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Karayani A. G. (2016). Warrior’s Spirit: Review of Michael Matthews’s book Head Strong: How Psychology is Revolutionizing War. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 9(1), 190-192.

Michael D. Matthews is Professor of Engineering Psychology at the United States Military Academy at West Point. From 2007 to 2008 he headed the American Psychological Association’s (19th Division of Military Psychology). Collectively, his research interests center on soldier performance in combat.


DOI:  10.11621/pir.2016.0114
Keywords:  book review, military psychology, psychology of war
About the authorsKarayani, Aleksandr G.

Available Online: 03.30.2016

Karayani A. G. (2015). The Power of Weakness: Review of the book by Mark Neville and Jamie Hacker Hughes “Battle Against Stigma”. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 8(3), 157-160.


DOI:  10.11621/pir.2015.0312
Keywords:  book review, review, books
About the authorsKarayani, Aleksandr G.

Available Online: 09.30.2015

Grishina N.V. (2015). Review of the book by Aleksander I. Dontsov “Phenomenon of Envy”. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 8(1), 157-160.

Considering today’s abundance of psychology books, from reprints of timeless classic works through scholarly editions to popular literature, it is hard to expect a new book to become a big event in psychology. However, a book entitled The Phenomenon of Envy is hard to overlook: as observed by the author, very few people are unaffected by envy. Besides, the name of the author, Aleksander I. Dontsov, former head of the Faculty of Psychology at Moscow State University and of the Russian Psychological Society, is well known among Russian scholars.


DOI:  10.11621/pir.2015.0113
Keywords:  book review, Aleksander I. Dontsov “Phenomenon of Envy”, Dontsov
About the authorsGrishina, Natalia V.

Available Online: 03.31.2015

Bożydar Kaczmarek (2013). Review of the book by Janna M. Glozman “Developmental Neuropsychology”. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 6 (2), 118-120

Janna Glozman’s book provides a comprehensive information on both Russian and Western developmental neuropsychology. The reader, especially form the West, may find fist hand information on Vygotsky and Luria’s collaboration with emphasis put on social aspects of child development. At the same time the reader can learn about principles of Luria’s syndromological (qualitative) approach and Vygotsky’s zone of proximal development. Two important notions that had a great impact both on the neuropsychological and developmental studies...


DOI:  10.11621/pir.2013.0211
Keywords:  Review of the book, Developmental Neuropsychology
About the authorsKaczmarek, Bożydar

Available Online: 11.11.2013

Eugene Aidman (2013). Review of the book by Vyacheslav A. Ivannikov “A New Introduction to Psychological Thinking”. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 6 (2), 114-117

First, a disclaimer: the book I am about to review is written by my mentor. Call me biased. I was fortunate enough to attend the lectures presented in this book. It was 35 years ago. I vividly remember how sought after was a good set of lecture notes from these lectures. Now this call has been answered by the author himself. It’s been a long wait, and the new generations of Russian-speaking psychology students — and instructors alike — are so much better off for it...


DOI:  10.11621/pir.2013.0210
Keywords:  A New Introduction to Psychological Thinking, Review of the book
About the authorsAidman, Eugene

Available Online: 11.11.2013