Brief curriculum vitae

Aikaterini Gari is Associate Professor of Social Psychology at the Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has been appointed Director of the “Center of Cross-Cultural Psychology” (2003-2013) of the University of Athens and Director of the “Center for Creativity Development” (2012-) of the same university. She is also appointed Correspondence Member for Greece (2002-) of the “European Council for High Ability” (ECHA), Program Director for Greece (2007-) of the “European Value Study” (EVS). She has been elected Co-cordinator of the “Cross-Cultural Psychology Branch” of the “Hellenic Psychological Society” (2011-2013, 2013-2015 and 2015-2017), Chair of the Executive Committee board of the “Hellenic Association for the Promotion of Education for the Creative, Gifted, Talented Children and Adolescents” (2003-2012, 2014-2016) and member of the Executive Council (2014-2018) of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP).

Her main research interests include attitudes and values, community well-being, socio-psychological dimensions of contemporary families (the single parent and dual-career families), emic perspectives of social axioms, social psychology of education issues (e.g. socio-psychological characteristics of children and adolescents with high abilities, their identification process, attitudes of the school community members towards the gifted/ talented and teachers’ attitudes towards the gifted with learning difficulties). She has been member of the International Organizing Committee of the 8th Conference of the European Council for High Ability (ECHA), Rhodes, Greece, 9-13 October, 2002 and she co-chaired the 18th International Congress of the “International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology”, at the isle of Spetses, 11-15 July 2006. She is a full member of five international and three national psychological associations. She has published more than 50 papers in peer reviewed books, international and Greek journals, and in congress proceedings. Some recent publications:

Gari, A., Dalla, M., & Antoniou, S. (2015). Emotional and behavioral reactions to perceived injustice. Stereotypes and acculturation. In S. Antoniou, Current Perspectives in Occupational Health Psychology (pp. 223-243). Athens: Broken Hill Publishers Ltd.

Gari, A. Georgouleas, G., Giotsa, A., & Stathopoulou, E. A. (2009). Greek students’ attitudes toward rape. Psychology, 16(2), 130-144 (Special Issue “Cross-Cultural research in Psychology: Studies in four continents”).

Gari, A. & N. Gritzalis (2010). Adolescents’ high music abilities and general self-concept: the case of a Greek sample. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the European Council for High Ability, July 7-9, Paris, France (

Gari, Α. & Mylonas, Κ. (2009). Quod Errat Demonstrandum: From Herodotus’ ethnographic journeys to cross-cultural research. Athens: Pedio.

Gari, A., Mylonas, K., & Panagiotopoulou, P. (2009). Dimensions of Social Axioms: A six-country study on an alternative country-clustering method. In  A. Gari & K. Mylonas, Quod Errat Demonstrandum: From Herodotus’ ethnographic journeys to cross-cultural research (pp. 231-243). Athens: Pedio. 

Gari, A., Mylonas, K. & Portesova, S. (2013, in press). An analysis of attitudes towards the gifted students with learning difficulties using two samples of Greek and Czech primary school teachers. Gifted Education International, DOI: 10.1177/0261429413511887.

 Gari, A., & Panagiotopoulou, P. (2009). Social Axioms and coping strategies: the case of a Greek sample. Psychology, 16(2), 164-174 (Special Issue “Cross-Cultural research in Psychology: Studies in four continents”).

Gari, Α., Panagiotopoulou, P. & Mylonas, K. (2009). "Social axioms in Greece: Etic and emic dimensions and their relations with locus of control". In K. Leung, & M. H. Bond (Eds.), Beliefs around the World: Advancing Research on Social Axioms (pp. 197-216). New York: Springer.

Mylonas, K.,Gari, A., Panagiopoulou, P., Georgiadi, E., Valchev, V., Papazoglou, S., & Brkich, M. (2011). On bias in terms of culture: work values country clustering for 33 European countries and person-job fit factor equivalence testing for four clustered European countries. In F. Deutsch, M. Boehnke, U. Kühnen,  & K. Boehnke (Eds.), Rendering Borders Obsolete: Cross-Cultural and Cultural Psychology as an Interdisciplinary, Multi-Method Endeavor (pp. 142-157). Bremen, Germany. International Association for Cross Cultural Psychology (ebook ISBN 978-0-9845627-2-5). Accessed via

Mylonas, K.,Veligekas, P., Gari, A., & Kontaxopoulou, D. (2012) Development and psychometric properties of the Scale for Self-Consciousness Assessment. Psychological Reports 111(1), 233-252.

Panagiotopoulou, P., Gari, A., & Christakopoulou, S. (2009). Dimensions of well- being: A cross-cultural study in European neighborhoods. In  A. Gari & K. Mylonas (Eds.), Quod Errat Demonstrandum: From Herodotus’ ethnographic journeys to cross-cultural research (pp. 387-396). Athens: Pedio.   

Polyzopoulou, K., Kokaridas, D. Patsiaouras, A. & Gari, A. (2014). Teachers’ attitudes toward education of gifted children in Greek educational settings Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 14(2), Art 33, 211 - 221.