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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

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).


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

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)



Article Shchebetenko S., Kalugin A. Y., Mishkevich A. M., Soto C. J., John O. P. Measurement invariance and sex and age differences of the Big Five Inventory–2: Evidence from the Russian version // Assessment. 2020 doi (in press)





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.



  • 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


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

PLOS ONE: 2018

Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: 2019

International Journal of Internet Science: 2017

International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology: 2016


Ongoing projects

Epi-personality: thoughts about personality

The effects of argumentation on self-reported personality traits and attitudes toward traits (with Arina Mishkevich (Perm State))

The Russian Big Five Inventory-2 (with Aleksey Kalugin (Perm Pedagogical University), Arina Mishkevich (Perm State), Christopher Soto (Colby College), and Oliver John (California University, Berkeley)

Target Response in Consumer Behavior (Giorgio De Marchis (Complutense University, Madrid)

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.