S. Ayas PhD (Selin)


About Me

I am working as a Lecturer at the department of Psychology, Health and Technology. I have a background in psychology and received my Master's and PhD degrees from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Psychological Counseling and Guidance programme. My academic interests center around the field of cyberpsychology and digital wellbeing. I am currently teaching in different modules of the bachelor's programme Psychology and engaged in supervision of BSc and MSc students of the Positive Clinical Psychology & Technology section.

Besides teaching, I have a passion for research and counseling practice. I have experience in practicing as a psychologist and a supervisor in different organizations working with adolescents and young adults. In my practice as a counseling psychologist, I mainly adopt the principles of Individual (Adlerian) Psychology and Emotionally Focused Therapy Model. I strongly believe that research, counseling practice and teaching are intertwined aspects of my professional life.


My research interest is mainly centered around cyberpsychology, focusing on how people behave and present themselves online and psychosocial reflections of technology use for different populations. My main motive is to explore the underlying psychological mechanisms and relational dynamics between people and the digital world. Thus, contributing to preventive studies that guide individuals and communities to develop a healthy relationship with technology, fostering greater digital well-being.


Other Contributions

Ayas, S., & Hatipoglu-Sumer, Z. (2021). Addiction prevention studies based on individual psychology (Adlerian approach): The significance of social interest practices in schools. The Journal of School Counseling, 4(2), 1-22. 

Ayas, S., & Capa-Aydin, Y. (2021). The Development of Online Disinhibition Scale: Reliability and Validity Study. Turkish Psychological Articles24(48) 16-28. 

Ayas, S. (2021). Cultural History of Counseling with Children and Adolescents in Turkey and in the World. In (B. Serim-Yıldız & B. Özgülük-Üçok Eds.) Psychological Counseling Techniques with Children and Adolescents. Ankara, Turkey, Nobel Akademi Publishing.

Mısır, S., Demir, A. & Koydemir, S. (2020). The relationship between perceived interpersonal competence and self-disclosure in an online context: The moderating role of shyness. International Journal of Psychology, 55(4), 601 – 608.

Koydemir, S. & Mısır, S. (2015). Self-construal and Happiness: An Experimental Priming Study. Turkish Psychological Counseling and Guidance Journal, 5(44), 49-60.

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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41), room B106
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus  B106
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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