Lena Pateraki


BA in Psychology, Deree – The American College of Greece; PhD in Cognitive Psychology, Hull University, England

Lena Pateraki is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Psychology. Currently, her main research is in the area of memory; specifically she studies the role of working memory on recognition of emotional Input. Earlier in her career she published a series of articles on “Bullying in Greece” based on a research project which was funded by the European Community. She is the co-author of a widely used dictionary of psychological terms, originally published in 1989 and more recently in 2008.

She is a member of local and international bodies. These include the Greek Psychologists’ Association, the British Psychology Association and the European Cognitive Group.

She has publications in international scientific journals and her work has been accepted in a number of international/European conferences. She served as a host at the 13th International Neuro-Psychoanalytic Congress held in Athens in June 2012.

Her recent interests are in the field of Neurocogntion and in the link between Neurocognition and Psychoanalytic Concepts.