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International Research and Teaching Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research

About the Laboratory

HSE Expert Institute International Research and Teaching 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...


Primary results of the field study on the problems of interethnic relations in Moscow and Crimea

On June 23 Zubova D.M. and Kodja E.A. took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report on "Primary results of the field study on the problems of interethnic relations in Moscow and Crimea".

Intergroup attitudes of Russians and discrimination of immigrants in the socioeconomic domain

On June 20 Dmitry Grigoryev took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report on "Intergroup attitudes of Russians and discrimination of immigrants in the socioeconomic domain".

VII Summer School "From Proposal to Submission: Design of Cross-Cultural Study"

From 11 to 14 June 2017, VI Summer School "From Proposal to Submission: Design of Cross-Cultural Study" was held outside Moscow, organized by the International Research and Teaching Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research of the Expert Institute at HSE. The headline teachers at the School were the leading researchers known across the world: Fons van de Vijver (PhD, Professor, Tilburg University), Klaus Boehnke (PhD, deputy head ILSCR HSE, Professor, Jacobs University, Bremen), and Ulrich Kühnen (PhD, Professor, Jacobs University, Bremen).

Techno-optimism and techno-pessimism as socio-psychological phenomena

On June 1 professor Nestik T. A. took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report on "Techno-optimism and techno-pessimism as socio-psychological phenomena".

Adaptation of health workers from OECD countries in Russia

On May 30 Dmitry Podolskiy took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report on "Adaptation of health workers from OECD countries in Russia: opportunities and limitations from the perspective of creating international medical centers in Russia".

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

April 18-20 the IV 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.

Psychological characteristics of Russian Jews: values, identities, and emigration intentions

On April 20 Evgeny Tartakovsky (PhD, Senior Lecturer, Tel-Aviv University, The School of Social Work) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report on "Psychological characteristics of Russian Jews: values, identities, and emigration intentions".

Deception in interpersonal relationships

On April 17 Ilja van Beest (PhD, professor, Department of Social Psychology, Tilburg University, Netherlands) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report on "Deception".

Reports of the laboratory staff at the XVIII April International Academic Conference

On April 11, at the XVIII April international scientific conference on the problems of development of the economy and society, International Research and Training Laboratory of Socio-Cultural Research organized a session "Value Transmission in Different Cultures", and laboratory staff participated in other thematic sections.

John Berry won the prize for the best article

The article by the chief researcher of the ILSCR John Berry and Feng Hou (University of Victoria) "Immigrant Acculturation and Wellbeing in Canada" was selected as the winner of the 2016 CPA Canadian Psychology (CP) Best Article Award according to the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).