"Existence precedes essence."
--- J-P. Sartre


The Existential Social Psychology Laboratory (eXSPLab) started up in 2022 with the reorganization of the Social Psychology Laboratory, which was founded in 2014 at Başkent University Department of Psychology. The team members of the eXSPLab study interrelated yet diverse research topics. These are grouped under 3 main and distinct research areas in the eXSPLab: (1) existentialism and existential social psychology, (2) radicalization and terrorism, and (3) gender.


There are some other research labs and study groups in the Department of Psychology at Baskent University (Ankara, Türkiye), in which we carry on our research but we want to initiate a somewhat specific lab with a different academic and educational mission. eXSPLab is mainly designed as a Lab for future studies both on social psychological topics and existential philosophy. Therefore, the Lab is concentrated on both empirical and theroretical research.




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