History of the journal, first compilers and editors
The initiator, organizer and first editor-in-chief is the founder of the Faculty of Psychology of Moscow State University, its first dean, prof. A.N. Leontyev (from 1977 to 1979). Further, the Editorial Board of the journal was headed by the deans of the Faculty of Psychology: prof. A.A. Bodalev (from 1980 to 1988), prof. E.A. Klimov (from 1989 to 2001), prof. A.I. Dontsov (from 2002 to 2006). Since 2007, prof. Yu.P. Zinchenko has acted as the editor-in-chief. Throughout its history, the journal has been closely associated with the Faculty of Psychology of Lomonosov Moscow State University. Within the Faculty the headquarters of the Russian Psychological Society operates, which ensures the presentation of research results from all over Russia. Among the authors of the journal there are specialists whose research was carried out in the laboratories and with the equipment of the Faculty of Psychology at Lomonosov Moscow State University.
The first editorial board included classics of Russian psychological science: A.N. Leontyev, A.R. Luria, P.Ya. Galperin, B.V. Zeigarnik, E.D. Chomskaya, O.K. Tikhomirov. It was they, as Authors and Reviewers of articles, who set high demands on the scientific level and quality of the editorial and publishing preparation of materials submitted for publication in the journal. Together with leading specialists of the Faculty of Psychology of Moscow State University, heads of departments, leaders of scientific fields, who at different times fruitfully collaborated with the journal, this level was supported and ensured by Scientific Editors - V.V. Luchkov (from 1977 to 1986), T.A. Nezhnova (from 1987 to 2019). Currently, the functions of publishing and Scientific Editors are performed by members of the Editorial Board: Deputy Editor-in-Chief A.N. Veraksa, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Editorial Board D.V. Pshenichnyuk, Publishing Editor I.U. Surilova.