Alexander Savenkov

Alexander Savenkov

Post: Director of the Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology of Education
Academic credentials: Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Education, Doctor of Pedagogy, Doctor of Psychology

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Research Profile

  • psychology of giftedness and creativity
  • educational psychology
  • developmental psychology
  • cognitive psychology
  • diagnosis and development of child giftedness
  • psychology of research behavior and development of research abilities
  • development of emotional intelligence and social competence of the individual
  • positive socialization of the personality
  • psychology of games and toys
  • psychology of indoctrination
  • psychology of countering lies and manipulation


Psychology of Education

Psychology of Creativity and Giftedness

Evolutionary Psychology

Psychology of Didactics

Promoting Creativeness in Mathematical Disciplines of Junior School

Period of Teaching and Research Service

37 years

Education and Degrees

Higher education, Master’s degree in Psychology

Employment History

  • defended his doctoral dissertation in Developmental Psychology, Acmeology (2002)
  • graduated from the Master’s degree programme in Psychology — Psychology of Education Management (Moscow Pedagogical State University, 2012)
  • elected as a Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Education (2016)

Alexander Savenkov is the head of the scientific school Psychology of Giftedness and Creativity.