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Christakis Nicolas

Nicolas Christakis



Psychology at the University of Besançon (France) (1981)

Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A. - Master) in Social Psychology obtained in 1982 at University Paris X - Nanterre)

Ph.D. in Social Psychology obtained in 1986 at University Paris X – Nanterre (Title : Pop-music: lieu d'identité et moyen d'expression collective).

Academic Position

Professor in Social Psychology 


Section of Psychology of Communication Practices and Planning


Laboratory for Psychological Applications & Communication Planning  


1, Sophocleous Str., Athens, 10559, Greece (Office 315) 

Telephone Number/Fax              

+30 210-3689259, 3689265 / +30 210-3689258 

Email Address 

nicolchri [at] media.uoa [dot] gr 




Undergraduate courses:

  • Introduction to communication psychology
  • Communication in close relationships
  • Social Psychology of the mass media
  • Social Psychology of Identity Processes

 Postgraduate courses :

  • Methodology, qualitative methods, interview & life story
  • Conflicts, identities and culture

Administrative Duties

  • Director of the Sector of Psychology of Communication, Communication Practices and  Planning (2010-2013).

  • Director of the Laboratory of Psychological Applications and Planning (2013-2014).

  • Director of the Postgraduate programme in Musical Culture and Communication (2011 - 2013).

Research Interests Research interests focus on issues of interpersonal and social communication and social representations, rituals, cultural consumption, and identity processes.

Indicative Publications

Davou, B., Christakis, N.(1994). Children talk about health and illness: Social representations about health and illness of 10 year-old children. Athens: Papazisis.

Christakis, N.(1999). Musical Identities: Life-stories of musicians and bands of the Greek independent rock community (Gutenberg-, Athens: Typothito.

Christakis, N.(2003). Motorcycle: Risk-taking and the Sacred. Athens: Futura.

Christakis, N.(2010).Self and the Others. Issues of Communication and Social Psychology. Athens: Papazisis.

Christakis, N. & Halatsis, P. (2011).Same Sex and Cross Sex Friendships. Athens: Papazisis.

Christakis, N. (2016).Social Psychology of Mass Communications. Athens: Gutenberg-Typothito.


Editings in Greek:

Navridis, Kl.,& Christakis, N. (1997).  Identities: Psychosocial integration. Athens: Kastaniotis.

Navridis, Kl.,& Christakis, N. (eds.).(2011).  Societies in crisis and seek of meaning (2nded). Athens: Pedio.

Navridis, Kl.,& Christakis, N. (eds.).(2011). The hypermodern subject ((2nded). Athens: Pedio.


Recent articles/chapters:

Christakis, N. (2003). Prise de risque et recherche des limites : exemple de la conduite à grande vitesse à moto. Revue internationale de psychosociologie («Le sport à corps et  cris », sous la direction de G. Amado et de M. Bolle de Bal), IX(20), 121-141.

Christakis, N., Halatsis, P. (2007). L’amitié intersexe, ses clichés, ses subtilités. Nouvelle revue de psychosociologie, 4, 187-199.

Halatsis, P., Christakis, N. (2009). The challenge of sexual attraction within heterosexuals’ cross-sex friendship. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 26(6-7), 919-937.

Christakis, N. (2011). Gustave Le Bon’s mass psychology and some comments on social influence theory. Theory and society, 26, 165-182.

Christakis, N., Analytis, A. (2013). Female motorcyclists: psychosocial career and aspects of femininity. Social Sciences Review, 139(A’), 57-94.

Christakis, N. (2014).Crowd and public between the psychological and the sociological: aspects of Gabriel Tarde’s social though. Science and Society, 32, 171-198.

Christakis, N. (2015). A travers les livres (Note de lecture sur : Moscovici, S. (2012). Raison et cultures. Paris: Editions de l’EHESS et Moscovici, S. (2013). Le scandale de la pensée sociale. Textes inédits sur les représentations sociales réunis et préfacés par Nikos Kalampalikis. Paris : Editions de EHESS). Bulletin de Psychologie, 68(6), 505-509.

Christakis, N., Kalampalikis, N. (2016). Introduction to the epistemology of social representations and the psychology of the Social according to Serge Moscovici. Science and Society, 35, 189-216.

Gerakopoulou, P., Christakis, N. (2017) Star Trek: viewership reflections of exploration and conquest. In V. Vamvakas, A. Gazi (Eds.), American TV series in Greece: ideological contradictions, cultural standards and psychosocial processes (pp.441-472). Athens: Papazisis.