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International Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research

About the Laboratory

HSE Expert Institute International Laboratory of Socio-Cultural Research was founded in 2011 on the basis of the Research and Teaching Laboratory of Socio-Psychological Research which started work in 2006.

The head of the laboratory is Nadezhda Lebedeva ― Tenured Professor at the Higher School of Economics and a recognized scholar in the field of cross-cultural and ethnic psychology. She is the author of more than 20 books and 200 academic articles. Read more...


Presentation at the Laboratory of Economic and Sociological Research

On October 30, at the Laboratory for Economic and Sociological Research (Laboratory for Studies in Economic Sociology), Guido Sechi (PhD, Department of Human Geography, University of Latvia) gave a presentation on the results of a study carried out in conjunction with Tatarko A. N.

Meetings at the School of Social Work of the University of Tel Aviv

From October 19 to 25, at the University of Tel Aviv, Israel, stuff of the School of Social Work and the International Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research conducted a series of events to exchange experiences in the field of the psychology of migration.

International Psychology Bulletin has published a review of the book "Changing Values and Identities in the Post-Communist World"

In the 4th issue of the 22nd volume of the International Psychology Bulletin was published a review of the book "Changing Values and Identities in the Post-Communist World" edited by N.M. Lebedeva, R. Dimitrova and J. W. Berry.

Ethnic diversity and social capital in the Russian context (on the example of 25 regions)

On October 23 Tatarko A. N. (Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Chief Researcher, International Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research, HSE) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar at the site of the International Workshop "From values to behavior: interdisciplinary studies of regional differences in Russia", conducted by the International Laboratory for Experimental and Behavioral Economics HSE, with the report "Ethnic diversity and social capital in the Russian context (on the example of 25 regions)".

Negative traits in modern studies of personality structure

On October 16 Egorova M.S. (Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of the Department of Psychogenetics, Faculty of Psychology, Moscow State University) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Negative traits in modern studies of personality structure".

Prize of the competition for the best paper in the special issue of the Russian Psychological Journal

The paper of researcher fellows of the International Laboratory for Sociocultural Research and teachers of the master's program "Applied Social Psychology" Anastasia Batkhina, Dmitry Grigoryev, Dmitrii Dubov and Тomas Jurcik (associate professor of the Department of Psychology HSE) was recognized as the best paper of the special issue of the Russian Psychological Journal by the decision of the Competition Commission. The Russian Psychological Journal is a leading Russian peer-reviewed journal of psychology and an open-access journal established by the Russian Psychological Society.

Theory of Attachment to the Motherland

On October 9 Svetlana Komissarouk (PhD, postdoc, teacher, department of psychology, Columbia University, USA) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Theory of Attachment to the Motherland".

Exploring the Link Between Culture, Memory and Olfaction

On October 2, the HSE International Scientific-Educational Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research held a regular seminar from its Culture Matters series entitled ‘The scents of Christmas past – the relationship between memory and olfaction.’

The scents of Christmas past – the relationship between memory and olfaction

On October 2 Michael Bender (PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Psychology, Tilburg University, the Netherlands) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "The scents of Christmas past – the relationship between memory and olfaction".

Migration Challenges in Italian, Russian and British Schools

On September 25 Lucia Bombieri took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Migration Challenges in Italian, Russian and British Schools".