Honors and Awards

2015 – Awarded UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality and Sustained Development

2014 – Elected to the UNESCO National Commission, Turkey

2012 – The Roberta Grodberg Simmons Prize Lecture of the Society for Research on Adolescence

2011 – Ministry of National Education UNICEF International Congress of Early Childhood Education Award for Contribution to Early Childhood Education

2011 – TUBITAK Science Award

2011 – Middle East Technical University Award for Distinguished Achievement

2010-2011- Koç University Outstanding Faculty Award

2010 – Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology

2010 – 2013 – Jacobs Foundation Research Award: Universal and Culture-Specific Antecedents of Civic Engagament -Who Grows Up to be a Volunteer.

2008 – Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award (of the American Psychological Association, Division of International Psychology) for co-authored book, Families Across Cultures: A 30 Nation Psychological Study.

2008 – Ankara University Center for the Study of Child Culture Science Award

2007 – William Thierry Preyer Award for Excellence in Research on Human Development, European Society for Developmental Psychology

2006 – Fellow of TWAS, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World.

2005 – Fellow of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study

2003 – 2004 – The German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) Research Award: Value of Children in Turkey – A Three Decade comparison

1998 – Honorary Fellow of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology

1998 – International Association of Applied Psychology, Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution to the International Advancement of Applied Psychology

1997 – Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award

1996 – Middle East Technical University Mustafa Parlar Science Award

1993 – Turkish Academy of Sciences Founding Member (1994-1997 Member of the Academy Council)

1993 – American Psychological Association 1993 Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology Award

1993 – 1994 – Fellow of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study

1992 – Turkish Children’s Foundation Award for research in child development;

1991 – MEAwards Research Award (Population Council-International Development Research Center (IDRC)-Ford Foundation) (Follow-up Study of the Turkish Early Enrichment Project)

1985 – Phi Beta Kappa (Alumnae Award; Wellesley College)

1983 – 1984 – Fulbright Scholar (Fulbright Senior Fellowship; Harvard University); Bunting Fellow, M.I. Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College; Honorary Fellow of the Population Council; Pathfinder Award

1982 – 1986 – IDRC research award (Turkish Early Enrichment Project)

1980 – Turkish Social Science Award (Simavi Foundation)

1978 – MEAwards Research Award (Population Council-IDRC- Ford) (A Multiple Indicator Approach: Development, VOC and Fertility) (Co-Investigator: Yılmaz Esmer);

1974 – IDRC research award (Value of Children Project);

1968 – Ford Foundation research grant (İzmir Project);

1964 – 1965 – American Association of University Women Fellowship; International House Fellowship; University of California, Berkeley

1959 – 1961 – Wellesley Scholar, Wellesley College

1959 – Fulbright Grant.