Charis Psaltis was born in Cyprus. He is an Assistant Professor of Social and Developmental Psychology at the University of Cyprus. He studied at the Pedagogical Academy of Cyprus (Teacher's Diploma, 1993), at the University of Cyprus (Degree in Primary Education, 1999), and at Panteion University, Athens (Degree in Psychology, 2000). He followed graduate studies at the University of Cambridge (MPhil, 2001 and PhD, 2005, in Social and Developmental Psychology). He also worked as a Post-doctoral researcher at the Oxford Center for the Study of Intergroup Conflict, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
His research interests fall in the areas of Social interaction, learning and cognitive development, co-operative learning, Genetic social psychology, social representations of gender, intergroup contact and intergroup relations, intercultural education and integrated schools, development of national identities and history teaching and collective memory. He published papers in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, European Journal of Social Psychology, British Journal of Developmental Psychology, Culture & Psychology, Papers on Social Representations and Human Development. In 2014 he was invited and joined the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Developmental Psychology. He is a founding member and president of the Cyprus Association of Social Psychology. In April 2015 the book Social Relations in Human and Societal Development (co-edited with Alex Gillespie and Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont) will appear by Palgrave Macmillan.