Ever since its first appearance under the auspices of Dubna University in Dubna, Russia in 2008 PsyAnima, Dubna Journal of Psychology has published scientific works of the scholars affiliated with the Department of Psychology at this University, as well as their collaborators, associates and even scientific opponents from a great many of institutions, geographical locations, and disciplinary fields. These diverse theoretical, historiographical, methodological and experimental studies typically come out in regular issues of the journal.

Our priority, however, is publication of special thematic issues of the journal that include cross-disciplinary studies in a wide range of experimental formats. Submissions to the journal are expected at psyanima@mail.ru.
Special issues of the journal belong to three intersecting domains of research that can be vaguely defined as:

1. “Vygotskian Studies” covering but limited to the topics of

  • the history, textology, and theory of the Vygotsky Circle
  • archival and publishing activities
  • cross-disciplinary studies in the footsteps of Vygotsky

2. Integrative and holistic theory of cultural-historical and bio-social development:

  • “cultural-historical Gestalt-psychology” of the scholars of the circle of Lev Vygotsky, Aleksander Luria, Kurt Koffka and Kurt Lewin
  • holistic theories of Max Wertheimer, Wolfgang Köhler, Kurt Goldstein, Adolf Meyer, Heinz Werner, Felix Krüger, Nikolai Bernstein, and many others
  • history and theory of holism
  • methodology and methods of non-reductionist research
  • love and soul as the objects of scientifically rigorous empirical investigation

3. Transnational science:

  • Russian psychology in the global context: scientific exchange, bi-directional import and export of Russian and non-Russian science
  • linguistic issues in transnational science
  • research on migrations of scholars, publications abroad, national scientific policies worldwide, transnational scientific associations, societies, foundations, philanthropies, and funding institutions
  • transnational nature of scientific knowledge: selection, circulation, and transformation of knowledge as its essential form of existence