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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...


Interethnic attitudes in polycultural space (by the example of Serbia)

On March 21 Elena Zivkovich took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Interethnic attitudes in polycultural space (by the example of Serbia)".

Fear of illness in the context of basic human values of adults

On March 19 Pugacheva V.R. took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Fear of illness in the context of basic human values of adults".

Multiple identities as a predictor of attitudes toward other culture members: the case of Russia

On February 28 Kristina Velkova took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Multiple identities as a predictor of attitudes toward other culture members: the case of Russia".

Relationships of intercultural friendly contacts and social identities with psychological well-being: A study of Russians in the North and South Caucasus

On January 31 Victoria Galyapina (PhD) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Relationships of intercultural friendly contacts and social identities with psychological well-being: A study of Russians in the North and South Caucasus".

Illustration for news: All Cultures Day at the Department of Psychology

All Cultures Day at the Department of Psychology

On December 20th, the Master's programme “Applied Social Psychology” and the International Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research held the 5th “All Cultures Day”. It is an annual holiday for the whole multinational community of students and teachers of the HSE.

The relationships of intercultural competence, acculturation attitudes, and the creativity of Russian students

On December 18 Bultseva M. (trainee researcher, postgraduate student of the National Research Institute of Higher School of Economics) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "The relationships of intercultural competence, acculturation attitudes, and the creativity of Russian students".

Habit Disruption and Behaviour Spillover. A Study of the English Plastic Bag Charge

On December 11 Elena Sautkina (PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology,Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Habit Disruption and Behaviour Spillover. A Study of the English Plastic Bag Charge".

Adolescent Annihilation Fears and Lifetime Happiness: Insights from a Long-Term Longitudinal Study

On December 06 Klaus Boehnke (PhD, Professor, Bremen Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), Jacobs University Bremen, Germany; co-head,International Scientific-Educational Laboratory for Socio-Cultural ResearchNational Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Adolescent Annihilation Fears and Lifetime Happiness: Insights from a Long-Term Longitudinal Study".

Predictors of the choice of strategy of behavior in intercultural conflict: A study in Russia and Germany

On November 22 Anastasia Batkhina (research fellow of the HSE) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Predictors of the choice of strategy of behavior in intercultural conflict: A study in Russia and Germany".

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.