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Marios Biskas, PhD

Dr Marios Biskas is a social psychologist working as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Psychology at The University of Sheffield. His expertise is in emotion regulation, goal pursuit, and well-being. In particular, his current research focuses on identifying what factors prevent people from being self-compassionate when they encounter lapses in pursuing their goals and developing interventions designed to promote self-compassionate responses to lapses. He also investigates the psychological dynamics of nostalgia, such as the effects of nostalgia on well-being and how nostalgia can help people cope with distressing feelings.

Dr Biskas’ research career began with a BSc in Psychology from University of Crete (Greece). He then completed his MSc in Research Methods in Psychology from University of Southampton and obtained his PhD in Social Psychology at University of Southampton. 


Biskas, M., Cheung, W. Y., Juhl, J., Sedikides, C., Wildschut, T., & Hepper, E. (2019). A prologue to nostalgia: Savouring creates nostalgic memories that foster optimism. Cognition and Emotion, 33(3), 417-427, doi: 10.1080/02699931.2018.1458705