Dr Nikolaos Tiliopoulos

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The University of Sydney


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Biographical details

2004 PhD in Psychology (University of Edinburgh, UofE, UK)

Thesis title: Religion & Psychological Well-Being: Mapping the Relationship between Christian Religiosity & Personality Factors.

2000 MSc & PgDip by Research in Psychology (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Dissertation title: The Psychology of Religion: Problems, Research, & Current Views.

1999 BSc (First class Honours, double major) Animal Behaviour & Psychology (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK). Final year dissertation: Emotion Regulation & Adult Attachment Style differences between Heterosexual & Homosexual Men & Women.

1987 A-Levels: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Greek (Trikala, Greece)

1984 FCE from the University of Cambridge, UK

Research interests

  • Personality (the Traits approach)
  • Personality disorders (schizotypy & psychopathy)
  • Adult attachment
  • The Dark Triad of personality
  • Evolutionary personality psychology
  • Cross-cultural psychology & psychopathology of religion & spirituality

Teaching and supervision

PSYC1001: Psychology - Personality

PSYC2014: Personality & Intelligence I (Course coordinator) - Personality & psychometric assessment

PSYC3015: Personality & Intelligence II - Personality

PSYC3018: Abnormal Psychology - Personality disorders

Special Fields (4th year Honours): Psychology of Religion & Spirituality (Course coordinator)

Current projects

  • Assessing the mindset of paedophiles (Phase I)
  • Dispositional mindfulness, adult attachment and emotional regulation among expert meditators
  • Psychological-type profile of Balinese Hindu priests

Associations

  • American Psychological Association (APA) – International Affiliate
  • APA, Psychology of Religion (Division 36) – Member
  • APA, Society for Personality & Social Psychology (Division 8)
  • APA, Trauma Psychology (Division 56)
  • Association for Psychological Science (APS) – Member
  • British Psychological Society (BPS) – Member, Chartered Scientist (CSci)
  • International Association for Correctional & Forensic Psychology (IACFP) - Member
  • Internationa Association for the Psychology of Religion - Member
  • Oceania Psychology Register (OPR), Fiji – Member (2005-2006)
  • Personality Psychology Foundation (PPF)
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) - Member
  • Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC)
  • The Royal Statistical Society (RSS), UK – Member (1999-2007)
  • World Congress on Personality & Individual Differences - S. East Asia advisory board representative

In the media

  • “Faith Healing”, interview given to Women’s Health & Fitness, 2013, April, 19(4), 34-38.
  • “Are Narcissists Better at Reading Minds?”, Psychology Today (February 14, 2012)

  • "Character impacts health", interview given to Body & Soul magazine, Australia (June 12, 2011)

  • "Imprisoned in paradise", interview given to the Guardian International Development Journalism Competition 2009.

  • "Personality crisis", interview given to CLEO magazine, Australia, (December 2009, 102).

  • "The Dark Side of Paradise: The case of Mental Illness" (2008), short documentary in collaboration with Udayana University (Denpasar, Indonesia) and the Suryani Institute for Mental Health (Denpasar, Indonesia).

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Tiliopoulos, N., Boag, S. (2011). Personality and Individual Differences: Theory, Assessment and Application. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Book Chapters

  • Tiliopoulos, N. (2011). A Proposition for a Parsimonious Taxonomic Convergence of Personality Traits. In S. Boag & N. Tiliopoulos (Eds.), Personality and Individual Differences: Theory, Assessment and Application, (pp. 307-319). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Tiliopoulos, N., Boag, S. (2011). Introduction. In S. Boag & N. Tiliopoulos (Eds.), Personality and Individual Differences: Theory, Assessment and Application, (pp. 1-8). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Pallier, J., Tiliopoulos, N. (2011). Take a break: A look at the incubation effect on creativity. In S. Boag & N. Tiliopoulos (Eds.), Personality and Individual Differences: Theory, Assessment and Application, (pp. 83-92). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Pallier, J., Tiliopoulos, N. (2010). Taking a break increases visual creativity more than verbal creativity. In Richard E Hicks (Eds.), Personality and Individual Differences: Current Directions, (pp. 174-184). Australia: Australian Academic Press.
  • Tiliopoulos, N., McVittie, C. (2005). MMR, immunisation & parental decisions: A systematic review of parental predictors. In Anagnostopoulos, Fotios., Karademas, Evangelos (Eds.), Special issues in health psychology: A Greek perspective, (pp. 3-22). Greece: Livani Publishing.

Journals

  • Tiliopoulos, N., Bikker, A. (2013). A thematic comparison of religiosity profiles between Christians with low and high schizotypy. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 16(2), 173-178. [More Information]
  • Tiliopoulos, N., Francis, L., Jiang, Y. (2013). The Chinese translation of the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity: factor structure, internal consistency reliability and construct validity among Protestant Christians in Shanghai. Pastoral Psychology, 62, 75-79. [More Information]
  • Wai, M., Tiliopoulos, N. (2012). The affective and cognitive empathic nature of the dark triad of personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 52(7), 794-799. [More Information]
  • Tiliopoulos, N., Francis, L., Slattery, M. (2011). Attitude toward religion and happiness: Exploring the link among Hindu Bunts in South India. Transpersonal Psychology Review, 14(2), 25-29.
  • Lesmana, C., Tiliopoulos, N., Francis, L. (2011). The Internal Consistency Reliability of the Santosh-Francis Scale of Attitude toward Hinduism among Balinese Hindus. International Journal of Hindu Studies, 15(3), 293-301. [More Information]
  • Suryani, L., Lesmana, C., Tiliopoulos, N. (2011). Treating the untreated: Applying a community-based, culturally sensitive psychiatric intervention to confined and physically restrained mentally ill individuals in Bali, Indonesia. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 261(Suppl 2), S140-S144. [More Information]
  • Tiliopoulos, N., Pallier, J., Coxon, A. (2010). A circle of traits: A perceptual mapping of the NEO-PI-R. Personality and Individual Differences, 48(1), 34-39.
  • Tiliopoulos, N., McVittie, C. (2010). Aspects of identity in a British Christian sample. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 13(7), 707-719.
  • Hancock, L., Tiliopoulos, N., Francis, L. (2010). Psychometric properties of the Francis Scale of attitude to Christianity among Australian Christians. Journal of Religious Education, 58(4), 72-75.
  • Hancock, L., Tiliopoulos, N. (2010). Religious attachment dimensions and schizotypal personality traits. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 13(3), 261-265.
  • Lesmana, C., Suryani, L., Tiliopoulos, N., Jensen, G. (2010). Spiritual-Hypnosis Assisted Therapy: A New Culturally-Sensitive Approach to the Treatment and Prevention of Mental Disorders. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 12(3), 195-208. [More Information]
  • Tiliopoulos, N., Francis, L., Slattery, M. (2010). The internal consistency reliability of the Santosh-Francis Scale of Attitude toward Hinduism among Bunts in South India. North American Journal of Psychology, 12(1), 185-190.
  • Lesmana, C., Suryani, L., Jensen, G., Tiliopoulos, N. (2009). A spiritual-hypnosis assisted treatment of children with PTSD after the 2002 Bali terrorist attack. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 52(1), 23-34.
  • Lesmana, C., Tiliopoulos, N. (2009). Schizotypal personality traits and attitudes toward Hinduism among Balinese Hindus. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 12(8), 773-785.
  • Tiliopoulos, N., Goodall, K. (2009). The neglected link between adult attachment and schizotypal personality traits. Personality and Individual Differences, 47(4), 299-304. [More Information]
  • Johnstone, J., Tiliopoulos, N. (2008). Exploring the relationship between schizotypal personality traits and religious attitude in an international Muslim sample. Archiv fuer Religionspsychologie, 30, 241-253.
  • Tiliopoulos, N., Bikker, A., Coxon, A., Hawkin, P. (2007). The means & ends of religiosity: A fresh look at Gordon Allport’s religious orientation dimensions. Personality and Individual Differences, 42(8), 1609-1620.
  • Tiliopoulos, N., Crawford, G. (2007). Three-factor model of schizotypal personality in a British Christian sample. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 10(6), 563-569.
  • McVittie, C., Tiliopoulos, N. (2007). When 2–3% really matters: The (un)importance of religiosity in psychotherapy. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 10(5), 515-526.
  • McVittie, C., Harris, L., Tiliopoulos, N. (2006). "I intend to donate but .": A comparison of UK blood donors & non-donors. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 11(1), 1-6.
  • Crawford, G., Tiliopoulos, N. (2006). Religious and spiritual correlates of psychological health. Health Psychology Update, 15(2), 27-33.
  • Gellatly, J., McVittie, C., Tiliopoulos, N. (2005). Predicting parents' decisions on MMR immunisation: a mixed method investigation. Family Practice: an international journal, 22(6), 658-662.
  • Wilson, S., Morris, R., Tiliopoulos, N., Pronto, E. (2004). PSI and Associational Processes. Journal of Parapsychology.
  • Edge, H., Suryani, L., Tiliopoulos, N., Morris, R. (2004). Two cognitive DMILS studies in Bali. Journal of Parapsychology, 68(2), 289-321.

2013

  • Tiliopoulos, N., Bikker, A. (2013). A thematic comparison of religiosity profiles between Christians with low and high schizotypy. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 16(2), 173-178. [More Information]
  • Tiliopoulos, N., Francis, L., Jiang, Y. (2013). The Chinese translation of the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity: factor structure, internal consistency reliability and construct validity among Protestant Christians in Shanghai. Pastoral Psychology, 62, 75-79. [More Information]

2012

  • Wai, M., Tiliopoulos, N. (2012). The affective and cognitive empathic nature of the dark triad of personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 52(7), 794-799. [More Information]

2011

  • Tiliopoulos, N. (2011). A Proposition for a Parsimonious Taxonomic Convergence of Personality Traits. In S. Boag & N. Tiliopoulos (Eds.), Personality and Individual Differences: Theory, Assessment and Application, (pp. 307-319). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Tiliopoulos, N., Francis, L., Slattery, M. (2011). Attitude toward religion and happiness: Exploring the link among Hindu Bunts in South India. Transpersonal Psychology Review, 14(2), 25-29.
  • Tiliopoulos, N., Boag, S. (2011). Introduction. In S. Boag & N. Tiliopoulos (Eds.), Personality and Individual Differences: Theory, Assessment and Application, (pp. 1-8). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Tiliopoulos, N., Boag, S. (2011). Personality and Individual Differences: Theory, Assessment and Application. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Pallier, J., Tiliopoulos, N. (2011). Take a break: A look at the incubation effect on creativity. In S. Boag & N. Tiliopoulos (Eds.), Personality and Individual Differences: Theory, Assessment and Application, (pp. 83-92). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Lesmana, C., Tiliopoulos, N., Francis, L. (2011). The Internal Consistency Reliability of the Santosh-Francis Scale of Attitude toward Hinduism among Balinese Hindus. International Journal of Hindu Studies, 15(3), 293-301. [More Information]
  • Suryani, L., Lesmana, C., Tiliopoulos, N. (2011). Treating the untreated: Applying a community-based, culturally sensitive psychiatric intervention to confined and physically restrained mentally ill individuals in Bali, Indonesia. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 261(Suppl 2), S140-S144. [More Information]

2010

  • Tiliopoulos, N., Pallier, J., Coxon, A. (2010). A circle of traits: A perceptual mapping of the NEO-PI-R. Personality and Individual Differences, 48(1), 34-39.
  • Tiliopoulos, N., McVittie, C. (2010). Aspects of identity in a British Christian sample. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 13(7), 707-719.
  • Hancock, L., Tiliopoulos, N., Francis, L. (2010). Psychometric properties of the Francis Scale of attitude to Christianity among Australian Christians. Journal of Religious Education, 58(4), 72-75.
  • Hancock, L., Tiliopoulos, N. (2010). Religious attachment dimensions and schizotypal personality traits. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 13(3), 261-265.
  • Lesmana, C., Suryani, L., Tiliopoulos, N., Jensen, G. (2010). Spiritual-Hypnosis Assisted Therapy: A New Culturally-Sensitive Approach to the Treatment and Prevention of Mental Disorders. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 12(3), 195-208. [More Information]
  • Pallier, J., Tiliopoulos, N. (2010). Taking a break increases visual creativity more than verbal creativity. In Richard E Hicks (Eds.), Personality and Individual Differences: Current Directions, (pp. 174-184). Australia: Australian Academic Press.
  • Tiliopoulos, N., Francis, L., Slattery, M. (2010). The internal consistency reliability of the Santosh-Francis Scale of Attitude toward Hinduism among Bunts in South India. North American Journal of Psychology, 12(1), 185-190.

2009

  • Lesmana, C., Suryani, L., Jensen, G., Tiliopoulos, N. (2009). A spiritual-hypnosis assisted treatment of children with PTSD after the 2002 Bali terrorist attack. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 52(1), 23-34.
  • Lesmana, C., Tiliopoulos, N. (2009). Schizotypal personality traits and attitudes toward Hinduism among Balinese Hindus. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 12(8), 773-785.
  • Tiliopoulos, N., Goodall, K. (2009). The neglected link between adult attachment and schizotypal personality traits. Personality and Individual Differences, 47(4), 299-304. [More Information]

2008

  • Johnstone, J., Tiliopoulos, N. (2008). Exploring the relationship between schizotypal personality traits and religious attitude in an international Muslim sample. Archiv fuer Religionspsychologie, 30, 241-253.

2007

  • Tiliopoulos, N., Bikker, A., Coxon, A., Hawkin, P. (2007). The means & ends of religiosity: A fresh look at Gordon Allport’s religious orientation dimensions. Personality and Individual Differences, 42(8), 1609-1620.
  • Tiliopoulos, N., Crawford, G. (2007). Three-factor model of schizotypal personality in a British Christian sample. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 10(6), 563-569.
  • McVittie, C., Tiliopoulos, N. (2007). When 2–3% really matters: The (un)importance of religiosity in psychotherapy. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 10(5), 515-526.

2006

  • McVittie, C., Harris, L., Tiliopoulos, N. (2006). "I intend to donate but .": A comparison of UK blood donors & non-donors. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 11(1), 1-6.
  • Crawford, G., Tiliopoulos, N. (2006). Religious and spiritual correlates of psychological health. Health Psychology Update, 15(2), 27-33.

2005

  • Tiliopoulos, N., McVittie, C. (2005). MMR, immunisation & parental decisions: A systematic review of parental predictors. In Anagnostopoulos, Fotios., Karademas, Evangelos (Eds.), Special issues in health psychology: A Greek perspective, (pp. 3-22). Greece: Livani Publishing.
  • Gellatly, J., McVittie, C., Tiliopoulos, N. (2005). Predicting parents' decisions on MMR immunisation: a mixed method investigation. Family Practice: an international journal, 22(6), 658-662.

2004

  • Wilson, S., Morris, R., Tiliopoulos, N., Pronto, E. (2004). PSI and Associational Processes. Journal of Parapsychology.
  • Edge, H., Suryani, L., Tiliopoulos, N., Morris, R. (2004). Two cognitive DMILS studies in Bali. Journal of Parapsychology, 68(2), 289-321.

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