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Penelope-Alexia Avagianou, has a Bachelor degree (B.Sc) in Psychology from the University of the West of England. She has also a M.Sc. in Psychology of Health and Mental Performance from the University of Bristol. Penelope did her PhD at the Preschool Education Department of Thessaly University in concerning the relationship between parental bonding and depression, regarding personality as a mediating factor’. She has taken part in a number of both Greek and International conferences and has also published papers in Greek and International Journals. She is member of the British Psychological Society, the Greek Psychological Society and of the Greek Society for the Study of Internet Addiction. She has worked for a number of years in private practice and for the last 6 years as a clinical psychologist in hospital settings. For two years she has taught ‘Developmental Psychopathology’ in the Preschool Education Department at the University of Thessaly.
Her main research interest is the study of the effects of attachment/parental bonding types on children’s behaviour and psychopathology e.g. the study of the role of parental bonding in the excessive use of internet by children and adolescents.