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Brief Portrait
Antonis Hatzigeorgiadis received his BSc in Physical Education & Sport Sciences from Democritus University of Thrace (Greece, 1993), his MSc in Exercise & Sport Psychology from University of Exeter (UK, 1996) and his PhD from Loughborough University (UK, 2000). Antonis is member of staff at the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science at the University of Thessaly since 2001. He teaches at the undergraduate (Research Methods, and Swimming) and the postgraduate programmes of the school (Foundation of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Performance Psychology, Psychological Skills Training, Exercise Psychology, Exercise and Mental Health, Research Methods). His research involves issues within the sport psychology domain and in particular cognitive processes, self-talk, anxiety and coping, as well as issues related to motivation and morality. He is Section Editor for the journals ‘International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology’ and “Inquiries in Physical Education and Sport” and member of the Editorial Board for the journals ‘Psychology of Sport and Exercise’ and ‘Hellenic Journal of Physical Education and Sport Sciences’. He is elected member of the Managing Council of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC).
Selected Publications
1 Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Zourbanos, N., Galanis, E., & Theodorakis, Y. (2011). Self-talk and Sport Performance: A Meta-Analysis. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 6, 354 -362.
2 Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Zourbanos, N., Mpoumpaki, S., & Theodorakis, Y. (2009). Mechanisms underlying the self-talk – performance relationship: The effects of motivational self-talk on self-confidence and anxiety. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 10, 186-192.
3 Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Galanis, V., Zourbanos, N., & Theodorakis, Y. (2014) A Self-talk Intervention for Competitive Sport Performance. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 26, 82-95, DOI: 10.1080/10413200.2013.790095
4 Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Theodorakis, Y., & Zourbanos, N. (2004). Self-talk in the swimming pool: The effects of self-talk on thought content and performance on water-polo tasks. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 16, 138-150.              
5 Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Morela, E., Elbe, A.M, Kouli, O., & Sanchez, X. (2013). The integrative role of sport in multicultural societies. European Psychologist, Special Issue: Multiculturalism in Europe, 18, 191-202.





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