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Aral, T., Schachner, M., Juang, L., & Schwarzenthal, M. (2021). Cultural diversity approachesin schools and adolescents’ willingness to support refugee youth, British Journal of EducationalPsychology.

Kunyu D., Schachner M.K., Juang L., Schwarzenthal M. J., & Aral, T. (2021). Acculturation Hassles and Adjustment of Adolescents of Immigrant Descent: Testing Mediation with a Self-Determination Theory Approach, New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development.

Sevi, B., Aral, T. & Eskenazi, T. (2017). Exploring the Hook-Up App: Low Sexual Disgust and High Sociosexuality Predict Motivation to Use Tinder for Casual Sex. Journal of Personality and Individual Differences, 133, 17-20.

Keleş, S. Ç., Aral, T., Yildirim, M., Kurtoglu, E., Sunata, U. (2016) Attitudes of Turkish youth toward Syrian refugees in respect to youths’ gender, income, education, and city: A Scale Development Study. In Eroğlu, D. Cohen, J.H., Sirkeci, I. (Eds.), Turkish Migration 2016 Selected Papers (pp.173-181). London: TPL.


Selected Poster & Paper Presentations

Aral T. (2021, September)The Role of Social Contexts in Adolescents’ Intergroup Relations and Ethnic identity Development. PhD-Project presentation. SoDoc 2021, Workshop for PhD-Students in the field of Social Psychology, Leipzig, Germany.

Aral, T. (2021, August). Family Ethnic-Racial and Religious Socialization in a Global Context.       (Discussant: Laura Ferrer-Wreder). Symposium organized at Cultural Diversity, Migration, and Education Conference 2021(Online conference).

Aral, T., Schachner, M., Juang, L., & Schwarzenthal, M. (2021, September). Adolescents’            Willingness to Support Refugee Youth: The Role of Cultural Diversity Approaches in       Schools. EuropeanAssociation for Developmental Psychology Summer Tour (0nline    conference).

Aral, T., Schachner, M., Juang, L., & Schwarzenthal, M. (2021, July). What is the Role of Multicultural Schools in Adolescents’ Prosocial Intentions and Behavior towards Refugee Youth?  36th Annual Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPAG) Conference. (Online conference)

Aral T. & Baydar, N., (2020, September). Effectiveness of a Positive Youth Development            Intervention for Early Adolescents in Private Schools. Paper presentation at     European Association for Research on Adolescence Conference (online conference), Porto, Portugal.

Aral T., Schachner, M., Juang, L., Schwarzenthal, M. (2020, July). Adolescents’ prosocial behavior towards refugee youth in school. Paper presentation at ZEIF-Kolloqium Potsdam, Germany.

Aral T., Schachner M., Juang L., (2019, October). Cultural diversity in schools and adolescents’ willingness to support refugee youth – the mediating role of identity inclusiveness. A registered report. Poster presented atBerlin workshop on Refugee youth, Berlin, Germany.

Aral T., Schachner M., Juang L., (2019, August). Adolescents' bystander intentions to intervene with ethnic-based discrimination in school: The role of perceived cultural pluralism and motivational cultural intelligence. Poster presented at 19th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Athens, Greece. 

Aral T., Alabak, M., (2018, November). Emotion Regulation Mediates The Effects Of Parental Rejection On Relational Aggression In Turkish Early Adolescents. Poster presented at the 23rd workshop on Aggression, Berlin, Germany.

Aral,T., Sevi, B., Aydınlı-Karakulak, A. (2018, August).Attitudes towards immigrants and refugees in Turkey: The role of false beliefs and interpersonal contact quality. Poster presented atCulture Diversity, Migration and Education conference, Potsdam, Germany.

Classes taught

Diversity and Social Inequalities (WS 2018, SS 2019, WS 2019/20, SS 2020)

Course Description: This seminar examines the links between diversity and social inequalities in contemporary societies, including Germany. This seminar prepares future teachers to become critical social justice educators. More specifically, students in this seminar;

  • Gain knowledge of the meaning of diversity and social inequalities in education
  • Understand the larger social contexts that shape individual experiences and limit and expand life chances
  • Gain knowledge on how our educational system can both perpetuate and mitigate social inequalities