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Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Internet Gaming Disorder
  • Cyberpsychology
  • Pychometry
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Behavioral addictions

Not available to supervise research students

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About Vasileios Stavropoulos

Vasileios has significant professional experience in the field of Forensic/Clinical Psychology. His research specialisations involve the areas of Developmental Psychopathology, Psychometry and Behavioral Addictions while he serves as an associate academic editor for Frontiers in Psychology and Plos One. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS Clinical College, a registered psychologist endorsed in Clinical Psychology and an accredited supervisor with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA).

As a scientist practitioner, he is an active member of the European Association of Developmental Psychology (EADP) and the EADP Early Researchers Union, as well as a member of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Addictions (ISSBA). He maintains continuous research collaboration with the Athena Studies for Resilient Adaptation Research (ASTRA) Team of the University of Athens, the International Gaming Centre of Nottingham Trent University, Professor Gentile from the University of Iowa, Palo Alto University in the US and the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

Qualifications

  • PhD Clinical Psychology National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • MSc Clinical Psychology National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Key publications

Year Citation
2020 Stavropoulos, V., Gomez, R., Mueller, A., Yucel, M., & Griffiths, M. (200401). User-avatar bond profiles: How do they associate with disordered gaming?. Addictive Behaviors, 103

doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.106245

2020 Stavropoulos, V., Baynes, K. L., O'Farrel, D. L., Gomez, R., Mueller, A., Yucel, M., & Griffiths, M. (200103). Inattention and Disordered Gaming: Does Culture Matter?. The Psychiatric quarterly,

doi: 10.1007/s11126-019-09702-8

2019 Pontes, H. M., Schivinski, B., Brzozowska-Wos, M., & Stavropoulos, V. (191001). Laxer Clinical Criteria for Gaming Disorder May Hinder Future Efforts to Devise an Efficient Diagnostic Approach: A Tree-Based Model Study. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE, 8(10),

doi: 10.3390/jcm8101730

2019 Stavropoulos, V., Burleigh, T. L., Beard, C. L., Gomez, R., & Griffiths, M. D. (190815). Being There: A Preliminary Study Examining the Role of Presence in Internet Gaming Disorder. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 17(4), (880-890).

doi: 10.1007/s11469-018-9891-y

2019 Gomez, R., Stavropoulos, V., Beard, C., & Pontes, H. M. (190815). Item Response Theory Analysis of the Recoded Internet Gaming Disorder Scale-Short-Form (IGDS9-SF). International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 17(4), (859-879).

doi: 10.1007/s11469-018-9890-z

2019 Gomez, R., Stavropoulos, V., Vance, A., & Griffiths, M. D. (190415). Re-evaluation of the Latent Structure of Common Childhood Disorders: Is There a General Psychopathology Factor (P-Factor)?. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 17(2), (258-278).

doi: 10.1007/s11469-018-0017-3

2019 Gomez, R., Watson, S., & Stavropoulos, V. (190101). Personality Inventory for DSM-5, Brief Form: Factor Structure, Reliability, and Coefficient of Congruence. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment,

doi: 10.1037/per0000364

2019 Stavropoulos, V., Dumble, E., Cokorilo, S., Griffiths, M. D., & Pontes, H. M. (190101). The Physical, Emotional, and Identity User-Avatar Association with Disordered Gaming: A Pilot Study. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction,

doi: 10.1007/s11469-019-00136-8

2019 Gomez, R., Stavropoulos, V., Vance, A., & Griffiths, M. D. (190101). Gifted Children with ADHD: How Are They Different from Non-gifted Children with ADHD?. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction,

doi: 10.1007/s11469-019-00125-x

2018 Stavropoulos, V., Mastrotheodoros, S., Burleigh, T. L., Papadopoulos, N., & Gomez, R. (180701). Avoidant romantic attachment in adolescence: Gender, excessive internet use and romantic relationship engagement effects. PLoS ONE, 13(7),

doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201176

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

Not available to supervise research students

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Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Oct 2018 - Nov 2019
Frontiers In Psychology
Associate Academic Editor
Oct 2018 - Nov 2019
Plos One
Associate Academic Editor
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Oct 2018 -
Nov 2019
Frontiers In Psychology
Associate Academic Editor
Oct 2018 -
Nov 2019
Plos One
Associate Academic Editor

Professional memberships

  • Membert of the Clinical College, Australian Psychological Society
  • General member, European Association for Developmental Psychology
  • General member, International Society for the Study of Behavioral Addictions

Media appearances

15th May 2019

3CR Community Radio Interview

Radio Interview on Disordered Gaming and Internet Addiction on Brainwaves Community Radio

17th October 2018

'I was having panic attacks': online gaming addiction is real

Interview on Disordered Gaming on Sydney Morning Herald

08th November 2019

Internet addiction and online gaming disorder on the rise

Interview on Disordered Internet and Disordered Gaming Use on https://psychlopaedia.org

01st April 2018

Mind Games

Article on disordered gaming on In-Psych

01st October 2019

My Avatar My Self

Article on InPsych