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Centre for Sociocultural Research

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. In 2019, it was transformed into the Centre for Sociocultural Research

The head of the Centre 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...


The relationship of integration policies regarding migrants with perceived threat and generalized trust

On Febrary 25 Alexander Tatarko (PhD) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "The relationship of integration policies regarding migrants with perceived threat and generalized trust".

Testing the contact hypothesis in the post-Soviet space: a meta-analysis

On Febrary 11 Zarina Lepshokova (PhD) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Testing the contact hypothesis in the post-Soviet space: a meta-analysis".

Call for Papers 2020

Frontiers in Psychology invites papers for the special issue "Stereotypes and Intercultural Relations: Interdisciplinary Integration, New Approaches, and New Contexts" by Guest Editors: John W. Berry, Dmitry Grigoryev, Lusine Grigoryan, Anastassia Zabrodskaja, Susan T. Fiske.

Perceived security and cultural diversity among ethnic minorities and the majority

On January 21 Victoria Galyapina (PhD) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Perceived security and cultural diversity among ethnic minorities and the majority".

Illustration for news: All cultures day at HSE Psychology department

All cultures day at HSE Psychology department

On December 19, the Master's program in Applied social psychology and the HSE Centre for socio-cultural research held the 6th annual "All cultures day", a celebration for the entire multinational community of HSE students and teachers. 

The connection between social cohesion and health: A multi-level analysis in Germany

On December 10 Mandi Larsen (PhD, Lecturer, Jacobs University Bremen, the Coordinator of the Methods Center for the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "The connection between social cohesion and health: A multi-level analysis in Germany".

The psychological aspect of self-understanding of national identity in the context of historical experience in the post-Soviet space

On November 26 Tuchina Oksana Roaldovna (Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor, Kuban State Technological University) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "The psychological aspect of self-understanding of national identity in the context of historical experience in the post-Soviet space".

New article by Center staff in Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology

On November 7 the article "Values and communication apprehension as antecedents of conflict styles in intercultural conflicts: A study in Germany and Russia" by Anastasia Batkhina is available online.

The 7th P in creativity research: How an individual’s creative perception influences one’s creative behavior

On October 31 Anatoly Kharkhurin (PhD, associate professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Psychology, HSE) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "The 7th P in creativity research: How an individual’s creative perception influences one’s creative behavior".

Identity and Psychosocial Functioning across Groups

On September 26 Byron Adams (PhD, Tilburg University, the Netherlands, University of Johannesburg, South Africa) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Identity and Psychosocial Functioning across Groups".