Psychology in State University of Humanities and Social Studies

Bachelor’s program

Faculty of Social Studies and Psychology








Tel. + 7 496 610-15-65


Achievements and awards. The program has been listed numerous times among Best Educational Programs of Innovative Russia. As part of this program the project "Next Generation Social Care Teacher and Educational Psychologist" was supported by the Presidential Grants Foundation, and the students of the faculty won both the XVI All-Russian Youth Competition of Research and Creative Works and the All-Russian Youth Festival “I Will Be Assessed in the XXI Century.”

Teaching staff. Training is provided by Professors, Associate Professors, Honored Workers of Higher Professional Education of the Russian Federation (RF) and visiting specialists. Their qualifications and experience include: five PhD Habils, 27 PhDs, winners and participants of the all-Russian and regional contest “Social Care Teacher”, Academics of the Russian Academy of Education (RAE) and the winners of international contests for academic textbooks in 2014 and 2017.

Facilities and resources. The university has a computer system for testing and developing a person's psychophysiological characteristics.

Research. The most promising research areas include:

  • psychological support for professional and educational activities;
  • psychosocial phenomena of the student environment including: leadership, spiritual and moral development, volunteering, and mentoring;
  • adaptive personality potential and its influence on the success of professional activities;
  • systems for the prevention of socially dangerous phenomena in the educational environment; and
  • control and management of cognitive processes in the context of operator performance.

Education. Teachers use state-of-the-art educational models and strategies including problem-based and interactive learning, business games and role play activities, workshops, projects and case studies.

Strategic partners. Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Science, Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Yerevan State University, and Faculty of Psychology at St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria).

International projects and programs.

  • "Spiritual and Moral Education in the System of Training of State and Municipal Attendees" (Armenia);
  • "Spiritual and Moral Education of Young Students" (Bulgaria, Serbia); and
  • "Development of Young People's Social Resilience" (Belarus).

Competitive advantages. Highly qualified teaching staff (many of whom are ranked among the best teachers and leading psychologists of Russia); two scientific schools: Psychology of Spirituality; and I.P. Bashkatov School.

Assistance and support for foreign students and teachers is provided by the assistant to the Rector for International Affairs and the head of the Russian Language Testing Center for International Visitors.