The regular scientific seminar of ILSCR took place on 13th November. Alexey Levison, the Professor of Sociology, the Head of the Department of socio-cultural studies in the Yuri Levada Analytical Centre, gave a report about the sociological definition of public opinion, the methods of the data collection, research process and the dynamics of public opinion over the years.
In October, researchers of the International Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research Nadezhda Lebedeva, Alexander Tatarko, Maria Efremova, Zarina Lepshokova, Ekaterina Osipova, Lusine Grigoryan and Olga Pavlenko attended the training courses of the Social Research Association in London.
The regular scientific seminar “Culture matters” took place on 18th October. Marianna Drozdova, Master of psychology, PhD-student of Political Science program in the University of Tallinn, made a report "The Strategies of Inter-Ethnic Adaptation of Estonian Russians”.
The research seminar of the ILSCR took place on 17th October. Shalom S сhwartz , the scientific supervisor of the ILSCR, professor of the Hebrew University and the HSE, made a presentation “Does religion affect people’s basic values?”
The scientific seminar of ILSCR took place on 4th October. Sebastian Bamberg, the Professor of Psychology Department in Bielefeld University made a presentation called “How to motivate “normal” people to behave in a more proenvironmental way?”
A training course "The Development and Evaluation of Social Programs" leading by Sebastian Bamberg, professor of Psychology Department, FH Bielefeld University of Applied Science, Germany, took place in the ILSCR on 1-5 October. It was a part of the training programs "Advanced social psychology: theory, methodology, practice" of the International Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research. Dr Sebastian Bamberg is a specialist with 18 years of experience in the field of social program evaluation.
Prof. Vladimir Serkin gave a talk on the results of the ethno-psychological expedition in Koryak Autonomous Area at the research seminar of the ILSCR on 27th September.
A training course "Attitudes and behavior" leading by Isek Ajzen, professor emeritus of psychology of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, took place in ILSCR on 17-19 September. It was a part of the training programs "Advanced social psychology: theory, methodology, practice" of the International Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research.
The first workshop in the academic year took place in the ILSCR on 13th September. The speakers were a group of researchers from the University of Vienna under the direction of Juergen Grimm with the presentation of the research project “An international comparative reception study on the documentary 'Night and Fog‘ (Alain Resnais, 1955)”.
A representative delegation from the International Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research participated in the largest cross-cultural psychology scientific event – IACCP 21st International Congress “Cross-Cultural Psychology in the Rainbow Nation of Africa”. The Congress was held from 17 to 21 July in the town of Stellenbosch, South Africa.