Yuri P. Zinchenko

International scientific advisory board

Yuri Zinchenko is a full professor in the Faculty of Psychology of Lomonosov Moscow State University. He earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Moscow State University in 1998. He is a dean of the Faculty of Psychology and chair of Department of Methodology of Psychology at Moscow State University, Honorary Member of the Human Science Center at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany; Honorary Professor at the University Paris III (Sorbonne), France.

He is associate member of the Russian Academy of Education; president of the Russian Psychological Society; head clinical psychologist in the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation; member of the Commission for Education of the Russian Academy of Sciences; chairman of the Psychological Section of the Education Board for Classical University Education of Russia; deputy chairman of the Psychology Expert Board of the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles at Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation); Honorary President of the Society of Law Enforcement Agencies’ Psychologists; member of a number of scientific and methodological commissions and expert boards of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergency Management and Natural Disasters Response, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, and the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.

Dr. Zinchenko is a well-known scientist in Russia and abroad specializing in the methodology of psychology and the psychology of safety. He has successfully developed and applied Lev S. Vygotsky’s Cultural-Historical approach to fundamental psychological research from the perspective of postnonclassical methodology; applied this approach in several branches of psychological research, including the psychology of safety and counter-terrorism; together with academician Viktor A. Sadovnichy, suggested and used supercomputer calculations to process data packages and formalize patterns of functional state of human under extreme conditions; was the first scientist in Russia to have used the technologies of virtual reality (CAVE format) in psychological research; developed scientific and methodological recommendations on the implementation of safety practices aimed at preventing youth from getting involved in terrorist activities; developed a dynamic model of the psychological security of person and society; studied issues related to the ethics of conducting psychological research and psychological practice.

He has developed the Third Generation of Federal State Educational Standards for such special fields as “Theoretical and Experimental Psychology”, “Occupational Psychology”, “Clinical Psychology”, as well as for programs of training masters in psychology and the program of senior managers in the field of psychology of public service.


  • Cheie Lavinia, Veraksa Aleksander, Zinchenko Yuri, Gorovaya Aleksandra, and Laura Visu-Petra and. A cross-cultural investigation of inhibitory control generative fluency, and anxiety symptons in romanian and russian preschoolers. Child Neuropsychology, 1–29, 2014.
  • V.V. Galatenko, E.D. Livshitz, V.E. Podol’skii, A.M. Chernorizov, and Yu P. Zinchenko. Automated real-time classification of psychological functional state based on discrete wavelet transform of eeg data. International Journal of Applied Mathematics, 25(6):871–882, 2012.
  • E. Pervichko, Y. Zinchenko, and A. Martynov. Long-term integrative psychotherapy of anxiety disorders in mitral valve prolapse patients: the factors of mental health improvement. European Psychiatry, 29(1):1, 2014.
  • J.E. Mezzich, Y.P. Zinchenko, V.N. Krasnov, E.I. Pervichko, and M.A. Kulygina. Person-centered approaches in medicine: clinical tasks, psychological paradigms, and postnonclassic perspective. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 6(1):95–109, 2013.