Professor Nadezhda Lebedeva, PhD Alexander Tatarko, PhD Maria Efremova, PhD Zarina Lepshokova, and student of the master program “Applied Social Psychology” Tatiana Ryabichenko participated in the Symposium “Managing multiculturalism in Finland, Estonia and Russia” organized by the Department of Social Sciences (Unit of Social Psychology) during the Social Psychology Days in Helsinki 23.-24.11.12.
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?”
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.
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.
Together with a team from England, Portugal and Switzerland the head of the International Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research Peter Schmidt has won a competition for a revised module on immigration “Attitudes towards immigration and their antecedents” for the European Social Survey.