Teaching and research area:
Personality & Social Psychology
Emotion, Social interaction, Leadership, Interpersonal relationships, Culture, well-being
University of Crete, Greece
Most important academic stations:
1997, PhD., Lancaster University, UK
1996 Associate Lecturer, Social and Political Sciences Faculty, University of Cambridge, UK
1999, Senior Lecturer, Psychology Department, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
2007, Tenured Senior Lecturer, Psychology Department, University of Crete, Greece
2012, Associate Professor, Psychology Department, University of Crete, Greece
o Why should students of TU Darmstadt attend your seminars?
Provide an up to date overview of current theory and research on the Psychology of Emotion
Stress a cross-cultural understanding of emotional behavior
Combine research-led teaching with hands-on work on the psychology of emotion.
o Why did you choose TU Darmstadt for your KIVA Visiting Professorship?
Collaborating with colleagues at the Institute of Psychology
o At TU Darmstadt and especially in the context of KIVA interdisciplinarity has a high importance. Which are the connections between your area of teaching and research to other thematic fields and disciplines?
There are strong interdisciplinary synergies between Emotion and:
Computer Science (e.g., Affective computing)
Management (Emotion at work, Emotion in Leadership)
Sociology (e.g., Emotion in groups, culture)
o What is your perfect balance to a stressful working day?
Taking a stroll in the nature