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Andreas Philaretou
Associate Professor, Social Psychology
School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department Thesis title
Bachelor of Science (BS) 1991 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech) Sociology NA
Master of Science (MS) 1993 Virginia Tech Sociology Premarital and Marital Determinants of Affect: A Propositional Approach to Family-Related Literature, 1980-1992
PMCMFT (Post-Masters Certificate in Marriage & Family Therapy) 1999  Virginia Tech Human Development: Family Therapy Center NA
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 2001 Virginia Tech Human Development An Analysis of Masculine Socialization and Male Sexual Anxiety
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
12/2001 08/2005 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA Assistant Professor Family Studies
01/2010 01/2019 05/2013 05/2019 Cyprus University of Technology Limassol, Cyprus Special Scientist Social Psychology & Sociology of Tourism Instructor
10/2005 Present European University Cyprus Nicosia, Cyprus Associate Professor Psychology
  1. Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
    2015 The Social Construction of Male Tourism Deviance: The Case of Agia Napa (AN), Cyprus Theocharous, A., & Zopiatis, A. Sexuality & Culture 19:4 816-834
    2012 Trading masculinity for leisure: The disenchantment of Greek Cypriot (GC) females with traditional masculine marriages. Domic, D. Sexuality & Culture 16:4 428-448
    2011 Leisured intimacy in organizational settings: An exploratory investigation. Theocharous, A. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 6:1 207-217
    2010 Playing politics with charisma: Archbishop Makarios III and the Cyprus issue. Kassimeris, C. Politics, Culture, and Socialization 1:4 337-352
    2009 Sexual harassment in the hospitality industry in the Republic of Cyprus: Theory and prevention. Theocharous, A. Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, 9:3-4 9:3-4 288-304
    2009 An exploratory investigation of the quality of life of adults with learning disabilities living in family homes or under residential care. Myrianthous, S. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 14:1 57-75
    2008 Virtual Social Interactions: Evolutionary, Social Psychological and Technological Perspectives Mahfouz A.Y., & Theocharous, A. Computers in Human Behavior; Impact Factor 1.334 24:3 3014-326
    2007 The Social Construction of Gender Role Identity: The Case of Female Flight Attendants International Journal of Learning, 14:1 1-10
    2007 The Social Construction of Interethnic Marriages in the Greek Cypriot (GC) Republic of Cyprus: An Ethnographic Investigation of Greek Cypriot (GC) Male Marriages to Eastern European (EE) Females Domic D.L. Sexuality & Culture 11:3 11-31
    The Social Construction of Female Sexuality in a Sexualized Work Environment: The Case of a Comedy Club Young C.L. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention 14:1 41-62
Research Projects
Date Title Funded by Project Role*
01/2007-09/2009 The Social, Psychological, and Occupational Consequences of Sexual Harassment in the Greek Cypriot Workplace Cyprus Research Foundation Principal Scientific Coordinator
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Period Organization Title of Position or Service Key Activities
30/09/2013-05/10/2013 & 01/12/2013-07/12/2013 & 24/02/2014-01/03/2014 Hellenic Quality Assurance & Accreditation Agency for Higher Education (HQAA) Member of External Evaluation Quality Assurance Committees Departmental visitations & drafting reports
2009-2011 The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Associate Editor Assisted in the editorial duties of the journal
2006-2008 The International Journal of Learning Associate Editor Assisted in the editorial duties of the journal
2011-2018 Sexuality & Culture Manuscript Reviewer Reviewed various manuscripts
2006-2009 Sex Roles: A Journal of Research Manuscript Reviewer Reviewed various manuscripts
Awards/International Recognition
Other Achievements
Ref. Number Date Title Key Activities:
1 08/1987-05/1991 Recipient of Fulbright scholarship Applied for and obtained a $50,000 Fulbright scholarship