Professor Frosso Motti-Stefanidi
- Ph.D, 1986, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota
- Address: Faculty of Psychology School of Philosophy
University of Athens
Panepistimiopoli, Ilissia 157 84 Athens, Greece
- Office: Division 505, School of Philosophy
Telephone: +30 210 7277525
Selected Recent Publications
- Asendorpf, J.B., & Motti-Stefanidi, F. (in press). Immigrant youth adaptation in multilevel context: Conceptual and statistical considerations. In P. F. Titzmann & P. Jugert (Eds.), Youth in multicultural societies: New directions for future research and interventions.
- Motti-Stefanidi, F., & Masten, A.S. (in press). Immigrant Youth Resilience: Integrating Developmental and Cultural Perspectives. In D. Gungor & D. Strohmeier (Eds.). Contextualizing Immigrant and Refugee Resilience: Cultural and Acculturation Perspectives. Springer
- Masten, A.S., Motti-Stefanidi, F., & Rahl, H.A. (in press). Developmental Risk and Resilience in the Context of Devastation and Forced Migration. In Parke, R.D. & Elder, G. H., Jr. (Eds.). Children in changing worlds: Sociocultural and temporal perspectives. New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Motti-Stefanidi, F. (2018). Resilience among immigrant youth: The role of culture, development and acculturation, Developmental Review. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dr.2018.04.002
- Suarez-Orozco, C., Motti-Stefanidi, F., Marks, A., & Katsiaficas, D. (2018). An integrative risk and resilience model for understanding the adaptation of immigrant origin children and youth. American Psychologist.73 (6), 781-796. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/amp0000265
- Motti-Stefanidi, F., Pavlopoulos, V., & Asendorpf, J. (2018). Immigrant youth Acculturation and Perceived Discrimination: Longitudinal Mediation by Immigrant Peers' Acceptance/Rejection. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2018.03.001
- Motti-Stefanidi, F. (2018). Immigrant and Refugee Youth Positive Adaptation and Development. In J.E. Lansford & P. Banati (Eds.). Handbook of Adolescent Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy. (pp. 217-237). Oxford University Press.
- Asendorpf, J.B., & Motti-Stefanidi, F. (2017). A longitudinal study of immigrants' peer acceptance and rejection: Immigrant status, immigrant composition of the classroom, and acculturation. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. 23(4), 486-498. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000155
- Motti-Stefanidi, F. and Asendorpf, J. B. (2017), Adaptation During a Great Economic Recession: A Cohort Study of Greek and Immigrant Youth. Child Development, 88, 1139-1155. doi:10.1111/cdev.12878
- Motti-Stefanidi, F., & Masten, A. S. (2017). A resilience perspective on immigrant youth adaptation and development. In N. J. Cabrera & B. Leyendecker (Eds). Handbook of positive development of minority children. Amsterdam, NL: Springer
Recent & Upcoming Scientific Activities
- Rhodes, June 2020. Chair of the 26th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD).
- Syros, July 2017. Chair of a Regional Workshop on positive youth development (PYD) in times of social change. The workshop was organized in collaboration with Katariina Salmela-Aro, University of Jyva?skyla? and Cicero Learning, University of Helsinki, Finland, and Ingrid Schoon, University College London, UK. on behalf of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD) This workshop was organized in collaboration with the European Association of Developmental Psychology (EADP).
- Athens, March 2017. Chair of the conference on the topic "Young people as active EU citizens: Challenges and visions for a renewed EU project" in the context of the European Commission Horizon 2020 Programme titled: "Constructing AcTive CitizensHip with European Youth: Policies, Practices, Challenges and Solutions (CATCH-EyoU). (PI: Elvira Cicognani, University of Bologna, Italy, Coordinator of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens team: Frosso Motti-Stefanidi).
This project is part of the Athena Studies of Resilient Adaptation (AStRA) project. I collaborate in this project with Ann Masten..
AStRA & OTHER PROJECTS
My main line of research has focused on the
study of immigrant youth adaptation, development and
acculturation. I have developed together with Professor
Ann Masten (Institute of Child Development, University
of Minnesota, USA), Professor Jens Asendorpf (Humboldt
University, Berlin, Germany) and Associate Professor
Vassilis Pavlopoulos (National and Kapodistrian
University of Athens) the Athena Studies of
Resilient Adaptation (AStRA) project. This
project has been supported by two grants co-funded by
the European Social Fund and Greek National Resources.
The AStRA project includes two cohort longitudinal studies, one conducted before and the other during the Great Economic Recession in Greece. Over 2000 immigrant adolescents and their nonimmigrant classmates, were studied. Participants were in the first year of middle school at wave 1 and were followed for three years through middle school. Longitudinal data on the first cohort (C1) were collected for three consecutive years before the economic crisis (2005-6-7). Longitudinal data on the second cohort (C2) were collected (2013-14-15) during a period in which the economic crisis is in full swing.
The project is framed from within a risk and resilience developmental perspective. We focus on risks and resources for immigrant youth's, and their Greek classmates', adaptation and well-being. Key questions addressed are: (1) Whether being an immigrant is a risk factor for youth's adaptation, development and acculturation? (2) Whether and how different personal and contextual factors and processes account for individual differences in immigrant youth adaptation. (3) Whether and how the Great Economic Recession in Greece placed at risk the adaptation and wellbeing of immigrant and Greek youth (cohort comparison)? (4) whether family functioning longitudinally mediated the link between families' economic hardship and youth's adaptation and wellbeing.
Between 2015-2018, we also took part as partners at the European Commission Horizon 2020 Program titled: "Constructing AcTive CitizensHip with European Youth: Policies, Practices, Challenges and Solutions (CATCH-EyoU). (PI: Elvira Cicognani, University of Bologna, Italy, Coordinator of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens team: Frosso Motti-Stefanidi).
Psychology of Personality, Psychology of Motivation, Psychosocial Problems of School Age Children and Adolescents..
- Psychology of Personality
- Psychology of Motivation
- Development of Personality
- Psychosocial Problems of School Age Children and Adolescents
- Assessment of Intelligence of Children and Adolescents
- Developmental Psychopathology
Graduate Program of School Psychology
Professor Frosso Motti-Stefanidi
Faculty of Psychology School of Philosophy University of Athens
Office: Division 505, School of Philosophy
Telephone: +30 210 7277525
Ph.D, 1986, Institute of Child Development
University of Minnesota
- Member of the Secretariat of the International Consortium of Developmental Science Societies (ICDSS)
- Member of the Governing Council of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
- President of the European Association of Developmental Psychology (2013-2015)
- Expert for evaluation of Consolidator Grant proposals at the European Research Council (ERC)
- Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (2010)
- President of the European Association of Personality Psychology (2008-2010)
- Chair of the Department of Psychology, University of Athens, Greece (2005-2008)
- Distinguished International Alumni Award of the College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, USA. 2005.