Scientific Reflection on the Development of Academic Social Psychology (to the 50th Anniversary of the IP RAS and the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of E.V. Shorokhova)



Objective. Against the background of the analysis of the history of social psychology, to study the specifics of its academic research at the IP RAS and the role of E.V. Shorokhova in their organization, characterizing her scientific life.Background. In connection with the 50th anniversary of the country’s leading scientific center for experimental psychological research — the Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences — the article analyzes the scientific and organizational activities of the IPAN Deputy Director, head of the laboratory of social psychology, one of the founders and leaders of Soviet and post-Soviet social psychology, Professor E.V. Shorokhova, whose 100th birthday is celebrated by the scientific community this year. The relevance of the article is related to the need to study the history of Soviet social psychology as a historical and scientific basis for studying the existing prerequisites and explicating the logic of the development of socio-psychological knowledge in order to determine its future prospects in modern socio-cultural conditions. The novelty of the article is determined by the scientific methods of the institutional and personological analysis of the heritage and the construction of the periodization of E.V. Shorokhova as an authoritative enthusiast of the country’s first post-war socio-psychological research and one of the organizational leaders of their further development during the «Thaw» at the Institute of Philosophy of the USSR Academy of Sciences and then at the Institute of Psychology of the USSR Academy of Sciences/RAS during periods of «Stagnation», «Reconstruction» and modern democratization society.Conclusions. This article shows for the first time the periodization of the life stages of E.V. Shorokhova, their existential-institutional significance and scientific-subject content are shown, which had a strategic impact on the organization of a complex of socio-psychological research at the IP RAS.

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Keywords: social psychology, personology of creativity, science studies, institutions, academic research, organizational activity, subjects of life creation, outstanding personalities, E.V. Shorokhova, S.L. Rubinstein

Journal rubric: Scientific Life

Article type: scientific article


Received: 08.07.2022


For citation: Semenov I.N., Vodopianov D.A. Scientific Reflection on the Development of Academic Social Psychology (to the 50th Anniversary of the IP RAS and the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of E.V. Shorokhova). Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2022. Vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 221–235. DOI: 10.17759/sps.2022130313. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)



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Igor N. Semenov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor of the Department of Psychology Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology, Moscow City Pedagogical University, Member of the Editorial Board of "Psychology. Higher School of Ecomomics Journal", Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Dmitriy A. Vodopianov, Psychologist-Consultant, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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