Marilena Mousoulidou


Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology

Coordinator of BSc in Psychology


Marilena Mousoulidou is a Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Neapolis University Pafos. She received her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Leicester, UK (2010), and her BSc in Psychology from University of Derby, UK (2004). She has worked as a visiting lecturer at various Higher Education Institutions in Cyprus, teaching a variety of psychology modules for undergraduate and postgraduate students (2010-2015). Since 2014 she has been a member of the Department of Psychology at Neapolis University Pafos, initially as a Visiting Lecturer (2014-2015) and subsequently as a faculty member of the Department.

Her primary research interests are directed towards the areas of Cognitive and Developmental Psychology, with specific focus in the developmental course of language skills in children, the development of reading comprehension in children, and the study of teaching methods that will enable young comprehenders to achieve their full potentials. Other research interests include a) the consistency of body image dissatisfaction across the life span and how this affects one’s mental health and b) forensic issues from the perspective of psychology, such as aggression, victimization, delinquency, bullying, and children’s sexual abuse. She has published articles in peer reviewed journals and presented her research in many scientific conferences. She has also participated in COST and Erasmus + research programs in Europe and is a member of the Eating and Appearance Research Laboratory (EARL) of Neapolis University