The article “In memory of professor Oleg K. Tikhomirov” offers the personal memories
of the authors and the testimony of the students and psychologists from Mexico
who had the opportunity of witnessing the presence of Russian psychologist Prof. O.K.
Tikhomirov at Puebla Autonomous University in 1994-1995. The article describes the
circumstances of arrival and professional work of O.K. Tikhomirov as a lecturer within
Mater Program in Neuropsychological Diagnosis and Rehabilitation at Psychology Faculty
of Puebla University. The work of Prof. O.K. Tikhomirov in Puebla had positive consequences
in academic preparation of students and specialists in psychology and neuropsychology
and in fulfillment of theoretical and methodological research in following
years. The authors of the article express their gratitude for the opportunity of collaboration
with O.K. Tikhomirov and with Psychology faculty of Moscow State University in
general. The conclusions reflect the evidence of positive effects of academic contacts and
mutual experience on preparation and education of young generation of psychologists in
Mexico, particularly within historical and cultural psychology and activity theory.
Russian psychology, academic experience, contacts between universities, historical and cultural psychology, activity theory.
The V Congress of the Russian Psychological Society
This paper summarizes the organizational and scientific outcomes of the 5th Congress of the Russian Psychological Society. It shows the RPS's dynamics of development since its establishment to the present day, and presents a report on the Congress's major events, and the statistics in comparison with the other events of international scientific life. Scientific sections of the Congress are grouped that allowed to showing the main trends in modern psychology. The new directions of psychological research debuted on the Congress are shown, the most important domains of the psychological science are highlighted, and possible reasons for some of them not having succeeded are given. The new subjects and objects of psychological studies new to psychologists are identified. Based on the historical view of the contemporary psychology, were analyzed the future directions of its development.
Russian Psychological Society, congress, history of psychology, development of psychology
The Presidium of the Russian Psychological Society (RPS)
Yury P. Zinchenko – President of the RPS, Doctor of Psychological Science, Professor,
Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University
(international activity, executive duties, growth policy). E-mail: email@example.com.