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Mahmut Sami Gurdal

Mahmut Sami Gurdal

Elayna Seago
Mahmut Sami Gurdal, MS to Ph.D. Student in Child & Adolescent Development

Department of  Human Development and Family Science
msgurdal@vt.edu

Mahmut Sami is a first year Ph.D. student in Human Development at Virginia Tech. During his undergraduate training, he worked in various research labs and projects, especially Child Development and Learning Studies Lab, as an undergraduate research assistant, and he mainly gained research experience on preschoolers' social-emotional development.

 

 

Cognitive and social-emotional development in family settings

 

  • Ph.D. in Human Development at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (expected 2027)
  • B.A. in Psychology at Özyeğin University in İstanbul, Turkey

 

  • High Honor Degree, Özyeğin University, 2022
  • Psi Chi, International Honor Society in Psychology, 2021
  • First Place Prize in Undergraduate Level, 3rd Annual Çiğdem Kağıtçıbaşı Research Festival, Istanbul, Turkey, 2020
  • First Place Prize in Paper Presentations, 2nd Annual Çiğdem Kağıtçıbaşı Research Festival, Istanbul, Turkey, 2019
  • Full Scholarship for Bachelor’s Degree, Özyeğin University (Scholarship Program of Equality of Opportunity in Education), 2017-2022