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Professor Bettina Davou

  Bettina Davou is Professor of Psychology at the University of Athens, Faculty of Communication and Media Studies. She is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She was born in Athens and studied applied psychology at Bishop’s University, Quebec, Canada (B.A. Hons.), and psychology of education (M.Sc.) and cognition (PhD) at the University of London Institute, of Education. While in London, she received clinical psychodynamic training in educational therapy from the Caspari Foundation. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the “Spyros Doxiades – Diagnostic & Therapeutic Unit for Children”, with whom she has been collaborating in both therapeutic and research issues since 1981.

She served as Coordinator of the Cognitive Psychology Section of the Hellenic Psychological Association (2003 – 2007) and is a member of several scientific organizations including the New York Academy of Sciences, the Hellenic Psychological Association, the British Psychological Society and the American Psychological Association.

She is the author, co-author or editor of 18 books and has published several papers in Greek and international journals, on issues related to her specialization. Her research interests include the interaction of cognition and emotion, the effects of non-conscious processes on human behavior, psychodynamic approaches to mediated and interpersonal communication and media education.

In collaboration with colleagues she directs the Papazissis Publishers “Series in Psychology” and the Polytropon Publishers “Series in Human Relationships”. She is also a member of the editorial board of the journals “Communication Issues”  and “Noesis” and member of the advisory committee of the journal of the Hellenic Society of Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy “Children and Adolescents: Psychological Health and Psychopathology” and of “Psychology: The Journal of the Hellenic Psychological Society”.

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