Frosso Motti-Stefanidi

Professor Frosso Motti-Stefanidi

  • Ph.D, 1986, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota
  • Address: Faculty of Psychology School of Philosophy
    University of Athens
    Panepistimiopoli, Ilissia 157 84 Athens, Greece
  • Office: Division 505, School of Philosophy
    Telephone: +30 210 7277525
    E-mail: frmotti@psych.uoa.gr

Selected Recent Publications

Recent Publications

  • Motti-Stefanidi, F., & Asendorpf, J.B. (in press). Adaptation during a Great Economic Recession: A Cohort study of Greek and immigrant youth. Child Development.
  • Petersen, A., Koller, S.H., Motti-Stefanidi, F., & Verma, S. (in press). Global equity and justice issues for young people during the first three decades of life. In S.S. Horn, M. Ruck, & L. Liben (Eds). Advances in Child Development and Behavior (J.B. Benson, Series Ed.), Vol. 51.
  • Anagnostaki, L., Pavlopoulos, V., Obradovic, J., Masten, A., & Motti-Stefanidi, F. (2016). Academic resilience of immigrant youth in Greek schools: Personal and family resources. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 13(3), 377-393.
  • Reitz, A. K., Motti-Stefanidi, F., & Asendorpf, J. B. (2015). Me, us, and them: Testing sociometer theory in a socially diverse real-life context. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pspp0000073
  • Motti-Stefanidi, F. (2015). Risks and resilience in immigrant youth adaptation: Who succeeds in the Greek school context and why?. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 12(3), 261-274.
  • Reitz, A. K., Asendorpf, J. B., & Motti-Stefanidi, F. (2015). When do immigrant adolescents feel personally discriminated against? Longitudinal effects of peer preference. International Journal of Behavioral Development.
  • Motti-Stefanidi, F. (2015). Identity development in the context of the risk and resilience framework. In M. Syed & K. McLean (Eds). Oxford Handbook of Identity Development. Oxford University Press.
  • Motti-Stefanidi, F. (2014). Immigrant youth adaptation in the Greek school context: A risk and resilience perspective. Child Development Perspectives, 8(3), 180-185.
  • Motti-Stefanidi, F., Masten, A., & Asendorpf, J. B. (2014). School engagement trajectories of immigrant youth Risks and longitudinal interplay with academic success. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 0165025414533428.
  • Reitz, A., Motti-Stefanidi, F., & Asendorpf, J. (2013). Mastering Developmental Transitions in Immigrant Adolescents: The Longitudinal Interplay of Family Functioning Developmental and Acculturative Tasks. Developmental Psychology. doi: 10.1037/a0033889.
  • Motti-Stefanidi, F., & Masten, A.S. (2013). School Success and School Engagement of Immigrant Youth: A Risk and Resilience Developmental Perspective. European Psychologist, 18(2), 126-135.
  • Motti-Stefanidi, F., Berry, J., Chryssochoou, X., Sam, D. L. & Phinney, J., (2012). Immigrant youth adaptation in context: Developmental, acculturation and social psychological perspectives. In A.S. Masten, K. Liebkind, & D. J. Hernandez (Eds.), Realizing the potential of immigrant youth. (pp. 117-158). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Motti-Stefanidi, F., & Asendorpf, J.B. (2012). Perceived discrimination of immigrant youth living in Greece: How does group discrimination translate into personal discrimination? [Special Issue], European Psychologist. 17(2), 93-104.
  • Motti-Stefanidi, F., Asendorpf, J.B., Masten, A.S. (2012). The Adaptation and Psychological Well-Being of Adolescent Immigrants in Greek Schools: A Multilevel, Longitudinal Study of Risks and Resources. [Special Issue], Development and Psychopathology. 24(2), 451 - 473.
  • Motti-Stefanidi, F., Pavlopoulos, V., Tantaros, S. (2011). Parent-adolescent conflict and adolescents' adaptation: A longitudinal study of Albanian immigrant youth living in Greece. [Special Issue], International Journal of Developmental Science, 5(1-2), 57-71.

Scientific Activities

Recent & Upcoming Scientific Activities

  • Athens, March 2017. Organization of a conference on the topic "Young people as active EU citizens: Challenges and visions for a renewed EU project" in the context of the European Commission Horizon 2020 Programme titled: "Constructing AcTive CitizensHip with European Youth: Policies, Practices, Challenges and Solutions (CATCH-EyoU). (PI: Elvira Cicognani, University of Bologna, Italy, Coordinator of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens team: Frosso Motti-Stefanidi).
  • Brussels, March 2016. "Refugee and Immigrant Children and Youngsters: Some Reflections on their Successful Integration in Receiving Societies" Presentation for the 57th Session of the Working Group on the Quality of Childhood at the European Parliament, Hosted by MEP Catarina Chinnici (Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Italy and the Co-Chair of the Intergroup on Children's Rights).
  • 3. Hydra, Greece, September 2015. Co-organizer (with Dr Radosveta Dimitrova, Stockholm University, Sweden) of an Experts' Meeting on the topic of "Explaining Positive Immigrant Youth Adaptation", on behalf of the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD), the European Association of Developmental Psychology (EADP) and the European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA).

AStRA project

This project is part of the Athena Studies of Resilient Adaptation (AStRA) project. I collaborate in this project with Ann Masten..

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AStRA & OTHER PROJECTS

A major project of my research group focuses on the effect of the economic crisis in Greece on immigrant and nonimmigrant youth's adaptation and well-being.

Two cohorts, of over 2000 immigrant adolescents and their nonimmigrant classmates, were compared. Participants were in the first year of middle school at wave 1 and were followed for three years through middle school. Longitudinal data on the first cohort (C1) were collected for three consecutive years before the economic crisis (2005-6-7). Longitudinal data on the second cohort (C2) were collected (2013-14-15) during a period in which the economic crisis is in full swing.

This project is part of the Athena Studies of Resilient Adaptation (AStRA) project. I collaborate in this project with Ann Masten, University of Minnesota, Jens Asendorpf, Humboldt University, Berlin, and Jelena Obradovic, Stanford University.

The project is conducted from within a risk and resilience developmental framework. I focus on risks and resources for youth's adaptation and well-being during times of economic downturn. Some of the questions that we are addressing are: Is the adaptation and/or well-being of the crisis cohort worse compared to that of the pre-crisis cohort? Which domains of adaptation are more affected? Does immigrant status differentiate the effect of the economic crisis on youth's adaptation? Which contextual processes and/or individual attributes contribute to individual differences within the crisis cohort? Do these contextual- and/or individual-level factors protect the adaptation of immigrant and nonimmigrant youth in the same way?

We are also taking part as partners at the European Commission Horizon 2020 Program titled: "Constructing AcTive CitizensHip with European Youth: Policies, Practices, Challenges and Solutions (CATCH-EyoU). (PI: Elvira Cicognani, University of Bologna, Italy, Coordinator of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens team: Frosso Motti-Stefanidi).

Courses

Psychology of Personality, Psychology of Motivation, Psychosocial Problems of School Age Children and Adolescents..

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Undergraduate Courses

  • Psychology of Personality
  • Psychology of Motivation
  • Development of Personality
  • Psychosocial Problems of School Age Children and Adolescents

  • Graduate Program of School Psychology

  • Psychology of Motivation
  • Development of Personality

  • Graduate Program of Clinical Psychology

  • Assessment I: Assessment of Intelligence of Children and Adolescents

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Professor Frosso Motti-Stefanidi

Faculty of Psychology School of Philosophy University of Athens
Office: Division 505, School of Philosophy
Telephone: +30 210 7277525

Ph.D, 1986, Institute of Child Development

University of Minnesota


Academic Distinctions

  • Member of the Governing Council of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
  • President of the European Association of Developmental Psychology 2013-2015)
  • Co-Chair of the International Affairs Committee of SRCD (2013-2017)
  • Expert for evaluation of Consolidator Grant proposals at the European Research Council (ERC)
  • Chair of Economics and Social Sciences Panels, European Science Foundation, Strasbourg



  • Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (2010)
  • President of the European Association of Personality Psychology (2008-2010)
  • Chair of the Department of Psychology, University of Athens, Greece (2005-2008)
  • Distinguished International Alumni Award of the College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, USA. 2005.