok (Ph.D.)
President, Chair of Executive Committee

Prof. Figen Çok (Ph.D.)
President, Chair of Executive Committee

She received her B.A degree form Psychology program of Middle East technical University (METU) and M.A. and Ph. D degrees from Ankara University, Educational Sciences, Psychological Services in Education program. During her graduate education, she had worked as a research assistant at Faculty of Educational Sciences, Ankara University. She was promoted to assistant professorship in 1993, associate professorship in educational psychology in 1997. In 2003, she was assigned as the full professorship at Ankara University. After many years of working at Ankara University, starting from research assistant position and ending with full professorship and serving three years of department chair role, she retired in 2010. Later she worked at Başkent University and TED University, Faculties of Education. Currently she works at Başkent University, Faculty of Education.

Since the beginning of her academic life, she has been interested in development in adolescence and youth and got involved in project, research and presentation activities in this topic. Her research has basically focused on psychosocial development, transition to adulthood and identity development in adolescence. Dr. Çok, the author of various articles, book chapters and books, acted as the executive council member of European Association of Research in Adolescence (EARA) between years 2006-2018 and she worked as the president of the association between 2014-2016. Dr. Çok had worked in various projects for the promotion of young people funded by Ministries, Universities or Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s). Dr. Çok got involved in many projects funded by national and international funds as principal investigator, researcher or advisor. Inspired with the mission of teaching adolescence scientifically to the society, candidates of psychological counsellors and teachers and researching adolescence, she attempted to establish Adolescence and Youth Research Association. Dr. Çok is also one of the founding members and members of board of trustees of Egeden Child and Trauma foundation. She is married and has grown children.