Ezel Üsten

Ezel Üsten


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Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52428 Jülich

Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS)

Zivile Sicherheitsforschung (IAS-7)

Gebäude 09.7 / Raum 220

Research Profile


  • The role of individual motivation in pedestrian dynamics
  • Incorporating motivation in pedestrian models and simulations (agent-based modeling)
  • The relationship between pushing behavior and temporal and spatial crowd dynamics
  • Goal interruption and its effects on individual state emotions in crowded settings
  • Mental representation and way-finding in crowds, cognitive (and social) mapping/graphs


  • Experiments with large groups and crowds
  • Qualitative and quantitative observation methods
  • Computer modeling (in cooperation with computer scientists)

Publication Highlight:

  • Exploring the Dynamic Relationship between Pushing Behavior and Crowd Dynamics. 10.17815/CD.2023.143, 2023
  • Don’t stop me now: Psychological effects of interrupting a moving pedestrian crowd and a video game. 10.1371/journal.pone.0287583, 2023
  • Pushing and Non-pushing Forward Motion in Crowds: A Systematic Psychological Observation Method for Rating Individual Behavior in Pedestrian Dynamics. 10.17815/CD.2022.138, 2022


  • PhD in social psychology in pedestrian dynamics, Wuppertal University, 2024
  • M.A. in psychology, Yaşar University, 2018
  • B.A. in socology, Marmara University, 2015


Letzte Änderung: 25.03.2024