Nebi Sümer is professor of psychology at Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabancı University, Turkey. He received his B.S in psychology from Middle East Technical University (METU), M.A in developmental psychology from Hacettepe University in Turkey, and his PhD in social psychology from Kansas State University in the USA. He worked in Ankara University (1996-1999) and METU (1999-2018) and began working at Sabancı University in 2018. He was a visiting Fulbright scholar in Cornell University in 2011-2012. He has two main research interests; one focusing on the attachment dynamics and parenting behaviors across the lifespan, the other focusing on transportation safety and driver psycho-technical driver assessment system that has been widely utilized in Turkey. He also runs research and has publications on the issues concerning personality assessment, effects of unemployment, advanced statistics, and teaching of psychology.
Nebi Sümer has been involved in several national and international projects funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and European Commission, and published over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and books in his areas of research interest. He has supervised 38 M.A. theses and doctoral dissertations. He served as a consultant and scientific committee member in many national and international organizations, such as Turkish National Police Traffic Safety Research Center and European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations. He is a member of Science Academy Association of Turkey.