A/Prof. Gery Karantzas

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

Research interests

Dr Karantzas essentially takes a social/life-developmental psychology approach to the study of three areas of interest:

  1. Close interpersonal relationships (romantic and filial) and family caregiving,
  2. Psychosocial development across the life-span and the impact of life transitions on psychological adjustment, and
  3. The impact of maladaptive personal development and quality of athlete-coach relationship on athletic performance.

Conferences

Karantzas, G.C. (2005, November). Family Cohesion across Generations: Predictors of Intergenerational Solidarity. Australian Psychological Society Relationships Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Karantzas, G.C., Foddy, M., & Evans, L. (2003, April). Obligation and discretionary motives of intergenerational caregiving. 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Sydney, Australia.

Karantzas, G.C., Foddy, M., & Evans, L. (2002, October). Intergenerational caregiving amongst adult children and older parents: The Impact of Attachment Bonds. International Federation of Ageing 6th Global Conference, Perth, Australia.

Karantzas, G.C. (2002, October). The negative stereotype associated with older adults: A status construction theory approach. International Federation of Ageing 6th Global Conference, Perth, Australia.

Karantzas, G.C., Lawrence, J.A., & Ryan, J. (2001, July). The value of contributions to family caregiving: A resource theory approach. 30th Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Melbourne, Australia.

Publications

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2017

Organizational factors related to the confidence of workers in working with residents with dementia or depression in aged care facilities

M McCabe, D Mellor, G Karantzas, K Von Treuer, T Davison, D O'Connor

(2017), Vol. 21, pp. 487-493, Aging and mental health, London, Eng., C1

journal

Couple conflict: insights from an attachment perspective

J Feeney, G Karantzas

(2017), Vol. 13, pp. 60-64, Current opinion in psychology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Stress and wellbeing during chronic illness and partner death in later-life: the role of social support

G Karantzas, O Gillath

(2017), Vol. 13, pp. 75-80, Current opinion in psychology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

A Net of Friends: Investigating Friendship by Integrating Attachment Theory and Social Network Analysis

O Gillath, G Karantzas, E Selcuk

(2017), Vol. 43, pp. 1546-1565, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, C1

journal
2016

Attachment style and less severe forms of sexual coercion : a systematic review

G Karantzas, M McCabe, K Karantzas, B Pizzirani, H Campbell, E Mullins

(2016), Vol. 45, pp. 1053-1068, Archives of sexual behavior, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Conceptualization of the sexual response models in men: are there differences between sexually functional and dysfunctional men?

C Connaughton, M McCabe, G Karantzas

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 453-463, The journal of sexual medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Organizational climate and self-efficacy as predictors of staff strain in caring for dementia residents: a mediation model

G Karantzas, M McCabe, D Mellor, K Von Treuer, T Davison, D O'Connor, R Haselden, A Konis

(2016), Vol. 66, pp. 89-94, Archives of gerontology and geriatrics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Adult attachment: a concise introduction to theory and research

O Gillath, G Karantzas, R Fraley

(2016), London, Eng., A1-1

book
2015

Attachment and aged care

G Karantzas, J Simpson

(2015), pp. 319-345, Attachment theory and research : new directions and emerging themes, New York, N.Y., B1

chapter

Insights into the formation of attachment bonds form a social network perspective

O Gillath, G Karantzas

(2015), pp. 131-156, Bases of adult attachment: linking brain, mind, and behavior, New York, N.Y., B1

chapter

Attachment security and prosociality: dynamics, underlying mechanisms, and implications

O Gillath, G Karantzas

(2015), pp. 159-172, Handbook of personal security, New York, N.Y., B1

chapter
2014

Towards an integrative attachment-based model of relationship functioning

G Karantzas, J Feeney, C Goncalves, M McCabe

(2014), Vol. 105, pp. 413-434, British journal of psychology, Chichester, England, C1

journal
2013

A randomized control trial to evaluate the beyondblue depression training program : does it lead to better recognition of depression?

M McCabe, G Karantzas, D Mrkic, D Mellor, T Davison

(2013), Vol. 28, pp. 221-226, International journal of geriatric psychiatry, Chichester, England, C1-1

journal

Staff-focused interventions to increase referrals for depression in aged care facilities: a cluster randomized controlled trial

T Davison, G Karantzas, D Mellor, M McCabe, D Mrkic

(2013), Vol. 17, pp. 449-455, Aging & Mental Health, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

A study protocol to investigate the management of depression and challenging behaviors associated with dementia in aged care settings

M McCabe, D Mellor, T Davison, G Karantzas, K von Treuer, D O'Connor

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 1-6, BMC Geriatics, United Kingdom, C1

journal

Enhancing critical analysis and problem-solving skills in undergraduate psychology: An evaluation of a collaborative learning and problem-based learning approach

G Karantzas, M Avery, S MacFarlane, A Mussap, G Tooley, Z Hazelwood, J Fitness

(2013), Vol. 65, pp. 38-45, Australian journal of psychology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
2012

An evaluation of a national program to implement the cornell scale for depression in dementia into routine practice in aged care facilities

T Davison, J Snowdon, N Castle, M McCabe, D Mellor, G Karantzas, J Allan

(2012), Vol. 24, pp. 631-641, Internatioanl psychogeriatrics, Cambridge, England, C1

journal

The virtual maternity clinic : a teaching and learning innovation for midwifery education

D Phillips, M Duke, C Nagle, S Macfarlane, G Karantzas, D Patterson

(2012), pp. 1-6, Nurse education today, Kidlington, England, C1-1

journal

Intentions to quit work among care staff working in the aged care sector

G Karantzas, D Mellor, M McCabe, T Davison, P Beaton, D MrKic

(2012), Vol. 52, pp. 506-516, Gerontologist, Cary, N.C., C1

journal

Measuring carers' knowledge of depression in aged care settings : the knowledge of late life depression scale - revised

G Karantzas, T Davison, M McCabe, D Mellor, P Beaton

(2012), Vol. 138, pp. 417-424, Journal of affective disorders, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal
2011

Arthritis and support seeking tendencies : the role of attachment

G Karantzas, S Cole

(2011), Vol. 30, pp. 404-440, Journal of social and clinical psychology, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Gaming maching addiction : the role of avoidance, accessibility and social support

A Thomas, F Allen, J Phillips, G Karantzas

(2011), Vol. 25, pp. 738-744, Psychology of addictive behaviors, Washington, D.C., C1

journal
2010

Effects of parental perception of neighbourhood deprivation and family environment characteristics on pro-social behaviours among 4-12 year old children

A Renzaho, G Karantzas

(2010), Vol. 34, pp. 405-411, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Richmond, Vic., C1

journal

An evaluation of the beyondblue depression training program for aged care workers

D Mellor, M Kiehne, M McCabe, T Davison, G Karantzas, K George

(2010), Vol. 22, pp. 927-937, International psychogeriatrics, Cambridge, England, C1

journal

Impact of a healthy body image program among adolescent boys on body image, negative affect and body change strategies

M McCabe, L Ricciardelli, G Karantzas

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 117-123, Body Image, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

The role of attachment in current and future parent caregiving

G Karantzas, L Evans, M Foddy

(2010), Vol. 65B, pp. 573-580, Journal of gerontology : psychological sciences, Cary, N.C., C1

journal

Is less more? Confirmatory factor analysis of the attachment style questionnaires

G Karantzas, J Feeney, R Wilkinson

(2010), Vol. 27, pp. 749-780, Journal of social and personal relationships, London, England, C1

journal
2009

Knowledge of late-life depression : an empirical investigation of aged care staff

T Davison, M McCabe, D Mellor, G Karantzas, K George

(2009), Vol. 13, pp. 577-586, Aging and mental health, London, England, C1

journal

Attachment as a predictor of leadership and follower outcomes

M De Sanctis, G Karantzas

(2009), pp. 17-22, IOP 2009 : Proceedings of the 8th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Sydney, New South Wales, E1-1

conference
2008

Thought processes associated with reluctance in gay men to be tested for HIV

R Gold, G Karantzas

(2008), Vol. 19, pp. 775-779, International journal of STD & AIDS, London, England, C1

journal

The associations between attachment style and leadership behaviours

M De Sanctis, G Karantzas

(2008), pp. 8-13, Appreciating relationships : continuity and change: Conference Proceedings of The 8th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society's Psychology of Relationships Interest Group, Melbourne, Victoria, E1

conference
2007

Predicting prosocial personality from attachment facets: are some facets more critical than others?

O Gillath, G Karantzas

(2007), pp. 41-52, Generations of relationships and relationships across generations conference proceedings, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference

Attachment bonding and the receipt of care in the face of chronic illness

S Cole, G Karantzas

(2007), pp. 25-33, Generations of relationships and relationships across generations : conference proceedings : the combined 7th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society's Psychology of Relationships Interest Group and International Association for Relation, Melbourne, Victoria, E1

conference
2006

Relationship satisfaction in young adulthood: the role of attachment, intimacy and coping strategies.

K Adnams, G Karantzas

(2006), Relationships - near and far : proceedings of the Australian Psychological Society's Psychology of Relationships Interest Group 6th Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia, E1

conference

Attachment and intimacy as predictors of relationship satisfaction: the test of a mediation model of romantic relationships in young adults

A Medhurst, G Karantzas

(2006), Relationships : near and far : proceedings of the Australian Psychological Society's Psychology of Relationships Interest Group, Melbourne, Australia, E1

conference

The impact of chronic illness on relationships in early adulthood: a comparison study between healthy and arthritic young adults

S Cole, G Karantzas

(2006), Relationships: near and far: proceedings of the Australian Psychological Society's Psychology of Relationships Interest Group 6th Annual Conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference

Exploring differences in attachment, intimacy and coping across the formation and dissolution of romantic relationships

C Goncalves, G Karantzas

(2006), Relationships : near and far : proceedings of the Australian Psychological Society's Psychology of Relationships Interest Group, Melbourne, Victoria, E1

conference
2005

Family cohesion across generations: predictors of intergenerational solidarity

G Karantzas

(2005), pp. 86-95, Proceedings of the Australian Psychological Society's Psychology of Relationships Interest Group, 5th Annual Conference : The Good, The Bad and the Ugly in Personal, National and International Relationships, Australian Catholic University, E1

conference
2004

Young adults' adjustment to university: the role of parental support, intimacy and attachment

S Blaich, G Karantzas

(2004), pp. 86-95, Proceedings of the Australian Psychological Society's Psychology of Relationships Interest Group, 5th Annual Conference : The Good, The Bad and the Ugly in Personal, National and International Relationships, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, E1

conference
2002

Distributions of caregiving tasks among family members: the place of gender and availability

J Lawrence, J Goodnow, K Woods, G Karantzas

(2002), Vol. 16, pp. 493-509, Journal of family psychology, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal

Extending studies of collaborative cognition by way of care giving situations

J Goodnow, J Lawrence, J Ryan, G Karantzas, K King

(2002), Vol. 26, pp. 16-25, International journal of behavioral development, London, England, C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Evaluation of a Training Program for Staff to Recognize Depression Among Older People in Residential and Community Care

Prof Marita Mc Cabe, Prof David Mellor, Dr Tanya Davison, Prof Kuruvilla George, A/Prof Gery Karantzas

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 1

  • 2011: $87,799
  • 2010: $85,395
  • 2009: $91,823

Shaping the future of psychology through developing and assessing graduate attributes using collaborative learning

A/Prof Gery Karantzas, Ms Susie Macfarlane, Prof Gregory Tooley, A/Prof Alexander Mussap, Dr Zoe Hazelwood, Prof Julie Fitness

OLT Innovation and Development Grants - Office for Learning and Teaching

  • 2012: $139,630
  • 2011: $79,270

Organizational change and treatment of depression and dementia in Aged care Facilities

Prof Marita Mc Cabe, Prof David Mellor, A/Prof Gery Karantzas, Dr Tanya Davison, A/Prof Kathryn Von Treuer, Prof Daniel O'Connor

NHMRC Project Grant

  • 2014: $241,931
  • 2013: $237,887

Caring for older parents: Investigating the role of attachment security

A/Prof Gery Karantzas, Prof Marita Mc Cabe, Dr Judith Feeney, Prof Jeffry Simpson

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2017: $132,393
  • 2016: $172,880

Other Public Sector Funding

The impact of adult attachment on depression and anxiety for young and middle-aged adults dealing with arthritis.

A/Prof Gery Karantzas, Prof Marita Mc Cabe

  • 2011: $10,000
  • 2010: $80,000
  • 2009: $10,000

A randomised, controlled, final stage evaluation of the beyondblue depression training program for aged care staff: impact on the delivery of health care services for older people with depression

Prof David Mellor, Dr Tanya Davison, Prof Marita Mc Cabe, A/Prof Gery Karantzas

  • 2009: $9,273
  • 2008: $83,550

Industry and Other Funding

Environment-person influences on the development of early alcohol use and misuse

Prof John Toumbourou, Prof Sheryl Hemphill, A/Prof Gery Karantzas

  • 2013: $29,628
  • 2012: $39,128
  • 2010: $98,530
  • 2009: $80,651

Evaluation of a Training Program for Staff to Recognize Depression Among Older People in Residential and Community Care

Prof Marita Mc Cabe, Prof David Mellor, Dr Tanya Davison, Prof Kuruvilla George, A/Prof Gery Karantzas

  • 2011: $11,000
  • 2010: $10,000
  • 2009: $20,000

Heartrac - Improving Heart Health and Wellbeing

Prof Kon Mouzakis, Prof Rajesh Vasa, Dr Mohamed Abdelrazek, A/Prof Andrew Cain, Dr Thanh Thi Nguyen, A/Prof Gery Karantzas

  • 2017: $205,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2015

Charne Nicole Miller

Thesis entitled: A Longitudinal Study of Older Couples Coping with Chronic Conditions

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

Hannah Elizabeth Gitsham

Thesis entitled: Attachment, Developmental tasks and Coping in the Transition to University.

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Lyndsay Hoyle

Thesis entitled: An integration of attachment theory and reinforcement sensitivity theory as a conceptual framework for understanding trauma

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

Rebecca Bale

Thesis entitled: An Examination of Social Support from an Attachment Theory Perspective: The Role of Safe-Haven and Secure-Base Support in the Giving and Receiving of Care

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2014

Gillian Campbell

Thesis entitled: The Development and Evaluation of a Post-Separation Parenting Program

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2013

Marcele De Sanctis

Thesis entitled: A Multi-Level Investigation of Leadership from an Attachment Theory Perspective

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2012

Michelle McCormack

Thesis entitled: Investigating the Association between Attachment and Binge Eating

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology

2011

Kimberley Ure

Thesis entitled: An Integration of Attachment Theory and Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology

2009

Celia Goncalves

Thesis entitled: An Integrative Model of Relationship Functioning

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology

Associate Supervisor
2016

Yilma Woldgabreal

Thesis entitled: Community-Based Supervision of Offenders: The Role of Dimensions of Positive Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2014

Christina Stefanou

Thesis entitled: The Associations Among Adult Attachment, Relationship Functioning, and Sexual Functioning

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2013

Kylie Stone

Thesis entitled: Contemporary Relationships: Friends with Benefits and Sex Buddy Relationships

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2012

Catherine Connaughton

Thesis entitled: Predictors of Male Sexual Dysfunction: Linear or a Circular Model?

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology

2011

Tatjana Djokic

Thesis entitled: Social Convoys, Coping and Psychological Adjustment among Offenders

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

2009

Sian Cole

Thesis entitled: Adults with Arthritic Conditions and Seeking Care in an Attachment Framework

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology