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Book chapter
The Psychological Impact on Russian Society in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Deyneka O. S., Maksimenko A.

In bk.: Psychology Applications & Developments VII. Advances in Psychology and Psychological Trends Series. Vol. VII. InScience Press, 2021. P. 67-79.

Working paper
Political, Environmental And Social Determinants Of Pro-Environmental Behaviour In Russia

Sautkina E., Agissova F., Ivanova A. et al.

Basic research program. WP BRP. National Research University Higher School of Economics, 2021. No. 130.

News

Design Against Crime: Joint Project of the British Higher School of Art and Design and HSE

HSE’s social and cognitive psychologists will help the British Higher School of Art and Design (BHSAD) in their project ‘Design Against Crime’.

New article "Ensemble summary statistics as a basis for rapid visual categorization" by Igor Utochkin

New theoretical paper by Igor Utochkin on ensembles is now published in Journal of Vision. He tried to explain how our visual system uses summary statistics to transform the continuous variation of visible features into discrete categories. This aids our ability to see multiple items as representing same or different types of objects (say, leaves on a tree or apples among these leaves) at a moment.

Vasily Klucharev: ‘Our Brain Identifies Losing Money and Standing out from the Crowd as Catastrophes’

There are numerous ways of impacting people’s decisions, you can convince, intimidate, hypnotise, or use particular tools on certain parts of the brain. Why do scientists do this and what do these experiments show? Vasily Klucharev, Head of HSE’s School of Psychology answers questions posed by Olga Orlova, who hosts the  Hamburg Score  programme on Russia’s Public Television Channel.

HSE Scholars Co-author International Encyclopaedia of the Brain

Vasily Klucharev, School of Psychology Head, and Anna Shestakova, Director of the Centre, have become co-authors of a chapter in ‘Brain Mapping’, a three-volume encyclopaedic collection.

Global Expert Spoke on Advances in Neuroeconomics

Global Expert Spoke on Advances in Neuroeconomics
On March 25, Samuel McClure, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, gave a lecture called ‘Neuroeconomics: Cognitive and Neural Processes in Delay Discounting’ at HSE. Organized by the Centre for Cognition & Decision Making, the event covered delay discounting, as well as the work that had been done to understand the cognitive and neural processes that give rise to delay discounting and hence the dimensions along which delay discount rates vary. Samuel McClure recently agreed to speak with the HSE news service about his research and what he aims to accomplish in terms of collaboration with specialists at HSE.

Multiculturalism aids the development of Russian society

The broader the ethnic diversity, the greater the level of tolerance to people from other cultures. Multiculturalism has a positive effect on societal development in Russian regions. This is evidenced by research into the relationship between heterogeneity and socio-psychological capital of personality, that was carried out by Leading Research Fellow at the International Scientific-Educational Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research Alexander Tatarko. The report was presented at the XVI April International Academic Conference.

Talk by Samuel McClure (Stanford University)

Professor from Stanford University Samuel McClure gave a talk on «Cognitive and Neural Processes in Delay Discounting».

Graduates Employed by Their Alma Mater Share Its Values

Some university teachers, but not all, are involved in their school's affairs and tend to take its failures personally and celebrate its successes as their own. Some teachers are willing to work weekends, help their colleagues and engage in various extracurricular activities, while others stick firmly to their job descriptions and rarely agree to do anything not expressly stated in their contract. According to Andrey Lovakov, what makes a difference between the former and the latter is the level of commitment to their institution determined by a number of factors.

Why are some societies more cooperative than others?

New research by Evgeny Osin and his collaborators shows that our personal perspective on time can determine how we cooperate.

Making a Machine That Sees Like Us

Tadamasa Sawada, Assistant Professor at the School of Psychology, spoke to The HSE LooK about his research. We wish our new colleague a great beginning at the HSE!