Vitaliy Vladimirovich Rubtsov

Vitaliy Vladimirovich Rubtsov

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Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Education, President, Head of the International UNESCO Chair «Cultural-Historical Psychology of Childhood», Moscow State University of Psychology & Education (MSUPE); President of the Federation of Educational Psychologists of Russia, Moscow, Russia,

Professor, full member of the Russian Academy of Education

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Last updated: 17.05.2024


Vitaly Rubtsov is the rector of the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, director of the Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education. He is a honoured scientist, the full member of the Russian Academy of Education, professor emeritus of the University of Visconsin (Madison, the USA). Vitaly Rubtsov was granted the Russian Federation President prize in Education, the order of Friendship, medal of K.D. Ushinsky (twice).

Vitaly Rubtsov is the head of editorial boards of the journals “Issues in Psychology [Voprosy Psihologii]”, “Psychological Science and Education”, “Gerald of Applied Educational Psychology”, the international journal “Cultural-Historical Psychology”. He is also the member of ISCAR executive committee. He is the President of the Russian Educational Psychologists Federation.

Current research

Currently Vitaly Rubtsov runs a range of state programs and international projects aimed at research of psychological factors of effective use of new technologies in education of different groups of children and adults. He work is carried in the frames of “Social-genetic psychology of developing education” scientific school founded by Vitaly Rubtsov.


Vitaly Rubtsov has published more than 200 works, including monographs. Many of his works were translated into English, French, German, Japanese and the other languages.
Rubtsov V. V. (with A.-N. Perret-Clermont and Yu.V. Gromyko). Social interaction and cognitive development in children [in Russian] // Voprosy Psihologii, 1983. - №2.

Rubtsov V.V. Social-genetic psychology of developing education (2008).

Some of his works, available in English:

V.V. Rubtsov (Ed), Learning in children: The organization and development of cooperative actions. Commack, NY: Nova Science Publishers

V.V. Rubtsov  Group work with the computer: the developing organisation of joint action // European Journal of Psychology of Education, Volume 7, Number 4 (1992).