Asst. Prof. Dr. ELİZ VOLKAN

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Telephone number +90 392 671 11 11
Extension 2612
Office EH114
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U.N. Sustaınable Development Goals

Good health and well-being
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • University of Nicosia Clinical Psychology (PhD, 2018)
  • University of Essex Cognitive Neuropsychology (Master, 2013)
  • University of Essex Psychology (Undergraduate, 2011)

Articles published in peer reviewed international journals (SCI,SSCI,Arts and Humanities)

  • • Volkan, E., & Volkan, E. (2020). Under the COVID-19 lockdown: Rapid review about the unique case of North Cyprus. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy. Advance online publication. - 2020
  • Ram, V., Schaposnik, S., Volkan, E., et al. (2020). Extrapolating continuous color emotions through deep learning. Phys. Rev. Research 2, 033350 – Published 2 September 2020 - 2020
  • Volkan, E., & Hadjimarkou, M. M. (2019, November 21). Undivided Trauma in a Divided Cyprus: Modified Emotional Stroop Study. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Advance online publication. - 2019
  • Jonauskaite, D., Abdel-Khalek, A., Abu-Akel, A., Al-Rasheed, A., Antonietti, J., Asgeirsson, A. & Mohr, C. (2019). The sun is no fun without rain: Physical environments affect how we feel about yellow across 55 countries. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 66, 101350. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2019.101350 - 2019

Other Publications

  • • Volkan, E. (2020). COVID-19’a karşı nasıl psikolojik sağlamlık gösterebilirim? Bilim ve Ütopya, 310, 79-80. - 2020
  • Volkan, E. (2020). Toplum eskiye göre tedaviden daha az kaçınıyor. Gazedda Kıbrıs. - 2020
  • Volkan, E. (2020). Yalnızlaştırılan kişiler yaşadıkları sorunlar içinde unutuluyorlar. Gazedda Kıbrıs. - 2020
  • Volkan, E. (2020). COVID-19'un Etkileri. Gündem Kıbrıs Gazetesi. - 2020
  • • Volkan, E. (2018). Cinnet ve bilimsel gerçekler. Bilim ve Ütopya, 291, 72-75. - 2018
  • Volkan, E. (2016). Gelecek gölgede kalmamalı. Yenidüzen, Gaile Eki. - 2016
  • Volkan, E. & Ulsever, H. (2016). Dikkat ve Dikkat Bozuklukları. Bilim ve Ütopya. - 2016

Articles published in National journals

  • Erdoğan Bakar, E., Volkan, E., Taner Işık, Y. ve Karakaş, S. (2016). Applicability of the Bannatyne and Kaufman Classifications of WISC-R to Turkish Children. Yeni Symposium. 55(12), 2-8. - 2016

Papers presented in international conferences and printed as proceedings

  • Vokan, E. The Paradigm of; 'We can remember it for you!' The Assessment of Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma in Wars of Cyprus (1963/1974): Literature Review & Proposal. 2nd International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Science Studies (ICISSS 2015). October, 2015. Cambridge University, UK. - 2015
  • Volkan, E. You should be in your left-brain to be in your right mind: The link between frontal EEG asymmetry and approach-avoidance motivation in elderly people. 1st Joint Turkish ' German Symposium on Human Neuroscience. 5-7 June, 2014. Berlin, Germany. Poster Presentation. - 2014
  • Volkan, E. You should be in your left-brain to be in your right mind: The link between frontal EEG asymmetry and approach-avoidance motivation in elderly people Satellite Meeting to the Organization of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)'s 2014 Annual Meeting. 8-12 June, 2014. Hamburg, Germany. - 2014
  • Volkan, E., and Weinstein, N. What do ecocultures know that we don't? Connecting with nature can build strong communities. Ecocultures 2012: Transitions to Sustainability. April, 2012. Essex University, UK. Poster Presentation. - 2012
  • Growth Mindset Training Project (Project consultant).
  • The relationship between synaptic plasticity and psychotherapy
  • Are different clinical disorders really so different? Using motivation theory to understand the shared etiology of depression, and eating disorders: An EEG study
Research Areas
  • Psychological trauma - namely war trauma, inter-generational transmission of trauma
  • Synaptic plasticity and psychotherapy relationship
  • Neuropsychological background of clinical disorders
  • The importance in nutrition in the development of psychopathology
  • Growth Mindset Training (GOZE) in TRNC Secondary Schools