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Anatoly V. Kharkhurin

  • Anatoly V. Kharkhurin has been at HSE University since 2019.

Education and Degrees

  • 2005

    PhD in Experimental Psychology
    City University of New York

  • 1999

    PhD in Cognitive Science
    Catholic University of Nijmegen

  • 1998

    Bachelor's in Slavic Language and Literature
    University of Amsterdam

  • 1996

    Bachelor's in Computer Science
    Catholic University of Nijmegen

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

2019 Continuing education program "Organization of the educational process at the NRU HSE"

2019 Continuing education program "Teach for HSE"


Encyclopedia Articles

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2009). Bilingualism and creativity. Article for Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity and Talent. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2009). Turing machine & Turing test. Entries for Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.


Kharkhurin, A. V. (2019, September). Art on Contemplation: Lecture-performance. EUROTAS Transpersonal Conference, Dourdan, France.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2017, September). Transpersonal model of creativity. International Transpersonal Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

Kharkhurin, A. V. & Yagolkovskiy, S. R. (2016, July). Cross-cultural variations in creative perception modulate creative performance. The 31st International Congress of Psychology. Yokohama, Japan.

Shafiro, V., Gygi, B., & Kharkhurin, A. V. (2015, November). Listening to act: Comparisons of temporal estimates in response to natural and artificial sound patterns. The 14th Annual Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2015, June). Combination of Western and Eastern perspectives on creativity in a four-criterion construct. Toward a Science of Consciousness, Helsinki, Finland.

Kharkhurin, A. V. & Isaeva, M. G. (2015, May). Language mediated concept activation in bilingual memory as a facilitation mechanism of creative behavior. The 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism, New Brunswick, NJ.

Shafiro, V., Giordano, B., & Kharkhurin, A. V. (2015, May). Predicting the timing of future events using sound: Bouncing balls and tone bursts. The 169th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2014, July). Bilingual Creative Education: New approach to old curriculum. The 11th International Centre for Innovation in Education Conference, Paris, France.

Kharkhurin, A. V. & Li Wei (2013, June). The role of code-switching in bilingual creativity. The 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Singapore.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2013, May). Global thinking in Global University: On the resurrection of creativity fostering higher education. Workshop on Global University, Sharjah, UAE.

Vaid, J., Tossun, S., Kharkhurin, A. V., & Eslami, Z. (2012, November). What Do You See, Duck or Rabbit? Directional Biases in Bistable Figure Perception. The 53rd Annual Meeting of The Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, MN.

Vaid, J., Kharkhurin, A. V., Liew, K., & Kim, K. (2012, July). Directionality effects in scene depiction: Evidence from representational drawing. Invited Symposium on Spatial Schemas and Cognition at the International Congress of Psychology, Capetown, South Africa.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2012, June). Creativity.4in1: Four-criterion construct of creativity and its realization in a unified model. Language, Culture and Mind V, Lisbon, Portugal.

Gygi, B., Giordano, B. L., Shafiro, V., Kharkhurin, A. V., Zhang, P. X. (2012, February). Adapting to changing information: behavioral estimates of bouncing patterns with contradictory acoustic cues. Making Sense of Sounds: SCANDLE Workshop on Sounds and Sound Processing in Natural and Artificial System, Plymouth UK.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2011, June). Multilingual creative cognition: How multilingual practice encourages cognitive mechanism facilitating creative potential. Multilingual Creativity and Criticality Colloquium at The 8th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Oslo, Norway.

Kharkhurin, A. V. & Altarriba, J. (2011, June). The influence of bilinguals’ emotions on their creative performance. The 8th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Oslo, Norway.

Shafiro, V., Levy, E. S., Khamis-Dakwar, R., & Kharkhurin, A. V. (2011, June). Perception of American-English speech sounds by native Arabic bilinguals. The 8th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Oslo, Norway.

Giordano, B., Shafiro, V., & Kharkhurin, A. V. (2011, May). Accurate estimation of the temporal dynamics of bouncing events. The 161st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Seattle, Washington.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2011, January). iPNT: An internet based language proficiency assessment. International Conference on Teaching and Learning as Tools of Progress in Higher Education, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2010, November). What cognitive mechanisms may facilitate bilingual creative potential? The 51st Annual Meeting of The Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, MO, USA.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2010, October). Bilingualism à Selective Attention à Creativity: Exploring cognitive mechanisms encouraging bilingual creative potential. The 10th Biannual Meeting of the German Society for Cognitive Science, Potsdam, Germany.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2010, April). The cognitive and creative advantages of introduction of lingua franca. New Challenges for Multilingualism in Europe, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2009, December). The role of selective attention in bilingual creative behavior. The International Conference on Bilingualism and Bilingual Education, Sharjah, UAE.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2009, July). Bilingual verbal and nonverbal creative behavior. The 7th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Shafiro, V., Kharkhurin, A. V., & Levy, E. S. (2009, May). Perceptual confusions of American English vowels and consonants in Arabic-English bilinguals. The 2nd ASA Special Workshop on Speech, Portland, OR.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2009, April). How does speaking more than one language improve our creative abilities? First AUS Faculty Research Forum, Sharjah, UAE.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2008, July). What Makes Bilinguals Creative? A discussion of bilinguals’ development factors influencing their creative cognition. The 29th International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2008, June). The impact of culture on the relationship between bilingualism and creative potential. The 3rd Biennial Conference on Cognitive Science, Moscow, Russia.

Kharkhurin, A. V., Shafiro, V., & Manokhina, M. (2007, September). Do We See As We Hear? The role of native phonology in the visual and auditory word recognition of Russian-English bilinguals. Workshop on Phonological Processing in Bilingual Speech Production and Perception, Rovereto, Italy.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2007, May). Are bilinguals truly creative? New findings on bilinguals' creative cognition in the Middle Eastern culture. The 6th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Hamburg, Germany.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2007, March). Creativity research in UAE. The 2nd UAE General Psychology Conference, Dubai, UAE.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2006, September). The role of cross-cultural experience in bilinguals’ creative cognition. The Bilingual Sentence Processing: Functional and Neural Perspectives, Rovereto, Italy.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2006, June). The influence of cross-linguistic and cross-cultural experience on bilinguals' cognitive abilities. The 2nd Biennial Conference on Cognitive Science, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2005, October). The influence of bilingualism on divergent thinking: The spreading activation in bilingual memory. The Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Brighton, UK.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2005, August). The role of linguistic fluency, age of L2 acquisition and experience with new cultural-linguistic environment in bilinguals’ divergent thinking. The 10th International Symposium On Child Language, Berlin, Germany.

Shafiro, V. & Kharkhurin, A. V. (2005, October). The influence of native language phonology on auditory and visual word recognition in Russian-English bilinguals. The 150th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Kharkhurin, A. V. (2005, May). The influence of language proficiency and cross-cultural experience on bilinguals' divergent thinking abilities. The Seminar on Bi- and Multilingualism and Cognition, Bolzano, Italy.

Kharkhurin, A. V., Reber, A., & Tilei, P. (2005, March). On the possible relationships between bilingualism, biculturalism, and creativity: A cognitive perspective. The 5th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Barcelona, Spain.

Kharkhurin, A. V., Litman, L., & Grasso, F. W. (2002, May). Behavior-based navigation with the Rug Warrior Pro™: Adaptive neural networks learn without a teacher. The City University of New York’s Annual Research Conference, New York, NY.

Kharkhurin, A. V., Kempe, V., & Brooks, P. J. (2001, November). How can vocabulary learning mediate working memory effects on grammatical category learning? The 42nd Annual Meeting of The Psychonomic Society, Orlando, FL.

Kempe, V., Brooks, P. J., & Kharkhurin, A. V. (2001, March). Exploring individual differences in adult second language learning. The Workshop on Bilingualism and Brain Plasticity, Trieste, Italy.

Kempe, V., Brooks, P. J., & Kharkhurin, A. V. (1999, November). Multiple Determinants of Individual Differences in Language Learning. The 40th Annual Meeting of The Psychonomic Society, Los Angeles, CA.

Keynote, Invited Lectures, and Panels


Bilingualism and Creativity (thematic session at The 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism)

Rutgers University


Consequences of bilingualism for creative development
(lecture series)

Cherepovets State University


Multilingual Creative Cognition: Theory and practice
(lecture series)

Higher School of Economics


Applications of multilingual creative cognition to education

(invited lecture)

Potsdam University



Introducing Bilingual Creative Education program in the UAE

(invited lecture)

UAE University
(United Arab Emirates)


Multilingualism and Creativity: How speaking multiple languages facilitates creative potential (keynote at The 3rd International Conference on the Interaction of Language and Cultures)

Cherepovets State University (Russia)


Enhancing creativity through multilingual practice

(invited lecture)

Brain Awareness Week 2012

(United Arab Emirates)


Multilingual creative cognition

(invited lecture)

Potsdam University



Psychological aspects of personal spiritual growth

(invited lecture)

Middlesex University

(United Arab Emirates)


Cognitive psychology: History, methodology, and contemporary development (invited lecture)

Institute of Psychoanalysis


The influence of bilingualism on creative thinking

(invited lecture)

Institute of Psychoanalysis


Connectionism: The theory and practice of the artificial neural networks (invited lecture)

Moscow State University



IT technologies in Experimental Psychology

Cherepovets State University


Bilingual Creative Education: A unified learning program

Prince Sultan University
(Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2021/2022)

Psycholinguistics (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 3 year, 4 module)Eng

Courses (2020/2021)

Editorial board membership

  • 2018: Member of the Editorial Board, Creativity Research Journal.

  • 2017: Member of the Editorial Council, Creativity Studies.

  • 2017: Member of the Editorial Board, Психология. Журнал Высшей школы экономики.

  • 2015: Member of the Editorial Board, Вестник Российского университета дружбы народов. Серия: Психология и педагогика (RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics).

  • 2014: Executive Editor, Frontiers in Psychology.



AUS Faculty Research Grant
(AED 15,000)

American University of Sharjah (UAE)


AUS Faculty Research Grant
(AED 80,000)

American University of Sharjah (UAE)


AUS Faculty Research Grant
(AED 17,000)

American University of Sharjah (UAE)


AUS Faculty Research Grant
(AED 25,000)

American University of Sharjah (UAE)


AUS Seed Grant
(AED 5,000)

American University of Sharjah (UAE)


NSF Doctoral Research Grant
(USD 12,000)

The National Science Foundation (USA)

2001 – 2004

Doctoral Graduate Teaching Fellowship

Brooklyn College CUNY


The Fulbright Fellowship
(USD 12,500)

The Netherlands-American Foundation (USA)

2000 – 2003

Doctoral University Fellowship



Doctoral Graduate Fellowship

College of Staten Island CUNY (USA)

Employment history

2011–2019 Associate Professor American University of Sharjah (UAE)

2005–2011 Assistant Professor American University of Sharjah (UAE)

2002–2005 Adjunct Instructor Touro College (USA)

2001–2005 Adjunct Instructor Brooklyn College CUNY (USA)

2001–2002 Research Assistant Institute of Basic Research (USA)

2000–2001 Research Assistant College of Staten Island CUNY (USA)

Timetable for today

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New CPD Programme in Plurilingual Intercultural Creative Keys Launched at HSE University

HSE's School of Psychology is launching a new CPD programme ‘Plurilingual Intercultural Creative Keys’ (PICK). The programme was specially developed by the HSE Laboratory for Linguistic, Intercultural and Creative Competencies and is based on the innovative PICK training system designed to improve the skills of school teachers and tutors, as well as parents involved in teaching their children at home. The programme will be taught in Russian.

Anatoly V.Kharkhurin has organized a seminar about "Plirilingual Creativity at Work"

The HSE Look October Issue

The fourth issue of 2020 presents three interviews on the digital university concept and introduces new tenure faculty.

Intercultural Awareness through the Looking Glass

Dr Anatoly Kharkhurin joined HSE University in 2019 as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences. He received his PhD in Experimental Psychology from the City University of New York and taught in the United States and the United Arab Emirates. This academic year he is teaching Psychology of Thinking and Reasoning and Psycholinguistics. Dr Kharkhurin shared with The HSE Look his perspective on the prospects for the digital transformation of social communication.

Art of Research and Art on Research

Anatoly Kharkhurin joined HSE as an Associate Professor at the School of Psychology (Faculty of Social Sciences) in 2019, and combines research with creative pursuits in conceptual art.

The 7th P in creativity research: How an individual’s creative perception influences one’s creative behavior

On October 31 Anatoly Kharkhurin (PhD, associate professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Psychology, HSE) took part in the "Culture matters" research seminar with the report "The 7th P in creativity research: How an individual’s creative perception influences one’s creative behavior".