Team Economic Psychology

Department of Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science
Faculty of Engineering
University of Duisburg-Essen
Lotharstr. 65 (LE)
47057 Duisburg

DAAD scholarship holder

Research inerest:

Self-regulation, Procrastination and the use of social media platforms, Children’s use of screen-based media devices

Curriculum Vitae:


10/2020 -
Universität Duisburg – Essen, Research assistant and PhD Student

09/2016 - 09/2018
Bilkent University (Turkey), M.A. in Psychology

09/2011 – 06/2015
Bilkent University (Turkey ) B.A. in Psychology

Work Experience

09/2016 – 05/2018
Bilkent University, Teaching Assistant, Developmental Psychology

06/2014 – 08/2014
UNICEF Turkey Country Office, Internship, Early Childhood Development and Secondary Education


Allen, J. W., Sümer, C., & Ilgaz, H. (2021). Cultural affordances: Does model reliability affect over-imitation in preschoolers. Cognitive Development, 57, 100999.

Poster Presentations

Sümer, C. (2018, November). Relationships between preschoolers’ screen-based media use and self-regulation abilities. 20. Ulusal Psikoloji Kongresi, Ankara, Turkey.

Sümer, C., Ulusoy, B., Alimujiang, R., & Allen, J. W. P. (2018, April). Selective Social Learning in Preschoolers. New Directions in Social Cognition, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

Allen, J. W. P., Sümer, C., Namer, L. M., Ulusoy, B., & Alimujiang, R. (2016, September). Selective trust, over-imitation, and Theory of Mind in preschool-aged children. 19. Ulusal Psikoloji Kongresi, ─░zmir, Turkey.