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Evangelia P. Galanaki Professor of Developmental Psychology

                    

Contact Details

email: egalanaki@primedu.uoa.gr

Tel.: +30 210 3688089, 6977826635

Fax:  +30 210 3688088

Address:

Faculty of Primary Education School of Education

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Navarinou 13A, 10680 Athens, Greece


Studies

  • Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, School of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • M.Sc., School Psychology, School of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • B.A., Psychology, School of Philosophy, Department of Psychology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • B.A., Philosophy – Education – Psychology (division: Psychology), School of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Further education

  • Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapy, Institute of Behaviour Research and Therapy, Athens, Greece
  • Education in Cognitive Psychotherapy, Aiginiteio Hospital, Psychiatric Clinic, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • Education in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Aiginiteio Hospital, Psychiatric Clinic, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Scholarships

  • Greek State Scholarships Foundation (M.Sc. and Ph.D. level)
  • Greek State Scholarships Foundation (B.A. level)
  • Antonios Papadakis Fund, University of Athens, Athens, Greece (B.A. level)

Professional career/experience

  • 2014-Professor, Faculty of Primary Education, School of Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 2009-2014 Associate Professor, Faculty of Primary Education, School of Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 2007-2009 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Primary Education, School of Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 2003-2007 Tenure-track Assistant Professor Faculty of Primary Education, School of Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 1999-2003 Tenure-track Lecturer Faculty of Primary Education, School of Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 1997-1999 Adjunct Lecturer, Faculty of Primary Education, School of Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 1997-1999 Secondary Education Teacher, Athens
  • 1996-2002 Institute of Behaviour Research and Therapy, Athens
  • 1994-2001 Counselling Centre for Students, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 1999-2000 Ralleion Experimental Primary School, Piraeus (in collaboration with the Faculty of Primary Education, School of Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
  • 1994-1996 School psychology internship

Research interests

  • Social and emotional development in childhood and adolescence: loneliness, solitude, egocentrism
  • Emerging adulthood and transition to adulthood
  • School adjustment: classroom life, student-teacher relationship
  • Behaviour problems: bullying and victimization, social withdrawal
  • Psychoanalytic perspectives on development and education

Teaching (current)

Undergraduate level

  • Developmental psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Promotion of mental health and learning
  • School psychology and counselling

Postgraduate level

  • Applied developmental psychology in education
  • Reading psychology

Research programs

Coordination

  • Faculty of Primary Education, University of Athens, Athens, Greece (7 programs)
  • Special Account of Research Grants, University of Athens, Athens, Greece (5 programs)

Participation

  • European DAPHNE III Program
  • Program of Professional Training for Disability Management

Academic activities

  • Director of the Psychology Laboratory of the Faculty of Primary Education

www.primedu.uoa.gr/ergastiria/ergastirio-cyxologias.html

  • Director of the Postgraduate Program “Applied Psychology in Education” of the Faculty of Primary Education
  • Coordinator of the Division of Developmental Psychology of the Hellenic Psychological Society (2011-2013 and 2013-2015)

Member of Editorial Boards:

  • Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology
  • Interpersona: An International Journal on Personal Relationships
  • Several Greek journals of Psychology and Education

Reviewer:

  • European Journal of Developmental Psychology
  • Social Development
  • Infant and Child Development

Childhood

  • Journal of Adolescence
  • Journal of Early Adolescence
  • Journal of Child and Family Studies
  • International Journal of Disability, Development and Education
  • Τhe Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied

Field Methods

  • Psychology: The Journal of the Hellenic Psychological Society
  • Hellenic Journal of Psychology, The Journal of the Psychological Society of Northern Greece
  • Several Greek journals of Psychology and Education

Society membership:

  • European Association for Developmental Psychology
  • Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood
  • Hellenic Psychological Society
  • Member of the Division of Developmental Psychology
  • Member of the Division of School Psychology
  • Hellenic Educational Society

Publications (selection)

Selection from over 100 publications

https://scholar.google.gr/citations?user=X1MKlJgAAAAJ&hl=el&oi=ao

http://uoa.academia.edu/EvangeliaGalanaki

http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Evangelia_Galanaki

Books

  • Galanaki, E. P. (2014). Loneliness: The paradox of human nature (Foreword: G. Kugiumutzakis). Athens: Gutenberg. (In Greek)
  • Galanaki, E. P. (2011). Issues of developmental psychology: Cognitive, social, and emotional development. Athens: Diadrasi. (In Greek; first edition: Atrapos 2003)
  • Galanaki, E. P. (2003). The dead mother: Searching for the developmental roots of mental disorder (Foreword: S. Beratis). Athens: Ellinika Grammata. (In Greek)

Articles and chapters

  • Galanaki, E. P., & Leontopoulou, S. (in press). Criteria for the transition to adulthood, developmental features of emerging adulthood, and views of the future among Greek studying youth. Europe’s Journal of Psychology.
  • Galanaki, E. P. (2017). Adolescent egocentrism. Entry in the SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (A. Wenzel, Editor-in-Chief). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Efstathiou, N. T., Risvas, G. S., Theodoraki, E.-A. M., Galanaki, E. P., & Zampelas, A. D. (2016). Health education: Effects on classroom climate and physical activity. Health Education Journal, 75, 799-810.
  • Galanaki, E. P., Mylonas, K., & Vogiatzoglou, P. (2015). Evaluating voluntary aloneness in childhood: Initial validation of the Children’s Solitude Scale. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 12, 688-700.
  • Galanaki, E. P. (2015). Solitude as a state of positive aloneness in childhood and adolescence. In C. J. Kowalski, J. P. Cangemi, & A. Rokach (Eds.), Loneliness in life: Education, business, and society (pp. 168-190). Dubuque, IA: McGraw Hill.
  • Amanaki, E., & Galanaki, E. P. (2014). Prospective teachers’ knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about school bullying. Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Developmental Psychology (pp. 1-4). Pianoro, Italy: Medimond International Publishers.
  • Galanaki, Ε. (2014). Loneliness: Thoughts on its relation with psychopathology and psychotherapy. Encephalos, 51(2), 14-23.
  • Galanaki, E. P. (2014). The origins of solitude: Psychoanalytic perspectives. In R. J. Coplan & J. Bowker (Eds.), The handbook of solitude: Psychological perspectives on social isolation, social withdrawal, and being alone (pp. 71-89). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Galanaki, E. P. (2013). Solitude in children and adolescents: A review of the research literature. Psychology and Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal [Special Issue: Loneliness and Solitude in Children and Adolescents], 50(3-4), 79-88.
  • Galanaki, E. P. (2012). Attitude toward aloneness and ability to be alone in middle and late childhood. ΣΚΕΨΥ - Σύγχρονη Κοινωνία, Εκπαίδευση και Ψυχική Υγεία, 5, 347-368.
  • Galanaki, E. P. (2012). The imaginary audience and the personal fable: A test of Elkind’s theory of adolescent egocentrism. Psychology, 3(6), 457-466.
  • Galanaki, E. P., & Christopoulos, A. (2011). The imaginary audience and the personal fable in relation to the separation-individuation process during adolescence. Psychology, The Journal of the Hellenic Psychological Society, 18(1), 85-103.
  • Besevegis, E., & Galanaki, E. P. (2010). Coping with loneliness in childhood. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 7(6), 653-673.
  • Zisimopoulos, D., & Galanaki, E. P. (2009). Academic intrinsic motivation and perceived academic competence in Greek elementary students with and without learning disabilities. Learning Disabilities: Research and Practice, 24(1), 33-43.
  • Galanaki, E. P., Polychronopoulou, S. A., & Babalis, T. K. (2008). Loneliness and social dissatisfaction among behaviourally at-risk children. School Psychology International, 29(2), 214-229.
  • Galanaki, E. P. (2008). Children’s perceptions of loneliness. Hellenic Journal of Psychology, The Journal of the Psychological Society of Northern Greece, 5(3), 258-280.
  • Galanaki, E. P., & Vassilopoulou, H. D. (2007). The Student-Teacher Relationship Scale in a Greek sample of preadolescents: Reliability and validity data. Psychology, The Journal of the Hellenic Psychological Society, 14(3), 292-310.
  • Galanaki, E. P., & Vassilopoulou, H. D. (2007). Teachers and children’s loneliness: A review of the literature and educational implications. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 22(4), 455-475.
  • Galanaki, E. P. (2005). Solitude in the school: A neglected facet of children’s development and education. Childhood Education, The Journal of the Association for Childhood Education International, 81(3), 128-132.
  • Galanaki, E. P. (2004). Are children able to distinguish among the concepts of aloneness, loneliness, and solitude? International Journal of Behavioural Development, 28(5), 435-443.
  • Galanaki, E. P. (2004). Teachers and loneliness: The children’s perspective. School Psychology International, 25(1), 92-105.
  • Galanaki, E. P., & Kalantzi-Azizi, A. (1999). Loneliness and social dissatisfaction: Its relation with children’s self-efficacy for peer interaction. Child Study Journal, 29(1), 1-21.