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Centre for Sociocultural Research

About the Centre

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...


New article by Center staff in Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology

On November 7 the article "Values and communication apprehension as antecedents of conflict styles in intercultural conflicts: A study in Germany and Russia" by Anastasia Batkhina is available online.

The 7th P in creativity research: How an individual’s creative perception influences one’s creative behavior

On October 31 Anatoly Kharkhurin (PhD, associate professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Psychology, HSE) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "The 7th P in creativity research: How an individual’s creative perception influences one’s creative behavior".

Identity and Psychosocial Functioning across Groups

On September 26 Byron Adams (PhD, Tilburg University, the Netherlands, University of Johannesburg, South Africa) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Identity and Psychosocial Functioning across Groups".

Lab staff at the 5th APSA Political Psychology Conference in the USA

On August 28, Anastasia Batkhina took a report at the 5th annual APSA conference on political psychology held at Georgetown University in the United States.

New article by laboratory staff in Frontiers in Psychology

On Jule 16 the article "Mapping ethnic stereotypes and their antecedents in Russia: The Stereotype Content Model" by Anastasia Batkhina, Susan T. Fiske (Princeton University, USA) and Dmitry Grigoryev is available online.

Participation in the XVI European Congress of Psychology

From July 2 to July 5, staff of the ILSCR took part in the XVI European Congress of Psychology (ECP 2019), which this year was held in Moscow.

IX Summer School "Design of Cross-Cultural Study"

27 - 30 June 2019 near Moscow there was the IX 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 foreign researchers: Michael Bender (PhD, Assistant Professor, Tilburg University), Byron Adams (PhD, Assistant Professor, Tilburg University), and Ella Daniel (PhD, Assistant Professor, Tel Aviv University).

Participation in The Migration Conference 2019 Bari

From June 18 to June 20, the staff of the ILSCR took part in the 7th international conference of The Migration Conference 2019, the leading event of migration researchers organized this year at the University of Bari Aldo Moro (Bari, Italy).

Fons van de Vijver. Obituary

The world cross-cultural psychology and the International Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research have suffered a heavy and irreparable loss: Fons van de Vijver, an outstanding psychologist, methodologist, author of more than 500 publications, mainly in the field of cross-cultural psychology, died suddenly at the age of 67 His main research topics included psychological acculturation and multiculturalism, cognitive similarities and differences, bias and equivalence, response styles, translations and adaptations. He is one of the most frequently cited cross-cultural psychologists in Europe.

New article by laboratory staff in Journal of International Migration and Integration

On May 24 the article "Towards an Integration of Models of Discrimination of Immigrants: from Ultimate (Functional) to Proximate (Sociofunctional) Explanations" by Anastasia Batkhina, John W. Berry, Dmitry Grigoryev and Fons van de Vijver is available online.