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Laboratories of the Department

The Laboratory of Arts and Cultural Management deals with teaching, research and practical applications that are relative to theater, environment - action, events, video art, experimental cinema, artistic side of the TV (fiction, docu-fiction, cultural programs) and the relationship of these forms with the collective memory and cultural heritage.

The Laboratory of Social Research in the Media was founded in 2002. The Laboratory focuses on the economic, social, legal and cultural dimensions of the press, radio, television and the internet, with particular emphasis on social research on the Internet, computers, multimedia, and digital satellite television and generally on New Communication Technologies.

The Laboratory of New Technologies in Communication, Education and the Mass Media was founded in 1996 by Presidential Decree No. 149 (Official Government Journal, June 10, 1996, number A/111). According to its statutory objectives, the Laboratory serves educational and research needs in the following cognitive fields: theory, applications and products of new technologies, communication practices in education and the media with the exploitation of new technologies and electronic information processing, management in international networks. The Laboratory is integrated in the sector of Culture, Environment, Communication Applications and Technology of the Department of Communication and Media Studies. The Laboratory offers internet connectivity and supports practical training of undergraduate and postgraduate students, conducts research on new technologies with an emphasis on their applications in the broader field of communication, as well as seminars on digital content management, visual communication and journalistic research with the use of computers and networks (Computer Assisted Research and Reporting). The Laboratory is located in the center of Athens, 1, Sophocleous Str, 2nd floor.

The Laboratory of Audiovisual Media (founded by Presidential Decree No. 003, Official Government Journal, January 10, 2001, number A/2) is an interdepartmental Laboratory of the Department of Communication and Media Studies located in 2, Kalamiotou Str, 3rd floor. The Laboratory is equipped to train students in production, television and radio studios, and digital camera television productions. The Laboratory is designed to operate as a practice unit where students will gain expertise in the media and the appropriate skills to produce both news and entertainment programs.

The Communication & Media Psychology Lab was founded in 2001, by Dr. Klimis Navridis, Professor of Social Psychology and operated until 2018 under the direction of Professor Betina Davou. Today is directed by Dr. Nikolas Christakis, Professor of Social Psychology. Its original name was Laboratory of Psychological Applications and Communication Planning and in March 2019 it was renamed to Communication & Media Psychology Lab.
The research projects implemented generally cover issues related to non-verbal communication, emotion and cognition, interpersonal interaction and group dynamics, media education, psychology of the cyberspace, psychology of media and technology, research methods in psychology and communication.
Research and teaching activities of the Lab are supported by a team of specialist researchers, postgraduate students and post-doc research assistants.
The Lab maintains a library with classical textbooks on psychology and research methodology for the use of students and researchers, as well as a complete file of the research reports derived from the Lab’s projects.