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John W. Berry has received the honor of Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)

John W. Berry (Chief Research Fellow, CSCR) has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), one of the highest academic honors for Canadian scholars in arts, humanities, and sciences (the RSC is equivalent to the National Academy in some other countries).

Reminders of Death and Political Ideas about the Ideal State in the Countries of the Post-Soviet Space

On June 3 Irina Prusova (Research Fellow, Scientific and Educational Laboratory of Psychology of Social Inequality, HSE University) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Reminders of Death and Political Ideas about the Ideal State in the Countries of the Post-Soviet Space".

Climate Change Denial: The Role of Cultural and Personal Individualism / Collectivism (Case Study Nine Countries)

On May 20 Sofia Nartova-Bochaver (Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Leading Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, National Research University Higher School of Economics) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Climate Change Denial: The Role of Cultural and Personal Individualism/Collectivism (Case Study Nine Countries)".

New article by Center staff in International Journal of Intercultural Relations

On April 23 the article "The role of intercultural competence, in the relationship between intercultural experiences and creativity among students" by Maria Bultseva and Nadezhda Lebedeva is available online.

Sessions of the Center for Sociocultural Research within the XXII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development

Two sessions organized by the Center for Sociocultural Research of the National Research University Higher School of Economics within Section T “Social and Cultural processes” of the XXII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development, took place on April 14th via MS Teams platform.

Birthday of Professor Klaus Boehnke

On April 23, the deputy director of CSCR Professor Klaus Boehnke turned 70 years old. The staff of the Center congratulates Professor Boehnke on his birthday!

Factors of dehumanization of performers of "dirty" work: stigmatization and social status

On April 22 Maria Terskova (MA, Junior Research Fellow, Scientific and Educational Laboratory of Psychology of Social Inequality, National Research University Higher School of Economics) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Factors of dehumanization of performers of "dirty" work: stigmatization and social status".

John W. Berry and Dmitry Grigoryev prepared a report on intercultural relations in Canada for Environics Institute

Within the framework of the RSF project (No. 20-18-00268), John W. Berry and Dmitry Grigoryev prepared a report on intercultural relations in Canada for Environics Institute. The report draws on some of the findings from a study conducted using representative data from the Race Relations in Canada 2019 survey, which tested some of the assumptions from the adaptationist reconceptualization of intergroup contact theory proposed by the authors of the report.

Problems of studying cultural diversity in Russia

On March 25 Ekaterina Zibrova (PhD, ECOPSY Consulting consultant, Associate member of the Science Slam Russia Association for the Promotion of Science and Innovation, D&I expert) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Problems of studying cultural diversity in Russia".

Illustration for news: COVID-19 Denial Depends on a Population’s Trust in Social Institutions

COVID-19 Denial Depends on a Population’s Trust in Social Institutions

An international team of scholars studied how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Europeans’ stress levels and their trust in their national governments and the healthcare systems. They found that respondents were most stressed by the state of the national economy, and only after that, by the risk of catching COVID-19 and possibly being hospitalized. In Western Europe, people trust their governments more than in other EU countries. The results of the study were published in Royal Society Open Science.

COVID-19, Existential Insecurity and Value Change in Japan

On March 4 Plamen Akaliyski (PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, Keio University, Japan) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "COVID-19, Existential Insecurity and Value Change in Japan".


Finding new latent integration patterns in acculturation research

On February 25 Petra Sidler (Doctoral student, National Center of Competence in Research – The Migration-Mobility Nexus and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "Finding new latent integration patterns in acculturation research".

The role of the face-saving strategy among Russians in the process of intercultural business interaction

On February 11 Ekaterina Vasilieva (Research Assistant, Center for Sociocultural Research, National Research University Higher School of Economics) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "The role of the face-saving strategy among Russians in the process of intercultural business interaction".

Editorial Board Membership of The Journal of Social Psychology

At the invitation of the Editor, since 2021, Dmitry Grigoryev has become a member of the Editorial Board of the international journal The Journal of Social Psychology. The journal was founded in 1929 by the American pragmatist philosopher John Dewey (1859-1952) and the American psychologist and popularizer of psychology Carl A. Murchison (1887-1961).

"All cultures day"-2020 for the first time online

The annual “All cultures day” celebration took part on December 15 for the first time online! The 7th annual "All Cultures Day" was organized by the Center for Sociocultural Research and the Master's program "Applied social psychology". This time we have chosen an intriguing theme -  “Around the world in 100 minutes”. Students of our Master’s program "Applied social psychology" welcomed our guests in their countries and introduced local cultures. Even though we couldn’t meet in person this year, our students from all over the world managed to create a warm atmosphere and provide a unique experience for the participants.