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Tamara O. Gordeeva

  • Tamara O. Gordeeva has been at HSE University since 2014.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2013

    Doctor of Sciences* in Pedagogical Psychology

  • 2007
    Associate Professor
  • 1993

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Pedagogical Psychology
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • 1991

    Doctoral programme in Psychology
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • 1987

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* 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.

Student Term / Thesis Papers


  • 2018
    SPSP Annual Convention (Атланта). Presentation: Self-Esteem Motivation: Examining its Place in Self-Determination Continuum
  • Качество жизни в условиях глобальной трансформации человечества (Томск). Presentation: Happiness and LIfe Satisfaction in Contemporary Russia
  • Деятельностный подход к образованию в цифровом обществе (Москва). Presentation: ДЕЯТЕЛЬНОСТНЫЙ ПОДХОД К ОБУЧЕНИЮ: ТЕОРИЯ И ИССЛЕДОВАНИЯ СОВРЕМЕННЫХ ОБРАЗОВАТЕЛЬНЫХ ПРАКТИК

  • Happiness beyond well-being (Москва). Presentation: Pathways to Well-being: Optimistic Attributional Style as Mediator of the Effect of Basic Psychological Needs
  • Happiness beyond well-being (Москва). Presentation: Savoring the Moment is a Predictor of Subjective Happiness, Mental Well-being and Life Satisfaction in Russian sample
  • 2017
    Форум психологов России (Казань). Presentation: Диспозиционный оптимизм и оптимистический атрибутивный стиль: специфика связей с благополучием и успешностью
  • Self Ninth Self Biennial International Conference (Мельбурн). Presentation: Self-esteem Motivation: Examining its Benefits and Costs in Academic Domain
  • Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology (Монреаль). Presentation: Linking attributional style to well-being and academic performance: explanations of positive events matter more than explanations of the negative events
  • Счастье и субъективное благополучие: современные подходы (Петропавловск-Камчатский). Presentation: Оптимизм как дорога к счастью: всегда ли полезно быть оптимистом?
  • 2016
    8th European Conference on Positive Psychology (Анже). Presentation: Consequences of hiding one's happiness for well-being: the role of culture
  • 6th International Conference on self-determination theory (Виктория). Presentation: A person-oriented analysis of academic motivation: motivational profiles in successful high school and university students

  • Психология мотивации в современных социальных контекстах (ТОмск). Presentation: Новые подходы к мотивации и ее измерению.
  • 2015
    Culture in society, between groups and across generations (Москва). Presentation: Responsibility, Freedom, Trust and Subjective Well-being in Russia and the U.S.: the Functional and Happiness Benefits of Taking Responsibility
  • Fourth World Congress on Positive Psychology (Lake Buena Vista, Florida). Presentation: The Functional and Happiness Benefits of Taking Responsibility: Greater in Russia than the U.S.
  • Современная психодиагностика России. Преодоление кризиса. III Всероссийская конференция по психологической диагностике (Челябинск). Presentation: Разработка русскоязычной версии краткой шкалы самоконтроля
  • 2014

    International conference on Motivation Passion to Learn (Хельсинки). Presentation: Unpacking passion to learn: three facets of intrinsic motivation













Article Khramtsova I., Saarnio D., Gordeeva T. O., Williams K. Happiness, Life satisfaction, and Depression in College Students: Relations with Student Behaviors and Attitudes // American Journal of Psychological Research. 2007. Vol. 3. No. 1. P. 8-16.


Book Гордеева Т. О. Психология мотивации достижения. Смысл, Academia, 2006.


Article Stetsenko A., LIttle T. D., Gordeeva T., Grasshof M., Oettingen G. Gender effects in children's beliefs about school performance: A cross-cultural study // Child Development. 2000. Vol. 71. No. 2. P. 517-527.


Article Sternberg R., Gordeeva T. O. The anatomy of impact: What makes an article influential? // Psychological Science. 1996. Vol. 8. P. 69-75.

Employment history

Associate Professor (9/2000 – present) Moscow State University Department of Educational Psychology

     Leading Research Scientist (4/2014- present) Higher School of Economics, National Research Institute, International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation, Moscow, 0,25  position

    Deputy dean for international affairs (2004 – 2005) Moscow State University, Department of Psychology,

     Research Scientist (4/93 - 9/2000): Moscow State University Department of Educational Psychology

    Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow (10/93—12/94): Yale University Department of Psychology, Robert Sternberg’s Lab

    Research Associate (1/92—3/93): Moscow State University Department of Educational Psychology


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. 

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".