Kyriaki Fousiani


E-mail: k.fousiani@vu.nl
Room: MF- C564

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Kyriaki Fousiani received her Master’s diploma in Economic and Organizational Psychology at Panteion University in Athens, Greece. She did her PhD (2007-2011) in Social Psychology at the same university under the supervision of Prof. Maria Sakalaki. During her PhD she studied the effects of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation (both as a personality and a situational factor) on compliance processes.

In 2016 she finished her Post-doc in Social Psychology under the supervision of Prof. Stephanie Demoulin at the Catholic University of Louvain-La-Neuve in Belgium. Her research was funded by the Marie Curie grant “Intra-European Fellowships for Career Development (IEF)”. Her research topic was: “Infra-humanization: the effects of victims’ group identity and experienced emotions (uniquely human vs. non-uniquely-human emotions) on distribution of justice”. She has worked as a teaching and research member at different universities in Cyprus, Belgium and the Netherlands (Groningen). Currently she is a lecturer teaching Leadership & Organizations. Leadership & Cooperation, and Negotiation, supervising B-these and M-these students; and coordinating bachelor theses.

Research Interests

Her research interests are to a great extent interdisciplinary and may be divided into three main fields: a) intergroup relations: the role of group identity in distribution of justice (utilitarian, retributive, restorative justice); b) effects of self-determination on behaviour in social and work settings considering the mediating role of need satisfaction (autonomy, relatedness, competence) and well-being (psychological & subjective); c) intergroup relations and bullying at school.


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