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Associate Professor Symeon P. Vlachopoulos

Symeon Vlachopoulos is an Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise Psychology and Director of the Laboratory of Social Research on Physical Activity in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science at Serres, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He holds a B.Sc. in Physical Education and Sport Science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Ph.D. in the Psychology of Physical Activity from the University of Exeter, UK.

Symeon is currently the Vice President of the Hellenic Society of Sport Psychology. He is also the appointed editor for the journal of the Hellenic Society of Sport Psychology, serves as a member of the editorial board for Psychology of Sport and Exercise and International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology and as an associate editor for European Journal of Psychological Assessment.

Symeon's research interests focus on issues of motivation as well as behavior change in exercise and physical activity participation among adolescents, adults, and older individuals and on the facilitation of health-related quality of life via physical activity for populations with chronic diseases. His research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Psychology and Health, Pediatric Exercise Science, Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, Structural Equation Modeling, Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, Psychology of Sport and Exercise, and Journal of Physical Activity and Health.

Email: vlachop@phed-sr.auth.gr