Biography I am Associate Professor in Psychology of Physical Education and Sport at the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Thessaly in Greece. I received my first degree at the University of Thessaly and my MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Wales, Bangor, supported by the Onassis Foundation. My Ph.D was supported by the “State Scholarships Foundation”. My research applies self-regulation strategies and motivation theories to understand and enhance performance but also change unhealthy behaviors such as smoking and drinking through exercise. I have co-authored more than 50 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, and 6 chapters in international handbooks of sport and exercise psychology, and serve as a referee in more than 20 journals of sport and exercise psychology. I am member of the Managing Council of the International Society of Sport Psychology - (ISSP) and was president of the Hellenic Society of Sport and Exercise Psychology (HSSEP) for 6 years, member of the Managing Council responsible for the research department of the European Network of Young Specialists in Sport Psychology (ENYSSP) for 8 years. I am also member of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC). I am Editorial assistant of the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology (2008-till now), Co-Editor of the Bulletin Board (2011-2013), editorial board of the Journal of Sports Sciences, and was section editor of sport sciences of Cogent Psychology and Cogent Medicine (2017-2018). I am also editor of the Hellenic Journal of Sport Psychology. I have been a post-doc researcher in European (FP7), and National projects for 6 years and almost 3 years as Assistant professor at the university of Thessaly in Greece. I have been teaching at least 5 years to international students in the European Master of Sport and Exercise Psychology different modules but also supervising more than 20 international students for their thesis but also their applied practice. I have attended many international congresses as participant but also as assistant director of the 12th European Congress of Sport Psychology, FEPSAC in 2007, and many national congresses. In my free time I enjoy playing with my two sons George and Alexander and tasting extra virgin olive oil.
"If you want to go fast, go alone ...if you want to go far, go together..."
Education 2012-2015. Post-Doctoral Researcher in Exercise and Health. EXERCISE, SMOKING, & ALCOHOL: INVESTIGATION OF MECHANISMS, & INTERVENTIONS FOR PREVENTION, CESSATION & AWARENESS. THALIS PROJECT. National Strategic Reference Framework).
2009-2013. Post-Doctoral Researcher in Sport and Exercise Psychology and Physical Activity.Promoting Adolescent health through an intervention aimed at improving the quality of their participation in Physical Activity (PAPA). Collaborative research grant funded by the EU Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (Health).
2005-2008. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Sport Psychology, University of Thessaly, Trikala, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences & University of Thrace, Komotini, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Greece
2002-2003. Master of Science (M.Sc.) Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology. University of Wales, Bangor, School of Sport Health and Exercise Sciences, Wales
1997-2001. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Physical Education & Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Trikala,Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Greece
In press Latinjak, A. T., Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Comoutos, N., & Hardy, J. (in press). Speaking clearly … 10 years on: The case for an integrative perspective of self-talk in sport. Journal of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology
Latinjak, A.T., Torregrossa, M., Comoutos, N.,Hernando-Gimeno, C.,& Ramis, Y. (in press).Goal-directed self-talk used to self-regulate in male basketball competitions. Journal of Sports Sciences.
2019 Marjanović, M., Comoutos, N., & Papaioannou, A. (2019). The relationships between perceived motivational climate, achievement goals and self-talk in physical education: testing the mediating role of achievement goals and self-talk. Motivation and Emotion, 43, 592-609 DOI 10.1007/s11031-019-09760-2
Ada, E. N., Comoutos, N., Karamitrou, A., & Çetinkalp, Z. K. (2019). The relationships between dispositional flow, motivational climate and self-talk in physical education classes. The Physical Educator, 76, 356-383.
Morres, I., Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Stathi, A., Comoutos, N., Arpin-Cribbie, Krommidas, Ch., & Theodorakis, Y. (2019). Aerobic exercise for adult patients with major depressive disorder in mental health services: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Depression and Anxiety, 36(1), 39-53. doi: 10.1002/da.22842https://doi.org/10.1002/da.22842
2018 Angeli, M., Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Comoutos, N., Krommidas, Ch., Morres, I., & Theodorakis, Y. (2018). The effects of self-regulation strategies following moderate .intensity exercise on ad libitum smoking. Addictive Behaviors, 87, 109-114
Hardy, J., Comoutos, N., & Hatzigeorgiadis, A. (2018). Reflections on the maturing research literature of self-talk in sport: Contextualizing the Special Issue. The Sport Psychologist, 32(1), 1-8.
Galanis, E., Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Comoutos, A., Charachousi, F., & Sanchez, X (2018). From the lab to field: Effects of self-talk on task performance under distracting conditions. The Sport Psychologist, 32(1), 26-32.doi: 10.1123/tsp.2017-0017
Latinjak, A. T., Maso, M., Comoutos, N. (2018). Goal-directed self-talk used during technical skill acquisition: The case of novice Ultimate Frisbee players. The Sport Psychologist, 32(1), 60-65.
Besios, Th., Hristara- Papadopoulou, A., Iakovidis, P., Mauromoustakos, S., Tzioumakis, Y., Vliagofti, O., & Comoutos, N. (2018). Comparative reliability of the Infant Motor Profile (IMP) in the Greek language for infants 3 to 18 months. Open Journal of Pediatrics 8, 1-7.
Besios, Th. Aggelousis, N., Gourgoulis V., Mauromatis, G., Tzioumakis, Y., Comoutos, N. (2018). Effects of the Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) on the Mobility of Children with Cerebral Palsy. Open Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 6,95-103.
Book chapters Siakavaras, I., Papastergiou, M., Comoutos, N.(2018). Mobile games in computer science education: State of the art and proposal of a mobile game design that incorporates physical activity. In Mikropoulos, T. (Ed.). Research on e-learning and ICT Education (243-255). Springer