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Department of psychology, age physiology and defectology 

Department of Psychology, Developmental Physiology and Defectology is one of the structural units of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, founded according to the Decree of the President of Ukraine on April, 3, 1992. The first head of the Department elected on March, 1993, was a member of NAES of Ukraine, Doctor of l Sciences, professor Olexander Kirichuk. Since December, 1997, as a result of the next election, the Department was headed by a full member of the NAES of Ukraine, Doctor of Sciences, Professor Serhyi Maksimenko.

Today the department has grown into a powerful scientific institution that defines priority research areas in psychology, age physiology and defectology, themes of fundamental theoretical and methodological and applied researches and provides their coordination.

It consists 10 full members (academicians), 22 corresponding members and 8 foreign members of the Academy. It manages research institutions, led by famous scientists, namely: Institute of Psychology named after H. Kostiuk (S.Maksimenko), Institute of Social and Political Psychology (M.Slyusarevskyy), Institute of Special Education (V. Zasenko), Ukrainian Scientific center for Applied Psychology and social Work (V.Panok), Psychological research sector of the Southern research Center (Odesa) (O. Chebykin).

The features of this period of research of the Department scientists are their focus on understanding the realities, challenges and transformation in society and education, to strengthen communication of psychological research with educational practice, to meet the growing social needs in-depth knowledge of psychological patterns of development of personality, Ukrainian society and its politics. The main vector of scientific developments are psychological, social and psychological problems of interaction between society and education, its modernization and reform, entry to the European and world educational area.

Academician-Secretary - Serhyi Maksimenko, Doctor of Sciences, Professor, Member of the NAES of Ukraine

Scientific Secretary - Halina Humenyuk, Candidate of psychological sciences, associate professor


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