Güler Boyraz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor


Office: (318) 257-3001
Fax: (318) 257-3442

Woodard Hall 116D
P.O. Box 3163
Ruston, LA 71272

Curriculum Vitæ


  • 2008: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Memphis; Memphis, TN
  • 2002: M.S. Psychological Counseling and Guidance, Middle East Technical University; Ankara, Turkey
  • 1999: B.S. Psychological Counseling and Guidance, Middle East Technical University; Ankara, Turkey

Recent Appointments

  • 2012 - Present: Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Education, Louisiana Tech University; Ruston, LA
  • 2008 - 2012: Assistant Professor, Tennessee State University; Nashville, TN
  • 2007 - 2008: Intern, Bowling Green State University; Bowling Green, OH
  • 2002 - 2004: Counselor, Baskent University; Ankara, Turkey

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Boyraz, G., & Lightsey, O. R. (2012). Can positive thinking help? Positive thoughts as moderators of the stress-meaning relationship? American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 82(2), 267-277. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.2012.01150.x
  • Boyraz, G., Horne, S. G., & Sayger, T. V. (2012). Finding meaning in loss: The mediating role of social support between personality and two construals of meaning. Death Studies, 36(6), 519- 540. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2011.553331
  • Lease, S., Montes, S., Baggett, L., Sawyer, R., Fleming, K., Hampton, A.,…Boyraz, G. (2012). A crosscultural exploration of masculinity and relationships in men from Turkey, Norway, and the United States. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
  • Lightsey, O. R., & Boyraz, G. (2011). Do positive thinking and meaning mediate the positive affect – life satisfaction relationship. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 43(3), 203-213. doi: 10.1037/a0023150
  • Boyraz, G. & Sayger, T. V. (2011). Psychological well-being among fathers of children with and without disabilities: The role of family cohesion, adaptability, and paternal self-efficacy. American Journal of Men’s Health, 5, 286-296, doi: 10.1177/1557988310372538.

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