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Sergei Shchebetenko

  • Sergei Shchebetenko has been at HSE University since 2018.

Education and Degrees

  • 2018

    Doctor of Sciences* in General psychology, personality psychology
    Thesis Title: Personality traits in mind reflection and life outcomes

  • 2005

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in General psychology, personality psychology
    Thesis Title: Self-concept, empathy and closeness in relations between readers and folktale characters

  • 1998

    Degree in Psychology
    Perm State Pedagogical University, Psychology

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.
* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

2023 - English language proficiency, Level Advanced (SkyEng; May 2023)

2020 - English language proficiency, Level C2 (EF Education First, Moscow, Russia; February 2020);

2019 - General English: Pre-Advanced 2 (Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia; October-December 2019);
2018 - Teach for HSE (Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia; December 2018);

2018 - English language proficiency, Level C1 (EF Education First, Moscow, Russia; September 2018);

2011 - R software and robust statistics for personality and individual differences (European Association for Personality Psychology, International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, University of Bologna Residential Centre; J. Asendorpf, M. Perugini, R. Wilcox, R. Sherman, F. Schönbrodt; Bertinoro, Italy, July 2011);

2010 - SPSS in psychology and social sciences (Saint Petersburg State University, psychology faculty; A. Nasledov; Saint Petersburg, Russia, December 2010);

2008 - Language internship and cultural exchange (St. Anthony's College, University of Oxford; K. Hewitt; Oxford, UK; November - December 2008).


Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2021, 2020

Young Faculty Support Programme (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Lecturers" (2019)

Courses (2024/2025)

Applied Psychometry in Psychological Research (Postgraduate course’s programme; 2 year, 1 semester)Rus

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)



Article De Marchis G., Shchebetenko S. Creativity studies within the European Union: A bibliometric analysis // Creativity Research Journal. 2024. Vol. 36. No. 1. P. 116-137. doi








Article Shchebetenko S. “The best man in the world”: Attitudes toward personality traits // Psychology. Journal of the Higher School of Economics. 2014. Vol. 11. No. 3. P. 129-148.


Article Shchebetenko S. Need for cognition and attitudes toward immigrants among Russian students // Psiholoska Obzorja. 2011. Vol. 20. No. 1. P. 7-16.


Chapter Dorfman L. Y., Shchebetenko S. Space referents of readers and folktale characters interactions: Between merging and detachment, in: I Processi Creativi, Artistici e Leterrari. Milan : Franco Angeli, 2007. P. 29-38.


  • 2021

    Psy-Вышка: конференция молодых ученых (Москва). Presentation: Изменчивость и стабильность черт личности: современное состояние проблемы

  • Psy-Вышка: конференция молодых ученых (Москва). Presentation: Изменчивость и стабильность черт личности: современное состояние проблемы

  • 2019

    3rd World Conference on Personality (Ханой). Presentation: Self-argumentation in favor or against extraversion: Does it change the trait and the attitudes toward it?

  • 2018

    19th European Conference on Personality (Задар). Presentation: Changing attitudes toward personality traits: An experimental evidence

  • 2017

    The Biennial Association for Research in Personality Conference (Сакраменто). Presentation: Are attitudes toward traits and values the same?

  • 2016

    The Second World Conference on Personality (Бузиос). Presentation: The links between traits and evaluations of painting genres: Do attitudes toward traits matter?

  • The Second World Conference on Personality (Бузиос). Presentation: Reflexive characteristic adaptations produced incremental effects on sample attrition as compared to personality traits

  • The Second World Conference on Personality (Бузиос). Presentation: Reflexive characteristic adaptations

  • 2013

    The 1st World Conference on Personality. (Stellenbosch). Presentation: Attitudes toward big five traits: A correlational study

  • 2012
    European Conference on Personality (ECP) (Trieste). Presentation: How right-wing authoritarianism relates to attitudes toward Islam among Russian Orthodox undergraduates?
  • 2008
    IV Международная конференция РКА "Коммуникация в современной парадигме социального и гуманитарного знания" (Коммуникация-2008) (Москва). Presentation: Вклад когнитивной нагрузки в восприятие иммигрантов
  • 2006
    Всероссийская конференция "Психология индивидуальности" (Москва). Presentation: Пространственное Я и черты личности: гендерные сравнения
  • 2005
    International Congress on Aesthetics, Creativity and Psychology of the Arts (Пермь). Presentation: Merging vs. detachment attitudes of readers toward folktale characters

Editorial board membership

  • 2022: Member of the Editorial Board, Review of Communication Research.

  • 2020: Member of the Editorial Board, Психология. Журнал Высшей школы экономики (Psychology. Journal of the Higher School of Economics).


2021-23 "Russian taxonomy of personality traits" (Russian Science Foundation: 21-18-00127)

2019-20 “Psychometrics of the Russian version of the Big Five Inventory-2” (National Research University Higher School of Economics, individual grant 19-01-003)

2018 “Attitudes toward traits and change of behaviour: On the example of extraversion (Russian Foundation for Basic Research);

2012-13 “Implicit attitudes toward out-groups members among the Ural region inhabitants” (Russian Humanities Fund (RGNF) grant 120330102500);

2012-13 “Psychodiagnostics of personality traits: Implicit and explicit approaches” (Ministry
of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

2011 The European Association for Personality Psychology scholarship for a summer school participation (Bertinoro, University of Bologna)

2006-07 “The image of immigrants among Russians” (Russian Humanities Fund (RGNF) grant N 06-06-82602 a/U);

2000 Perm region governor scholarship for postgraduates.


Computers in Human Behavior: 2019-21 (7)

European Journal of Personality: 2020

Personality and Individual Differences: 2021

PLOS ONE: 2018-22 (2)

Psychology, Health, & Medicine: 2020

Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: 2019

International Journal of Internet Science: 2017

International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology: 2016


Employment history

2018- National Research University Higher School of Economics, school of psychology (professor);

2012- Perm State University, developmental psychology department (senior researcher, associate professor, professor, 2012-);

2010-11 State University Higher School of Economics (Perm campus), school of management, associate professor;

2001-12 Perm State University, general and clinical psychology department (assistant, senior lecturer, associate professor);

1999-2007 Perm State Institute of Art and Culture, psychology department (instructor, lecturer, senior lecturer).

Timetable for today

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Settings on personality traits: a parallel world of individual differences

Together with Sergey Shchebetenko we discussed what a person thinks and how he evaluates his personality traits, which we reveal in questionnaires.