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Chair of pedagogic and age psychology was established in October, 2000.
At the chair the following fields of training are studied:
fundamental disciplines: age psychology, methodological and theoretical problems of psychology, basics of psychotherapy, basics of psychological consulting;
specialized disciplines: pedagogical psychology, techniques of psychology teaching, basics of ecological psychology, orthobiosis of personality, religion psychology, practicum on pedagogic and age psychology;
disciplines at university choice: career guidance and selection, psychodiagnostics and psychocorrection in the field of education, psychological training at the establishments of general education;
disciplines at student free choice: psychological hermeneutics, theoretical and methodological basics of social and psychological service activity, axiological psychology, crisis consulting, distant consulting, practicum on art therapy.
Members of the chair, scientific interests and achievements of the staff:

Zinoviia Karpenko
Doctor of Science (Psychology, PhD), Professor, Chairperson, Head of the specialized academic council in 19.00.07 specialty – pedagogic and age psychology in the Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian national university, Director of the research center Personality Development Psychology, Editor-in-chief of the magazine Psychology of Personality , Member of a Board of Ukrainian Political Psychologists Association.
Scientific interests: study of axiopsychology of personality.
e-mail: karpenkozs@ukr.net

Liudmyla Makarova
Candidate of Science (Pedagogy, PhD), Associate Professor,
Scientific interests: practical psychology of education, psychological and pedagogical technologies in formation of values of children’s and youth healthy way of life, methodological means of school psychological service.

Olesia Koropetska
Candidate of Science (Psychology, PhD), Associate Professor,
Scientific interests: urgent issues of psychology of personal and professional specialist’s becoming and self-realization.
e-mail: olesya-ko@mail.ru

Svitlana Lytvyn-Kindratiuk
Candidate of Science (Psychlogy, PhD), Associate Professor, Deputy director of the research center Personality Development Psychology,
Scientific interests: Methodology and theory of historic psychology, including historiagenesis of ritual and everyday, food behavior, art psychology, ethnic psychology, personality ecoculture.
e-mail: lytvynkindr@ukr.net

Liliia Romankova
Candidate of Science (Psychology, PhD), Associate Professor, Head of the department of university psychological and pedagogical work, conducts psychological circle for pupils.
Scientific interests: innovative teaching techniques in psychology of higher school, including interactive ones.
e-mail: mega.romankova@mail.ru

Olha Klymyshyn
Doctor of Science (Psychology, PhD), Associate Professor,
Scientific interests: studies the problems of Christian oriented hermeneutics and psychological aid provision.
e-mail: klymyshyn@meta.ua

Zoia Yurchenko
Candidate of Science (Psychology, PhD) Associate Professor,
Scientific interests: psychology of sex and gender psychology, problems of family violence and deviation, psychological factors of difficult upbringing, early alcoholization.
e-mail: Iurchenko_z@i.ua

Vladyslav Smetaniak
Candidate of Science (Psychology, PhD), Associate Professor,
Scientific interests: problems of professional and family self-determination.
e-mail: smetvlad@ukr.net


Oksana Parkulab
Candidate of Science (Psychology, PhD), Associate Professor,
Scientific interests: theory and practice of existential consulting, phenomenal methods of client psychological aid.
e-mail: parkulab@mail.ru


Volodymyr Mytsko
Candidate of Science (Psychology, PhD), Associate Professor,
Scientific interests: axiopsychological problems of personality development, distant forms of psychological consulting, family relations during gestation period.
e-mail: mytskovm@meta.ua

Yurii Sydoryk
Candidate of Science (Psychology, PhD), Associate Professor,
Scientific interests: psychological factors of mental disorders, family relations of persons with psychosomatic disorders (joint study with the researchers of the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen – Universitätsklinikum Tübingen).
e-mail: sydoryk@ukr.net

Nadiia Kohutiak
Candidate of Science (Psychology, PhD), Associate Professor,
Scientific interests: intellectual and emotional components of self-expression of children under school age with disorders of autism spectrum; cooperates with public organization “Svitanok”, which unites the parents of children with autism and other psychospeech disorders.
e-mail: nadiya2311@ukr.net

Lydia S. Tymkiv 
 Candidate of Psychological Sciences, explores the psychological factors of family violence against women.

Anton Matviishyn 
Assistant Professor, studies the psychological mechanisms of social illusions of personality.


Some more words about the chair…
On the basis of the chair three international student competitions on psychology (2004-2006), international student scientific conference “Valued dimensions of human being” (2002) and international scientific seminars “Methodological issues of personality psychology” (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011) have been conducted.
During the time of its functioning the Chair of pedagogic and age psychology has been working on such collective topics: Psychological and pedagogical monitoring and correction of professional axiogenesis within higher educational establishment, Innovative psychotechnologies of optimization of personality axiogenesis, Psychological prophylactic violence and enmity in private and social life.
On initiative and on the basis the research center “Personality Development Psychology” was established. The center, besides organization and coordination of the personological studios, produces educational services for organizations and institutions of the West Ukrainian region. Since 2010 the periodical scientific publication (annual magazine) “Personality Psychology” was issued. It presents the results of research in mentioned branch of knowledge.  
In perspective of development the chair is planning the cooperation with international partners on coordinated subjects of researches in the field of personality psychology, psychology development, axiological psychology, ecological, historical and cultural psychology, psychology of pedagogical activity, organization and development of psychological service etc., is continuing the work of Specialized Academic Council on defense of Candidates’ theses and is planning to open Specialized Academic Council on defense of Doctors’ theses in 19.00.07 specialty – pedagogic and age psychology.
 
Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University warmly welcomes to cooperate!

Address:
Chair of pedagogic and age psychology
Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University
Shevchenka st., 57, r.518
Ivano-Frankivsk, 76025
.: (0342) 59-61-36
e-mail: pvpkaf@ukr.net
MINISTRY Of EDUCATION AND SCIENCE OF UKRAINE
VASYL STEFANYK PRECARPATHIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

CHAIR
of pedagogic and age psychology

Ivano-Frankivsk - 2014