Özge Gürcanlı is a Senior Lecturer of Psychological Sciences at Rice University. Her research focuses on language and social development for early childhood, bilingual individuals, and college students. She examines how socio-cognitive constructs like memory, meta-cognitive learning strategies, self-efficacy, self and social identity contexts (immigration, gender, and ethnic identity) predict learning outcomes. Her teaching focuses on project-based and interactive learning in the areas of developmental, linguistic, and cognitive sciences that engage students in the translation of research findings into public consumption. For example, she teaches an undergraduate and graduate seminar entitled Children of Immigrants that addresses developmental outcomes in the specific context of immigration. Dr. Gürcanlı is a Divisional Advisor of Social Sciences for McMurtry College, and a major advisor of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences.
Dr. Gürcanlı earned her Ph.D. in Cognitive Sciences from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Psychology from Boğaziçi University.