Head of Department of Educational Psychology, Professor, Faculty of Psychology, Moscow State University, Russia.
Bio and Research Interest
Place and date of birth: 20.07.1947, Moscow, Russia
Marital status: Married, 2 children.
1970: M.A. (Developmental and Educational Psychology), Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.
1973: PhD. (Cognitive Development/Learning), Moscow State University, Russia 1987: Dr.Sc. (Functional Cognitive Development/Mental Activity Formation), Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.
1970 - 1973 - Researcher, Faculty of Psychology, Moscow State University (FP MSU) Moscow, Russia
1973 - 1977 - Assistant Professor, FP MSU
1977 - 1981 - Senior Assistant Professor, FP MSU
1981 - 1989 - Associate Professor, FP MSU
1989 - 2012 - Professor, Head of Department of Developmental Psychology, FP MSU
2012 – recently - Professor, Head of Department of Educational Psychology, FP MSU
1993 - recently - Docent (Applied Developmental Psychology), Faculty of Behavioral Science, University of Helsinki, Finland.
1998 - recently - Docent (Applied Developmental Psychology), Faculty of Education, University of Lapland, Finland
1978 - recently - Director of 18 National Projects on Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology and Teacher Training.
1980 - recently - Co-director of 12 International Research Projects on Developmental & Educational Psychology
Main Research/Teaching Interests
Developmental, Educational, and Instructional Psychology;
Post-Vygotskian Developmental and Learning Psychology and its Educational Applications;
Moral Development and Education;
Adolescent and Adult Psycho-Emotional Wellbeing;
Teachers’ and Parents’ Psychological Competence and its Improvement;
Courses of Lectures, Seminars, Workshops
General and Applied Developmental Psychology;
Formation and Development of Mental Activity;
Psychological Training of Teachers' Trainers;
Life-Span Development and Educational Technologies
Functional Development of Mental Activity
Developmental Dimensions in Instructional Design
Post-Vygotskian Developmental and Learning Psychology and its Educational Application
Invited Addresses and Lectures
During the last years:
Keynote speech at the IX European Congress on Psychology, Prague, 2007
Keynote speech at the 11th Association of Educational and Communicational Technologies Convention, Louisville, USA, 2009
Keynote speech at the XII Conference of the European Association of Teacher Training, Budapest, Hungary, 2010
Keynote speech at the XXI Interamerican Congress, Medellin, Colombia, 2011
International Working Experience
1977 – 1980 – Teaching different courses in the University of Habana, Cuba
1980 - recently - Co-director of 12 International Research Projects on Developmental &Educational Psychology, including: NWO-funded Dutch-Russian projects “Social-Moral Development of Russian adolescents” (1993 – 1997) and MAMOS (Moral Atmosphere and Moral Orientation (1999 – 2001); EU-funded Dutch-Russia project “Evaluation and re-design of employment education for demobilized officers in Russia” (1993 – 1995); Research project “RUCHIS (Russian children in schools of Finland” funded by the Helsinki City Board of Education (1996 – 1998); EU-funded INTAS Project “Psychological Resources of Improving Emotional Wellbeing in Russia, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan” (1999 – 2002) (Participating countries The Netherlands, Finland, Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan);
1995 – 1998 – EU Project “Strengthening of Economics and Management Training in Dushanbe” Module 6: Teaching Methodology” – Senior Expert
2001 – 2003 – “Open Society” Project: “Reforming Higher Education on Georgia” – Senior Expert
2005 – recently – Tashkent Branch of Moscow State University , Vice-Chair of the Scientific Board (Uzbekistan)
2008 – 2012 - EVZ-funded German-Russian-Ukrainian-Belorussian project “Meeting Point – Dialogue”, Project Coordinator for Eastern European countries.
Invited Professorship in the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands(1993). Invited Professorship in the University of Helsinki, Finland (1996-1997), Invited Professorship in Free University Berlin, Germany (10.2004 – 10.2005), Strasburg University, France (2007, 2009), Invited Professorship in Freiburg University, Germany (2008)
In the 80s- 2000s - a variety of invited lectures and lecture courses in the universities of Germany, Finland, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Check Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Estonia, France.
Recent Positions and honors
Fellow of International Academy of Education (IAE);
Honorary Professor of Moscow State University
Honorary Doctor of Helsinki University, Finland
Professor of National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Member of Editorial Boards of 7 National journals on psychology and education
Moscow State University, November 16, 1973
Identity Loss and Recovery in the Life Stories of Soviet World War II Veterans. The Gerontologist 47:52-60 (2007)
Bridging a Gap between Psychology and Instructional Practice. In: Ifenthaler, D., Pirnay-Dummer, P., & Spector, J. M. (Eds.). (2008). Understanding models for learning and instruction. Essays in honor of Norbert M. Seel. New York: Springer., pp. 211- 229.
On scientific status and practical significance of one psychological theory. In: Yu.Zinchenko, V. Petrenko (eds) Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, (2009) pp. 187-209. Moscow
Development and Learning. In: N. Seel (Ed.) International Encyclopedia on Sciences of Learning (Springer Publishing House), 2012, pp. 944-950
Russia. Chapter 22.In: R. Arnett (Ed) Adolescent Psychology around the World, Psychology Press, pp. 321- 334
Cell.phone: +7 903 2155995
Mail address: Prof. A. Podolskiy Profsoyuznaya str. 111-1-323 Moscow 117647 Russia