Basic studies at the Paedagogical Academy of Cyprus (Teacher’s Diploma, 1993), at the University of Cyprus (Degree in Primary Education, 1999), and at Panteion University, Athens (Degree in Psychology, 2000). Graduate studies at the University of Cambridge (MPhil, 2001 and PhD, 2005, in Social and Developmental Psychology). Post-doctoral studies at the Oxford Center for the Study of Intergroup Conflict, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.
His research interests lie in the areas of Social interaction, learning and development, co-operative learning, Genetic social psychology, social representations of gender, intergroup contact and intergroup relations, intercultural education and integrated schools, development of national identities and history teaching and collective memory.
1. Psaltis, C. & Zapiti, A. (2013). Interaction, Communication and Development: Psychological Development as a social Process. UK: Routledge. ISBN: 0415643872
2. Lytras, E. & Psaltis, C. (2011a). Formerly Mixed-Villages in Cyprus: Representations of the Past, Present and Future. UNDP-ACT. ISBN: 978-9963-703-22-7 (Translation in Turkish ISBN: 978-9963-703-24-1, Translation in Greek, ISBN: 978-9963-703-23-4).
3. Psaltis, C. & Lytras, E.& Costache, S. (2011c). History Educators in the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot Community of Cyprus: Perceptions, Beliefs and Practices. UNDP-ACT. ISBN: 978-9963-703-05-0. (Translation in Turkish ISBN: 978-9963-8991-5-9, Translation in Greek, ISBN: 978-9963-703-06-07)
4. Psaltis, C and Hewstone, M. (2008). Intergroup Contact Between Greek-Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots. The Nuffield New Career Development Fellowship. End of the Project Report (Unpublished).
5. Psaltis, C. (2012a). Culture and Social Representations: A continuing dialogue in search for heterogeneity in social developmental psychology, Culture & Psychology, 18(3): 375–390.
6. Psaltis, C. (2012b). Social Representations of Gender in Peer interaction and cognitive development. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 6(11) : 840-851.
7. Till, K. E., Sundberg, J. Pullan , W., Psaltis, C. Makriyianni, C. Zincir Celal, R. Onurkan Samani, M. & Dowler, L. (2013). Interventions in the political geographies of walls, Political Geography
8. Psaltis, C. (2011b). From the Epistemic to the Social-Psychological Subject: The Missing Role of Social Identities, Asymmetries of Status, and Social Representations. Human Development, 54: 234-240.
9. Psaltis, C. (2010). Commentary: On the inertia of Social Representations, Papers on Social Representations, 19, 15.1-15.8.
10. Zapiti, A. & Psaltis, C. (2012) Asymmetries in peer interaction: The effect of social representations of gender and knowledge asymmetry on children’s cognitive development. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42 (5): 578-588. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.1885.
11. Psaltis, C. (2011a) The constructive role of gender asymmetry in social interaction: Further evidence, British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 29 (2): 305–312.
12. Tausch, N., Hewstone, M., Kenworthy, J., Psaltis, C., Schmid, K., Popan, J., et al. (2010). Secondary Transfer Effects of Intergroup Contact: Alternative Accounts and Underlying Processes. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 99: 282-302.
13. Psaltis, C. Duveen, G & Perret-Clermont, A.N (2009). The social and the psychological: Structure and Context in Intellectual Development. Human Development, 52: 291-312
14. Psaltis, C. & Duveen, G. (2007). Conversation types and conservation: Forms of recognition and cognitive development. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 25: 79-102
15. Psaltis, C. & Duveen, G. (2006). Social Relations and cognitive development: The influence of conversation types and representations of gender. European Journal of Social Psychology,36: 407-430.
16. Zittoun, T.,Cornish, F. , Gillespie, A. & Psaltis, C. (2007). The metaphor of the triangle in theories of human development. Human Development, 50, 208-229.
17. Psaltis, C. (2007). International collaboration as construction of knowledge and its constraints. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 41: 187-197.
18. Psaltis, C. (2005). Communication and the construction of knowledge or transmission of belief: The role of conversation type and behavioral style. Studies in Communication Sciences, 5: 209-228.
19. Zittoun, T., Duveen, G., Gillespie, A., Ivinson, G. & Psaltis, C. (2003). The use of symbolic resources in developmental transitions. Culture & Psychology, 9: 415-448.
20. Psaltis, C. (in press). Communication and the microgenetic construction of Knowledge. In (Eds.) Sammut, G. Andreouli, E. Gaskell, G. & Valsiner, J. Handbook of Social Representations. Cambridge: CUP.
21. Psaltis, C., Cabrera, C., Lytra, E., Filippou, G., Cakal, H. & Makriyianni, C. (in press). Oral history accounts of the former inhabitants of mixed villages in Cyprus: A social representations perspective. In H. Briel (Ed.), Oral History in Cyprus. Nicosia. University of Nicosia Press.
22. Makriyianni, C., Psaltis, C. & Latif, D. (2011). History Teaching in Cyprus. In E. Erdmann & W. Hasberg, Facing Mapping, Bridging Diversity: Foundations of a European Discourse on History Education, Part 1, (pp. 91-138), Germany: Wochen Schau Wissenschaft.
23. Duveen, G. & Psaltis, C. (2008). The constructive role of asymmetries in social interaction.In U. Mueller, J.Carpendale, N. Budwig & B. Sokol : Social Life and Social Knowledge: Toward a Process Account of Development. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, pp.183-204.
24. Psaltis, C. (2011). Intergroup trust and contact in transition: A social representations perspective on the Cyprus conflict. In (Ed.) I. Markova & A. Gillespie, Trust and Conflict: Representations, Culture and Dialogue, (pp. 83-104), London: Routledge.
25. Ψάλτης, Χ. (2007). Κοινωνική ανάπτυξη στο (Εκδ.) Σ. Γεωργίου, Tου παιδιού και του σχολείου, Αθήνα: Ατραπός,σσ 57-84. [ Psaltis, C. (2007). Social Development. In (Ed.) S.Georgiou, Of the Child and School. Athens: Atrapos]
26. Psaltis, C., Lytras,E. Costache, S.& Fisher, C. (2011). Methodology, Epistemology and Ideology of History Educators Across the Divide in Cyprus. In L. Perikleous & Shemilt, D. The future of the past, Why history education matters, Nicosia, AHDR.