Prof. Dr. Nikolay (Evgen'evich) Veraksa
Place and date of birth: 19.12.1946,
Language Сompetence: English, Spanish
H-index – 11 (google scholar)
1968-1973: M.A. (Developmental and Educational Psychology), Faculty of Psychology,
1977: PhD in Psychology (Developmental and Educational Psychology),
1991: Dr.Sc. (Developmental and Educational Psychology). “Origin and development of preschool children’s dialectic cognition”.
1968 – 1980 – Senior researcher,
1980 – 1992 – Docent,
1992 – 2010 – Professor,
1995 – recently – Co-director of 12 projects of Moscow City Department of Education
1995 – recently - Director of 5 national projects in preschool education
1998 - 2011 - Head of Department of Psychology and Pedagogical Abilities in Research Institute of Preschool Education (
2003 – recently - Head of Russian Psychological Society’s structure-dialectical developmental psychology section.
2004 – 2009 - Head of Moscow City University of Psychology and Education Social Psychology Faculty’s Department of Social Developmental Psychology.
2009 – 2011 - Dean of Preschool Pedagogy and Psychology Faculty of Moscow City Teacher’s
2012 – recently – Dean of Psychology of Education Faculty,
2009 – recently scientific advisor of Research centre for early years education and care (UNESCO, Moscow City Department of Education)
Main Research/ Teaching Interests
Courses of Lectures, Seminars, Workshops
Development of Dialectical Thinking
General Abilities of the Child
Methodology of Preschool Education
Development of Giftedness in Preschool Age
Social Development of the Child
Individual Differences in Cognitive Development during Preschool Age
Invited Addresses and Lectures (recent):
Invited Speaker 14th International Conference on Thinking (
Invited Speaker First World UNESCO Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (
Invited Lecture Philosophy for Children (UNESCO -
Invited Speaker ISCAR Congress (
Invited Speaker 15th International Conference on Thinking (
Invited Lecture, Embassy of
Invited Speaker Estoril Vigotsky Conference (
2007 – recently – editor-in-chief “Preschool Education Today. Theory and Practice”
2006 – recently - member of the editorial board “North Scientific Journal”
2000 – recently – member of the editorial board “Changes”
2003 – recently - member of the editorial board “
2012 – recently – member of the editorial board “European Early Childhood Education Research Journal”
Veraksa N.E. Pensamiento dialectico y creatividad// Eclecta. Revista de Psicologia General. - Vol.5, №11. - 2007. - P.7-14.
Veraksa N.E. Methodological issues in psychology (A textbook for students (recommended by Psychology Council of Russian Educational and Methodical Association for Traditional University Education in
Veraksa N. Structural approach to dialectic cognition// Psychology in
Veraksa N. Development of cognitive capacities in preschool age// International Journal of Early Years Education. – 2011. - 1. – PP.79-88.
Veraksa N., van Oers B. Early childhood education from a Russian perspective// International Journal of Early Years Education. – 2011. - 1. – PP.5-18
Esteban, Dolya & Veraksa Key to Learning. A neo-vygotskian program for children aged 3-7// Revista de Psicologia y Educacion. – 2011. – Volume 11. - №2.
Veraksa N. Lev Vygostky methodology // Peritia. Revista Portuguesa de Psicologia. – 2012. - 12. – PP.48-62
Veraksa N., Belolutskaya A., Vorobyeva I., Krasheninnikov E., Rachkova E., Shiyan I., Shiyan O. Structural dialectical approach in psychology: problems and research results.// Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 2013, 6, 2, 65-77