Dmitry LEONTIEV (Russia)
Ph.D., Dr. Sc., Tenured Professor of Psychology and Head of International laboratory of positive psychology of motivation and personality at Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, one of the most cited Russian psychologists. He strives to integrate existentialist approaches to human person with cultural-historical activity theory approach and synergetic views on human self-regulation and self-organization in the research domain of positive psychology. Author of over 600 publications in Russian and over 60 in English in psychology of personality and motivation, theory and history of psychology, psychology of art and empirical aesthetics, humanistic and existential psychology, psychological assessment and evaluation, positive psychology, including books “Psychology of Personal Meaning”, “Personality Potential: structure and assessment”, “Psychology of Choice”, “Hardiness and its Assessment” and others (in Russian). Both his Ph.D. and habilitation works were focused on the problem of personal meaning. Dmitry is a recipient of the Promotional Award of Viktor Frankl Foundation of the city of Vienna (2004), honorary lifetime member of Society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis by Viktor Frankl Institute (Vienna), national representative of Russia in European Network of Positive Psychology.