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International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation

Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences In print

Sheldon K. M., Gordeeva T. O.

Springer, 2017.

Self-determination theory as a foundation for personality researchers In print

Sheldon K. M., Prentice M.

Journal of Personality. 2018.

Book chapter
Self-esteem Motivation: Examining its Benefits and Costs in Academic Domain

Gordeeva T. O., Sychev O., Lunkina M.

In bk.: NINTH SELF BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE. Book of Abstracts. Melbourne: Institute for Positive Psychology and Education Melbourne, 2017. P. 77-77.

Working paper
The Quality of Motivation in Learning and Leisure Activities, and their Accompanying Experiences

Soldatnikov Konstantin, Leontiev Dmitry.

PSYCHOLOGY. WP BRP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2017

"What makes them suffer?: Individual and institutional predictors of distress in French doctoral students"

The Deputy Head of the Laboratory Evegny Osin  made a report about the factors contributing to difficulties experienced by doctoral students at French higher educational institutions.

Illustration for news: ‘Russians May Be Happier Than They Appear, but They Hide It’

‘Russians May Be Happier Than They Appear, but They Hide It’

A comparative cross-cultural study conducted by the HSE International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation has found that Russians tend to be as open with their friends as Americans, but unlike Americans, Russians prefer to hide their happiness when talking to strangers or government officials.

Home as a personal space and a source of well-being: announcement of the book

Home is a part of eveday personal experience, a rarely realised source of personal well-being, support, or exhaustion. The book is the first systematic study of the psychology of the home environment, in which the approaches and theories developed in the sciences of man and environment are compared and analyzed.

Positive Psychology and Education

On November 8, 2016, within the framework of the seminar "Actual Research and Development in the Field of Education", the head of the laboratory Dmitry Leontiev and the leading research fellow Evgeny Osin made a report "Positive psychology and education".

Lab Staff Members at University of Rochester

In August, distinguished psychologist Dmitry Leontiev (left) met with Martin Lynch (right), associate professor, and human development doctoral students Myunghee Lee and Kenneth Leow to discuss current and future research collaborations. 

Competition and Achievement-relevant Outcomes: A Hierarchical Motivational Analysis

On July 12, 2016 in the main building of Higher School of Economics National Research University an open lecture by professor Andrew James Elliot (University of Ronchester, USA) has taken place.

Interregional Conference in Tomsk

At the beginning of july International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation together with Tomsk State University held an interregional conference: "Psychology of motivation in modern social contexts".

Knowing What to Want: Personal Goals, Self-Concordance And the Organismic Valuing Process

An open lecture by Kennon Sheldon was held in lecture hall 101 at 20 Myasnitskaya St. Dr. Sheldon is a professor at Missouri University in the USA, and academic advisor at the International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation. The topic of the event was: "Knowing what to want: personal goals, self-concordance, and the organismic valuing process"

Dmitry Leontiev Was Appointed to Give Invited Addresses at Three Forthcoming International Conferences Through This Year

Dmitry Leontiev, the head of International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation was appointed to give invited addresses at three forthcoming international conferences through this year. Conferences will be held in Japan, Canada and Poland.

Teaching Happiness at School

The Journal of Positive Psychology has published a paper by Ilona Boniwell, Evgeny Osin, and Charles Martinez "Teaching happiness at school: Non-randomised controlled mixed-methods feasibility study on the effectiveness of Personal Well-Being Lessons".