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Maria Psychountaki

Scientific discipline
Psychology-Sport psychology  

-Sport Psychology
-Motor Behavior
-Developmental Psychology
-Exercise and Mental Health (Exercise Psychology)

Research interests 
-Athletes’ psychological preparation
-Psychological assessment
-Exercise and mental health

-First degree in Physical Education and Sport Sciences - University of Athens
-First degree in Psychology - University of Athens
-Post-graduate training in Clinical psychology (4 years) - Open Psychotherapeutic Center - Athens
-PhD in Sport Psychology - University of Athens


Indicative Publications

  1. Stavrou, A.M.N., Psychountaki, M., Georgiadis, E., Karteroliotis, K., & Zervas, Y. (2015). Flow theory – Goal orientation theory: Positive experience is related to athlete’s goal orientation. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1499. doi: 10.3389/ fpsyg. 2015.01499
  2. Psychountaki, M., Stavrou, N. A., Vlachopoulos, S.P., Van Raalte, J.L., & Minniti, A.M.  (2014). Using quantitateve psychological assessment to optimize athletes’ and exercise participants’ physical performance. In A. Papaioannou & D. Hackfort (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Sport and Exercise Psychology: Global Perspectives and Fundamental Concepts (pp. 922-935). London: Routledge.
  3. Gioldasis, A., Stavrou, N., Sotiropoulos, A., & Psychountaki, M. (2014). Match participations, field position, length of team membership: Their impact on team cohesion. American Journal of Sports Science [Internet]. 2(2): 48-52.
  4. Adamakis, M., Zounhia, K., Hatziharistos, D., & Psychountaki, M. (2013). Greek preservice physical education teachers’ beliefs about curricular orientations: Instrument validation and examination of four important goals. Acta Universitatis Palackianae Olomucensis. Gymnica, 43(4), 39-51.
  5. Dimoula, F., Torregrosa, M., Psychountaki, M., & Gonzalez-Fernandez, M.D. (2013). Retiring from elite sports in Greece and Spain. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 16, e38, 1-11.
  6. Meletakos, P., Bayios, I., Hatziharistos, D., & Psychountaki, M. (2013). Effects of athletic and coaching experience on coaching efficacy in team sports. Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio Per Le Scienze Mediche, 172(6), 457-464. Retrieved from www.scopus.com
  7. Μαρκάτη, Α., Ψυχουντάκη, Μ., Καρτερολιώτης, Κ., & Αποστολίδης, Ν. (2011). Αναγνώριση και κατανόηση ενός πολυδιάςτατου συνδρόμου της αθλητικής κατανόησης. Αθλητική Ψυχολογία, 22, 3-19.
  8. Christakou, A., Zervas, Y., Psychountaki, M., & Stavrou, A.N. (2011). Development and Validation of the Attention Questionnaire of Rehabilitated Athletes Returning to Competition. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 17(4), 499-510.
  9. Katsikas, Ch., Donti, O., & Psychountaki, M. (2011). Psychometric properties of the Greek Version of the Test of Performance Strategies-Competition Scale (TOPS-CS). Journal of Human Kinetics, 29, 133-139.
  10. Christakou, A., Zervas, Y., Stavrou, A.N., & Psychountaki, M. (2011). Development and Validation of the Causes of Re-Injury Worry Questionnaire. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 16: 1, 94–114.