Blue Flower

Konstantinos Kafetsios, PhD.,

Psychology Dept., Univ. of Crete, Greece GR74100, tel. 2831077534.

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1990 Bachelor’s Degree. Aristotle University, School of Philosophy, Education and Psychology (Psychology Major)

1997 Ph.D. Department of Psychology, Lancaster University, UK



2004-    Faculty member [Currently: Associate Professor], Psychology Dept., University of Crete, Greece

1997-2003  Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Psychology Dept., Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge

1996-1998  Affiliate Lecturer, Faculty of Social and Polit. Sciences, University of Cambridge

1995-1997   Research Assistant/Associate. Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge


Other appointments


MSc Organization and Management of Educational Units. University of Thessaly

2007- pres.

MSc Organization of Health Care Units. The Hellenic Open University

2009- pres.

MSc Brain & Mind, Medical School, University of Crete


Full Membership of International Professional Organizations

SPSP Society for Personality and Social Psychology,  ISREInternational Society for Researh on Emotion, IARR International Association for Relationships Research (Served as Board Member; Awards Committee member; Future conferences committee member),  European Association for Social Psychology, Psychological Society of Northern Greece, Hellenic Psychological Association


Associate Editor, J. of Social and Personal Relationships, Sage (2010- ); Editorial Board: Personal

Relationships, Interpersona,The Open Sociology Journal.


Ad hoc and frequent* reviewer for international journals (selected of 35)

Cognition & Emotion, European Journal of Social Psychology*, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology*, Personal Relationships*, Research on Emotion in Organizations, Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, Human Resource Development Review, Journal of Happiness Studies, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships*, Cognition & Emotion, Motivation & Emotion, Sex Roles*, Psychophysiology, PersonalityandindividualDifferences, Anxiety, Stress & Coping, Stress & Health, Research on Aging, Psychology & Health, SocialIndicatorsResearch, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology,  International Journal of Psychology.


International Grant Body Reviewer Research Council of Canada. Science and Humanities Section  

   (2007 to 2011); United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation  (2006); Cyprus National  

     Research Promotion Foundation (2010). Swiss National Research Foundation (2012, 2013).    

     Netherlands National Research Foundation (2013)


List of most significant publications

Kafetsios, K. & Hess, U. (2013). Effects of activated and dispositional self-construal on emotion perception accuracy. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior. DOI: 10.1007/s10919-013-0149-x

Kafetsios, K., Nezlek, J.B., & Vassiou, K., (2011). A Multilevel Analysis of Relationships between Leaders’ and Subordinates’ Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Outcomes. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 5, 119-1142.

Kafetsios, K., Anagnostopoulos, F., Lempesis, E., & Valindra, A. (2013). Doctors’ emotion regulation, communication skills and patient satisfaction: A multilevel analysis. Health Communication. DOI:10.1080/10410236.2012. 738150

Kafetsios, K., Nezlek, J.B., & Vassilakou, Th. (2012). Relationships between leaders’ and subordinates’ emotion regulation, satisfaction and affect at work. The Journal of Social Psychology, 152, 4, 436-457.

Kafetsios, K. & Nezlek, J.B. (2012). Emotion and support perceptions in everyday social interaction: Testing the “less is more hypothesis” in two different cultures. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. 29, 165-184.

Lanciano, T., Curci, A., Kafetsios, K., Elia, L., &  Zammuner, V.L., & (2012). Adult attachment and dysfunctional rumination: The mediating role of emotional intelligence. Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 753-758.

Nezlek, J.B., Kafetsios, K., & Smith, V. (2008). Emotions in everyday socialencounters: Correspondence between culture and self-construal. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 39, 4, 366-372.  

Kafetsios, K. & Zampetakis, L. (2008). Emotional intelligence and job satisfaction: Testing the mediatory roleof positive and negative affect at work. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 710-720.

Kafetsios, K., Maridaki-Kassotaki, A., Zammuner, V.L., Zampetakis, L.A., & Vouzas, F. (2009). Emotional intelligence abilities and traits in different career paths. Journal of Career Assessment, 17, 4, 367-383.

Zampetakis, L.A. & Kafetsios, K. (2010). Group entrepreneurial behavior in established organizations: The role of middle managers’ emotion regulation and groups’ diversity. Research on Emotion in Organizations, 6, 33-61.

Kafetsios, K. (2007). Work-family conflict and its relationship with job satisfaction and psychological distress: The role of affect at work and gender. Hellenic Journal of Psychology, 4, 15-35.

Kafetsios, K. & Loumakou, M. (2007). A comparative evaluation of the effects of trait emotional intelligence and emotion regulation on affect at work and job satisfaction. International Journal of Work Organization and Emotion, 2, 1, 71-87.

Kafetsios, K. (2004).Attachmentandemotionalintelligenceabilitiesacrossthelifecourse. Personality and Individual differences. 37, 1, 129-145.                                                                    

Sideridis, G. & Kafetsios, K. (2008). Parental bonding, fear of failure and stress at school. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 32, 2, 119-130.

Tsagalidou, K., Koutsonikola, V., Vakali, A., & Kafetsios, K. (in press). Emotional aware clustering on micro blogging sources. Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction 11,

Kafetsios, K. (2006). Social support and well-being in contemporary Greek Society: Examination of multiple indicators at different levels of analysis. Social Indicators Research, 76, 127-145.  

Kafetsios, K. & Nezlek, J. B. (2002). Attachment in everyday social interaction. European Journal of Social Psychology, 32, 5, 719-735.           

Jones, L. & Kafetsios, K. (2002). Assessing adolescent mental health in war-affected societies: The significance of symptoms. Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, 26, 1059-1080. 

Kafetsios, K. (2010). Relationships matter for happiness but relationships in context. In. L. Bormans (ed.) The World Book of Happiness (pp. 174-176). Tielt: Lannoo.

Tsagarakis, M., Kafetsios, K., & Stalikas, A. (2007). Factor structure, validity, and reliability of the Greek version of the Revised Experiences in Close Relationships (ECR-R) measure of adult attachment. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 23, 1, 47-55.

Kafetsios, K. & Sideridis, G. (2006). Attachment, socialsupport, andwellbeinginyoungerandolderadults. Journal of Health Psychology, 11, 6, 867-879.                                                            

Jones, L. & Kafetsios, K. (2005). Exposure to political violence and psychological well-being in Bosnian adolescents: A multiple methods approach. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 10, 2, 157-176.

Karademas, E.C.,Sideridis, G.D., & Kafetsios, K. (2008). Health-related information processing and recent health problems: Evidence from a modified Stroop task. Journal of Health Psychology, 13, 28-38


International Conferences Keynote Speaker


Kafetsios, K. (2010, June). On the application of innovative emotion research in educational settings: A case of persons in contexts. 3rd International Conference, Excellence in Education, HarokopioUniversity, Athens, June 8-11 2010.

Kafetsios, K. (2008, Oct.). Recent Developments in Emotions Research: Contextual considerations in Organizational and Educational applications. Third International Conference "Education, Linguistics andPsychology: Traditions and Innovations". Moscow Institute of Economics and Linguistics, Moscow, Russia.



Humboldt University, Institute of Psychology (2013, 2012), University of Ghent, Psychology Dept. (2010), University of Crete, ‘Epistimon-Politis series of talks’ (2010), Haifa University, School of Management (2010), University of Padova, School of Psychology (2010), Chemnitz University, Psychology Dept. (2007&2009), Middle East Technical University, Ankara , Psych. Dept. (2004), Brunel University, Psychology Dept. (2000), Cambridge University, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (1996 & 2000).


Research Grants highlights where the Role was PI (selected of 17)


1. 2006 & 2010 Twice succeeded in attracting funds in Internationally Peer-reviewed Grant Applications (IKY-Greece-DAAD-Germany) being –both times- the only successful Grant applicant in the Social/Behavioral sciences.


2. 2003-2005 Sole proposer and co-ordinator for a large European Commission research INOVICTS (Innovative Interpersonal Transferable Skills of Career Starters) program Grant that included 11 Institutions in six European Countries (282.000E).


3. 2008 University of Crete Basic Research Funds (Competitive across all scientific fields)The influence of symbolic and affective aspects of emotion in social interaction: Combining social cognitive methods with multilevel event sampling methods Position: Project promoter and proposal author [ΚΑ 2756]

Source of funding

Role: PI , Collaborator: Prof. Ursula Hess, Univ. of Quebec, Canada

Start-End: Jan. 2009 – Dec. 2010