O. Evren Guler

Assistant Professor

Evren Güler received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology in 2007 from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, under the supervision of Dr. Patricia Bauer. Her dissertation focused on the development and cognitive correlates of autobiographical memory in young children. From 2007-2011, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Neurobehavioral Development at the University of Minnesota, under the mentorship of Dr. Kathleen Thomas. During her fellowship, her focus was on using pediatric neuroimaging techniques to gain insight into the development of memory and the role of experience in shaping brain structure and function. She is interested in studying cognitive, neurobiological and social processes underlying memory development and is dedicated to working with Augsburg students towards this goal.

Education

  • B.A. in Psychology, 2000, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, 2007, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2007- 2011, Center for Neurobehavioral Development, University of Minnesota

Selected Scholarship

Recent publications

Güler, O. E., & Thomas, K. M. (2013). Developmental differences in the neural correlates of relational encoding and recall in children: An event-related fMRI study. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 3, 106-116.

Bauer, P. J., Doydum, A. O., Pathman, T., Larkina, M., Güler, O. E., Burch, M. M. (2012).  It’s all about location, location, location: Children’s memory for the “where” of personally experienced events. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 113, 510-522.

Güler, O. E., Hostinar, C. A., Frenn, K. A., Nelson, C. A., Gunnar, M. R., & Thomas, K. M. (2012). Electrophysiological evidence for altered memory processing in children experiencing early deprivation. Developmental Science, 15(3), 345-358.

Bauer, P. J., Güler, O. E., Starr, R. M., & Pathman, T. (2011). Equal learning does not result in equal remembering: The importance of post-encoding processes. Infancy, 16(6), 557–586.

Güler, O. E., Larkina, M., Kleinknecht, E., & Bauer, P. J. (2010).  Memory strategies and retrieval success in preschool children: Relations to maternal behavior over time. Journal of Cognition and Development, 11(2), 159-184.

Larkina, M., Güler, O. E., Kleinknecht, E. E., & Bauer, P. J. (2008).  Maternal provision of structure in a deliberate memory task in relation to their preschool children’s recall. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 100 (4), 235-251.

Bauer, P. J., Burch, M. M., Scholin, S., Güler, O. E. (2007). Using cue words to investigate the distribution of autobiographical memories in childhood.  Psychological Science, 18(10), 910-916.

Burch, M. M., Güler, O. E., & Bauer, P. J. (2006).  When three is not a crowd: Mother-triplet interaction during individual memory conversations and group book reading.  First Language, 26(4), 363-380.

Recent presentations

Güler, O. E., Thomas, K.M. (May, 2010).  Neural bases of the development of relational memory.  Poster presented at the Human Brain Mapping Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Güler, O. E., Frenn, K.A., Donzella, B., Monn, A.R., Clarke, S.B., Gunnar, M.R., Pollak, S.D., Nelson, C.A., Thomas, K.M. (April, 2009).  Effects of institutional deprivation on a continuous recognition memory task.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Güler, O. E., Shapiro, E., Le, C., & Thomas, K.M. (April, 2008).  Memory function and neuroimaging in mucopolysaccaridosis-I (MPS-I).  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in San Francisco, CA.

Güler, O. E. & Bauer, P. J. (April, 2007).  Speeding to autobiographical memory. Poster presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Boston, MA.

Burch, M. M., Scholin, S., Güler, O. E., & Bauer, P. J. (April, 2007).  Insight into childhood amnesia: Using cue words to examine the distribution of children’s memories. Poster presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Boston, MA.

Larkina, M., Güler, O. E., Bauer, P. J. (April, 2007). Helping preschool children remember: Relations between maternal behaviors in deliberate and incidental memory contexts. Poster presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Boston, MA.

Güler, O. E., Larkina, M., & Bauer, P. J. (October, 2005).  Socialization of memory beyond the narrative: What children learn from their parents during sort-recall task.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Cognitive Development Society in San Diego, CA.

Larkina, M., Güler, O. E., Bauer, P. J. (April, 2005).  Aiding memory: Maternal styles of helping preschool children to encode categorically related information.  Poster presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Atlanta, GA.

Recently Taught Courses

  • PSY 250 – Child Development
  • PSY 215 – Research Methods and Statistics I
  • PSY 105 – Principles of Psychology

Primary Research Interests

  • Cognitive development
  • Memory development in childhood
  • Neural correlates of memory development
  • Autobiographical memory
  • Socialization of memory

Professional Society Memberships

  • Society for Research in Child Development
  • Cognitive Development Society
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society

 

O. Evren Guler

Assistant Professor

Memorial Hall 332
612-330-1135
guler@augsburg.edu
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