Ancient Greek Philosophy and Psychology lessons: Theory to praxis.
"Men are disturbed not by the things that happen, but by their opinions about the things."
Scholars agree that the ancient Greeks inspired and provided the foundations in a number of scientific fields, including psychology. Following a quick review of the most influential ancient philosophy ideas, Dr Rodafinos will relate the lessons from Greek wisdom to current psychological treatment models (e.g., Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and provide ideas and specific examples to help participants make small changes in order to reduce stress and anger and improve their everyday lives.
Angelo (Kaissidis-) Rodafinos holds a Bachelor of Science in PE (Aristotle University), an MSc in Sports Psychology and Teaching (Ithaca College, New York), and a PhD in Psychology (University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia).
An academic for nearly 20 years, Angelo has lectured in introduction, applied, social and work psychology at several Universities, and has been the Head of the Department of Psychology at City College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, UK for nearly a decade. He has published more than 40 articles in academic journals, and a number of articles in popular magazines. His first book Princes to frogs... and vice versa! Applied psychological techniques for the accomplishment of changes in our lives (in Greek) has become a popular reading guide for people from all ages and backgrounds for more than a decade. His second book The Idiots are invincible (in Greek, recently translated in English and Bulgarian) deals with stress and problem solving.
Today he is Program Director for Social Sciences at Swinburne Online Learning, Melbourne.