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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...


The role of Cossacks in the formation of the Russian nation

On March 21 Bredikhin Anton Viktorovich took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report on "The role of Cossacks in the formation of the Russian nation".

Mental and methodological aspects of the genesis of Russia's economic strategy in the 21st century

On March 9 Mikhailov A.G. took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report on "Mental and methodological aspects of the genesis of Russia's economic strategy in the 21st century".

Immigrants with Trauma: From Risk to Resilience

On March 2 Tomas Jurcik (Assistant Professor, PhD, Faculty of Social Science, School of Psychology, HSE) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report on "Immigrants with Trauma: From Risk to Resilience".

New collection of 4 volumes of cross-cultural psychology

Edited and with a new introduction by Professor John W. Berry (Chief research fellow of ILSCR) and David L. Sam (University of Bergen, Norway) the new series of 4 volumes on cross-cultural psychology will include the collection of basic classical works as well as contemporary research devoted to various topics studied in the framework of cross-cultural psychology.

How Shall We all Live Together?

29-30 November 2016 in Tallinn, John Berry gave a public talk based on the MIRIPS project.

Cross-cultural study of the environmental quality perception of the HSE Campuses in Moscow by the students

On February 2 Kirill Ilnitski (PhD, postdoc at ILSCR) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report on "Cross-cultural study of the environmental quality perception of the HSE Campuses in Moscow by the students".

The influence of norms and social identities on children's responses to bullying

On January 26, Lucia Bombieri (postgraduate student in the Department of Psychology, HSE), took part in the "Culture Matters" research seminar with the report on "The influence of norms and social identities on children's responses to bullying".

Introduction to Cross-Cultural Psychology

On December 6, Prof. Fons van de Vijver (Tilburg University, the Netherlands), took part in the "Culture Matters" research seminar with the report on "Introduction to Cross-Cultural Psychology".

The role of individual values and motivation in literary creativity of poets and prose writers

On November 17, Maria Bulceva (MSc in Psychology at HSE and TiU), took part in the "Culture Matters" research seminar with the report on "The role of individual values and motivation in literary creativity of poets and prose writers".

Congratulations to Anna Mironova for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis

October 21, Anna A. Mironova (research intern at Lab) successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis "Private intergenerational transfers in different types of households".