A short introductionVictor F. Petrenko holds two doctoral degrees (1978, 1988) and specializes in general psychology and experimental psycho-semantics. He is a university professor at Moscow State University (MSU) (1994), a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) (1997), the head of the Laboratory of Psychology of Communication and Psychosemantics at the Psychology Department, MSU (1988), and Chief Research Fellow at the Institute of Psychology of the RAS. Seventeen PhD students attained their doctoral degrees under his supervision. His work has been focused on the psychology of consciousness and psycho-semantics, personal construct theory, problems of the unconscious, altered states of consciousness, ethnic and cross-cultural psychology, cultural-historical theory, psychology of art, philosophical issues of psychology, psychology of religion and political psychology. Prof. Petrenko is founder and editor-in-chief of the journal "Methodology and History of Psychology." His main publications are (325 in total): Petrenko V.F. (1983). Introduction to Experimental Psycho-semantics: A Study of the Forms of Representation in Ordinary Consciousness. Moscow State University Press; Petrenko V.F. (1985). Psycho-semantics of Consciousness. Moscow State University; Petrenko V.F. (1988, 2005). Fundamentals of Psycho-semantics. Moscow State University; Petrenko V.F., Mitina, O.V. (1997). Psycho-semantic Analysis of the Dynamics of Public Consciousness. Moscow State University; Petrenko V.F. (2010, 2013). Multidimensional Consciousness. Moscow: Publishing House Eksmo; Petrenko V.F. Suprun A.P. (2015, 2016). Methodological intersections of psycho-semantics of consciousness and quantum physics. M. Ed. Nestor-History; Petrenko V.F., Mitina O.V. (2019). Political psychology: psycho-semantic approach. M. Science; Petrenko V.F., Suprun A.P. (2015). Methodology of psycho-semantics in the context of the philosophy of post-non-classical rationality and quantum physics. Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Т. 85. No. 5. pp. 434-442; Petrenko V.F., Mitina O.V. (2017). A psycho-semantic approach to reconstruction of political mentality: research methods and examples. Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Т. 87. No. 1. pp. 49-62; Petrenko V.F., Kucherenko V.V. (2019). Theory and practice of sensorimotor psychosynthesis. Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Т. 89.No. 1. pp. 56-64.
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