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Dmitry Leontiev

  • Tenured Professor
  • Member of the HSE Academic Council
  • Dmitry Leontiev has been at HSE University since 2011.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2011
  • 2000

    Doctor of Sciences*

  • 1982

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* 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.

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Psychology of Motivation and Emotions (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 1 year, 1, 2 module)Rus

Courses (2017/2018)

Courses (2016/2017)

Courses (2015/2016)

Courses (2014/2015)


Editorial board membership

  • 2005: Member of the Editorial Board, Культурно-историческая психология (Cultural-Historical Psychology).

  • 2004: Member of the Editorial Board, Психология. Журнал Высшей школы экономики (Psychology. Journal of the Higher School of Economics).

  • 1994: Member of the Editorial Board, Психологический журнал.

  • 2006–2013: Executive Editor, The Journal of Positive Psychology.

Timetable for today

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6th World Congress on Positive Psychology

Lab staff members (Dmitry Leontiev, Martin F. Lynch, Tamara O. Gordeeva, Sergei Ishanov) took part in the 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology in Melbourne (Australia), July 18-21, 2019. About 1600 participants from 50 countries were registered at the congress. 

Laboratory Staff at the 9th Conference on Positive Psychology in Budapest

At the end of June, the 9th Conference on Positive Psychology (ECPP) was held in Budapest, Hungary. The topic this year is “Positive Psychology for the Prosperity of Europe in Transition.” The conference was organized on the basis of the University of Budapest and brought together more than seven hundred participants from 66 countries.

HSE Staff Members Awarded Status of Tenured Professor

On June 22, several HSE lecturers and staff members were awarded the status of Tenured Professor at a meeting of HSE Academic Council. Sixteen HSE staff members became Distinguished Professors at the Higher School of Economics for the first time.

Exploring Happiness, Well-being and Eudaimonia

For psychologists interested in questions of human wellbeing, a recent symposium held by the HSE International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation provided an excellent opportunity to discuss the aspects and forms of happiness. For two days on June 1-2, half a dozen scholars took part in the symposium, entitled ‘Happiness beyond well-being’, which consisted of several roundtables on the theoretical and methodological aspects of the problem.

HSE Opens New Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience

The new institute is headed by Vasily Klucharev, a professor at the Higher School of Economics, who previously worked as Head of the School of Psychology. Vasily Klucharev told the HSE news team about what the School managed to achieve in four years, what the new institute will do and how attitudes towards psychology and neuroscience are changing.

Interregional Symposium "Happiness and subjective well-being: modern approaches"

The laboratory together with the Kamchatka State University named after Vitus Bering organized the Interregional Symposium "Happiness and subjective well-being: modern approaches".

The Role of Motivation in Personal Development

On Wednesday, May 13, the International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation at HSE will host a lecture by Martin Lynch called ‘Motivation and Education: A Brief Introduction’. Ahead of his upcoming lecture, he agreed to speak with the HSE news service about his current research interests and his significant experience working in Russia.

‘Pay Attention to Reality’

On the eve of the new year we spoke to the head of the International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation, Dmitry Leontiev about why positive psychology does not solve problems but keeps them at bay, is uncertainty dangerous and why shouldn’t we battle with anxiety about the future.

'I Try to Say Surprising Things, to Keep Students on Their Toes'

From June 3 – 18, 2014, you can hear Kennon M. Sheldon reading a series of lectures on the Positive Psychology of Motivation at the HSE. The lectures are open to all students and staff.