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).
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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