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Academic Staff

Michalis Galanakis,
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Michalis was born in Athens in 1977. In 1999 he completed his bachelor studies at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy & Psychology with a degree in Psychology. Michalis holds Master's and Doctor’s Degree in Organizational Psychology from Panteion University of Political & Social Sciences. His research interests include psychological well-being, positive feelings, work stress, team effectiveness, motivation, job satisfaction, and work behavior. He has lectured at international and Greek psychology conferences and published original scientific papers in international scientific journals.
He teaches Psychology at Panteion University, University of Thessalia, Athens Medical School, TEI of Athens, TEI of Thessaloniki, ASPAITE and the Greek Open University. Since 2009 he has supervised more than 100 undergraduate and postgraduate theses.
He has been awarded for the development of psychometric tools ( funded by the Ministry of Development, the GSRT and the European Union. Among other things, he has developed psychometric tools for measuring Emotional Intelligence, Personality, Mobility, Leadership and Professional Values, which are used by large companies in Greece and abroad.
He is Vice-President of the Hellenic Society of Positive Psychology, coordinator of the ELPSE Positive Psychology Section, a member of ELPSE since 2010 and a member of the Human Resources Executive Association since 2008. Also his published work has received more than 200 citations in journals with reviewers.
Indicative Monographs / Books
"WORKING PSYCHOLOGY " Stamoulis Publications, 2013, Athens.
"CONFLICT MANAGEMENT" Galanakis, M., Kyriazos, Th., Stalikas, A. Pataki Publications, 2017. 
"BASIC TOPICS OF PSYCHOMETRY” Galanakis Michalis, Pezirkianidis Christos, Stalikas Anastasios. Publications Topos, Athens, 2017.
Indicative Publications in Scientific Journals 
Karakasidou E., Pezirkianidis C., Galanakis M., & Stalikas A. (2017) Validity, Reliability and Factorial Structure of the Self Compassion Scale in the Greek Population. Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy 7: 313. doi: 10.4172/2161-0487.1000313
Boufali-Bavella C., Galanakis M., & Stalikas A. (2017). Eudaimonic well-being and physical health. A systematic review. International Journal of humanities and Social Studies (IJHSS), VOL 5, Issue 3, March 2017, pp 222-235
Galanakis M., Lakioti A., Perzikianidis C., Karakasidou E., & Stalikas A. (2017) Validity and reliability of the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) in a Greek Sample. International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies (IJHSS), ISSN 2321-9203, Vol 5, Issue 2, pp120-127.
Karampas, K. , Galanakis, M. and Stalikas, A. (2016) Positive Emotions, Resilience and Psychosomatic Heath: Focus on Hellenic Army NCO Cadets. Psychology, 7, 1727-1740. doi: 10.4236/psych.2016.713162
Karakasidou, E. , Pezirkianidis, C. , Stalikas, A. and Galanakis, M. (2016) Standardization of the Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS) in a Greek Sample. Psychology, 7, 1753-1765. doi: 10.4236/psych.2016.714164.
Pezirkianidis, C. , Galanakis, M. , Karakasidou, I. and  Stalikas, A. (2016) Validation of the Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MLQ) in a Greek Sample. Psychology, 7, 1518-1530. doi: 10.4236/psych.2016.713148.
Galanakis, M. , Tsoli, S. and Darviri, C. (2016) The Effects of Patient Empowerment Scale in Chronic Diseases. Psychology, 7, 1369-1390. doi: 10.4236/psych.2016.711138.
Ioannidi, D. , Nikolatou, I. , Sioula, E. , Galanakis, M. , Chrousos, G. and Darviri, C. (2016) The Implications of the Conflict between Work and Family in Strain Levels: A Review Paper. Psychology, 7, 1138-1145. doi: 10.4236/psych.2016.78114.
Indicative Presentations of Original Scientific Papers in Greek and International Scientific Conferences
Galanakis, M., & Stalikas, A. (2017). The Effects of Emotional Intelligence on Unemployment, Positive Feelings, and Mental Health in Crisis Greece. 16ο Panhellenic Conference on Psychological Research. People, Institutions, Society: The World of Psychology. Thessaloniki 10-14 May 2017, Aristotle University, ELPSE.
Karakasidou, E., Galanakis, M., Papadatou, K., Stalikas, A. (2016). Self-compassion: A wellness training and enhancement program. 6th Panhellenic Conference on Counselling Psychology, Maraslio Teaching School - Athens War Museum, 4-6 November 2016. 

Teacher Skills

Psychometric Tools
Organizational Psychology
Career Path
Positive Psychology
Research Methodology

Education & Training

  • 2016-present
    Post Ph.D in Organizational & Positive Psychology
    Panteion University
  • 2003-2009
    Ph.D. in Organizational & Positive Psychology
    Panteion University
  • 1999-2003
    M.Sc. in Organizational Psychology
    Panteion University
  • 1995-1999
    B.Sc. in Psychology
    National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
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