Academic Staff

Dimitrios Zbainos, Associate Professor
Harokopio University

Dimitris Zbainos is an assistant professor at Harokopio University in Athens. He graduated the Pedagogic department of University of Thrace and continued his studies at a postgraduate level at the Institute of education, University of London, (Diploma in Education, M.A. in Psychology of Education) where he was awarded a PhD. He has taught in primary schools, in the Department of Psychology of the University of Crete, and in postgraduate courses in the School of Philosophy of University of Athens. He has numerous publications in Greek and international scientific journals and conferences, while he has been a reviewer in reputable scientific journals, such as Frontiers in Psychology and PAIR. In addition, he has been Secretary General of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology (IACEP). He is a co-founder of the European Network for Psycoeducational Assessment Intervention and Rehabilitation (ENPAIR). His research interests include themes in Psychology of Education, Assessment and Curricula, namely Creativity, Giftedness, the cultivation and evaluation of cognitive skills as well teaching and assessment in the whole range of formal and non-formal education.

Recent Publications:
  • Zbainos, D., Karoumpali, G., & Kentouri, D. (2013). Development of Successful Intelligence Through Movie Making: The Role of the Forethought Phase of Self-Regulation. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 12(2), 215-229. doi: 10.1891/1945-8959.12.2.215
  • Zbainos, D., & Kyritsi, A. (2013). The voice of the ‘non-existent’: Greek talented students’ perceptions of the Greek school system and its practices. Educational & Child Psychology, 30 (2).
  • Zbainos, D., & Lubart, T. (2016). Cognitive Education and Creative Cognition. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 15(1), 3-5.
  • Kourakli, M., Altanis, I., Retalis, S., Boloudakis, M., Zbainos, D. &Antonopoulou, K. (2017). Towards the improvement of the cognitive, motoric and academic skills of students with special educational needs using Kinect learning games. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, 11, 28-39.
  • Zbainos, D. & Beloyianni, V. (2018). Creative ideation and motivated strategies for learning of academically talented students in Greek secondary school. Gifted & Talented International, 32(1-2), 3-14.
  • Zbainos, D. & Tziona, A. (2019). Investigating Primary School Children’s Creative Potential Through Dynamic Assessment. Frontiers in Psychology, 10(1), 2-10.
  • Karatzanos, D. & Zbainos, D. (2020). Young adolescents’ perfectionism and its relationship with academic performance and creative thinking. Psychoeducational Assessment, Intervention and Rehabilitation
  • Beloyianni, V. & Zbainos, D. (2020). What hinders creativity? Investigating middle school students’ perceived influence of barriers to creativity for improving school creativity friendliness. Educar em Revista, 37.