September 2015 – present: Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), PhD Fellow, Field C: Changing Lives in Changing Socio-Cultural Contexts

October – December 2017: Visiting PhD student, University of Sussex, School of Psychology

September 2010 – June 2012: National Research University Higher School of Economics, MSc in Psychology with distinction

September 2006 – June 2010: National Research University Higher School of Economics, B.A. in  Psychology with distinction



Department of Psychology, Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow, Russia

September 2014 – August 2015: Program coordinator of MSc program “Applied Social Psychology”

September 2012 – August 2015: Lecturer

International Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research of HSE Expert Institute (former “Laboratory for Socio-Psychological Studies of HSE Expert institute”)

February 2015 – August 2016: Research fellow

February 2013 – February 2015: Junior research fellow

January 2012 – January 2013: Manager, Junior research fellow

January 2011 – December 2011: Manager, Trainee-researcher

February 2010 – December 2010: Trainee-researcher

Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis, University of Essex, UK

July-August 2012: Teaching assistant at the course "Causal Models and Structural Equations"



  • HSE Best Teacher Award (best lecturer and best seminar instructor) (2015)
  • Personal HSE Award for academic success (2013-2014; 2014-2015; 2015-2017)
  • HSE Alumni Award (for initiation, coordination, and promotion of the “School of Young Psychologist”) (2012)
  • Winner of the Contest of students’ scientific works at HSE (nomination “The best scientific work of master student in psychology” (2012)
  • Personal acknowledgment from HSE “for the contribution to the development of the University” (2012)
  • MSc degree with honors; ranked #1 out of 71 master students in cumulative rating of psychology department, HSE (2012)
  • Special Award of the Government of the Russian Federation for outstanding abilities in academic and scientific performance (2011)
  • Winner (three times) of the Academic Scholarship (Higher School of Economics) (2010; 2011; 2012)
  • Winner (two times) of the “Oxford-Russia Fund” stipend for academic success (2010; 2011)
  • Bachelor’s degree with honors (2010)



In English:

Grigoryan L.K., Lebedeva N.M., Breugelmans S.M. (2018). A cross-cultural study of the mediating role of implicit theories of innovativeness in the relationship between values and attitudes towards innovation. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 49, 336-352.

Grigoryan L.K. (2016) National identity and anti-immigrant attitudes: The case of Russia. In J. Grimm, L. Huddy, J. Seethaler, P. Schmidt (Eds.), Dynamics of National Identity: Media and Societal Factors of What We Are (pp. 206-228). London: Routledge.

Smith P., Wasti A., Grigoryan L., Achoui M., Bedford O., Budhwar P., Lebedeva N., Leong ChanHoong, Torres C. (2014). Are guanxi-type supervisor-subordinate relationships culture-general? An eight-nation test of measurement invariance. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 921-938.

Work in progress:

Grigoryan L.K., Schwartz Sh.H. (invited revision). Values and attitudes towards cultural diversity: Exploring alternative moderators of the value-attitude link. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Grigoryan L.K., Ponizovskiy V.A. (invited revision). The three facets of national identity: Identity dynamics and anti-immigrant attitudes in Russia. International Journal of Comparative Sociology.

Ponizovskiy V., Grigoryan L.K., Kuehnen U., Boehnke K. (under review). Social construction of the value-behavior relation. Frontiers in Psychology.

Grigoryan L.K. (under review). Perceived similarity in multiple categorization: Antecedents and consequences. Applied Psychology: An International Review.

Grigoryan L.K. (under review). Multiple Crossed Categorization: Findings from a Factorial Survey Experiment. European Journal of Social Psychology.

Grigoryan L.K., Easterbrook M. (under review). Reducing outgroup favoritism in low-status groups. Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology.

Grigoryan L.K., Kotova M.V. (under review). National identity management strategies: How do they contribute to multiculturalism policy adoption in Russia? Psychology in Russia: State of the Art.

Wollast R., Riemer A., Gervais S., Grigoryan L., Klein O. (under review). How Self-Compassion Moderates the Effect of Body Surveillance on Body Shame for Women from America, Belgium, Russia, and Thailand. Body Image.

Grigoryan L.K., Cohrs Ch., Boehnke K., van de Vijver F., Easterbrook M. (in preparation). Beyond the ingroup vs. outgroup dichotomy: Patterns of multiple crossed categorization across cultures.

Grigoryan L.K. (in preparation). Beyond the majority's perspective: Mutual perceptions and inter-ethnic ties among six ethnic groups in Russia.

In Russian (selected):

Grigoryan L.K., Khaptsova A.A., Poluektova O.V. (2018). The challenges of adapting a questionnaire to a new cultural context: The case of studying group-based guilt and shame in Russia. Cultural–Historical Psychology, 14(1), 98-106.

Grigoryan L.K., Efremova M.V. (2017). Group-based guilt and shame and outgroup attitudes in Russia. Cultural–Historical Psychology, 13(2), 61-70.

Grigoryan L.K., Gorinova E.V. (2016). Factorial survey: Benefits, applications and practical guidelines. Social Psychology and Society, 7(2), 142-157.

Prozorova K., Grigoryan L.K. (2016). Social psychological determinants of bicycle commuting in Russia: An empirical examination of the model of goal-directed behavior. Social Psychology and Society, 7(1), 123–139.

Efremova M.V., Grigoryan L.K. (2014). Group-based guilt and shame: An overview of current research. Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 3(4), 71-88.

Grigoryan L.K., Lebedeva N.M. (2014). The role of informal ties in organizational commitment: Cross-cultural analysis. Experimental Psychology, 2, 128-147.

Grigoryan L.K. (2013). Patriotism and nationalism in Russia: Influence on economic independence. Cultural-Historical Psychology, 3, 22–31.

Grigoryan L.K., Lebedeva N.M. (2013). Informal ties in organization: Is it a culture-specific or a universal phenomenon? Organizational Psychology, 1, 30-45.

Grigoryan L.K., Lepshokova Z.Kh. (2012). The role of national identity and attitudes towards immigrants in economic beliefs of Russians. Social Psychology and Society, 2, 5-20.