Department of Psychology
Zehra Peynirciolu received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford. She started graduate studies in cognitive psychology, specializing in memory, at Princeton (and received an MA) and followed her advisor to Rice and received her PhD. there. She was then an assistant professor at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, and then a post-doc at the University of Chicago, before coming to American. Finally, she received an undergraduate degree from American in music while a faculty member in the psychology department. Her current research interests include music perception/cognition, face and voice recognition, metamemory, and curious memory and cognitive phenomena of all sorts.
BA, 1999, Music, AU
PhD, 1983, Psychology, Rice University
MA, 1980, Psychology, Princeton University
BA, 1979, Psychology, Stanford University
- Languages Spoken
- Turkish, English, some German, and a little bit of French.