Gaziantep (Turkey) COVGEN Team

Mehmet Dinç, PhD

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Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology

 Hasan Kalyoncu University

Feyza Topçu, MA

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Research Assistant
Department of Psychology

 Hasan Kalyoncu University

Saadet Yapan, PhD

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Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology

 Hasan Kalyoncu University

Merve Gülçin Tutlu, MA

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Research Assistant
Department of Psychology

 Hasan Kalyoncu University

Şeyma Sevgican, MA

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Research Assistant
Department of Psychology

 Hasan Kalyoncu University

Our Hub

In Turkey, like so many other countries around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic affects people's lives in many ways. Since COVID-19 was seen in Turkey in March 2020, strict measures such as quarantine, travel restrictions, closure of cafes, restaurants, game and entertainment centers, age-related restrictions (seniors above the age of 65 and children under the age of 18), closure of schools and online education have been implemented. Through statistics, we can see the impact of COVID-19 on health. For example, as of today, Turkey has registered a total of 34,455 deaths from COVID-19, while over 3.42 million people have recovered from the disease. There have been over 3.96 million confirmed cases in the country. However, what about the psycho social effects of COVID-19? There is a considerable degree of fear, worry and concern in the population at large because of the pandemic. Moreover, these psychological consequences are felt differently particularly by children. Our team will investigate the longitudinal psychological effects of pandemic on children in Turkey.