Theofilos Gkinopoulos

Theofilos Gkinopoulos BSc Hons, PhD, FHEA

Research Fellow – Institute for Lifecourse Development/Centre for Inequalities

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Theofilos Gkinopoulos
BSc Hons, PhD, FHEA

Research Fellow – Institute for Lifecourse Development/Centre for Inequalities


Dr Theofilos Gkinopoulos is a Research Fellow in the School of Human Sciences at the University of Greenwich, based at the Centre for Inequalities of the Institute for Lifecourse Development.

Theofilos joined the university in 2019 with a research interest for social psychology, particularly strategies of identity legitimacy and dynamics of intergroup relations in the aftermath of social, political or historical traumatic milestone events.

Theofilos obtained his PhD in Psychology at the University of Surrey, where he examined the formation of social identities by leaders in political commemorations before and during the break out of the Greek financial downturn.

Posts held previously:
  • October 2018-May 2019: Research Assistant at the Department of Higher Education of the University of Surrey 
  • February 2018-January 2019: Teaching Assistant at the School of Psychology of the University of Surrey.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, Social Work and Counselling
  • Early Career Researchers' Representative

Awards

2019: CA15101 COST-Action Project: Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories (COMPACT), travel bursary to present at the Project Meeting at Charles University of Prague (Organiser: Dr Kateřina Králová), Prague, Czech Republic, 19th-21st September 2019.

2019: University of Greenwich, Faculty of Education and Health travel bursary to present at the Annual conference of the International Society of Political Psychology, the European Association of Social Psychology Scientific Meeting on Intergroup Communication and at the International Society of Research on Emotions Conference.

2019: CA15101 COST-Action Project: Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories (COMPACT), travel bursary to attend the Project Meeting at the University of Huelva, Spain (Organiser: prof Estrella Gualda), Huelva, 23rd-25th May 2019.

2019: Centre for Social and Cultural Psychology, University Libre de Bruxeles, travel bursary fund to deliver an invited departmental seminar about political apology and victim inclusion in the aftermath of the destructive bushfire of July 2018 in eastern Attica.

2018: University of Surrey Doctoral College, travel bursary fund to present at the European Association of Social Psychology Small group meeting: Boundaries, norms and conflicts: Understanding intergroup relations and rising intolerance across Europe and Beyond. Slovakia, Bratislava, 6th - 8th September 2018.

2018: University of Surrey Doctoral College, travel bursary fund to present at the Bi-Annual International Conference on Narrative Matters, Twente-Netherlands, July 2018.

2018: University of Surrey Doctoral College, travel bursary fund to present at the European Association of Social Psychology Small group meeting: Understanding and transforming challenging relationships: Setting a research agenda for 21st century Social Psychology, San Sebastian, Spain, June 2018.

2018: Centre for Social and Cultural Psychology, University Libre de Bruxeles, travel bursary fund to deliver an invited departmental seminar about the formation of social identities in political commemorations.

2016: IS1205 COST-Action Project: Social psychological dynamics of historical representations in the enlarged European Union, travel bursary to present at the International Cost Action IS1205 Conference: Agents through time: How do people 'make history'? Social psychological & historical research into collective memories, social identities and intergroup relations, Limerick-Ireland, July 2016.

2015: IS1205 COST-Action Project: Social psychological dynamics of historical representations in the enlarged European Union, travel bursary to attend the COST Action working group meeting on: Social Psychological Dynamics of Historical Representations in the Enlarged European Union: Working group 1 meeting (organizer: Prof Karen Douglas), University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, November 2015.

2015: IS1205 COST-Action Project: Social psychological dynamics of historical representations in the enlarged European Union, travel bursary to attend the COST Action Small group meeting on: Is fascism on the rise? A dialogue between social psychologists and historians on collective memories and on the current revival of extreme right-wing ideologies. Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece, May 2015.

2015: IS1205 COST-Action Project: Social psychological dynamics of historical representations in the enlarged European Union, travel bursary to attend the COST Action Conference: Social representations of history: Social, psychological and historical approaches to their antecedents, evolution, and role in influencing identities and intergroup relations. University of Pecs, Hungary, April 2015.

2014: IS1205 COST-Action Project: Social psychological dynamics of historical representations in the enlarged European Union, travel bursary to attend the COST Action working group meeting: Social Psychological Dynamics of Historical Representations in the Enlarged European Union: Working group 1 meeting (organizer: Prof Peter Hegarty), University of Surrey, Guildford, UK., April 2014.

Recognition

Professional body/Membership
  • International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP)
  • International Society of Research on Emotions (ISRE)
  • European Association of Social Psychology (EASP)
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
Membership in external funded projects
  • Member of the COST Action research project: Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories (COMPACT). Directors: Prof Peter Knight, University of Manchester UK, Prof Michael Butter, Eberard Karls Universitat, Tubingen, Germany.
  • Member of the research project: Narrative futuring to enhance flourishing in precarious and complex worlds. Director: Associate Prof Anneke Sools, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands.
  • Member of the COST Action research project: Social Psychological Dynamics of Historical Representations in the Enlarged European Union (WG 1: The role of social cognitive processes in shaping lay representations of history). Director: Prof Laurent Licata, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels.
  • Member of the research project: Aging, dementia, emotional valence, emotional recognition. Special Account for Research Grants of the Research Committee of the Aristotele University of Thessaloniki. Director: Associate Prof Despoina Moraitou, Aristotele University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Editorial

Guest Editor (with Dr Thia Sagherian-Dickey and Prof Juliette Schaafsma from Tilburg University) of the Special Issue: #Sorrynotsorry: Social Psychological and Intergroup Underpinnings of Political Apologies. Hosting Journal: International Review of Social Psychology: https://www.rips-irsp.com/

Reviewer

Ad-hoc reviewer in a number of journals, including: Political Psychology, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Open Journal of Medical Psychology, International Journal of Social Psychology, European Review of Social Psychology and the European Journal of Social Psychology.

Membership in groups within the University of Greenwich
  • Social Psychology Group (led by Dr Sofia Stathi)
  • Intergroup Contact Research Group (led by Dr Michele Birtel)
  • Diversity Interest Group (led by Dr Rebecca Smith)

Research / Scholarly interests

Theofilos's research focuses on examining how intergroup relations (e.g. majority-minority, leaders-followers, conspiracy theories believers-non believers, teachers-students) are formed in multicultural settings and in occasions following milestone traumatic and identity threatening events. He is interested in applying social, cognitive and educational psychological theory and research methods to understand problems, draw on implications and develop interventions in these areas. Theofilos's main interests include current research on the following areas:

  • How inequalities and power relations become a political tool to mobilise audiences and establish trust toward political leaders.
  • How intergroup relations between majority and minority students from different cultural background are formed as a result of their reflections on past and projections into future intergroup encounters.
  • How political leaders act as apologisers in the aftermath of traumatic events including or excluding victims from shared formed identities.
  • How conspiracy theories are spread in education and natural disaster settings and the impact of such beliefs on intergroup and behavioural variables.
  • How students from multi-ethnic and multi-cultural backgrounds engage with their studies and elaborate performance improvement strategies.
Theofilos is collaborating with scholars from UK-based and European Universities.

Publications

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos and Bilewicz, Michal (under review). Illusion managers: The use of history in populist political narratives.

Gkinopoulos, T. & Cakal, H. (under review). Perceived charisma in entrepreneur leaders: The effect of perceived prototypicality, political trust, and collective hopelessness in illegitimacy contexts

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos., Delouvee, Sylvain and Pantazi, Myrto. (under review). Responding to the spreading of conspiracy beliefs among future teachers: A cross-country correlational study.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Stathi, Sofia. (under review). Predicting voting behaviour and tackling political indecision: Current state and future potentials of using implicit measures

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos (under review). Political apology as performance: The mediating role of perceived sincerity, intergroup trust and political support towards the government in the aftermath of the July 2018 destructive bushfire in eastern Attica.

Pantazi, Myrto, Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Witkowska, Marta, Bilewicz, Michal and Klein, Olivier (invited for revision and resubmission). 'Historia est Magistra Vitae'? The Impact of Historical Victimhood on Current Conspiracy Beliefs.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos (accepted). Identity entrepreneurship enactment in political commemorations: A longitudinal quantitative content analysis of commemorative speeches before and during the break-out of the Greek economic crisis. Journal of Social and Political Psychology.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos (2019). Nostalgic memories and human rights: Integrating subjective experiences with universal needs. Theory and Psychology, 29(6), 853-862. 

Bilewicz, Michal, Witkowska, Marta, Pantazi, Myrto, Gkinopoulos, Theofilos and Klein, Olivier (2019). Traumatic rift: How conspiracy beliefs undermine cohesion after societal trauma. Europe's Journal of Psychology, 15(1), 82-93.  

Madoglou, Anna, Xanthopoulos, Panagiotis, Kalamaras, Dimitris and Gkinopoulos, Theofilos (2018). Nostalgia: The right to life for elderly people. In A. Giotsa (Ed.). Human rights in a changing world: Research and applied approaches. NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.  

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos and Hegarty, Peter (2018). Commemoration in Crisis: A Discursive Analysis of Who 'We' and 'They' have been or become in ceremonial political speeches before and during the Greek Financial Downturn. British Journal of Social Psychology, 57(3), 591-609.  

Sools, Anneke, Triliva, Sofia, Fragkiadaki, Eva, Tzanakis, Manolis and Gkinopoulos, Theofilos (2018). The Greek referendum vote of 2015 as a paradoxical communicative practice. A narrative, future-making approach. Political Psychology, 39(5), 1141-1156.  

Madoglou, Anna, Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Xanthopoulos, Panagiotis and Kalamaras, Dimitris (2017). Representations of autobiographical nostalgic memories: Generational effect, gender, proneness to nostalgia and communication of nostalgic experiences. Journal of Integrated Social Sciences, 7(1), 60-88.  

Madoglou, Anna, Gkinopoulos. Theofilos, Xanthopoulos, Panagiotis and Kalamaras, Dimitris (2017). The uses and abuses of concepts: An epistemological dialogue and a reply to Iuri Conceicao's commentary. Journal of Integrated Social Sciences, 7(1), 98-106.  

Stone, Charles, Gkinopoulos, Theofilos and Hirst, William (2017). Forgetting history: The mnemonic consequences of listening to selective recountings of history. Memory Studies, 10(3), 286-296.  

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos (2017). Positioning groups across time: A qualitative analysis of the use of temporal account in commemorative political statements. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 14(3), 288-314.  

Moraitou, Despoina, Papantoniou, Georgia, Gkinopoulos, Theofilos and Nigritinou, Magdalini (2014). Older adults' decoding of emotions: Age-related differences in interpreting dynamic emotional displays and the well-preserved ability to recognize happiness. Psychogeriatrics, 13, 139-147.  

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Moraitou, Despoina, Papantoniou, Georgia, Kotselidou, Dafni and Nigritinou, Magdalini (2014). Decoding of basic emotions from dynamic visual displays in dementia: A sign of loss of positivity bias in emotional processing in cognitively unhealthy ageing? Open Journal of Medical Psychology, 3, 325-336.

Conference presentations

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos and Gardikiotis, Antonis. Socio-economic status, intergroup identity and collective action. Paper presented at the 12th Panhellenic Conference of Social Psychology, Palaiokerasia, Greece, 28th November-1st December 2019.
Delouvee, Sylvain, Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Claire Malie and Pantazi, Myrto. 

Responding to the spread of conspiracy theories among future teachers. Paper presented at the CA15101 COST-Action Project: Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories (COMPACT) group meeting. Prague, Czech Republic, 19th-21st September 2019.

Bilewicz, Michal, Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Myrto Pantazi, Marta Witkowska and Olivier Klein. Traumatic rift: How conspiracy beliefs undermine social cohesion after societal traumas. Paper presented at the CA15101 COST-Action Project: Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories (COMPACT) group meeting. Prague, Czech Republic, 19th-21st September 2019.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos and Mari, Silvia. Communication of conspiracy and non-conspiracy attributions in the aftermath of the wildfires in Attica on July 2018. Paper presented at the CA15101 COST-Action Project: Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories (COMPACT) group meeting. Prague, Czech Republic, 19th-21st September 2019.

Gkinopoulos, T. Political apology communication: Perceived sincerity and perceived trust between lay citizens and politicians following the 2018 wildfires in Attica. Paper submitted to the European Association of Social Psychology International Symposium on Intergroup Communication, Bologna, Italy, 21st-23rd June 2019.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos and Stathi, Sofia. European citizens in the post-Brexit referendum UK: Understanding stereotypical and meta-stereotypical perceptions of EU citizens in intergroup encounters. Paper submitted to the Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology: Empowering citizens in illiberal times: The political psychology of oppression and resistance. Lisbon, Portugal, 12th-15th July 2019.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Rusconi, Patrice and Hegarty, Peter. Multiple political group identities, leaders' perceived prototypicality, political action, perceived trust and engagement of followers. Paper invited for the symposium: From individuals to nations: Multiple approaches to how social identities determine (group-based) political behaviour. Organisers: Yasin Koc and Catia Texeira. Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology: Empowering citizens in illiberal times: The political psychology of oppression and resistance. Lisbon, Portugal, 12th-15th July 2019.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Rusconi, Patrice and Riva, Paolo. Recollecting experiences of victimhood and emotionally social pain: Effects on time perception. Paper submitted to International Society of Research on Emotions conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 10th-13th July 2019.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos. Political apology as performance: Perceived sincerity and perceived trust between citizens and politicians following the 2018 wildfires in Attica. Paper submitted to the 17th Panhellenic Conference in Psychological Research, Alexandroupoli, Greece, 15th-19th May 2019.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Fragkiadaki, Eva, Tzanakis, Manolis, Sools, Anneke and Triliva, Sofia. The 'Letters from the Future' as a means of political decision making in contexts of crisis: The example of the 2015 Greek Referendum. Paper submitted to the 17th Panhellenic Conference in Psychological Research, Alexandroupoli, Greece, 15th-19th May 2019.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Hegarty, Peter and Rusconi, Patrice. Multiple political identities, perceived leaders' prototypicality, political trust, action and engagement of followers: The effect of the type of political narrative and of economic crisis. Paper submitted to the 17th Panhellenic Conference in Psychological Research, Alexandroupoli, Greece, 15th-19th May 2019.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Hegarty, Peter and LeRoux-Rutledge, Emily. Normative messages of unity and normative messages of legitimacy: Constructions of in-group norms and group boundaries in Greek political commemorations. Paper accepted for the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) small group meeting: Boundaries, norms and conflicts: Understanding intergroup relations and rising intolerance across Europe and Beyond. Slovakia, Bratislava, 6th - 8th September 2018.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Hegarty, Peter and LeRoux-Rutledge, Emily. Communicating hope and establishing trust: Constructions of group relations in ceremonial political discourse across time. Paper accepted for the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) small group meeting: Understanding and transforming challenging relationships: Setting a research agenda for 21st century Social Psychology. San Sebastian, Spain, 7th – 9th June 2018.

Triliva, Sofia, Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Sools, Anneke, Fragkiadaki, Eva and Tzanakis, Manolis. Navigating into the future in the face of uncertainty vis-à-vis Greek identity: Narratives from the future written prior to the Referendum Vote of 2015. Paper accepted for the Bi-Annual International Conference on Narrative Matters. University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, 2nd-5th July 2018.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Hegarty, Peter and LeRoux-Rutledge, Emily. Narratives as shared representations of history: Shaping identities and historical narratives of the restoration of Greek democracy before and during the Greek financial downturn. Paper accepted for the Bi-Annual International Conference on Narrative Matters. University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, 2nd-5th July 2018.

Madoglou, Anna., Gkinopoulos, Theofilos., Xanthopoulos, Panagiotis and Kalamaras, Dimitris. Effects of age and gender on representational nostalgic memories. Paper presented at the 11th Panhellenic Conference of Social Psychology, Alexandroupoli, Greece, 1st-3rd December 2017.

Witkowska, Marta, Bilewicz, Michal, Pantazi, Myrto, Gkinopoulos, Theofilos and Klein, Olivier "Historia Magistra Vitae"? The impact of historical victimhood on current conspiracy beliefs and outgroup derogation. Paper presented at the 18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP). Granada, Spain, 5th – 8th July 2017.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos. Abstraction and concretion in discursive construction of group identities: An analysis of commemorative political statements. Paper presented ar the Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP): Revisiting core themes of tyranny, intergroup relations and leadership. Edinburgh, Scotland, 29th June – 2nd July 2017.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Sools, Anneke, Fragkiadaki, Eva and Triliva, Sofia. The self vis-à-vis the Greek referendum of 2015: Contributions of 'letters from the future' used as an instrument in deciphering political decision making. Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP): Revisiting core themes of tyranny, intergroup relations and leadership. Edinburgh, Scotland, 29th June – 2nd July 2017.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos. Positioning group identities across time: A qualitative analysis of the use of temporal account in ceremonial political communication. Paper presented at the 1st International Symposium on Intergroup Communication. Thessaloniki, Greece, 21st – 23rd June 2017.

Madoglou, Anna, Xanthopoulos, Panagiotis, Kalamaras, Dimitris and Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Autobiographical nostalgic memories: An intergenerational comparative study between native and immigrant Greeks. Paper presented at the 16th Panhellenic Conference of Psychological Research: Individuals, institutions, society: The world of psychology. Thessaloniki, Greece, 10th – 14th May 2017.

Madoglou, Anna, Karageorgou, Katerina, Ropoki, Panagiota and Gkinopoulos, Theofilos. Nostalgie vécue : contenu, raisons et sentiments, Paper presented at the 13th International Conference on Social Representations: Epistemologies of Everyday Life. Marseille, France. Palais du Pharo, Marseille, France 14th-17th September 2016.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos and Madoglou, Anna. Representational content of nostalgic memories: An inter-generational study. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Social Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society: Reclaiming Social Psychology: Interdisciplinary dialogues. Cardiff 31st August-2nd September 2016.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Madoglou, Anna and Xanthopoulos, Panagiotis. Explicit and Implicit Forms of Autobiographical Memories: Identity Dimensions. Paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. Imperial College London, London UK 2nd-5th August 2016.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos. Rhetorical Framing the Restoration of the Greek Democracy in 1974: Configurations of Collective Self and Others in Representations of History. Paper presented at the 5th Conference in Applied Qualitative Research. University of Derby 21st July 2016.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos. Representing political group identities in commemorative statements for the restoration of the Greek democracy: The temporal depiction of ingroups and outgroups. Paper presented at the International Cost Action IS1205 Conference: Agents through time: How do people 'make history'? Social psychological & historical research into collective memories, social identities and intergroup relations. Limerick, 7th-8th July 2016.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos. Political group identities in Greek commemorative statements of the restoration of the Greek democracy: A comparison before and after economic crisis. Paper presented at the 1st International Conference in Contemporary Social Sciences: Crisis and Social Sciences: New Challenges and Perspectives. Rethymno, Crete 10th-12th June 2016.
Madoglou, Anna and Gkinopoulos, Theofilos. Personal, nostalgic and inter-generational experiences. Paper presented at the European Conference on Human Rights in a Changing World. University of Ioannina 25th-27th May 2016.

Moraitou, Despoina, Papantoniou, Georgia, Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Nigritinou, Magdalini, Ginos, Pantelis and Kotselidou, Magdalini. Basic Emotions Recognition in Aging: Examining positivity bias and age-related differences in interpreting dynamic emotional displays. Paper presented at the 12th European Conference on Psychological Assessment. San Sebastian July 2014.

Moraitou, Despoina, Papantoniou, Georgia, Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Nigritinou, Magdalini, Ginos, Pantelis and Kotselidou, Magdalini. The Pattern of recognition of basic emotions from dynamic visual displays in adults: Examining structural validity of the Emotion Evaluation Test of The Awareness of Social Inference Test (TASIT : EET).Paper presented at the 12th European Conference on Psychological Assessment. San Sebastian July 2014.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos. Discourses of crisis: An example of selective memory and forgetting of political events. Paper presented at the 1st Panhellenic Conference on Discourses of Crisis of the Hellenic Association of Political Science-Network of Political Discourse Analysis. Athens 14th June 2014.

Moraitou, Despoina, Papantoniou Georgia, Ginos Pantelis, Gkinopoulos Theofilos, Kotselidou Dafni and Nigritinou, Magdalini (2013). Emotion decoding in ageing:: Uncertainty as the underlying dimension of age-related differences in decoding basic emotions from dynamic visual cues.. 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Seoul - Korea.

Moraitou, Despoina, Papantoniou Georgia, Ginos Pantelis, Gkinopoulos Theofilos, Kotselidou Dafni and Nigritinou, Magdalini. (2013). Recognition of happiness from dynamic visual cues is not preserved in dementia. . 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Seoul - Korea.

Invited talks

Gkinopoulos, T. Political apology communication: Perceived sincerity and perceived trust between lay citizens and politicians following the 2018 wildfires in Attica. Paper invited for presentation at the Departmental Seminar of the Center for Social and Cultural Psychology, University Libre de Brussels. Belgium, 11th June 2019. Invited by Prof Olivier Klein.

Gkinopoulos, T. Commemorating history and predicting identity entrepreneurship: A quantitative analysis of 39 Greek commemorative Greek political speeches. Paper invited for presentation at the Strategic Communication and Media Lab, Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus. Invited by Prof Athanasios Samaras

Gkinopoulos, T. Integrating individual with collective in contexts of precarity: Examples of mixed-methods approach paradigms. Departmental Seminar of the BSc Programme, University of Greenwich. 25th October 2018. Invited by Dr Sofia Stathi.

Gkinopoulos, T. Commemorating history: Constructions of group identities and relations in ceremonial political discourse. Paper presented at the Departmental Seminar of the Center for Social and Cultural Psychology, University Libre de Brussels. Belgium, 6th March 2018. Invited by Prof Olivier Klein.

Gkinopoulos, T. Construction of political identities in commemorative political speeches of the restoration of Greek democracy in 1974. Paper presented at the Departmental Seminar of the Postgraduate Program of Social Psychology: Identity and Interpersonal Relationships, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. Athens,Greece, 17th December 2015. Invited by Prof Panagiotis Kordoutis and Prof Anna Madoglou.

Presentations

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos and Gardikiotis, Antonis. Socio-economic status, intergroup identity and collective action. Paper presented at the 12th Panhellenic Conference of Social Psychology, Palaiokerasia, Greece, 28th November-1st December 2019.
Delouvee, Sylvain, Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Claire Malie and Pantazi, Myrto. 

Responding to the spread of conspiracy theories among future teachers. Paper presented at the CA15101 COST-Action Project: Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories (COMPACT) group meeting. Prague, Czech Republic, 19th-21st September 2019.

Bilewicz, Michal, Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Myrto Pantazi, Marta Witkowska and Olivier Klein. Traumatic rift: How conspiracy beliefs undermine social cohesion after societal traumas. Paper presented at the CA15101 COST-Action Project: Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories (COMPACT) group meeting. Prague, Czech Republic, 19th-21st September 2019.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos and Mari, Silvia. Communication of conspiracy and non-conspiracy attributions in the aftermath of the wildfires in Attica on July 2018. Paper presented at the CA15101 COST-Action Project: Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories (COMPACT) group meeting. Prague, Czech Republic, 19th-21st September 2019.

Gkinopoulos, T. Political apology communication: Perceived sincerity and perceived trust between lay citizens and politicians following the 2018 wildfires in Attica. Paper submitted to the European Association of Social Psychology International Symposium on Intergroup Communication, Bologna, Italy, 21st-23rd June 2019.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos and Stathi, Sofia. European citizens in the post-Brexit referendum UK: Understanding stereotypical and meta-stereotypical perceptions of EU citizens in intergroup encounters. Paper submitted to the Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology: Empowering citizens in illiberal times: The political psychology of oppression and resistance. Lisbon, Portugal, 12th-15th July 2019.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Rusconi, Patrice and Hegarty, Peter. Multiple political group identities, leaders' perceived prototypicality, political action, perceived trust and engagement of followers. Paper invited for the symposium: From individuals to nations: Multiple approaches to how social identities determine (group-based) political behaviour. Organisers: Yasin Koc and Catia Texeira. Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology: Empowering citizens in illiberal times: The political psychology of oppression and resistance. Lisbon, Portugal, 12th-15th July 2019.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Rusconi, Patrice and Riva, Paolo. Recollecting experiences of victimhood and emotionally social pain: Effects on time perception. Paper submitted to International Society of Research on Emotions conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 10th-13th July 2019.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos. Political apology as performance: Perceived sincerity and perceived trust between citizens and politicians following the 2018 wildfires in Attica. Paper submitted to the 17th Panhellenic Conference in Psychological Research, Alexandroupoli, Greece, 15th-19th May 2019.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Fragkiadaki, Eva, Tzanakis, Manolis, Sools, Anneke and Triliva, Sofia. The 'Letters from the Future' as a means of political decision making in contexts of crisis: The example of the 2015 Greek Referendum. Paper submitted to the 17th Panhellenic Conference in Psychological Research, Alexandroupoli, Greece, 15th-19th May 2019.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Hegarty, Peter and Rusconi, Patrice. Multiple political identities, perceived leaders' prototypicality, political trust, action and engagement of followers: The effect of the type of political narrative and of economic crisis. Paper submitted to the 17th Panhellenic Conference in Psychological Research, Alexandroupoli, Greece, 15th-19th May 2019.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Hegarty, Peter and LeRoux-Rutledge, Emily. Normative messages of unity and normative messages of legitimacy: Constructions of in-group norms and group boundaries in Greek political commemorations. Paper accepted for the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) small group meeting: Boundaries, norms and conflicts: Understanding intergroup relations and rising intolerance across Europe and Beyond. Slovakia, Bratislava, 6th - 8th September 2018.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Hegarty, Peter and LeRoux-Rutledge, Emily. Communicating hope and establishing trust: Constructions of group relations in ceremonial political discourse across time. Paper accepted for the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) small group meeting: Understanding and transforming challenging relationships: Setting a research agenda for 21st century Social Psychology. San Sebastian, Spain, 7th – 9th June 2018.

Triliva, Sofia, Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Sools, Anneke, Fragkiadaki, Eva and Tzanakis, Manolis. Navigating into the future in the face of uncertainty vis-à-vis Greek identity: Narratives from the future written prior to the Referendum Vote of 2015. Paper accepted for the Bi-Annual International Conference on Narrative Matters. University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, 2nd-5th July 2018.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Hegarty, Peter and LeRoux-Rutledge, Emily. Narratives as shared representations of history: Shaping identities and historical narratives of the restoration of Greek democracy before and during the Greek financial downturn. Paper accepted for the Bi-Annual International Conference on Narrative Matters. University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, 2nd-5th July 2018.

Madoglou, Anna., Gkinopoulos, Theofilos., Xanthopoulos, Panagiotis and Kalamaras, Dimitris. Effects of age and gender on representational nostalgic memories. Paper presented at the 11th Panhellenic Conference of Social Psychology, Alexandroupoli, Greece, 1st-3rd December 2017.

Witkowska, Marta, Bilewicz, Michal, Pantazi, Myrto, Gkinopoulos, Theofilos and Klein, Olivier "Historia Magistra Vitae"? The impact of historical victimhood on current conspiracy beliefs and outgroup derogation. Paper presented at the 18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP). Granada, Spain, 5th – 8th July 2017.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos. Abstraction and concretion in discursive construction of group identities: An analysis of commemorative political statements. Paper presented ar the Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP): Revisiting core themes of tyranny, intergroup relations and leadership. Edinburgh, Scotland, 29th June – 2nd July 2017.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Sools, Anneke, Fragkiadaki, Eva and Triliva, Sofia. The self vis-à-vis the Greek referendum of 2015: Contributions of 'letters from the future' used as an instrument in deciphering political decision making. Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP): Revisiting core themes of tyranny, intergroup relations and leadership. Edinburgh, Scotland, 29th June – 2nd July 2017.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos. Positioning group identities across time: A qualitative analysis of the use of temporal account in ceremonial political communication. Paper presented at the 1st International Symposium on Intergroup Communication. Thessaloniki, Greece, 21st – 23rd June 2017.

Madoglou, Anna, Xanthopoulos, Panagiotis, Kalamaras, Dimitris and Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Autobiographical nostalgic memories: An intergenerational comparative study between native and immigrant Greeks. Paper presented at the 16th Panhellenic Conference of Psychological Research: Individuals, institutions, society: The world of psychology. Thessaloniki, Greece, 10th – 14th May 2017.

Madoglou, Anna, Karageorgou, Katerina, Ropoki, Panagiota and Gkinopoulos, Theofilos. Nostalgie vécue : contenu, raisons et sentiments, Paper presented at the 13th International Conference on Social Representations: Epistemologies of Everyday Life. Marseille, France. Palais du Pharo, Marseille, France 14th-17th September 2016.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos and Madoglou, Anna. Representational content of nostalgic memories: An inter-generational study. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Social Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society: Reclaiming Social Psychology: Interdisciplinary dialogues. Cardiff 31st August-2nd September 2016.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Madoglou, Anna and Xanthopoulos, Panagiotis. Explicit and Implicit Forms of Autobiographical Memories: Identity Dimensions. Paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. Imperial College London, London UK 2nd-5th August 2016.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos. Rhetorical Framing the Restoration of the Greek Democracy in 1974: Configurations of Collective Self and Others in Representations of History. Paper presented at the 5th Conference in Applied Qualitative Research. University of Derby 21st July 2016.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos. Representing political group identities in commemorative statements for the restoration of the Greek democracy: The temporal depiction of ingroups and outgroups. Paper presented at the International Cost Action IS1205 Conference: Agents through time: How do people 'make history'? Social psychological & historical research into collective memories, social identities and intergroup relations. Limerick, 7th-8th July 2016.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos. Political group identities in Greek commemorative statements of the restoration of the Greek democracy: A comparison before and after economic crisis. Paper presented at the 1st International Conference in Contemporary Social Sciences: Crisis and Social Sciences: New Challenges and Perspectives. Rethymno, Crete 10th-12th June 2016.
Madoglou, Anna and Gkinopoulos, Theofilos. Personal, nostalgic and inter-generational experiences. Paper presented at the European Conference on Human Rights in a Changing World. University of Ioannina 25th-27th May 2016.

Moraitou, Despoina, Papantoniou, Georgia, Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Nigritinou, Magdalini, Ginos, Pantelis and Kotselidou, Magdalini. Basic Emotions Recognition in Aging: Examining positivity bias and age-related differences in interpreting dynamic emotional displays. Paper presented at the 12th European Conference on Psychological Assessment. San Sebastian July 2014.

Moraitou, Despoina, Papantoniou, Georgia, Gkinopoulos, Theofilos, Nigritinou, Magdalini, Ginos, Pantelis and Kotselidou, Magdalini. The Pattern of recognition of basic emotions from dynamic visual displays in adults: Examining structural validity of the Emotion Evaluation Test of The Awareness of Social Inference Test (TASIT : EET).Paper presented at the 12th European Conference on Psychological Assessment. San Sebastian July 2014.

Gkinopoulos, Theofilos. Discourses of crisis: An example of selective memory and forgetting of political events. Paper presented at the 1st Panhellenic Conference on Discourses of Crisis of the Hellenic Association of Political Science-Network of Political Discourse Analysis. Athens 14th June 2014.

Moraitou, Despoina, Papantoniou Georgia, Ginos Pantelis, Gkinopoulos Theofilos, Kotselidou Dafni and Nigritinou, Magdalini (2013). Emotion decoding in ageing:: Uncertainty as the underlying dimension of age-related differences in decoding basic emotions from dynamic visual cues.. 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Seoul - Korea.

Moraitou, Despoina, Papantoniou Georgia, Ginos Pantelis, Gkinopoulos Theofilos, Kotselidou Dafni and Nigritinou, Magdalini. (2013). Recognition of happiness from dynamic visual cues is not preserved in dementia. . 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Seoul - Korea.

Invited talks

Gkinopoulos, T. Political apology communication: Perceived sincerity and perceived trust between lay citizens and politicians following the 2018 wildfires in Attica. Paper invited for presentation at the Departmental Seminar of the Center for Social and Cultural Psychology, University Libre de Brussels. Belgium, 11th June 2019. Invited by Prof Olivier Klein.

Gkinopoulos, T. Commemorating history and predicting identity entrepreneurship: A quantitative analysis of 39 Greek commemorative Greek political speeches. Paper invited for presentation at the Strategic Communication and Media Lab, Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus. Invited by Prof Athanasios Samaras

Gkinopoulos, T. Integrating individual with collective in contexts of precarity: Examples of mixed-methods approach paradigms. Departmental Seminar of the BSc Programme, University of Greenwich. 25th October 2018. Invited by Dr Sofia Stathi.

Gkinopoulos, T. Commemorating history: Constructions of group identities and relations in ceremonial political discourse. Paper presented at the Departmental Seminar of the Center for Social and Cultural Psychology, University Libre de Brussels. Belgium, 6th March 2018. Invited by Prof Olivier Klein.

Gkinopoulos, T. Construction of political identities in commemorative political speeches of the restoration of Greek democracy in 1974. Paper presented at the Departmental Seminar of the Postgraduate Program of Social Psychology: Identity and Interpersonal Relationships, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. Athens,Greece, 17th December 2015. Invited by Prof Panagiotis Kordoutis and Prof Anna Madoglou.