George Alexias

George Alexias

galexias@panteion.gr

Biography

George Alexias is Associate Professor at Psychology Department, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. galexias@panteion.gr galexias@yahoo.gr phone 2109201721. His research interests focus on “Sociology of Health”, “Sociology of the Body” and “Genetics and Society”. More specifically, he studied and try to comprehend the social dimension of health, illness and death. In this context he focuses on the experiential dimension of health and illness, mainly the way the patient “lives” his illness. A very important theoretical concept for the comprehension of social action, towards health or illness, is that of “embodiment”, mainly for specific groups as disabled, chronic patients, those with psychosomatic problems or couples with procreation problems or other genetic illnesses.