Assoc. Prof. Halim Baş completed his undergraduate education at Kocaeli University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration in 2012. In 2016, he completed his graduate education at Istanbul University, Faculty of Economics, Department of Labor Economics, and Industrial Relations. In the same year, he began his doctoral studies at the Department of Labor Economics and Industrial Relations, Faculty of Economics, İstanbul University, and graduated in 2020. Between 2015 and 2022, he taught at the İstanbul Medipol University Social Sciences Vocational School. He is currently employed at the Labor Economics and Industrial Relations Department of the Faculty of Economics at Marmara University. Baş has worked as a researcher on numerous national projects and published articles in scholarly journals indexed by national and international indexes on social policy, youth, international students, qualified workforce, and brain drain. He has a strong command of the English language.


Asst. Prof. A. Sena Sezgin is an Assistant Professor and vice-head of the Department of Psychology at Marmara University. She received her undergraduate degree from İstanbul Bilgi University, Department of Psychology in 2008 with an honorary degree. She completed her MA under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Öget Öktem-Tanör on executive functions and willpower; and she received her Ph.D. from the Psychology Program of İstanbul University with the thesis titled "The Perception of The Parents' About Having a 'Gifted' Child: Labelling" under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sevim Cesur. She was a visiting researcher at Cambridge University in 2015. She also took part in the field as a psychologist, which she started as a mentor at Kalem Foundation Schools since 2006. She is a board member, supervisor, and psychologist at Kalem Foundation Schools; Coordination Board Member at Kalem Journal of Education and Human Sciences; science editor and Coordination Board Member at Kalem Foundation Publications and Kalem Academy Teacher Training Institute. Her main research areas are the perception of giftedness and its social politics, narcissism, the culture of narcissism, labeling, school psychology, willpower, and executive functions.

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Assoc. Prof. Fatma Özge Ünsal graduated from Marmara University Early Childhood Education and Childhood Development Department in 2006. In the same year accepted from Marmara University Early Childhood Education Department master's program, she studied on development of children’s social skills and behavioral problems in children. She had a Ph.D. degree in the effects of resilience programs for preschool children, over 5 years old children’s social skills, and behavioral problems. She completed her thesis writing phase at Modena di Reggio Emilia University in Bologna, Italy. Besides these, she served as a program officer at Marmara University Atatürk Education Faculty Preschool Unit between 2012-2016. She continues her studies as a research assistant at Marmara University Department of Early Childhood Department. Social skills of preschool children, behavioral problems, resilience, emotional regulation, early childhood education programs, and children’s literature are among her study topics.

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Merve Taşcıoğulları graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Sociology as a high honor student. Subsequently, she completed Family Counseling training. She started her master's degree in Marmara University, Department of Sociology in 2022. Her main areas of interest are social policies, sociology of family, sociology of work, digital transformation and artificial intelligence.

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Belkıs Yüce graduated from Marmara University, Department of Sociology in 2020 with a third degree. She completed a double major program in Psychological Counseling and Guidance in 2021 and interned at the Beşiktaş Guidance and Research Center during her studies. She started her master's degree in the Department of Sociology at Marmara University in 2021. Her research interests include the sociology of family, domestic violence, divorce, parenting roles, and social policies.

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