The journal was set up in 1955 by the Academy
of Pedagogical Sciences, RSFSR
(now Russian Academy
of Education) to
remain the only scientific periodical psychological publication here up to
The number of its subscribers compared with other periodicals in psychology
is the largest.
In July, 2000 " Voprosy Psychologii " won
" the most popular (readable) psychology publication in Russia "
nomination at the " The Century National Results "
contest held by " Psychologicheskaya Gazeta ".
The journal's main task is to acquaint readers with the latest developments
in both national and foreign psychological sciences.
Our basic papers present modern studies carried out in different realms of
psychological sciences; they also discuss various theoretical and practical
problems, psychological techniques to solve pragmatic tasks. This makes
wide practice absorb psychological knowledge.
The journal's editorial board had always leading Russian psychologists.
The very first editorial staff in which decisive part belonged to
A.A.Smirnov, A.N.Leontyev, S.L.Rubistein and B.M.Teplov had set a high
scientific standard of material presentation for many a year to come with
the journal personnel trying to follow it so far.
Within the 45 years of journal's life the chief editors were A.A.Smirnov
(1955-1958, 1967-1980), B.M.Teplov (1958-1965), A.M.Matiushkin (1981-1993),
E.V.Shchedrina (starting in 1993).
The journal's life was traditionally related to the Psychological Institute
of Russian Academy of Education, within its precincts the editorial staff
has been working since the publishing foundation. Today the chairman of the
journal editorial board is the Institute director, V.V.Rubtsov.
" Voprosy Psychologii " took the lead in discussing
scientific issues thought over by famous psychologists of the country.
The journal pages covered scientific debates roused psychological public
including the subject matter of psychology, psychological-pedagogical
points of teaching six-year olds, how to reconstruct psychological
sciences. In recent years the journal turned to talk out such topics as
psychology-pedagogy link, higher school psychology, psychological service
in general and at school especially, the XXI century psychology, etc.
The journal is primarily aimed at professional psychologists. The journal
publishes theoretical, empirical, scientific-practical materials in
psychology. Most papers are meant to solve teaching and bringing up
problems of rising generation - from preschoolers to undergraduates. The
journal stuff making the education psychologically oriented and above all
developing psychological service at school for applying psychological
knowledge to teaching and bringing up has an immediate target --
functionaries of the People's Education system.
The general reader interested in psychology will find the psychological
stuff to apply to the analysis of modern society growth problems, to prove
in terms of psychology humanistic approach to the human being, well, just
to use the knowledge in everyday life.
The main journal rubrics had been formed from its very first edition.
Later the rubrics " Theoretical Study ",
" Discussions ", " Critical Review and
Bibliography ", " In Other Countries ",
" Experimental Methods and Apparatus ",
" Scientific Events " were added to with
" Developmental and Pedagogical Psychology ",
" Psychology and Practice ", " Psychological
Counseling ", " Thematic Reports ",
" Experimental Research ", " Psychology in
High School ", " Editorial Mail ", " From
Work Experience ".
The journal editorial board tends to have a worthy coverage of the home
copious psychological thought for readers to look at " Voprosy
Psychologii " as a reliable source in psychological science
history, in that of Russian above all. This explains why the number of
publications in rubrics " History of Psychology " and
" Memorable Dates " has been enlarged.
The editorial board tries that the journal might not be only the Russian
edition. Contributors from former Soviet republics are a great support for
common information space in post-soviet states.
The editorial creative group does what it can for scientific-psychological
novelty with deep presentation traditions and discussion standards to
attract our readers for ever and a day.
The journal comes out 6 times a year. At present each issue size is 12
editor), A.G.Asmolov, B.S.Bratus, A.I.Dontsov, D.I. Feldstein,
V.P.Zinchenko, T.D. Martsinkovskaya, N.N.Nechaev, A.B.Orlov, N.I.
Chouprikova, A.V. Yurevich
A.V. Alexandrova, G.M.Andreyeva, A.G.Asmolov, B.S.Bratus, A.I.Dontsov, I.A.Zimnyaya,
V.P.Zinchenko (deputy chairman), E.A.Klimov, O.A.Konopkin, T.D.
Martsinkovskaya, V.S.Mukhina, N.N.Nechaev, A.B.Orlov, V.I.Slobodchikov,
S.D.Smirnov (deputy chairman), E.O.Smirnova, V.S.Sobkin, D.A.Farber, D.I.
Feldstein, N.I. Chouprikova, V.D.Shadrikov, E.V.Shchedrina, V.G. Shchur,
B.D.Elkonin, A.V. Yurevich
Development of the disk:
L.A. Hasin (director),
E.V. Shchedrina (chief editor), M.Y. Tushev (web-design)