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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...


The laboratory staff at the 24th International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology Congress (IACCP)

The 24th International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology Congress (IACCP) was held in Guelph, Canada on July 1-5, 2018. The Congress was attended by more than a thousand representatives of almost all countries (the USA, Canada, Russia, Poland, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Japan, Singapore, etc.) engaged in research in cross-cultural psychology. The laboratory staff presented the results of their research in Russia and other countries, took part in discussions and thematic round tables.

VIII Summer School "Design of Cross-Cultural Study"

18 - 21 June 2018 in Kolomna near Moscow there was the VIII Summer School "Design of Cross-Cultural Study", organized by the International laboratory for socio-cultural research, Expert Institute, Higher School of Economics. The teachers of the school were the leading foreign researchers with a world name: Fons van de Vijver (PhD, Professor, Tilburg University, IL SCR, HSE), Klaus Boehnke (PhD, Deputy head, IL SCR, HSE; Professor, Jacobs University, Bremen) and Alif Hajar (PhD, Professor, University of Luxembourg, Bern).

Instructions and Empathy: Teachers’ Role in Changing Intercultural Relations in School Settings

On May 24 Lucia Bombieri (PhD, senior research fellow) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Instructions and Empathy: Teachers’ Role in Changing Intercultural Relations in School Settings".

Using the value questionnaire of Sh. Schwartz in psychosemantic research

On May 22 Mitina O.V. (PhD) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Using the value questionnaire of Sh. Schwartz in psychosemantic research".

Social lessons of cancer: what are the histories of personal transformations of cancer patients in remission talking about modern society as an environment of human life?

On May 17 Berdysheva E.S. (PhD, senior research fellow) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Social lessons of cancer: what are the histories of personal transformations of cancer patients in remission talking about modern society as an environment of human life?".

Changing Values and Identities in the Post-Communist World

This book offers a comparative analysis of value and identity changes in several post-Soviet countries. In light of the tremendous economic, social and political changes in former communist states, the authors compare the values, attitudes and identities of different generations and cultural groups. Based on extensive empirical data, using quantitative and qualitative methods to study complex social identities, this book examines how intergenerational value and identity changes are linked to socio-economic and political development. Topics include the rise of nationalist sentiments, identity formation of ethnic and religious groups and minorities, youth identity formation and intergenerational value conflicts.

Possibilities and limitations of researching modern ritual practices by visual means

On April 19 Obukhov A.S. (PhD, senior research fellow at the Center for the Study of Modern Childhood of the Institute of Education of the Higher School of Economics) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Possibilities and limitations of researching modern ritual practices by visual means".

Victims, perpetrators, or both? The vicious cycle of disrespect and cynical beliefs about human nature

On April 17 Olga Stavrova (PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Psychology, Tilburg University, the Netherlands) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Victims, Perpetrators, or Both? The Vicious Cycle of Disrespect and Cynical Beliefs about Human Nature".

V International Research Conference "Culture in society, between groups and across generations"

April 12-13 the V International Research Conference "Culture in society, between groups and across generations", organized by the International Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research at the Expert Institute of the Higher School of Economics took place in Moscow.

Relationship between intergenerational transmission of values and psychological well-being of Russian teenagers in North Ossetia-Alania, Kabardino-Balkaria, Azerbaijan, and Latvia

On March 27 Galyapin V.N. took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report on "Relationship between intergenerational transmission of values and psychological well-being of Russian teenagers in North Ossetia-Alania, Kabardino-Balkaria, Azerbaijan, and Latvia".