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dr. E. (Eftychia) Stamkou

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group Social Psychology

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
  • Room number: 2.28
Postal address
  • Postbus 15900
    1001 NK Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    Biographical Sketch

    Eftychia Stamkou (1985) is a social and cultural psychologist. She completed her undergraduate studies in psychology at Panteion University of Athens (summa cum laude) alongside her music composition studies at the Conservatorium of Athens (cum laude). She then moved to the University of Amsterdam where she completed a Research Master’s in social and organizational psychology (cum laude) and conducted her dissertation research at the department of Social Psychology (PhD in 2018). Right after her PhD, she was appointed assistant professor at the same department, where she also coordinates the Cultural Psychology Master’s. She has held temporary positions at Columbia University, Columbia Business School, and the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, where she is currently a visiting assistant professor. Eftychia’s research is supported by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), the Fulbright Program, and the European Commission (Horizon-2020 Societal Challenges). In 2020, Eftychia received the triannual Early Career Award of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP).  

     

    Research Interests

    Eftychia Stamkou's research aims at understanding how social hierarchies evolve. Her primary research interests revolve around leadership, power, influence, culture, norm violations, and moral emotions. In studying these topics, she looks at social- and cultural-psychological processes and effects, and examines their implications for individuals, organizations, and societies. She is also interested in understanding processes of influence in the field of art (artistic impact) with a special focus on artistic deviance.  

     

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  • CV

    Academic Positions

    • 2019 - 2021: Visiting Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
    • 2018 - to date: Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, University of Amsterdam
    • 2014: Visiting Scholar, Columbia Business School, Columbia University

    Education

    • 2018: Ph.D in Psychology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 
    • 2011: M.Sc. in Social and Organizational Psychology (research master), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (cum laude)
    • 2008: B.Sc. in Psychology, Panteion University of Athens, Greece (summa cum laude) 

    Research Grants

    • 2020 - 2024: Horizon 2020 Consortium grant (€524,054) from the European Commission for the project “Art and research on transformation of individuals and societies (ARTIS)”, in collaboration with the University of Vienna, Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Belgrade, Aarhus University, Weissensee Art School Berlin, Royal Holloway University of London, Interdisciplinary Forum Neurourbanism, University of Oxford, and UNESCO (total budget: €2,994,276).
    • 2019: Fulbright-Schuman grant (€30,000) from the Fulbright Program for the research project “The cultural mapping of social status” at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.
    • 2019 - 2021: Rubicon grant (€102,790) from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for the research project “The cultural mapping of social status” at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.
    • 2017: Conference grant (€5,000) from the Kurt Lewin Institute for the conference "Cultural perspectives on social norms: Insights from research and the field". 
    • 2012 - 2015: Research Talent grant (€168,076) from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for the project "Climbing the ladder or falling from grace: How norm violations shape social hierarchies".
    • 2009 - 2011: Postgraduate studies scholarship (€38,400) from Propondis Foundation for the Research Master's program at the University of Amsterdam.
    • 2004 - 2006: Undergraduate studies scholarship (€3,000) from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY).

    Awards & Honors

    • 2020 - Early Career Award of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP)
    • 2019 - Finalist for the Dissertation Award of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) 
    • 2019 - Seal of Excellence from the European Commission
    • 2018 - Honorable Mention for the Best Dissertation Award of the Dutch Association for Social Psychology (ASPO)
    • 2018 - Finalist for the Best Dissertation Award of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP), The Harry and Pola Triandis award for best dissertation in Cross-Cultural psychology.
    • 2011 - Best Research Master Thesis Award of the University of Amsterdam, Department of Psychology.
    • 2008 - Top 1% of the Psychology Bachelor program of the Panteion University of Athens, Department of Psychology.

    Membership in Professional Organizations

    • Academy of Management (AOM)
    • Dutch Association for Social Psychology (ASPO)
    • European Association of Social Psychology  (EASP)
    • International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP)
    • International Association for Empirical Aesthetics (IAEA)

    Teaching

    Service

    • 2016 - present: Coordinator of the Cultural Psychology Master's Program, Social Psychology Department, University of Amsterdam
    • 2013 - present: Ad-hoc reviewer for Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Personality, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, European Journal of Social Psychology, Social and Psychological Personality Science, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Current Opinion in Psychology
  • Full Publication List

    International Journal Articles

    • Stamkou, E., Homan, A. C., & Van Kleef, G. A. (2020). Climbing the ladder or falling from grace? A threat-opportunity framework of the effects of norm violations on social rank. Current Opinion in Psychology, 33, 74-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2019.07.012
    • Stamkou, E., Van Kleef, G. A., & Homan, A. C. (2019). Feeling entitled to rules: Entitled individuals prevent norm violators from rising up the ranks. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 84, 103790https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2019.03.001
    • Stamkou, E., Van Kleef, G. A., Homan, A. C., Gelfand, M. J., Van de Vijver, F., van Egmond, M. C., Boer, D., … Lee, I. C. (2019). Cultural collectivism and tightness moderate responses to norm violators: Effects on power perception, moral emotions, and leader support. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 45, 947-964. doi.org/10.1177/0146167218802832 [Online article about this project in Dutch, written by the Science and External Communications of UvA: http://www.uva.nl/shared-content/faculteiten/nl/faculteit-der-maatschappij-en-gedragswetenschappen/nieuws/2019/02/uva-leidt-groot-internationaal-onderzoek-naar-het-schenden-van-sociale-mores.html?origin=G4ANjQMqS8eyABCAInfaaA
    • Cantarero, K., Szarota, P., Stamkou, E., Navas, M. & Espinosa, A. C. D. (2018). The effects of culture and moral foundations on moral judgments: The ethics of authority mediates the relationship between power distance and attitude towards lying to one's supervisor. Current Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-018-9945-0 
    • Stamkou, E., Van Kleef, G. A., & Homan, A. C. (2018). The art of influence: When and why deviant artists gain impact. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 115, 276-303. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pspi0000131
    • Cantarero, K., Szarota, P., Stamkou, E., Navas, M. & Espinosa, A. C. D. (2018). When is a lie acceptable? Work and private life lying acceptance depends on its beneficiary. The Journal of Social Psychology, 158, 220-235. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224545.2017.1327404
    • Sorokowska, A., Groyecka, A., Karwowski, M., Frackowiak, T., Ahmadi, K., … Stamkou., E., … Pierce, J. D (2018). Global study of social odor awareness. Chemical Senses, 43, 503-513. https://doi.org/10.1093/chemse/bjy038
    • Sorokowska, A., Sorokowski, P., Hilpert, P., Cantarero, K., Frackowiak, T., … Stamkou., E., … Pierce, J. D. (2017). Preferred interpersonal distances: A global comparison. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48, 577-592. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022117698039
    • Sorokowski P., Randall, A. K., Groyecka, A., Frackowiak, T., Cantarero, K., … Stamkou, E., … Sorokowska, A. (2017). Marital satisfaction, sex, age, marriage duration, religion, number of children, economic status, education, and collectivistic values: Data from 33 countries. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01199
    • Stamkou, E., Van Kleef, G. A., Homan, A. C., & Galinsky, A. D. (2016). How norm violations shape social hierarchies: Those who stand on top block norm violators from rising up. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 19, 608–629. https://doi.org/10.1177/1368430216641305
    • Stamkou, E., van Kleef, G. A., Fischer, A. H., & Kret, M. E. (2016). Are the powerful really blind to the feelings of others? How hierarchical concerns shape attention to emotions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42, 755–768. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167216636632
    • Hilpert, P., Randall, A. K., Sorokowski, P., Atkins, D. C., Sorokowska, A., … Stamkou., E., … Bettache, K. (2016). The associations of dyadic coping and relationship satisfaction vary between and within nations: A 35-nation study. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01106
    • Van Elk, M., Karinen, A., Specker, E., Stamkou, E., & Baas, M. (2016). “Standing in Awe”: The effects of awe on body perception and the relation with absorption. Collabra, 2. http://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.36
    • Van Kleef, G. A., Wanders, F., Stamkou, E., & Homan, A. C. (2015). The social dynamics of breaking the rules: antecedents and consequences of norm-violating behavior. Current Opinion in Psychology, 6, 25–31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2015.03.013
    • Van Kleef, G. A., Homan, A. C., Finkenauer, C., Gündemir, S., & Stamkou, E. (2011). Breaking the rules to rise to power: How norm violators gain power in the eyes of others. Social Psychology and Personality Science, 2, 500–507. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550611398416

    Book Chapters

    • Stamkou, E. & Van Kleef, G. A. (2014). Do we give power to the right people? When and how norm violators rise to the top. In J.-W. van Prooijen and P. A. M. van Lange (Eds.), Power, politics, and paranoia: Why people are suspicious of their leaders. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

    Dissertation

    • Stamkou, E. (2018). The dynamic nature of social hierarchies: The role of norm violations and hierarchical concerns. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Ipskamp.

    Popular Articles

    Research under review and in progress

    • Stamkou, E. & Gelfand. M. J. “Cultural tightness and leaders’ spatial position: Spearheading from the front or supervising from the back?”. Manuscript in preparation.
    • Van der Woerdt, S. & Stamkou, E. "Predicting populist support: Studying the effect of issue ownership in an automated newspaper content analysis". Under review at Public Opinion Quarterly.
    • Specker, E., Stamkou, E., Pelowski, M., & Leder, H. "Radically revolutionary or pretty flowers? The impact of curatorial narrative of artistic deviance on perceived artist influence." Revised and resubmitted at Psychology of Aesthetics Creativity and the Arts.
    • Van Kleef, G. A., Heerdink, M. W., Stamkou, E., Cheshin, A., Wanders, F., Koning, L. F., Fang, X. & Georgeac, O. “No guts, no glory? How risk taking shapes dominance, prestige, and leadership support.” Revised and resubmitted at Journal of Applied Psychology
    • Cantarero, K., Szarota, P., Stamkou, E., Luque, M. N., & Dominguez Espinosa, A. D. C. “A cross-cultural evidence of the (non)universality of the attitude towards lying.” Under review at Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
    • Groyecka, A., Sorokowska, P., Randall, A. K., Hilpert, P., Ahmadi, K., Alghraibeh, A. M., … Stamkou., E., … Sorokowska, A. “Global perspective on marital satisfaction: what contributes to a satisfactory marriage?” Under review at Social Indicators Research.
  • Publications

    2020

    • Stamkou, E., Homan, A. C., & van Kleef, G. A. (2020). Climbing the ladder or falling from grace? A threat-opportunity framework of the effects of norm violations on social rank. Current Opinion in Psychology, 33, 74-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2019.07.012 [details]

    2019

    2018

    • Cantarero, K., Szarota, P., Stamkou, E., Navas, M., & Domínguez Espinosa, A. C. (2018). The effects of culture and moral foundations on moral judgments: The ethics of authority mediates the relationship between power distance and attitude towards lying to one's supervisor. Current Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-018-9945-0
    • Cantarero, K., Szarota, P., Stamkou, E., Navas, M., & Espinosa, A. C. D. (2018). When is a lie acceptable? Work and private life lying acceptance depends on its beneficiary. Journal of Social Psychology, 158(2), 220-235. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224545.2017.1327404 [details]
    • Sorokowska, A., Groyecka, A., Karwowski, M., Frackowiak, T., Lansford, J. E., Ahmadi, K., ... Sorokowski, P. (2018). Global Study of Social Odor Awareness. Chemical Senses, 43(7), 503-513. https://doi.org/10.1093/chemse/bjy038 [details]
    • Stamkou, E., van Kleef, G. A., & Homan, A. C. (2018). The art of influence: When and why deviant artists gain impact. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 115(2), 276-303. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspi0000131 [details]

    2017

    • Sorokowska, A., Sorokowski, P., Hilpert, P., Cantarero, K., Frackowiak, T., Ahmadi, K., ... Stamkou, E. (2017). Preferred Interpersonal Distances: A Global Comparison. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48(4), 577-592. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022117698039 [details]
    • Sorokowski, P., Randall, A. K., Groyecka, A., Frackowiak, T., Cantarero, K., Hilpert, P., ... Sorokowska, A. (2017). Marital Satisfaction, Sex, Age, Marriage Duration, Religion, Number of Children, Economic Status, Education, and Collectivistic Values: Data from 33 Countries. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, [1199]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01199 [details]

    2016

    2015

    2011

    • van Kleef, G. A., Homan, A. C., Finkenauer, C., Gündemir, S., & Stamkou, E. (2011). Breaking the rules to rise to power: how norm violators gain power in the eyes of others. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2(5), 500-507. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550611398416 [details]

    2017

    • Sorokowski, P., Randall, A. K., Groyecka, A., Frackowiak, T., Cantarero, K., Hilpert, P., ... Stamkou, E. (2017). Corrigendum: Marital Satisfaction, Sex, Age, Marriage Duration, Religion, Number of Children, Economic Status, Education, and Collectivistic Values: Data from 33 Countries. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1728. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01728

    2014

    • Stamkou, E., & van Kleef, G. (2014). Do we give power to the right people? When and how norm violators rise to the top. In J. W. van Prooijen, & P. A. M. van Lange (Eds.), Power, politics, and paranoia: why people are suspicious of their leaders (pp. 33-52). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139565417.005 [details]

    Talk / presentation

    • Stamkou, E. (speaker), van Kleef, G. A. (speaker), Homan, A. C. (speaker), Gelfand, M. (speaker), van de Vijver, A. J. R. (speaker), Boer, D. (speaker) & Lee, I. C. (speaker) (14-8-2018). Cultural collectivism and tightness moderate responses to norm violators: Effects on power perception, moral outrage, and leader support., 2018 Annual Meeting of Academy of Management, Chicaglo, IL, United States.
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