About the publisher
Founded in 1912 and opened in 1914 by the professor of Moscow State University Georgy Chelpanov, the Psychological Institute had become the first research and educational psychological institute in Russia (and by that time the third in the world). Funds for the establishment of the institute were donated by well-known Russian patron Sergei Shchukin. During its long history the institution has changed several names: Moscow State Institute of Experimental Psychology of Russian Social Sciences Research Institutes Association (1924-1930), National Institute of Psychology, Pedology and Psychotechnique of Russian Marxist pedagogy Association (1930-1934), Psychological Research Institute of RSFSR Pedagogical Science Academy (1945-1970), General and Educational Psychology Research Institute of the USSR Pedagogical Science Academy (1970-1992), Psychological Institute of Russian academy of Education (1992- to date). The Institute is now associated with the names of prominent representatives of Russian culture and science - psychologists, historians, and philologists. Among them were N. Berdyaev, S. Bulgakov, V. Zenkovsky, K. Locks, L. Lopatin, A. Losev, B. Pasternak, P. Popov, L. Shestov, G. Shpeth. Most important, the majority of founders of the national psychology worked in the institute: G. Chelpanov, P. Blonsky, L. Vygotsky, A. Luria, S. Kravkov, K. Kornilov, S. Rubinstein, N. Zhinkin, N. Rybnikov, A. Leontiev, A. Smirnov, N. Bernstein, B. Teplov, V. Nebylitsyn, F. Gorbov, M. Lisina, L. Bozhovich, E. Boyko, N. Menchinskaya, P. Shevarev, P. Jacobson, A. Zaporozhets, D. Oshanin, D. Elkonin, V. Davidov et al.
Nowadays, RAE Psychological Institute is the largest research institute in Russia and its academic units conduct large-scale psychological research - from the investigation of fundamental problems of psychological theory and history, the laws governing the development and regulation of the mind, to the elaboration of practice-oriented problems of human development in specific types of its activities (communication, role-playing, educational and professional activities, etc.).
The Institute played an important role in the development of psychological science, education and practice. It has been acknowledged with the number of prestigious governmental and president awards for it's advances in the field of pedagogy and psychology.
The Institute publishes various literature on the fundamental and applied aspects of psychological research.