Assist. Prof. Dr. Utku BEYAZIT

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Utku Beyazıt was born in 1977 in Ankara. He finished primary school in Ulubatlı Hasan Primary School, secondary and high school in İzmir Bornova Anatolian High School. In 1995 he entered Marmara University Faculty of Law. He quit his education after a while and entered Near East University Psychology Department in 2003. He got graduated from the Psychology Department in 2007 as the top scoring student. In 2009, he finished his thesis entitled as “The Turkish Translation, Reliability and The Validity Study of Hypergender Ideology Scale” and got graduated from the Clinical (Applied) Psychology Master Program of Institute of Social Sciences of Near East University. He started to work as a part-time lecturer in Psychology department of Near East University. In 2012, he entered Child Development PhD Program in Ankara University. He finished his dissertation entitled as “The Effectiveness of Education Programs for Mothers for the Prevention of Child Neglect” and got graduated in 2017. He recently continues to work as lecturer in Near East University Psychology Department. He has publications in national and international journals and he wrote a number of book chapters. His studies are mainly on child maltreatment, peer bullying and early childhood development.