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Orestis Panayiotou

Postgraduate Researcher


Research interests

  • Psychological underpinnings of utopias, where much of my work focuses on how idealistic biases intimately shape political attitudes and engagement, and vice versa.
  • Collective memory & forgetting, particularly how national narratives shape and maintain a positive image of the ingroup.

Thesis title




(2016) Graduate Teaching Scholarship (GTA), School of Psychology, University of Kent


  • Marchlewska, M., Cichocka, A., Panayiotou, O., Castellanos, K., & Batayneh, J. (in press). Populism as identity politics: Perceived in-group disadvantage, collective narcissism, and support for populism. Social Psychological and Personality Science. doi: 10.1177//1948550617732393.

Conference Presentations

  • Panayiotou, O., Cichocka, A., & Sutton, R. (July, 2017). Utopias as cognitive alternatives: The work of imagination on perceptions of legitimacy. Paper presented at International Society of Political Psychology Annual Meeting, Edinburgh, UK


School of Psychology - Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NP

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