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Constantine Sedikides

Constantine Sedikides

Constantine Sedikides graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1982. He received a Masters degree in developmental psychology from Fordham University, USA, in 1984; a Masters degree in social psychology from The Ohio State University, USA, in 1986; and his Ph.D. in social psychology from The Ohio State University in 1988.

Constantine began his academic career at the University of Wisconsin--Madison, USA, as an assistant professor from 1988 to 1993. In 1993, he moved, as an associate professor, to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, and was promoted to full professor in 1997. Two years later, he joined the School of Psychology, University of Southampton, England, as chair in Social and Personality Psychology. Currently, Constantine is the Director of the Center for Research on Self and Identity.

Constantine's research interests are mainly in the area of self and identity. His current work focuses on (1) self-evaluation motives (self-enhancement, self-protection, self-improvement) motivation, (2) cultural influences on self-evaluation motives, (3) narcissism, (4) implicit and explicit strategies deployed to protect the self against threatening feedback, (5) the self in relational an organizational contexts, and (6) the self-relevant emotion of nostalgia. Research in these and other topics has resulted in over 200 publications, as well as 11 volumes.

Constantine is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. He is also the past president of the International Society for Self and Identity. He has served on international grant panels and the editorial board of various journals, has received several awards and grants, and has co-edited Psychological Inquiry.

Primary Interests:

  • Close Relationships
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Evolution and Genetics
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Constantine Sedikides
Center for Research on Self and Identity
School of Psychology
Shackleton Building
Southampton SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom

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