Keynote Speakers and Topics

Panel – “Family and Loneliness”

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan, Üsküdar University, Founding Rector, Department of Psychology

Assoc. Prof. Gül Eryılmaz – “Loneliness in Relationships”

Assoc. Prof. Emel Sarı Gökten – “Adolescent Loneliness and K Pop”

Çiğdem Demirsoy – “Impacts of the Pandemic on Family”

Aslı B. Bhais – “Addiction-Loneliness Relationship”

Dr. Mert Akcanbaş – “Global Insecurity and Loneliness”


Prof. Dr. Deniz Ülke Arıboğan, Üsküdar University – “Political Psychology of Loneliness”

Prof. Dr. Nesrin Dilbaz – “Risks of the Pandemic for the Elderly: Is loneliness a choice or an undesired consequence?”

Prof. Dr. Erol Göka, Psychiatrist – “Loneliness and Longing”

Prof. Dr. Gönül Bünyatzade, Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences – “Loneliness and Creativity”

Prof. Dr. Jyldyz Urmanbetova, Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University – “Loneliness in the Context of Social Exclusion and Creativity”

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Akif Okur, Yıldız Technical University – “Political Economy of Loneliness and the Turkish House: Where From the Pandemic?”

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kristina İvanenko – “New Loneliness: How the Pandemic Has Altered the Social Relations?”

Dr. Floris Van Vugt, University of Pavia – “Promoting Interpersonal Closeness in Video Conferencing Through Moving in Synchrony”

Assist. Prof. Dr. Baver Demircan, Üsküdar University – “Loneliness: Could the Pandemic Be An Opportunity?”

Dr. Olga Rubçova – “The World in the Pandemic Period: Anxiety Epidemic and Depression”

Dr. Orhan Aras, Writer – “Europe’s Challenge with the Pandemic and Loneliness”

İdil Arasan Doğan – “Loneliness in Old Age and Social Support”

Murathan Özbek, Photographer, Director, Screenwriter – “Pandemic, Art, and Loneliness”

Özay Şendir, Journalist – “Pandemic Loneliness and the Media”