Evren Guler

Associate Professor, Psychology Department Chair

CB 32

Evren Güler is a developmental psychologist specializing in cognitive development. She joined the Augsburg University Faculty in 2011. She teaches undergraduate courses in child development, adolescent development, and research methods and statistics in the psychology department. Her current primary research interests include understanding the cognitive control mechanisms behind autobiographical memory retrieval and functions of autobiographical memory.


  • B.A. in Psychology, 2000, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, 2007, University of Minnesota Twin Cities


  • PSY 252: Adolescent and Young Adult Development
  • PSY 250: Child Development
  • PSY 215: Research Methods and Statistics I
  • PSY 203: Lifespan Development


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

Selected Scholarship

Recent publications

Güler, O. E., & Mackovichova, S. (2018). The role of executive function in autobiographical memory retrieval: Does the type of cue word matter? Memory. DOI: 10.1080/09658211.2018.1513040

Larkina, M., & Güler, O. E. (2014).  Socialization of deliberate and strategic remembering. In P. J.Bauer and R. Fivush (Eds.). Wiley-Blackwell Handbook on the Development of Children’s Memory. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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.

Recent presentations

Güler, O. E., Hunt, R. H., Jorgenson, L. A., & Thomas, K. M. (May, 2014). White matter organization predicts episodic memory in early childhood. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

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.