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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 climato-economic context of crime and corruption in the regions of the Russian Federation

On June 4 Ekaterina Maklasova (Research Assistant, CSCR, HSE) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "The climato-economic context of crime and corruption in the regions of the Russian Federation".

New article by Center staff in Applied Psychology: An International Review

On April 23 the article "Testing the Integration Hypothesis in the Republic of Dagestan: The Role of Social Capital" by Alexander Tatarko is available online.

Entrepreneurial and innovative career orientation of students as predictors of intentions to engage in entrepreneurship

On May 28 Olga Abramova (Research Assistant, CSCR, HSE) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Entrepreneurial and innovative career orientation of students as predictors of intentions to engage in entrepreneurship".

Representations of Russians about typical and ideal Russian

On April 30 Trifonova Anastasia Valentinovna (Research Assistant, CSCR, HSE) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Representations of Russians about typical and ideal Russian".

Associated Event of the XXI April conference: VII International Research Conference "Culture in Society, Between Groups and Across Generations"

Due to worldwide spread of the COVID-19, the Associated Event of the XXI April conference: VII International Scientific Conference “Culture in Society, Between Groups and Across Generations” was held on April, 23-24 in an online form on the Microsoft Teams.

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.