Chryssoula Karakitsou


BA, Deree – The American College of Greece, MSc, PhD (Stirling University, UK)

Chryssoula Karakitsou has been a member of the Deree Psychology faculty since 2000, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses on developmental psychology, qualitative and quantitative research methodology and supervising thesis projects. Her career history in academia and private sector is in the area of childhood and adolescent development and education with emphasis on socio-emotional competencies, Internet addiction, use of Applied Behavioral Analysis in the psycho-educational assessment and curriculum development and in evaluation research of special education programs aimed at inclusion and vocational rehabilitation. She has worked as a scientific reviewer of children’s books, as a research consultant and psychologist in service at centres for Rehabilitative Education for the Learning Disabled and as a member of the International advisory board for the European Internet Addictive Behaviors research projects. She has scientific publications in English and Greek and has made numerous presentations at scientific conferences on children’s moral reasoning with a focus on issues of social exclusion and segregation, on the psychometric properties of drawing instruments in psycho-educational assessment, on the development of Internet addictive behaviors in adolescence and on program design, implementation and evaluation of Supported Employment Model for service delivery and vocational opportunities.