Oleg Konopkin

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Date of Birth: 05/29/1931

Age: 77

Place of birth: Rostov-on-Don

Citizenship: Russia


In 1949 he graduated from high school, and did not hesitate in choosing a profession, for his father`s footsteps, who was working at the time head of the Department of Pedagogy and Psychology Balashov Pedagogical Institute, he joined the Department of Psychology of the Philosophy Faculty of Moscow State University. In 1956 he graduated with honors. It was at the University has an established interest in research and practice in the field of general psychology.

All subsequent biography Konopkin was inextricably linked with the Psychological Institute of RAO, where he began working in 1957 in the laboratory of psychology of work and worked his way up to the academician RAO.

Over three decades, he has been head of the laboratory of self-psychology, for three years - the scientists of the Institute of the Secretary, twelve years Deputy Director of the Institute, eleven years as deputy chief editor of "Questions of Psychology" magazine, recent years - mainly researcher in his laboratory created.

Oleg was a renowned expert in the field of general psychology and the psychology of work, the author of the original concept of psychic self-regulation of human activities. His concept has opened a new direction in the psychology of human activity, based on the disclosure of internal psychological structure of the organization and management of its human purposeful activity.

He has supervised a lot of master`s theses; He was a scientific consultant of doctoral theses, member of a number of dissertation councils.

June 5, 2008 a famous scientist Oleg Konopkin died.