She obtained her PhD in 2022, with a dissertation titled “Am I Better Than I Was Before?” Social and Temporal Comparisons in Childhood and Adolescence. She is interested in how children create and maintain views of themselves, such as narcissism and self-esteem. She investigates how children engage in comparison strategies, such as social comparisons (“I am better than others”) and temporal comparisons (“I am getting better over time”), and how those comparison strategies can be used as interventions to help children flourish. Çisem is now a Scientific Information Specialist at Erasmus University Rotterdam.