RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics

Editor-in-Chief: Viktoria B. Kurilenko, D.Sс. in Education, Professor, Head of Department of Russian Language at the Faculty of Medicine, RUDN University, Russian Federation

Honorary Editor: Elena L. Grigorenko, Ph.D. in Psychology, D.Sс. in Psychology, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience & Clinical Psychology Department, University of Houston, USA

ISSN: 2313-1683 (Print) ISSN: 2313-1705 (Online)

PUBLISHER: Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Founded in 2003. Publication frequency: quarterly.

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Peer-Review: double blind. Publication language: Russian, English

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“RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics”   is a quarterly open access, peer reviewed academic journal, established in 2003. The journal is international with regard to its editorial board, experts, authors, and thematic foci of publications. The editorial board of the journal includes renowned scientists from France, Poland, Serbia, the USA, Belarus, and the Russian Federation.

The journal publishes the results of fundamental and applied scientific studies in the sphere of psychology, pedagogy, education.  The distinctive feature of the journal is the integrated research of a personality: its development, education, various aspects of social behavior, within the multidisciplinary context including the latest advances of the psychological and educational science, cross-cultural and cross-subject studies.

Main aims of the “RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics” are:

  • to promote scholarly exchange and collaboration among scientists from different countries in the field of psychological, educational, interdisciplinary research;
  • to disseminate knowledge about current trends, topical or developing areas of Russian and international psychological and educational science;
  • to publish the latest advances of Russian and international scholars with regard to topical problems and current interests in psychology, education and pedagogy.

We welcome research papers, systematic reviews, scientific reports, historical background information in Russian and English, written by scholars from different countries and various scientific schools. It reflects the common orientation of our journal’s philosophy and policy on the strengthening of international scientific cooperation.

“RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics” is included into the actual list of the academic journals enabled by State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles of the Russian Federation to publish the doctoral dissertations results on 10 scientific specialties, among them are the following:

  • different subfields of educational science (general pedagogics and history of education, theory and methodology of different levels of education, methods of teaching);
  • different subfields of psychological science (general, social, personality, educational, cross-cultural, clinical, labor psychology, psychodiagnostics, psychophysiology, acmeology, history of psychology).

The journal is included into PsycINFO, the database of the American Psychological Association, which is one of the oldest (contains information since 1887) and the largest (currently contains more than 4 million entries in psychology and related sciences) professional psychological database in the world.

All volumes and articles of the journal, published since 2017, have DOI. Digital Object Identification of the most prominent archive papers, published before 2017, is now in progress.

The journal offers open access to its full-text content, registered with DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

The editorial board strictly follows international standards of publication ethics, declared by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics):

“RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics” is addressed to scientists, researchers, teachers, practical psychologists, educators, as well as postgraduate students, students and all those interested in modern psychology and pedagogy.




Welcome to SCAP 2022!

Posted: 31.08.2022

Dear colleagues,

RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics is supporting journal of 2022 Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology ‘LIVE’ (SCAP2022):

The SCAP 2022, organized by East Asia Research and supported by the Singapore University of Technology and Design and the University of Derby, will be a hybrid conference happening in Singapore from December 8-9, 2022. 

The theme for SCAP 2022 is “Psychological Well-being”.  

Due to the persistence of COVID-19, the conference will be conducted in a ‘Hybrid Format’. Participants can make oral/poster presentations onsite or send  pre-recorded video presentations and register as a ‘Virtual Presenter’. They will indicate their preferred presentation format when they register.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 13th September 2022. The ‘Early Bird Registration Deadline’ is on October 12th 2022.

Authors and reviewers of RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics can receive a 20% discount on registration fees when they register. To obtain discount code, please contact the editorial board via e-mail:

SCAP 2022 Enquiries:

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Our Journal has been selected into WJCI Report

Posted: 16.08.2021

Dear Colleagues,

Our RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics ВЕСТНИК РОССИЙСКОГО УНИВЕРСИТЕТА ДРУЖБЫ НАРОДОВ. СЕРИЯ: ПСИХОЛОГИЯ И ПЕДАГОГИКА) has been selected into The World Journal Clout Index Report (WJCI Report):

WJCI Report is issued by the project “Research on the Comprehensive Evaluation Method of World Science & Technology Journal Influence” supported by the China Association for Science and Technology, which aims to establish a new journal evaluation system. This report selects about 15,000 high-level journals across regions, disciplines and industries out of 63,000 academic journals worldwide. Besides the traditional citation analysis, WJCI has also integrated the altmetric data to synthesize a new index and ranked the selected journals in more detailed disciplines through the new comprehensive evaluation.

The WJCI Report-2020 includes 554 Russian journals, including only 10 journals of Psychological Sciences.

We thank our authors, reviewers and readers for their contribution to the development of our Journal!

Our Journal at the Global Webinar on “Psychology in the Global Arena”

Posted: 16.04.2021

RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics was presented at the Global Webinar on “Psychology in the Global Arena”  (April 9, 2021)! Irina A.Novikova, Ph.D., the Editorial Board member, spoke on “Publishing in International Journals” by the invitation of Psychology Coalition of United Nations (PGUN).

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Current Issue

Vol 19, No 4 (2022)


Value-Orientation Differentiation of Volunteers-Educating of the Internet Encyclopedia “Wikipedia” and the Project “Otvety.” Part 2
Bryzgalin E.A., Voiskounsky A.E., Kozlovskiy S.A.

Over the past decades, altruistic cyber activities of online education volunteers who share useful knowledge with other Internet users have become widespread in the Internet space. Personal and group features of such prosocial behavior, which is strongly influenced by the realization of values, have not been sufficiently studied by psychological science so far. This study continues the psychological analysis of the value-orientation sphere of online educators, focusing on competent education volunteers who deal with the Internet encyclopedia “Wikipedia” (N = 92) and the question-answer (Q&A) online project “Otvety” (N = 113). The following tools were used in the work: the revised Portrait Value Questionnaire (PVQ-R2R) by Sh. Schwartz adapted by T.P. Butenko, D.S. Sedova and A.S. Lipatova and the Value Orientations Techniques developed by O.I. Motkov and T.A. Ogneva (version 2). The results of the analysis provide sufficient grounds to characterize the members of both groups as indivi- duals who are productively oriented towards informational and pro-social Internet activities that are not identical in format from the perspective of transfinite altruism, for the implementation of which optimal non-hierarchical-parity conditions have been created in their reference online communities, stimulating liberty in the process of individual self-realization. It is shown that, with a high homogeneity of the value profiles of the Wikipedia authors and Q&A “Otvety” service experts, the internal value-related self-determination (procedural in nature) has a basal meaning for them, since the external one, set in a heteronomous position, only weakly corresponds to their freedom-seeking way of life. It is concluded that the series of theoretical and empirical psychological studies of the diverse teams of online education volunteers will make it possible, by understanding their personal and group specifics, to lay a solid foundation, which can potentially lead to global unity of people with the prospect of large-scale amplification of knowledge as one of the highest human values.

RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics. 2022;19(4):627-648
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Psychological Aspects of Using Digital Devices for the Development of Older Preschoolers with Signs of Giftedness
Belova E.S.

Revealing children’s abilities and talents in the context of digitalization is one of the urgent problems of modern psychology. The first signs of giftedness may appear early, already at the stage of preschool childhood, when its development largely depends on the conditions of the microenvironment, especially in the family. Digitalization processes set a new direction for the development of the system of family education and training of preschoolers, causing the emergence of both new opportunities and new risks in discovering children’s talents. This is a complex area of scientific research, which still remains little explored. The study was aimed at identifying the psychological characteristics of using digital devices (tablets/computers) as components of a family educational microenvironment for the development of older preschoolers with signs of general giftedness. In accordance with the conceptual provisions put forward by A.M. Matyushkin, giftedness was considered as a prerequisite for the development of a creative personality. The study involved 200 children of senior preschool age (Mage = 6.7, SD = 0.307, including 98 boys) and their parents (mostly mothers - 166). The method for diagnosing intellectual abilities (MEDIA) was used. Intellectual and creative activity as well as creative thinking of the children was studied during a diagnostic game lesson using structured observation and expert assessments. The parents of the preschoolers were surveyed using a specially designed questionnaire containing questions about the use of a tablet/computer (frequency, time, programs/games) at home for the development their children as well as questions about their interests and hobbies. The use of diagnostic techniques made it possible to single out a group (N = 24) of children with signs of giftedness among the preschoolers as well as a group of their peers for subsequent comparative analysis (their intellectual and creative abilities were less pronounced). It was found that almost all the children with signs of giftedness (95.8%), like their peers, had experience of using a tablet/computer at home for developmental purposes. The frequency of using digital devices by the preschoolers with signs of giftedness was less than that of their peers. With the observed variety of developing computer programs/games used, their total number was less in the group of the gifted preschoolers compared to the group of their peers. Partial correspondence of digital content to the interests and hobbies of the children was revealed. Most often, when choosing computer programs/games for them, their parents pursued the goal of preparing them for school. It was recognized as necessary to provide psychological assistance to the parents of the preschoolers in solving the issues of using digital devices to develop children’s abilities and talents. The results of the study can be used to develop practical recommendations based on an integrated approach to the disclosure of giftedness at the stage of preschool childhood, taking into account the digitalization of the family microenvironment.

RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics. 2022;19(4):649-669
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Distortions of Body Perception during Immersion in Computer Virtual Reality Using Full-Body Tracking
Varlamov A.V., Yakovleva N.V.

Person’s immersion in computer virtual reality (VR) is accompanied by numerous distortions in his/her perception due to the replacement of sensory stimuli coming through visual, auditory and partially proprioceptive channels. In this case, the person’s own body becomes an immersion tool, since its movements indirectly affect the movement of the avatar in VR. Performing actions in VR on behalf of the avatar contributes to the appearance of distortions in the perception of one’s own body due to the diffuse effect of actualizing the operational image at the moment of purposeful activity (the subjective body image is modified in accordance with the need to adapt to VR conditions). There are various ways of immersing in VR, taking into account the different degree of involvement of individual parts of the recipient’s real body in controlling a digital character. Thus, the full-body tracking (FBT) technology is becoming widespread, allowing the use of almost all human gross motor skills for projection onto the movements of the avatar. The purpose of the study was to establish the specific features of the distortion of a person’s perception of the size of his/her own body, after its being immersed in computer virtual reality, and the control over the avatar using the FBT technology. The study was conducted in two stages (in 2020 and 2021) in order to compare the intensity and direction of body image distortions of the subjects when they were immersed with and without the FBT technology. The OhShape VR app for mobile immersion without FBT and a modification of the VR Chat app for mobile immersion with FBT were used as experimental exposures. Psychometric data on the subjects’ perception of their own bodies were obtained using the psychometric data on the subjects’ perception of their own bodies were obtained using Moshe Feldenkrais’ methods for physical measurements. According to the results of the study, the use of FBT during immersion in VR leads to distortions in the perception of various body sizes by the subjects, including the trunk and legs, while mobile immersion without the use of FBT only causes distortions in the perception of the dimensions of the upper shoulder girdle. It should be noted that this observation testifies to the connection of distortions with the facts of the involvement of the corresponding parts of the real body of the subjects in the process of controlling the avatar. It is concluded that there are specific distortions in the perception of a person’s own body when being immersed in VR using FBT. Finally, an assumption is made about the possible connection of these distortions with the success of performing intra-environment mobile tasks.

RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics. 2022;19(4):670-688
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Personality Traits and Academic Motivation as Predictors of Attitudes towards Digital Educational Technologies among Russian University Students
Novikova I.A., Bychkova P.A., Novikov A.L., Shlyakhta D.A.

In the modern era of digitalization, the development and implementation of digital educational technologies (DETs) have constantly been at the center of numerous discussions among teachers, psychologists, sociologists, physicians, etc. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has simultaneously made DETs an integral part of contemporary social life around the world. However, both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, little attention was paid to the study of the motivational and personality characteristics of university students, which would make it possible to predict their attitudes towards DETs and the effectiveness of their use in learning. The present study involved 173 Russian university students (61% - females) of various specialties (natural sciences, medicine and psychology), aged 17 to 26 years. Their attitudes towards DETs were measured according to The University Students’ Attitudes towards DET Questionnaire developed by the authors. To reveal their educational motivation, The Academic Motivation Scales by Gordeeva et al. were used. Their personality traits were identified using The NEO Five-Factor Inventory (adapted in Russian by Biryukov and Bodunov). For statistical analysis, the descriptive statistics methods, Mann - Whitney U test, and multiple regression analysis were used. The results of the study have shown that the scales of academic motivation have a greater impact on attitudes towards DETs among the university students as compared to personality traits. However, there is a specificity of these impacts in the students of different specialties, particularly in psychological students. The findings of this study indicate that taking into account such psychological factors as students’ academic motivation and personality traits can contribute to the optimal implementation of DETs in the educational process in blended and online formats.

RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics. 2022;19(4):689-716
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Self-regulation and Tolerance for Uncertainty as Resources for the Subjective Well-being of Modern Youth: A Cross-cultural Aspect
Banshchikova T.N., Sokolovskii M.L., Korosteleova T.V.

The study of the socio-cultural specifics of subjective well-being, its determinants and resources are an important task of modern psychology. The authors present the results of an empirical study, the purpose of which is to identify the features of the relationship between conscious self-regulation and tolerance for uncertainty and subjective well-being in young people of different ethnic groups. The study involved 1435 respondents aged 18-35 from five regions of Russia (Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, Republic of North Ossetia - Alania, Stavropol Territory, Moscow and the Moscow Region), belonging to the dominant ethnic groups in them. The design of the empirical study included an assessment of differences in indicators of subjective well-being, tolerance or intolerance for uncertainty and conscious self-regulation among various representatives of ethnocultural groups, as well as an analysis of the relationship between these indicators, in particular, using structural modeling. The results obtained confirm the influence of the cultural context of income on the level of subjective well-being. Less prosperous, as they consider themselves, are young people from ethnic groups where the socio-economic situation of the region does not provide opportunities for self-realization of the individual. The study has revealed two types of regulatory profiles: (1) a profile with a harmonious structure with a relatively pronounced general level of self-regulation, which is observed among the Russian respondents from Moscow and the Moscow region; and (2) a relatively accentuated profile, characteristic of Karachays, Circassians, Ossetians, and Russians (from the Stavropol Territory), expressed in the desire for a clear programming of their actions, their compliance with certain norms. It has been established that young people from the southern republics are less tolerant of uncertainty: they tend to solve problems in a situation of uncertainty in a ‘ready-made’ algorithm determined by traditions. Finally, the authors reveal the structure of relationships between the predictors of subjective well-being, which are presented in the form of models. The central place in these models belongs to conscious self-regulation and its basic cognitive-regulatory processes and personal-regulatory properties, which, both directly and indirectly, due to the mediator role of tolerance or intolerance for uncertainty, affect the subjective well-being of young people. The results of the study contribute to a deeper understanding of the ethno-regional specificity of the predictors of the subjective well-being of today’s youth and can serve as a basis for assisting in constructing interaction with representatives of other cultures and developing strategies for actively overcoming difficulties in a situation of uncertainty.

RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics. 2022;19(4):717-743
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The Relationship of Spiritual and Moral Qualities with Altruistic Attitudes and Subjective Well-Being
Ozhiganova G.V.

The author deals with issues related to such constructs, as ‘spirituality of the personality,’ ‘altruism,’ and ‘subjective well-being.’ The results of two empirical studies of the relationship of spiritual and moral qualities with (1) altruistic attitudes, and (2) with subjective well-being are presented and analyzed. In total, 262 people (students from Ufa) took part in both studies. The first study (Study 1) involved 141 people: 79 males (56%) and 62 females (44%), aged 18 to 24 years (M = 19.86; SD = 1.579). The second study (Study 2) involved 121 people: 32 males (26%) and 89 females (74%), aged 18 to 22 years (M = 19.29; SD = 0.961). The following techniques were used in the study: The Spiritual Personality Inventory by A. Husain and M. Anas (adapted in Russian by G.V. Ozhiganova); Altruistic Attitudes Questionnaire by M.I. Yasin; Satisfaction with Life Scale by E. Diener et al., and Subjective Happiness Scale by S. Lubomirsky (both of the latter techniques were adapted in Russian by E.N. Osin and D.A. Leontiev). Study 1 was aimed at identifying the relationship between indicators of the spiritual and moral qualities of a person and altruistic attitudes. The purpose of Study 2 was to find out a relationship (if any) between indicators of the spiritual and moral qualities of a person and subjective well-being. The research objectives were: (1) to establish the correlation of indicators of the spiritual and moral qualities of a person with altruistic attitudes and subjective well-being; and (2) to reveal the relationship of dif- ferent indicators of the spiritual and moral qualities with indicators of subjective well-being. The results of Study 1 showed a significant positive relationship between the spiritual and moral qualities and altruistic attitudes. Study 2 revealed a significant positive relationship between indicators of the spiritual and moral qualities and subjective well-being as well as with altruistic attitudes.

RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics. 2022;19(4):744-764
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Gender Features of Coping Strategies in Men and Women
Ovsyanik O.A., Nesterova A.A., Sidyacheva N.V.

The effectiveness of coping behavior depends not only on a successful strategy but also on the individual characteristics of a person. Age, sex, intelligence, social status, gender identity - all these influence the coping ability and resilience of an individual. In mo- dern psychological research, there is some confusion between the concepts of ‘sex’ and ‘gender.’ Despite numerous studies on male and female coping strategies, gender differences in coping behavior are still poorly understood. The purpose of the study was to analyze gender-specific coping strategies of middle-aged men and women. Russian men and women (N = 286) were divided by gender (masculine, androgynous, feminine). The research was made using The Bem Sex-Role Inventory (BPRT) and Lazarus & Folkman’s Test Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WCQ). This study employed a cross-sectional design. Differences among the groups were assessed using the Kruskal - Wallis H test, Mann - Whitney U test and Student t-test. The specificity of coping behavior was found to be determined by the gender identity of the study participants. The results of the present study support the gender differences hypothesis, since people with differences in biological sexual identity (male and female) use gender-specific coping strategies (masculine, feminine, or androgynous) if their gender orientations are the same. The research of masculinity, androgyny and femininity can become an important step in the long-term study of coping behavior and the basis for a better understanding of the dynamics of human behavior in a stressful situation.

RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics. 2022;19(4):765-780
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The Role of Needs in Maintaining Attitudes That Legitimize the Socio-Political Status Quo in Russia
Prusova I.S., Bogatyreva N.I., Agadullina E.R.

In recent years, researchers have been focusing on a wide range of different constructs to study legitimizing grounds in socio-political relations. Political system justification, social dominance orientation (dominance and anti-egalitarianism) and political conservatism are considered as attitudes containing various grounds for legitimizing the currently existing socio-political relations (status quo). Maintaining these attitudes is associated with satisfying a number of psychological needs, including epistemic (e.g., the need for cognitive closure), existential (e.g., the need for security), and relational ones. The purpose of this research work was to study the contribution of needs in the maintenance of different attitudes legitimizing the socio-political status quo in the Russian context. With this in mind, we empirically examined the model, which considered needs as predictors, legitimizing attitudes as dependent variables, and sociodemographic characteristics associated with the maintenance of legitimizing attitudes (income, subjective social status, age, and gender) as control variables. The online study involved 387 Russian residents aged 18 to 73 who filled out questionnaires to assess the need for cognitive closure and fear of death as well as the relational need, social dominance orientation, political system justification and political conservatism. The data obtained were processed using structural equation modeling. The results of the study have shown that the most significant and consistent contribution in the maintenance of legitimizing attitudes is made by the epistemic needs (in particular, the need for cognitive closure). At the same time, the presence in everyday notions of a system of legitimizing attitudes makes it possible, depending on the context (e.g., the presence or absence of threats) or the socio-demographic characteristics of the individual (e.g., age and socio-economic status), to realize different needs, which ensures the flexibility of the process of social cognition.

RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics. 2022;19(4):781-797
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Emotional Competencies of Students and Psycholinguistic Characteristics of Their Texts Written under Conditions of Situational Stress: Relationship Issues
Belasheva I.V.

The author deals with the relationship between the psycholinguistic characteristics of the text, as indicators of psycho-emotional states in conditions of situational stress, and the level of developed emotional competencies, i.e., the ability to understand and manage one’s own and others’ emotions. An empirical study was conducted on a student sample using the EmIn Questionnaire by D.V. Lyusin, the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) by Ch.D. Spielberger and the Prognoz-2 Questionnaire by V.Yu. Rybnikov. The students who took part in the experiment wrote texts under situational stress, for which psycholinguistic indicators were calculated. The results of the study were analyzed using Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient. The data obtained confirmed the positive relationship between the emotional competencies of the students under conditions of situational stress and such psycholinguistic characteristics of their written texts as the Treiger index, the action objectification index, the use of the “subject of assistance” syntaxeme, which reflect emotional and cognitive tension, desire and determination to act and help others, as well as the negative relationship with the coefficient of aggressiveness, the first person singular pronouns, the use of the “predicate” and “causative” syntaxemes, which are markers of uncontrolled aggression, suspicion, egocentric position, search for emotional positive support from the outside, and avoidance reactions. The assumption about the relationship of emotional competences with manifestations of situational (“state”) and personal (“trait”) anxiety, as well as the likelihood of neuropsychic breakdowns in a stressful situation, was not confirmed. As a result of the study, general psycholinguistic indicators of the manifestations of situational anxiety and the formation of emotional competences were determined - these are the action objectification index and aggressiveness index. This suggests that both the ability to understand and regulate the emotions of other people, and situational anxiety, as a reactive state of the subjective experience of anxiety, tension, concern, when writing a text in a stressful situation, can be marked by an increase in number of verbs and verb forms used in the text, syntactic incompleteness of statements and a decrease in their socialization.

RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics. 2022;19(4):798-819
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Short Version of V.A. Losenkov’s Impulsivity Questionnaire: Development and Validation
Sheinov V.P., Dziavitsyn A.S.

Impulsivity is considered as a personality trait opposite to purposefulness and perseverance; accordingly, a high level of impulsivity is inherent in people with insufficient self-control in communication and activity. Impulsivity as a subject of research is of both theoretical and practical interest; however, methods for diagnosing it are poorly represented in the Russian-language psychological literature. The purpose of the research is to study the factor structure, reliability and validity of the short version of V.A. Losenkov’s impulsivity questionnaire developed by the authors. The first part of the study involved 967 subjects (M = 21.2, SD = 7.7), including 652 women (M = 21.6, SD = 7.8) and 315 men (M = 20.6, SD = 7.4); in the second part, 233 respondents participated, including 126 women (M = 21.4, SD = 7.7) and 107 men (M = 20.8, SD = 7.3). The study was conducted using: (1) the full version of V.A. Losenkov’ impulsivity questionnaire; (2) Barratt’s impulsiveness questionnaire (adapted in Russian by S.N. Enikolopov and T.I. Medvedeva); (3) A.V. Zverkov and E.V. Eidman’s volitional self-control questionnaire; (4) A. Assinger’s aggressiveness questionnaire; and (5) questionnaires on assertiveness, smartphone addiction and social media addiction developed by the authors. The abridged version of V.A. Losenkov’s impulsivity questionnaire (Imp-15) includes 15 tasks that make up a four-factor model of impulsivity obtained through exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Compared with the original version of the questionnaire, the abridged version has better psychometric properties. The abridged Imp-15 version satisfies the standard requirements for questionnaires in terms of their reliability, namely: internal consistency, high task distinguishability and retest reliability. The questionnaire also meets key validity criteria in terms of its design, content, “obviousness,” actual and predictive credibility, constructability and convergence. Impulsivity diagnosed by the Imp-15 questionnaire positively correlates with the data of the Barratt Impulsivity Scale (BIS-11), with aggressiveness, smartphone addiction and social media addiction; however, it is negatively associated with self-control and assertiveness. The resulting four-factor model of impulsivity has good reliability indicators and is in full agreement with the obtained data. The authors present the data of psychometric testing and standardization of the abridged Imp-15 questionnaire; the appendix provides the original and abridged versions of the impulsivity questionnaire and the keys to the Imp-15 questionnaire.

RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics. 2022;19(4):820-838
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Developing a Russian-Language Wisdom Diagnostics Questionnaire
Mekhtikhanova N.N.

Wisdom is an ancient concept that has acquired a new status in modern psychology. Wisdom has been proven to promote both optimal self-development and the well-being of others. However, its study requires a reliable methodological arsenal. In Russian science, work on creating methods for studying wisdom is just beginning. The subject of this study is a methodological toolkit for the empirical study of wisdom. The purpose of the study is to analyze and evaluate various methods accumulated in international psychology in recent years, as well as to create an improved version of the author’s questionnaire for diagnosing wisdom. The author discuss various classifications of methods for diagnosing wisdom proposed, in particular, by such authors as R. Sternberg, W. Staudinger & J. Glück, I. Grossmann. The advantages and limitations of the available methods are considered. It should be noted that quite reasonably there are a large number of self-assessment methods (questionnaires) among them. The empirical part of the work is concerned with identifying the factor structure of the original version of the author’s questionnaire and its verification. The study involved 1,078 persons, including 621 women and 457 men aged 18-72. The respondents were residents of various Russian cities with higher or secondary specialized education. The IBM SPSS Statistics 18.0 and Amos 18.0 software packages were used for calculations. The conducted exploratory factor analysis revealed the four-factor structure of the developed wisdom diagnostics questionnaire (WDQ). The adequacy of the obtained model feature was proved by the confirmatory factor analysis. The empirical structure of the WDQ, formed from four correlating factors with high internal consistency, corresponds to the theoretical model, which includes four indicators: (1) cognitive sphere, (2) behavioral features, (3) humanistic orientation, and (4) spontaneity of the emotional sphere. In accordance with this model, a modified version of the WDQ has been developed. In practical terms, this will expand the possibilities of diagnosing and subsequently developing the individual’s abilities to find wise solutions to critical social or interpersonal problems.

RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics. 2022;19(4):839-861
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Objective Methods in the Assessment of Child Language Development in Natural Settings and Using Testing
Zhukova M.A., Manasevich V.A., Golovanova I.V., Letyagin P.I., Ulianova T.A., Tikhonova S.S.

The authors describe the application of various approaches to the assessment of child language development reviewing the methods most widely used in research and clinical practice. The review outlines the benefits and some limitations of longitudinal method of assessment using language recordings, language corpus analysis and transcripts of speech samples. Technical aspects of the linguistic environment recordings using LENA technology, which allows to achieve ecologic validity in the assessment of children’s language environment, are considered. Analysis of the corpus data through the transcription of the dialogues between children and adults are discussed, as well as the study of linguistic parameters of child speech in comparison to a normative group of peers. The authors offer a review of the most widely known parent reports, questionnaires, and maximum performance testing of children’s language development. Among the assessment tools available for Russian-speaking populations McArthur-Bates CDI and PLS-5 are reviewed. The authors note an importance of integration of Russian research into the international scientific knowledgebase through the adaptation of methods for assessment of language development in children.

RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics. 2022;19(4):862-878
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Personality Mental Health - Challenges and Solution: Results of the 3rd International Forum on Commitment to Mental Health
Mikhailova O.B., Bashkin E.B., Gutvajn N., Berberyan A.S.

The authors present the results of the 3rd International Forum on Commitment to Mental Health, which was organized and held by the Department of Psychology and Pedagogy of the Faculty of Philology of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) in cooperation with the National Health League, ManpowerGroup and Clever Consulting LLC (Moscow, October 5-7, 2022). The work of the forum lasted three days and its program was interesting in different formats of interaction: (1) On October 5, 2022, the following events took place online: Round Table on Commitment to Mental Health Issues: Social, Psychological and Medical Aspects, Corporate Section on Best Practices: Managing Psychological Well-Being at the Organizational Level and Section on Practical Guidelines: How to Maintain and Strengthen Psychological Health (online broadcast was organized on the website:; (2) On October 6, 2022, RUDN University hosted the International Scientific and Practical Conference in a hybrid format at which 194 presentations were offered including: a plenary session, seven panel session, poster session and the Mental Health Film Festival; (3) On October 7, 2022, the International Charitable Sports and Psychological Festival was held (which included a concert, art therapy master classes and outdoor sports activities). The International Forum brought together more than 1000 participants, including psychologists, teachers, medical workers, teachers, graduate students and students from 25 regions of Russia and 14 countries.

RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics. 2022;19(4):879-891
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