ΓΕΩΡΓΙΑ ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΟΥ
ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΟΥ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΑ
PANAYIOTOU GEORGIA
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Τμήμα Ψυχολογίας
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can.ucy.ac.cy/index.php/georgia-panayiotou

Προσωπικό Προφίλ

H Δρ. Παναγιώτου αποφοίτησε με τον τίτλο ΒΑ (Psychology and Sociology) το 1991 από το New College/ University of South Florida. Πήρε τον τίτλο masters το 1994 και Ph.D. το 1998 από το Purdue University, Indiana, USA στη Κλινική Ψυχολογία. Ολοκλήρωσε την κλινική της άσκηση στο McLean Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, ενώ εργάστηκε ως επίκουρη καθηγήτρια στο Mississippi State University πριν την επιστροφή της στη Κύπρο. Βρίσκεται στο Τμήμα Ψυχολογίας του Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου από το 2001. Τα ερευνητικά της ενδιαφέροντα έχουν να κάνουν με την κατανόηση της λειτουργίας του Συναισθήματος και του ρόλου του στην ανάπτυξη και συντήρηση των ψυχικών διαταραχών. Ασχολείται με θέματα όπως το ρόλο του συναισθήματος του φόβου στη ψυχοπαθολογία, τη ρύθμιση των συναισθημάτων και τη διαχέιρηση τους χρησιμοποιώντας τόσο μεθόδους αυτοαναφοράς όσο και ψυχοφυσιολογικές μετρήσεις. Διευθύνει το εργαστήριο Clinical Psychology and Psychophysiology Lab και είναι ιδρυτικό μέλος του Κέντρου Εφαρμοσμένης Νευροεπιστήμης. Κατέχει άδεια άσκησης του επαγγέλματος του Κλινικού Ψυχολόγου στη Κύπρο. Από το Μάιο του 2016 είναι Προέδρος του Τμήματος Ψυχολογίας.

ΨυχοφυσιολογίαΣυναισθηματικές και γνωστικές διαταραχές στη ψυχοπαθολογίαΑγχώδεις, αντικοινωνικές και συναισθηματικές διαταραχές

  1.      Vrachimi-Souroulla, A & Panayiotou, G. (in press). Independent Validation Study of the Hellenic WISC-III using a Greek-Cypriot sample.
  2.      Παναγιώτου, Γ. & Αγοραστός, Δ. (in press). H σχέση των συναισθημάτων με την εστιαζόμενη στον εαυτό προσοχή και την ρύθμιση της συμπεριφοράς.
  3.      Panayiotou, G., Leonidou, C., Karekla, M., & Bati, A (2016). Coping with psychosomatic symptoms: The buffering role of psychological flexibility and impact on quality of life. Journal of Health Psychology 1-13.
  4.      Michaelides, M. P., Koutsogiorgi, C., & Panayiotou, G. (2016). Method/Group Factors: Inconsequential but Meaningful—A Comment on Donnellan, Ackerman, and Brecheen.Journal of Personality Assessment, 1-2/ doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2016.1233560
  5.      Michaelides, M. P., Christodoulou, A., Kkeli, N., Karekla, M., & Panayiotou, G. (2016). Factorial Structure of the Perceived Stress Scale and implications for scoring. European Review of Applied Psychology, 66, 309-316.
  6.      Panayiotou, G., Panteli, M., & Theodorou, M. (2016). Predictors of loneliness among young men and women in Cyprus: The role of anxiety and social skills. Psychology, Community & Health, 5, 16.
  7.      Michaelides, M., Koutsogiorgi, C., & Panayiotou, G. (2016). Method effects on an adaptation of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale in Greek and the role of personality traits. Journal of Personality Assessment, 98, 2, 178-188.
  8.      Fanti, K. A., Panayiotou, G., Lombardo, M. V., & Kyranides, M. N. (2016). Unemotional on all counts: Evidence of reduced affective responses in individuals with high callous-unemotional traits across emotion systems and valences. Social Neuroscience, 11, 72-87.
  9.      Peasley-Miklus, C. E., Panayiotou, G., & Vrana, S. R. (2016). Alexithymia predicts arousal-based processing deficits and discordance between emotion response systems during emotional imagery. Emotion, 16, 164.
  10.   Fanti, K. A., Kyranides, M., & Panayiotou, G. (2016). Measuring reactions to violent and comedy films using facial expressions: Association with callous-unemotional traits and impulsive aggression. Cognition and Emotion. DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2015.1090958
  11.   Kyranides, M., Fanti, K. A., & Panayiotou, G. (2016). The disruptive adolescent as a grown-up: Predicting adult startle responses to violent and erotic films from adolescent conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 38, 183-194.
  12.   Fanti, K. A., Panayiotou, G., Kyranides, M., & Avramides, M. (2016). Startle reflex modulation during violent films: The influence of callous-unemotional traits and aggressive behavior. Motivation and Emotion, 40, 2, 321-333. DOI: 10.1007/s11031-015-9517-7
  13.   Fanti, K., Panayiotou, G., Lazarou, C., Michael, R. & Georgiou, G. (2016). The better of two evils? Evidence that conduct problem children with or without callous-unemotional traits score on opposite directions on physiological and behavioral measures of fearfulness. Development and Psychopathology, 28, 185-198.
  14.   Panayiotou, G. (2015). The Bold and the Fearless among us: Elevated psychopathic traits and levels of anxiety and fear are associated with specific aberrant driving behaviors. Accident Analysis and Prevention.
  15.   Panayiotou, G., Fanti, K. A., & Lazarou, C. (2015). Fearful victims and fearless bullies? Subjective reactions to emotional imagery scenes of children involved in school aggression. Personality and Individual Differences, 78, 29-33.
  16.   Panayiotou, G., Leonidou, C., Constantinou, E., Hart, J., Rinehart, K. L., Sy, J. T., & Bjorgvinsson, T. (2015). Do alexithymic individuals avoid their feelings? Experiential avoidance mediates the association between alexithymia, psychosomatic, and depressive symptoms in a community and a clinical sample. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 56, 206-216.
  17.   Constantinou, E., Panayiotou, G., & Theodorou, M. (2014). Emotion processing deficits in alexithymia and response to a depth of processing intervention. Biological Psychology, 103, 212-222.
  18.   Panayiotou, G., Karekla, M., & Mete, I. (2014). Dispositional coping in individuals with anxiety disorder symptomatology: Avoidance predicts distress. Journal of Contextual Behavior Therapy, 3, 314-321.
  19.   Panayiotou, G., Karekla, M.& Panayiotou, M. (2014). Direct and indirect predictors of social anxiety: The role of anxiety sensitivity, behavioral inhibition, experiential avoidance and self-focused attention. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55, 1875-1882.
  20.   Panayiotou, G. (2014). Maternal neuroticism predicts social anxiety in Cypriot youth: The mediating role of child personality and anxiety sensitivity. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, DOI:10.1080/02673843.2013.866147.
  21.   Panayiotou, G., Kokkinos, C. & Kapsou, M. (2014). Indirect and direct associations between personality and psychological distress mediated by dispositional coping. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 14, 549-567.
  22.   Charalambous, K. Kokkinos, K., & Panayiotou, G. (2013). The Family Environment Scale: Resolving psychometric problems through an examination of a Greek version. International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment, 13, 81-99.
  23.   Panayiotou, G. & Karekla, M. (2013). Perceived social support helps, but does not buffer the negative impact of anxiety disorders on quality of life and perceived stress. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 48, 283-294.
  24.   Fanti, K. A., Panayiotou, G., & Fanti, S., (2013). Associating parental to child psychopathology: Investigating a transactional model of development. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 21, 191-210.
  25.   Panayiotou, G., van Oyen Witvliet, C., Robinson,J. D., & Vrana, S. R. (2011). A startling absence of emotion effects: Active attention to the startle probe as a motor task cue appears to eliminate modulation of the startle reflex by valence and arousal. Biological Psychology, 87, 226-233.
  26.   Constantinou E., Panayiotou, G. Konstantinou K., Loutsiou-Ladd, A. & Kapardis, A. (2011). Risky and aggressive diving in young adults: Personality matters. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 43, 1323-1331.
  27.   Karekla, M. & Panayiotou, G. (2011). Coping and experiential avoidance: Unique or overlapping constructs? Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 42, 163-170.
  28.   Yoder-Strahan, E., Panayiotou, G., Clements R., & Scott. J. (2011). Beer, wine, and social anxiety: Testing the “self-medication hypothesis” in the US and Cyprus. Addiction Research & Theory, 19, 302-311.
  29.   Souroulla, A., Panayiotou, G., &Kokkinos, C. M. (2011). Achievement Testing with the Wechsler Quicktest: An Examination of its Psychometric Properties and Applied Utility with a National Sample. Educational Psychology: International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 31, 105-121.
  30.   Kapsou, M., Panayiotou, G., Kokkinos, C. M., & Demetriou, A., G. (2010). Dimensionality of Coping: An empirical contribution to the construct validation of the Brief COPE with a Greek - speaking sample. Journal of Health Psychology, 15, 215-229.
  31.   Kokkinos, C. M., Panayiotou, G., Charalambous, K., Antoniadou, N., Davazoglou, A. M., & Lambrianou, J. (2010). Greek EPQ- J: Further support for a three factor model of personality in children and adolescents: Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 28, 259-269.
  32.   Souroulla,A.V., Panayiotou, G, &. Kokkinos, C. M. (2009).The Role of the Teacher in Identifying Learning Disabilities: A Study Using the McCarney Learning Disability Evaluation Scale (LDES), Journal of Learning Disabilities, 42,483-493.
  33.   Panayiotou, G. (2008). Emotional dimensions reflected in ratings of affective scripts. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 1795-1806.
  34.   Loutsiou-Ladd, A., Panayiotou, G., & Kokkinos, C. M. (2008). A review of the factorial structure of the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI). International Journal of Testing, 8, 90-110.
  35.   Panayiotou, G., Brown, R. &Vrana, S. R. (2007). Emotional dimensions as determinants of self-focused attention. Cognition and Emotion, 21, 982-998.
  36.   Panayiotou, G. & Papageorgiou, M. (2007). Depressed mood: The Role of Negative Thoughts, Self-Consciousness and Sex Role Stereotypes. International Journal of Psychology, 42, 289-296.
  37.   Panayiotou, G. & Vrana, S. R. (2007). Effects of self-focused attention on recognizing previously presented self-relevant and irrelevant stimuli. Psychology. The Journal of the Hellenic Psychological Society, 14, 424-434.
  38.   Kokkinos, K., & Panayiotou, G. (2007). Parental discipline practices and locus of control: Relationship to bullying and victimization experiences of elementary school students. Social Psychology of Education, 10, 281-301.
  39.   Spanoudis, G., Natsopoulos, D., & Panayiotou, G. (2007). Mental verbs and pragmatic language difficulties. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 42, 487-504.
  40.   Panayiotou, G., & Kokkinos, K. (2006). Self-consciousness and psychological distress: A study using the Greek SCS. Personality and Individual Differences, 41, 83-93.
  41.   Panayiotou, G. (2005). Love, commitment, and response to conflict among Cypriot dating couples: Two models, one relationship. International Journal of Psychology, 40, 108-117.
  42.   Kokkinos, C. M., Panayiotou, G. & Davazoglou, A. M. (2005). Correlates of teacher appraisals of student behaviors. Psychology in the Schools, 42, 79-89.
  43.   Papadopoulos, T. C., Panayiotou, G., Spanoudis, G., & Natsopoulos, D. (2005). Correlates of poor cognitive performance among children with attention difficulties. Journal of Child Abnormal Psychology, 33, 611-623.
  44.   Panayiotou, G. (2004). Performance effects of self-focused attention among evaluatively anxious and normal individuals: A review of the literature. Psychology. The Journal of the Hellenic Psychological Society, 11, 255-269.
  45.   Panayiotou, G. (2004). Chronic self-consciousness and its effects on cognitive performance, physiology, and self-reported anxiety. Representative Research in Social Psychology, 28, 21-34.
  46.   Panayiotou, G. & Vrana, S. R. (2004). The role of self-focus, task difficulty, task self-relevance and evaluation anxiety in reaction time performance. Motivation and Emotion, 28, 171-196.
  47.   Panayiotou, G., Kokkinos, K., & Spanoudis, G. (2004). Searching for the “Big Five” in a Greek context: The NEO-FFI under the microscope. Personality and Individual Differences, 36, 1841-1854.
  48.   Kokkinos, K., Panayiotou, G., & Davazoglou, A. M. (2004). Perceived seriousness of pupils’ undesirable behaviours: The student teachers perspective. Educational Psychology: International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 24, 109-120.
  49.   Kokkinos, K., & Panayiotou, G. (2004). Η επίδραση των πεποιθήσεων των γονέων σχετικά με τον έλεγχο της παιδικής συμπεριφοράς στην εφαρμογή πρακτικών πειθαρχίας [Effects of parents beliefs about the control of child behavior on discipline practices] Psychology. The Journal of the Hellenic Psychological Society, 11, 571 - 584.
  50.   Kokkinos, K., & Panayiotou, G. (2004). Bullying and Victimization Experiences in the School: Identifying Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Early Adolescence. Aggressive Behavior, 30, 520-533.
  51.   Panayiotou, G., & Vrana, S. R. (1998). Effect of self-focus attention on the startle reflex, heart rate and memory performance among socially anxious and nonanxious individuals. Psychophysiology, 35, 328-336.

Profile Information

Dr. Panayiotou graduated in 1991 from New College of the University of South Florida with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Sociology. She earned a Masters degree in 1994 and a Ph.D. in 1998 from Purdue University in Indiana, USA in Clinical Psychology. She completed her clinical internship at McLean Hospital of Harvard Medical School. She worked as assistant professor at Mississippi State University before her return to Cyprus. She has been at the Department of Psychology of the University of Cyprus since 2001. Her research interests are in the domain of Emotion and its role in the etiology and maintenance of psychopathology. She studies topics like differences in fear reactivity between groups with different pathologies, emotion regulation and coping. She directs the Clinical Psychology and Psychophysiology Lab and she is a founding member of the Center for Applied Neuroscience. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in Cyprus. As of May 2016 she is the Chair of the Department of Psychology.

Psychophysiology of Emotion and Cognition, Emotional and Cognitive processes in psychopathology, Anxiety and Affective Disorders Emotional processes in antisocial behaviors such a risky driving and childhood aggression

Panayiotou, G., Leonidou, C., Karekla, M., & Bati, A (2016). Coping with psychosomatic symptoms: The buffering role of psychological flexibility and impact on quality of life. Journal of Health Psychology 1-13.

Panayiotou, G., Panteli, M., & Theodorou, M. (2016). Predictors of loneliness among young men and women in Cyprus: The role of anxiety and social skills. Psychology, Community & Health, 5, 16.

Fanti, K. A., Panayiotou, G., Lombardo, M. V., & Kyranides, M. N. (2016). Unemotional on all counts: Evidence of reduced affective responses in individuals with high callous-unemotional traits across emotion systems and valences. Social Neuroscience, 11, 72-87.

Peasley-Miklus, C. E., Panayiotou, G., & Vrana, S. R. (2016). Alexithymia predicts arousal-based processing deficits and discordance between emotion response systems during emotional imagery. Emotion, 16, 164.

 Fanti, K. A., Kyranides, M., & Panayiotou, G. (2016). Measuring reactions to violent and comedy films using facial expressions: Association with callous-unemotional traits and impulsive aggression. Cognition and Emotion. DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2015.1090958

Kyranides, M., Fanti, K. A., & Panayiotou, G. (2016). The disruptive adolescent as a grown-up: Predicting adult startle responses to violent and erotic films from adolescent conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 38, 183-194.

Fanti, K. A., Panayiotou, G., Kyranides, M., & Avramides, M. (2016). Startle reflex modulation during violent films: The influence of callous-unemotional traits and aggressive behavior. Motivation and Emotion, 40, 2, 321-333. DOI: 10.1007/s11031-015-9517-7

Fanti, K., Panayiotou, G., Lazarou, C., Michael, R. & Georgiou, G. (2016). The better of two evils? Evidence that conduct problem children with or without callous-unemotional traits score on opposite directions on physiological and behavioral measures of fearfulness. Development and Psychopathology, 28, 185-198.

Michaelides, M. P., Koutsogiorgi, C., & Panayiotou, G. (2016). Method/Group Factors: Inconsequential but Meaningful—A Comment on Donnellan, Ackerman, and Brecheen.Journal of Personality Assessment, 1-2/ doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2016.1233560

Michaelides, M. P., Christodoulou, A., Kkeli, N., Karekla, M., & Panayiotou, G. (2016). Factorial Structure of the Perceived Stress Scale and implications for scoring. European Review of Applied Psychology, 66, 309-316.

Michaelides, M., Koutsogiorgi, C., & Panayiotou, G. (2016). Method effects on an adaptation of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale in Greek and the role of personality traits. Journal of Personality Assessment, 98, 2, 178-188.

Panayiotou, G. (2015). The Bold and the Fearless among us: Elevated psychopathic traits and levels of anxiety and fear are associated with specific aberrant driving behaviors. Accident Analysis and Prevention.

Panayiotou, G., Fanti, K. A., & Lazarou, C. (2015). Fearful victims and fearless bullies? Subjective reactions to emotional imagery scenes of children involved in school aggression. Personality and Individual Differences, 78, 29-33.

Panayiotou, G., Leonidou, C., Constantinou, E., Hart, J., Rinehart, K. L., Sy, J. T., & Bjorgvinsson, T. (2015). Do alexithymic individuals avoid their feelings? Experiential avoidance mediates the association between alexithymia, psychosomatic, and depressive symptoms in a community and a clinical sample. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 56, 206-216.

Constantinou, E., Panayiotou, G., & Theodorou, M. (2014). Emotion processing deficits in alexithymia and response to a depth of processing intervention. Biological Psychology, 103, 212-222.

Panayiotou, G., Karekla, M., & Mete, I. (2014). Dispositional coping in individuals with anxiety disorder symptomatology: Avoidance predicts distress. Journal of Contextual Behavior Therapy, 3, 314-321.

Panayiotou, G., Karekla, M.& Panayiotou, M. (2014). Direct and indirect predictors of social anxiety: The role of anxiety sensitivity, behavioral inhibition, experiential avoidance and self-focused attention. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55, 1875-1882.

Panayiotou, G. (2014). Maternal neuroticism predicts social anxiety in Cypriot youth: The mediating role of child personality and anxiety sensitivity. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, DOI:10.1080/02673843.2013.866147.

Panayiotou, G., Kokkinos, C. & Kapsou, M. (2014). Indirect and direct associations between personality and psychological distress mediated by dispositional coping. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 14, 549-567.

Charalambous, K. Kokkinos, K., & Panayiotou, G. (2013). The Family Environment Scale: Resolving psychometric problems through an examination of a Greek version. International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment, 13, 81-99.

Panayiotou, G. & Karekla, M. (2013). Perceived social support helps, but does not buffer the negative impact of anxiety disorders on quality of life and perceived stress. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 48, 283-294.

Fanti, K. A., Panayiotou, G., & Fanti, S., (2013). Associating parental to child psychopathology: Investigating a transactional model of development. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 21, 191-210.

Panayiotou, G. & Karekla, M. (2012).Perceived social support helps, but does not buffer the negative impact of anxiety disorders on quality of life and perceived stress. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Doi: 10.1007/s00127-012-0533-6.

Panayiotou, G., van Oyen Witvliet, C., Robinson, J. D., & Vrana, S. R. (2011). A startling absence of emotion effects: Active attention to the startle probe as a motor task cue appears to eliminate modulation of the startle reflex by valence and arousal. Biological Psychology, 87, 226-233.

Constantinou E., Panayiotou, G. Konstantinou K., Loutsiou-Ladd, A. & Kapardis, A. (2011). Risky and aggressive diving in young adults: Personality matters. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 43, 1323-1331.

Karekla, M. & Panayiotou, G. (2011). Coping and experiential avoidance: Unique or overlapping constructs? Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 42, 163-170.

Yoder-Strahan, E., Panayiotou, G., Clements R., & Scott. J. (2011). Beer, wine, and social anxiety: Testing the “self-medication hypothesis” in the US and Cyprus. Addiction Research & Theory, 19, 302-31,1.

Souroulla, A., Panayiotou, G., &Kokkinos, C. M. (2011). Achievement Testing with the Wechsler Quicktest: An Examination of its Psychometric Properties and Applied Utility with a National Sample. Educational Psychology: International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 31, 105-121.

Kapsou, M., Panayiotou, G., Kokkinos, C. M., & Demetriou, A., G. (2010). Dimensionality of Coping: An empirical contribution to the construct validation of the Brief COPE with a Greek - speaking sample. Journal of Health Psychology, 15, 215-229.

Kokkinos, C. M., Panayiotou, G., Charalambous, K., Antoniadou, N., Davazoglou, A. M., & Lambrianou, J. (2010). Greek EPQ- J: Further support for a three factor model of personality in children and adolescents: Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 28, 259-269.

Souroulla,A.V., Panayiotou, G, &. Kokkinos, C. M. (2009).The Role of the Teacher in Identifying Learning Disabilities: A Study Using the McCarney Learning Disability Evaluation Scale (LDES), Journal of Learning Disabilities, 42,483-493.

Panayiotou, G. (2008). Emotional dimensions reflected in ratings of affective scripts. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 1795-1806.

 Loutsiou-Ladd, A., Panayiotou, G., & Kokkinos, C. M. (2008). A review of the factorial structure of the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI). International Journal of Testing, 8, 90-110.

Panayiotou, G. & Papageoriou, M. (2007).Depressed mood: The Role of Negative Thoughts, Self-Consciousness and Sex Role Stereotypes. International Journal of Psychology, 42, 289-296.

Panayiotou, G., Brown, R. &Vrana, S. R. (2007).Emotional dimensions as determinants of self-focused attention. Cognition and Emotion, 21, 982-998.

Panayiotou, G., & Kokkinos, K. (2006). Self-consciousness and psychological distress: A study using the Greek SCS. Personality and Individual Differences, 41, 83-93.

Papadopoulos, T. C., Panayiotou, G., Spanoudis, G., & Natsopoulos, D. (2005). Correlates of poor cognitive performance among children with attention difficulties. Journal of Child Abnormal Psychology, 33, 611-623.

Panayiotou, G., Kokkinos, K., & Spanoudis, G. (2004). Searching for the “Big Five” in a Greek context: The NEO-FFI under the microscope. Personality and Individual Differences, 36, 1841-1854.

Panayiotou, G. & Vrana, S. R. (2004). The role of self-focus, task difficulty, task self-relevance and evaluation anxiety in reaction time performance. Motivation and Emotion, 28, 171-196.

Panayiotou, G., & Vrana, S. R. (1998). Effect of self-focus attention on the startle reflex, heart rate and memory performance among socially anxious and nonanxious individuals. Psychophysiology, 35, 328-336.