Assoc. Prof. Dr.
Full-Time Academic Staff
+90 392 6613428
Educational Background: 
  • B.Sc. METU
  • B.Sc. (Hons) University of New South Wales
  • MA (Hons) Western Sydney University
  • PhD Western Sydney University
Research Interests: 
  • Second language acquisition and bilingualism
  • Audio-visual speech perception, development and its applications
  • Audio-visual speech perception in clinical populations
Courses Taught: 
  • PSYC100 General Psychology
  • GPC100 First Year on Campus Seminar (Guest lecturer)
  • PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology I
  • PSYC102 Introduction to Psychology II
  • PSYC116 Statistics – I
  • PSYC113 Research Methods – I
  • PSYC200 Ethics in Research and Practice of Psychology
  • PSYC214 Research Methods – II
  • PSYC218 Developmental Psychology for Counseling - I (Designed for GPC curriculum)
  • PSYC219 Developmental Psychology for Counseling - II (Designed for GPC curriculum)
  • PSYC221 | GPC122 Developmental Psychology I
  • PSYC222 | GPC253 Developmental Psychology II
  • PSYC281 Experimental Psychology – I: Learning
  • PSYC284 Experimental Psychology – II: Cognition
  • PSYC384 Speech Perception
  • PSYC400 Summer Practice (coordination)
  • PSYC404 History of Psychology (designed)
  • PSYC414 Computer Applications in Psychology
  • PSYC422 Language Acquisition & Development
  • PSYC444 Undergraduate Research Thesis (design and coordination)
Selected Publications: 
  • Bahcivan, O., Alkan, N., & Erdener, D. (2021). The adaptation of Cancer Coping Questionnaire (CCQ) for Turkish-speaking population. Academia Letters, 1363, 1-4.
  • Erdener, D. (2020). Second Language Instruction: Extrapolating From Auditory-Visual Speech Perception Research. In M.E. Gómez-Parra & C.A.H. Abril (eds.) Handbook of Research on Bilingual and Intercultural Education. ISBN13: 9781799825883 DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2588-3 (page numbers forthcoming). IGI Global.
  • Erdener, D., Erdener, Ş.E. & Yordamlı, A. (2019). Auditory-visual speech perception in bipolar disorder: behavioural data and physiological predictions. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (AVSP2019), Melbourne, Australia. (page numbers, ISBN forthcoming)
  • Erdener, D. & Burnham, D. (2019). Perception of vowels in sequential bilinguals. Turkish Journal of Psychology, 34(83), 44-53.
  • Yordamlı, A. & Erdener, D. (2018). Auditory-visual speech integration in bipolar disorder: a preliminary study. Languages, 3(4), 38, 1-10.
  • Erdener, D. & Burnham, D. (2018). Auditory‐visual speech perception in 3‐ and 4‐year‐olds and its relationship to perceptual attunement and receptive vocabulary. Journal of Child Language, 45, 273-289. DOI: http://10.1017./S0305000917000174
  • Erdener, D. (2017). Auditory‐visual speech perception and second language instruction. In İ. Yaman & E. Ekmekçi (Eds.) Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Language and Language Education. (pp.207-211). Samsun, Turkey: Ondokuz Mayıs University. (see
  • Erdener, D. (2017). Teaching Turkish as a foreign language: extrapolating from experimental psychology. Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 13(1), 156-165.
  • Erdener, D. & Yordamlı, A. (2016). Auditory-visual speech perception in bipolar disorder. In C.Pracana (Ed.) Proceedings of InPact 2016 International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends. (pp.137-141) Lisbon, Portugal: World Institute for Advanced Research and Science.
  • Erdener, D. (2016). Basic to Applied Research: Benefits of Audio-Visual Speech Perception in Teaching Foreign Languages. The Language Learning Journal, 44(1), 124-132. doi: 10.1080/09571736.2012.724080
  • Erdener, D. (2015). The McGurk Illusion in Turkish, Turkish Journal of Psychology, 30(76), 19-27.
  • Erdener, D. & Burnham, D. (2013). The Relationship between Audio-Visual Speech Perception and Language Specific Speech Perception at the Onset of Reading Instruction in English-Speaking Children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 116, 120-138.
  • Erdener, D., Sekiyama, K., & Burnham, D. (2010). The development of auditory‐visual speech perception across languages and ages. In M. Burgess, J. Davey, C. Don & T. McMinn (Eds.) Proceedings of 20th International Congress on Acoustics, ICA 2010. (pp.1-10). Sydney, Australia: Australian Acoustical Society, NSW Division.
  • Dodd, B., McIntosh, B., Erdener,D., & Burnham, D. (2008). Perception of the auditory-visual illusion in speech perception by children with phonological disorders. Clinical Phonetics & Linguistics, 22, 69-82.
  • Burnham, D., Sekiyama, K., & Erdener, D. (2008). Cross language auditory visual speech perception development. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123(5), 3879-3880. [abstract]
  • Erdener, V.D. & Burnham, D.K. (2005). The role of audiovisual speech and orthographic information in non native speech production, Language Learning, 55 191 228.
Editorial Board Membership: 
  • Innovations in Linguistics & Education
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Applied Psycholinguistics
  • Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
  • International Journal of Speech‐Language Pathology
  • Journal of Memory & Language
  • Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
  • Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
  • Language Learning
  • Languages
  • PloS One
  • Speech Communication
  • Turkish Journal of Psychology
  • COGSCI2018: 40th Annual Cognitive Science Society Meeting
  • INTERSPEECH Conference 2008