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Davou Bettina

Bettina Davou


1987 Doctorate (Ph.D.) Cognitive Psychology, University of London, Institute of Education, London

1985 Master of Science in Psychology of Education, University of London, Institute of Education, London

1983 Bachelor of Arts (Honour's) in Applied Psychology, Bishop's University, Quebec, Canada.

1977 Graduation School Moraitis, P. Psihiko, Athens

Academic Position Professor

Section Section of Psychology of Communication Practices and Planning

Laboratory Laboratory for Psychological Applications & Communication Planning 

Tel. Number/Fax                    +30 210 3689262, +30 210 3689265 / +30 210 3689281

Email Address  bdavou [at] media.uoa [dot] gr

Webpage http://www2.media.uoa.gr/davou/index.php?page=31&lang=1


Undergraduate Courses: 

  • Cognitive and Emotional Factors of Communication (required, 1992 - today).
  • Childhood and the Media (elective seminar, 2009 – today).
  • Emotions in Interpersonal Relationships (elective, 2016 – today).
  • Emotion, Motivation and Political Behaviour (elective seminar, 2018).
  • Introduction to the Psychology of Communication (required, 1998 - 2008).
  • Psychology of Perception (elective, 1992 - 2006).
  • Research Methodology and Experimental Design (required, 2006-2008).


Postraduate Courses:

  • Emotions in Conflict (required, 2008 - today).
  • Qualitative Methods in Human Communication Research (required, 2008 – today, shared teaching).
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods in Communication (required, 1999-2008, shared teaching).
  • Introduction to Cultural Studies and Human Communication (required, 2000 -2008, shared teaching).
  • Qualitative Methods Specialised in Communication Research (elective, 1998-99).
  • Non-Verbal Communication and Embodiment (elective, 2003-2008).
  • Subliminal Perception and Communication (elective, 1999-2001).
  • Childhood and the Media (elective, 1996-99).

 Interdepartmental Postgraduate programs

  • Media Education (one semester course, at the Postgraduate Program “New Technologies in Communication and Education”, with the Department of Pre-school Education, 2006 - 2012).
  • The Cognition – Emotion Interplay (lecture at the Postgraduate Program in Basic and Applied Cognitive Science, with the Faculty of History and Theory of Science (May, 2012).
  • Research Methodology – Interviewing Methods (shared one semester course at the Postgraduate Program “Music and Communication”, with the Department of Music Studies, 2007 - 2008).
  • The Study of Emotions in The Context of Cognitive Science (shared on semester course at the Postgraduate Program in Basic and Applied Cognitive Science, with the Faculty of History and Theory of Science (elective 2002-03 and 2004-05).
  • The Contribution of Cognitive Psychology to the Study of Non-Conscious Processes: A Synopsis of Research Data (lecture at the Postgraduate Program in Basic and Applied Cognitive Science, with the Faculty of History and Theory of Science (November, 2000).

Administrative Duties

  • Director of the Laboratory for Psychological Applications and Communication Planning (2001 to date).
  • Director of the Division of Psychology of Communication, Communication Practices and Planning (2007-2010 and 2016-2018).
  • Deputy Head of the Department of Communication & Media Studies (2011-2013)
  • Coordinator of the Committee for the Development of the Postgraduate Program and member of the Committee for the Reform of the Undergraduate Program (2006-2007).
  • Academic Supervisor of the Reform Proposal of the Department’s Postgraduate Program (funded by the E.C. - ΕPΕΑΕΚ ΙΙ, October - November 2001).
  • Member of the Undergraduate Programme Committee (2002-2003).
  • Member of the Postgraduate Program Committee (1996-2000).
  • Member of the Library Committee (1996-2000).
  • Departmental Representative at the Interdisciplinary Centre for the Recognition of International Degrees (DIKATSA) (1997-1999)
  • Departmental Representative at the University of Athens Senate (1996-1997)


Research Interests

Among the main research interests are the interactions between cognitive and emotional processes, the action of emotion in interpersonal relationships, the effects of unconscious processes in human thought and behavior, education and media education, psychodynamic approach mediated and direct interpersonal communication within the family and the school.

Indicative Publications

(α) Author, Co-author or Editor:

  • Conflict and Emotion in Interpersonal Relationships, Athens: Papazissis Publishers, 2015, pp. 235.
  • Ten Years: Our Mission from 2001 to 2011, Athens: Publication of The Labouratory for Psychological Applications & Planning, 2011, pp. 222 (Editor in collaboration with A. Sidiropoulou).
  • Dangerous Children or Children in Danger? Actors and Victims of Youth Violence (in collaboration with team of authors), Athens, Lector, 2008, pp. 190.
  • Juvenescence: The Non-standardized Factor (in collaboration with team of authors), Athens, Polytropon Publications, 2008, pp. 251.
  • Childhood and the Media: Transformations of the “Childish” Condition, Athens, Papazissis Publishers, 2005, pp. 319.
  • Thought Processes in the Age of Information: Issues on Cognitive Psychology and Communication, Athens, Papazissis Publishers, 2000, pp. 548.
  • New Technologies and Old Fears in the School System: Teachers’ Representations of the Use of Media in the Classroom (in collaboration with K. Diamantakis and G. Pannoussis),  Athens, Papazissis Publishers, 2000, pp. 352.
  • Feeling, Communicating and Thinking: Readings on the Emotional and Communicational Aspects of Learning, Athens, Papazissis Publishers, 1998, pp. 223 (Editor in collaboration with F. Xenakis).
  • Children Talk about Health and Illness (in collaboration with N. Christakis), Athens, Papazissis Publishers, 1994, pp. 145.
  • Adolescence, Athens, Sirris Publications, 1994, pp. 160 (Editor in collaboration with E. Petrides).
  • Smoking in Adolescence: Psycho-social Dimensions of Adolescent Smoking, Athens Papazissis Publishers, 1992, pp. 287.
  • Adolescence: Expectations and Pursuits, Athens Papazissis Publishers, 1991, pp. 286 (Editor in collaboration with Th. Dragonas).


 (b) Editorial Supervisions and Introductions to Translated Works 

  • Schacter, D. L., Gilbert, D.T., Wegner, D. M. (2012). Psychology. Chapter 10: Emotion and Motivation (pp 491-540), Athens: Gutenberg. Second Greek Edition: 2017. 
  • Thagard, P. (2009) Mind, Athens: Polytropon.
  • Gordo-Lopez, A.G. & Parker, I. (Eds.) (2008). Cyberpsychology, Athens: Papazissis Publishers.
  • Christensen, L. B. (2007) Experimental Methodology, Athens: Papazissis Publishers.
  • Giddens, A. (2005) The Transformation of Intimacy: Sexuality, Love and Eroticism in Modern Societies, Athens: Polytropon.
  • Oatley K. & Jenkins, J.M. (2004) Understanding Emotions, Athens: Papazissis Publishers.
  • Atkinson, R.L., Atkinson, R.C., Smith, E.E., Bem, D.J., Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2004) Hilgard’s Introduction to Psychology, Athens: Papazissis Publishers.


(c) Editor of Special Issues in Journals 

  • “Media Education”, Issues of Communication, 2007(6), Athens: Kastaniotis Publishers.
  • “Emotion and Thought”, Noesis, 2006(2), Athens: “Tipothito“ – Dardanos Publishers (in collaboration with N. Makris).


(d) Director of Series

  • “Psychology”, Papazissis Publishers (2004 – today).
  • “Human Relationships”, Polytropon Publications (2005 – 2009).


Bettina Davou has also published numerous articles in Greek and international journals and is a regular columnist in Greek newspapers and magazines.