S.D. Maksymenko, D.Sc.
Sergiy Dmytrovych Maksymenko, D.Sc., is professor of psychology, Honored Scientist, and Academician of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences (NAPS) of Ukraine. He is also Secretary-Academician of the Department of Psychology, Age Physiology and Defectology and director of the G.S. Kostyuk Institute of Psychology at NAPS. He is a member of the International Council of Psychologists (USA); a member of the European Academy of Natural Sciences (FRN. Hannover); and chairman of the Society of Psychologists in Ukraine.
Dr. Maksymenko is the author of approximately 650 scientific publications, including 28 monographs, over 400 scientific papers, 30 course books and 32 textbooks. These include the first Ukrainian textbook, Psychology of Personality, the high school course book General Psychology (published in Russian, Ukrainian and English), and Experimental Psychology, Differential Psychology, Genetic Psychology, Medical Psychology, Pathopsychology, and other books.
Based on theoretical and experimental studies conducted under his guidance, Dr. Maksymenko founded the Ukrainian Scientific School of Genetic Psychology, which implements concepts of developmental and pedagogical instruction. He has supervised 300 Ph.D. theses and 48 doctoral theses.
As a full member (academician) of the International Council of Psychologists (U.S.A., 1991), Dr. Maksymenko coordinates research on the development and use of experimental methods in the field of education and personal development. Among his many awards is the Albert Schweitzer medal of the European Academy of Natural Sciences (Hanover, Germany, 2008).