American University of Central Asia - AUCA - MAKHINUR  MAMATOVA

Academic background:

1999                Candidate of Science in Psychology (PhD), St. Petersburg State University, Russia, Department of Medical Psychology. Dissertation title: "The Features of Gender Role Identification in Neurotic Disorders".


1994-1997       Postgraduate Degree in Clinical Psychology. Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University, Bishkek.


1988-1994       Diploma in Psychology. St. Petersburg State University, Russia, Department of Medical Psychology.



Research interests:

Peculiarities of emotional intelligence; comparative intercultural study of individual freedom and social responsibility.



Conferences and seminars participation:

2011          Political Methodology Summer Meeting in Princeton, NJ, USA.

2009          Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA. Poster presentation "Developing an American-Influenced Psychology Program from Soviet and Central Asian Traditions".

2006          OSI HESP AFP Social Sience Interndisciplinary Conference in Tbilisi, Georgia. Presentation "American-Style Psychology Curriculum: Problems of Adjustment and Flexibility".

2004          Indiana Academy of Social Sciences Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, NI, USA. Joint poster presentation with Diane Wille "Cross-Cultural Aspects of Emotional Expression". 

2004          Annual Psychological Conference at American University - Central Asia. Chair of Organizing Committee. 



On-going research projects:

USAID-AUCA Faculty Development Grant (August 2011 – January 2012). The topic of the research: "Individual Freedom and Social Responsibility in Perception of American and Kyrgyzstan Students"




 1. Mamatova, M., Wille, D. Cross-Cultural Study of Emotional Expression: The problem of Alexithymia. Psychology Research, Vol. 2, No. 3, March 2012

2. Mamatova M., Wille, D. Pedagogical Changes in Curricula in Higher Education in Central Asia: A Case Study in Psychology. Journal of US-China Public Administration, Vol. 7, No. 8, August 2010


Academic courses taught:

Theories of Personality - 2-level required course

Abnormal Psychology - 3-level required course 

Counseling Psychology - 3-level required course

Individual Freedom and Social Responsiblity - elective interdisciplinary course

American University of Central Asia
7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

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