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About the Doctoral School

The Doctoral School is offering a doctoral training programme in a wide range of specialties within the field of ‘Psychological Sciences.’ The school’s main priority is to involve doctoral students in promising interdisciplinary research projects in the areas of modern psychology, sociology, economics, linguistics, and neuroscience. Doctoral students will have the opportunity to attend courses and seminars in English and to participate in internships in leading Russian and European university laboratories that collaborate with the Faculty of Psychology.


Admission to HSE Was a Key Event in My Life

Ekaterina Vasilevskaya is a second year student on the full-time advanced doctoral programme, and also a visiting lecturer at HSE. Since 2016, she has participated in the 'Health Literacy and Its Impact on Weight-Related Behaviors in College Students’ research project at Florida International University, USA. In her interview for the Doctoral School of Psychology, Ekaterina spoke about being admitted to the HSE doctoral programme, and her studies.

Researchers to Predict Cognitive Dissonance according to Brain Activity

A new study by HSE researchers has uncovered a new brain mechanism that generates cognitive dissonance – a mental discomfort experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs or values, or experiences difficulties in making decisions. The results of the study have been published in the paper ‘Open Access Neural Mechanisms of Cognitive Dissonance (Revised): an EEG Study’in The Journal of Neuroscience.

The Federal Quota Competition has started

Admission through the Federal Quota Scheme

Admission Campaign in 2017

The Doctoral School in Psychology of the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, is pleased to inform that application process has started on April 3.

Admissions for HSE Doctoral Programmes Now Open

New regulations simplifying admissions to HSE’s doctoral programmes have been approved. The procedure includes two application waves that consider personal achievements, and offers more opportunities for those who speak foreign languages. Vice Rector Sergey Roshchin told us more about the changes.

HSE Offers Traineeship Opportunities for International Doctoral Students

Doctoral schools provide an opportunity for international doctoral students to undertake part of their study or research at HSE. The university offers two types of traineeships – research and study. The study stay involves taking courses from the HSE doctoral schools. This can be one, two or more courses aimed at developing academic skills or at obtaining greater exposure to special core subjects.

HSE and the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences cooperate in new EU-funded PhD fellowship program

BIGSSS–departs (doctoral education in partnerships) is a full-time international PhD program co-funded by the European Union. It provides close supervision of dissertation work in a demand-tailored education and research environment at the University of Bremen and Bremen’s Jacobs University.

Research seminar of Cognitive Psychophysiology Laboratory: N.Novikov on “Post-error modulations of theta and alpha activity in the auditory condensation task”

On November,30 junior researcher Nikita Novikov presented speech on  Post-error modulations of theta and alpha activity in the auditory condensation task, in which he described the basics of contemporary views on cognition control structure. The main topic was post-mistake adaptations.

The first cycle of HSE’s public lectures in culture center ZIL will be dedicated to psychology.

Young researches of HSE’s Centre for Cognition & Decision Making will be invited to speak on Cognitive sciences and neurotechnologies.

10th February Elizaveta Okorokova speaks on ‘Human-computer Interfaces: don’t you touch it!’

24th February Mihail Pokhoday speaks on ‘Eye-tracking: 21th century method – how to use and apply it in psychoogy’

9th March Oxana Zinchenko speaks on ‘Social punishment and encouragement: how people react on violating social standatds’

23th March Anna Shpektor speaks on ‘How to improve cognitive abilities by brain stimulation’

Lectures start at 19-30. 

Meeting for new PhD students

An introductory meeting for the 1st-year PhD students