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Victor Guruzhapov

Victor Guruzhapov

Guruzhapov V.A.

Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of the Chair of Pedagogical Psychology, Department of Educational Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education; Senior Researcher, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

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Education and professional work

Graduate of the Irkutsk State University with qualification in mathematics. Graduate of the faculty of psychology. PhD diploma of the Scientific Research Institute of General and Pedagogical Psychology under the Academy of Psychological Science of the USSR (the Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education).


In 1983, defended PhD thesis on child and pedagogical psychology.


In 2002, defended PhD thesis on development psychology. Teacher of mathematics in the Irkutsk State University, East Siberian Technological Institute, Ulan-Ude.


Since 1986, he is the head of department on scientific and methodological issues and museum pedagogy in the State Tretyakov Gallery. Since 1993, he has been teaching in the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education.


Due to participation in developing a range of scientific projects , V.A. Guruzhapov together with the other members of the team headed by V.V. Rubtsov, was granted the RF President prize within the sphere of education in 1998.


  • Psychology of children's artistic development 
  • Psychology of art 
  • Psychology of educational activity 
  • Theoretical and practivcal aspects of developing education 
  • Design and evaluation of educational techniques and milieus
  • Articles 21

    Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology (2019. Vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 43–55)

    Diagnostic competence of teachers as a condition for overcoming academic failure of students 579

    CrossRef doi:10.17759/jmfp.2019080105

    Cultural-Historical Psychology (2018. Vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 41–51)

    Human Development and the Creative Potential of Culture (Roundtable of the methodological seminar supervised by V.V. Rubtsov and B.D. Elkonin) 927

    CrossRef doi:10.17759/chp.2018140406

    Cultural-Historical Psychology (2018. Vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 114–118)

    The Problem of Plot Construction in Primary Schoolchildren’s Drawings (A Commentary to the Paper by Yu.A. Poluyanov) 363

    CrossRef doi:10.17759/chp.2018140311

    Psychological Science and Education (2017. Vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 40–53)

    Promoting Practice-Oriented Training of Primary School Teachers in Bachelor’s Programmes in Educational Psychology 562

    CrossRef doi:10.17759/pse.2017220204

    Psychological-Educational Studies (2016. Vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 79–90)

    Features of theYounger Schoolboys’ Attitude to the Fine Works of Art Presented at the Reproduction and Computer Presentations 1120

    CrossRef doi:10.17759/psyedu.2016080409

    Psychological Science and Education (2016. Vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 12–21)

    Designing the Master Research Program Taking into Account the Results of Approbation and Implementation of the Professional Standard of the Teacher 1002

    CrossRef doi:10.17759/pse.2016210203

    Psychological Science and Education (2015. Vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 121–132)

    Introduction of Research Master Students in the Problems of the Organization of Learning Activities in the Secondary School (Based on the Natural Sciences) 1072

    CrossRef doi:10.17759/pse.2015200313

    Psychological Science and Education (2015. Vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 44–55)

    Prospects for Research Training Activities in the Context of the Problems of the Modern Practice of Primary School 1508

    CrossRef doi:10.17759/pse.2015200306

    Psychological Science and Education (2015. Vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 7–15)

    Experience in the Development and Testing of the New Module Basic Professional Research Master's Program “Cultural-Historical Psychology and Activity Approach in Education” 1338

    CrossRef doi:10.17759/pse.2015200302

    Cultural-Historical Psychology (2015. Vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 114–116)

    He Who Enriched Our Visions of Psychology. Remembering Vladimir Zinchenko (August 10, 1931 — February 6, 2014). Essay. 1130

    CrossRef doi:10.17759/chp.2015110112

    Psychological Science and Education (2014. Vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 143–159)

    Designing Models of Practice-oriented Undergraduate Training Program in Psychological and Pedagogical Education (Primary school teacher) Based on Networking of Educational Institutions, Implementing Higher Education and Primary Education Programs 7656

    Psychological Science and Education (2014. Vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 127–142)

    Competence-activity Approach to the Design and Development of New Modular Basic Professional Education Program of Research Master Program in Cultural-historical Psychology and Activity-based Approach in Education, with Major in Psychological and Pedagogical Education 4640

    Psychological Science and Education (2013. Vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 45–57)

    Developing of peer hero image understanding in younger schoolchildren during the analysis of works of children's fiction 1346

    Psychological-Educational Studies (2012. Vol. 4, no. 1)

    Problem of assessment of metasubject competence of testees on the basis of results of solution of closed-type diagnostic tasks of deliberately different subject difficulty 1778

    Cultural-Historical Psychology (2012. Vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 114)

    He Was a Truly Wonderful Man

    Psychological Science and Education (2012. Vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 40–45)

    Taking account of multiplicity of solutions to problems on development of metasubject competences in the process of developing scenarios of educational situations by the teacher 1125

    Cultural-Historical Psychology (2010. Vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 62–68)

    On the Activity Content of Psycho-Pedagogical Training of the Modern Teacher for the New School 1513

    Psychological Science and Education (2008. Vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 5–8)

    The Problem of Professional Competence Development in Future Specialists 1116

    Cultural-Historical Psychology (2006. Vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 82–88)

    On the phenomenology of setting and solving the educational task in developmental learning: an attempt to integrate the ideas of V.V. Davydov and J. Dewey 2084

    Cultural-Historical Psychology (2006. Vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 111–113)

    The general psychological introduction to cultural-historical psychology, psychological theory of activity, and problems of education. Reflection on lectures on general psychology by V.V. Davydov 923


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