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Kornilova, Tatiana V.

Academic rank:  professor

Degree:  doctor in Psychology

Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Publications by Kornilova, Tatiana V.

Elizaveta M. Pavlova, Tatyana V. Kornilova (2013). Creativity and tolerance for uncertainty predict the engagement of emotional intelligence in personal decision making. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 6(4), 34-46

The current study investigated the relationships among creativity, tolerance for uncertainty (TU), and emotional intelligence (EI) in a selected sample of undergraduate students (n=145). We found differential patterns of intercorrelations among these constructs in students majoring in psychology, music, and stage directing, and we also established group differences in these constructs in the three groups of students. Thus, the use of emotional information in personal decision making in different subsamples is assumed to be achieved through hierarchies of diverse processes. Overall, creativity, EI, and TU acted as predictors of the use of emotional information in decision making.


DOI:  10.11621/pir.2013.0403
Pages:  34-46
ThemesCognitive psychology / Psychology of creativity / Theories and approaches
Keywords:  personal choice, creativity, emotional intelligence, tolerance for uncertainty, creative professions

Available Online: 01.15.2014

Yuliya D. Babaeva, Natalia B. Berezanskaya, Tatyana V. Kornilova, Igor A. Vasilyev, Aleksandr E. Voiskounsky. (2013) Contribution of Oleg K. Tikhomirov to the methodology, theory and experimental practice of psychology. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 6(4), 4-23

The contribution of Oleg K. Tikhomirov (1933-2001), his disciples and representatives of Tikhomirov’s school in psychology of thinking is analyzed. Tikhomirov was the initiator of the Personal Meanings Theory of thinking, one of the leading schools of cognitive studies in Russia. Tikhomirov is known outside Russia as well: more than once, he presented his work at international congresses and conferences; his writings have been translated into several European languages. The paper includes brief biographical information about Tikhomirov. The main components of the Personal Meanings Theory are presented, such as the regulative function of (intellectual) emotions during problem solving, the actual genesis of goal-setting, the formation of personal meanings during the processes involved in thinking, and the personality-related determinants of decision making. Tikhomirov’s pioneering ideas in the studies of creativity, including jointparticipation in creative activities, are discussed in the paper. In the last section of the paper, Tikhomirov’s studies of the impact of information and communication technology on the psychological transformations undergone by adepts of high technologies and technology’s effect on their intellectual and communicative activities are discussed; these studies accelerated a new field of research in Russia, namely cyberpsychology or Internet psychology.


DOI:  10.11621/pir.2013.0401
Pages:  4-23
ThemesCognitive psychology / Theories and approaches
Keywords:  personal meanings theory of thinking, cultural psychology, activity theory, emotions, motivation, goals, goal-setting, creativity, problem solving, computers

Available Online: 01.15.2014

Kornilova T.V. (2009). Academic Achievement in College: the Predictive Value of Subjective Evaluations of Intelligence and Academic Self-concept. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 2, 309-326

The study examined the relationship between self-, peer- and test-estimated intelligence, academic self-concept and academic achievement. Subjective evaluations of intelligence and academic self-concept had incremental predictive value over conventional intelligence when predicting achievement accounting for more than 40% of its variance. The obtained pattern of results is presented via SEM-model which accounts for 75% variance in the latent factor of academic achievement. Author suggests the importance of further studying complex sets of achievement predictors from ability, personality and mediating domains.


DOI:  10.11621/pir.2009.0015
Pages:  309-326
ThemesEducational psychology
Keywords:  subjective evaluations, intelligence, self-estimated intelligence, academic self-concept, academic achievement

Kornilova T.V., Kornilov S.A. (2010). Intelligence and Tolerance / Intolerance for Uncertainty as Predictors of Creativity. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 3, 240-256

The present paper describes two studies that investigated incremental predictive value of tolerance and intolerance for uncertainty in predicting creativity. The first study shows significant positive incremental predictive power of tolerance for uncertainty over general intelligence in predicting creativity. The second study reveals a negative relationship between intolerance for uncertainty and creativity with fluid intelligence scores being already accounted for. Overall, tolerance for uncertainty promotes creativity, whereas intolerance for uncertainty impedes it, demonstrating that creativity draws on both intellectual potential and processes of uncertainty acceptance.


DOI:  10.11621/pir.2010.0012
Pages:  240-256
ThemesCognitive psychology / Psychology of creativity
Keywords:  uncertainty, ambiguity, tolerance for uncertainty, intelligence, creativity

Kornilova T.V., Novikova M.A. (2012). Self-Assessed Intelligence, Personality, and Psychometric Intelligence: Preliminary Validation of a Model with a Selected Student Population. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 5, 33-49

In the current study, self-assessed intelligence (SAI) is presented as a multidimensional construct related both to personality and to psychometric intelligence. On the basis of data obtained from a Russian student sample (N = 496), the authors validate a structural model in which SAI acts as a mediating variable between latent variables of measured IQ and the trait of acceptance of uncertainty. Evidence for signifi cant gender diff erences in SAI in favor of men is also given.


DOI:  10.11621/pir.2012.0002
Pages:  33-49
Keywords:  psychometric intelligence, self-assessed intelligence, gender diff erences, acceptance of uncertainty