14 February 2020
Professor of KFU awarded with a medal named after L.S. Vygotsky

Professor, Head of the Department of General Psychology at the Institute of Psychology and Education, Alexander Prokhorov for outstanding achievements in the development of psychological science and many years of conscientious work in the field of education, was awarded the L.S. Vygotsky.

The honorary award of the Russian Academy of Education in Psychology was presented at the next meeting of the Academic Council of KFU, rector of Kazan University Ilshat Gafurov.

Medal to them. Leo Vygotsky is awarded to teachers and psychologists with a scientific degree who have made a great contribution to the scientific and methodological support of psychological activity, the development of a cultural-historical approach in psychology, as well as improving the methods of psychological and pedagogical support of citizens.

It is no coincidence that the award bears the name of Lev Vygotsky, a famous Russian psychologist at the beginning of the last century. It was he who first in his writings pointed out the close connection of pedagogy with psychology.

It is no coincidence that the contribution of the Kazan scientist to Russian science was highly appreciated: Alexander Prokhorov is a scientist known not only in our country, but also in the world.

Under his leadership, an original scientific direction was created in domestic and foreign psychology related to the study of the psychology of human conditions. His main works in this direction are focused on the study of the state as a mental phenomenon.

The scientific school has 22 candidate and 2 doctoral dissertations. Alexander Prokhorov published over 650 scientific and educational works. Over the years of work at Kazan University, he has published 20 textbooks for students.

The scientist has developed an educational-methodical complex “Psychology of States”, including a textbook, workshop and anthology for students and masters studying in the specialty “Psychology”. There are no analogues to this complex in Russia and abroad. The complex is based on the results of a professor’s research, in which the mental state of a person is considered from the perspective of a system and subjective-personal approach. These studies are a continuation of the study of the human mental state, begun in 1885 by V.M. Bekhterev, and subsequently by Professor N. Peysakhov.

In 2015, thanks to A. Prokhorov, the only master's program in psychology of human conditions was opened in IPO in Russia and abroad.

Among the awards are a victory in the National Psychological Competition “Golden Psyche” in 2005 in the nomination “Project of the Year in Psychological Education”, in 2009 in the nomination “Project of the Year in Psychological Science” (monograph “Semantic Regulation of Mental States”) and in 2013 in the nomination “Project of the year in psychological science” (monograph “Everyday trance state.”). In 2012, Alexander Oktyabrinovich became the Laureate of the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of education, and in the year of the 210th anniversary of Kazan University, he received Thanks from the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin.

In May 2019, Alexander Prokhorov was awarded the honorary title “Honored Worker of Higher School of the Russian Federation”. The corresponding decree was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.