IRINA NICOLAEVNA TROFIMOVA, Ph.D., C.Psych.

 

For the Structure of Temperament Questionnaire (STQ) click here

 

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Irina did experimentally show and argue that…:

(in psychology)

 

n     the structure of adult temperament (biologically based individual differences) cannot and should not be presented as 3-5 independent dimensions. She offers the “functional ensemble of temperament” model consisting of 12 components, which reflect the regulation of behaviour in four perspectives of functional tasks: dynamical aspects of tasks (energetic, lability and directionality), probabilistic (known task vs. uncertain), activity-specific (physical vs. verbal-social vs. mental) and emergency aspects (involvement of emotional regulation). Her model is a derivative of Rusalov’s STQ model. Refs:

Rusalov, V.M. & Trofimova, I.N. (2007) The Structure of temperament and its measurement. PSP: Psychological Services Press, Toronto.

Trofimova, I. (2009) Exploration of the benefits of an activity-specific test of temperament. Psychological Reports, 105, 643-658. See PDF

Trofimova, I. (2010). Exploration of the activity-specific model of temperament in four cultures. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy. 10, 1, 79-95. See PDF

Trofimova I (2013) Extraversion concept in temperament research: time to move on? In: Psychology of Extraversion. Nova Science Publishers Inc.: NY.

Trofimova I (2013) The functionality of the structure of temperament: six degrees of progress in the 20-th century. Submitted to: Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Trofimova I (2013) When 12 = 1: the interlocking of emotional valence with performance capacities. Submitted to: Perspectives on Psychological Science.

 

Situation of:

 emergency   complexity

 

Dynamical aspects of an action with a function to...

  … to orient/select      …initiate/mobilize    …to sustain

Levels of regulation:

Sensitivity to reinforces:

Lability

speed of initiation

Endurance

low --►

high --►

Probabilistic

            tuning

Sensitivity to Probabilities

Plasticity

Intellectual Endurance

 

low --►

Deterministic:

   social/verbal

Empathy

sensitivity to others

Social Tempo

Social Endurance

 

Deterministic:

     physical

Sensitivity to (seek for) sensations

Physical Tempo

Physical Endurance

high --►

high --►

Emotional

       amplifier

Neuroticism

sensitivity to potential failures

Impulsivity

Self-confidence

projection of potential success

Trofimova`s  model of the structure of temperament with 12 temperament traits ("Functional Ensemble of Temperament")

 

n     Big Five model of personality or 2-3 dimensional models of temperament miss an important distinction between traits related to social, mental and physical activities. Refs:

Trofimova, I. (2010). An investigation into differences between the structure of temperament and the structure of personality. American Journal of Psychology, 123, 4, 467-480 See PDF

Trofimova, I. (2010) Questioning the “general arousal” models. Open Behavioral Science and Psychology, 4, 1-8. See PDF

Trofimova, I. & Sulis W. (2011). Is temperament activity-specific? Validation of the Structure of Temperament Questionnaire – Compact (STQ-77). International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 11(3), 389-400. See PDF.

Trofimova I (2013) Extraversion concept in temperament research: time to move on? In: Psychology of Extraversion. Nova Science Publishers Inc.: NY.

Trofimova, I. (2013) Observer bias: Observer bias: how temperament matters in semantic perception of lexical material. PLOS ONE. In Press.

Trofimova I (2013) The functionality of the structure of temperament: six degrees of progress in the 20-th century. Submitted to: Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Trofimova I (2013) When 12 = 1: the interlocking of emotional valence with performance capacities. Submitted to: Perspectives on Psychological Science.

 

n     depression has a significant impact on lability of activity (tempo, plasticity and impulse control), compromising the responsiveness of behavior through an increase in rigidity and impulsivity. Depression and anxiety appear to be associated mostly with aspects of physical activity and less with intellectual or verbal activity:

Trofimova, I. & Sulis W. (2010). An investigation of temperament in adults with comorbid depression and anxiety. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 1, 3, 190-199. DOI: 10.4236/abb.2010.13027 See PDF

 

n     … the way how people attribute meaning to events and objects partially depends on the state of their body, and capacities to handle these events (“projection through capacities”). Our studies showed that sex and temperament (biologically based traits) have specific influence on human semantic perception. Refs:

Trofimova I.N. (1997) Interconnections of characteristics of temperament with some peculiarities of cognitive activity of human // Voprosi psychologii, N 1, 74-82.

Trofimova, I. (1999) How people of different age, sex and temperament estimate the world. Psychological Reports, 85/2, 533-552. See DOC.

Trofimova, I. (2011) Are men evolutionarily wired to love the “Easy” buttons? Nature Neuroscience Preceding, 5562 http://precedings.nature.com/documents/5562/version/1

Trofimova, I. (2012) Understanding misunderstanding: a study of sex differences in meaning attribution. Psychological Research. DOI: 10.1007/s00426-012-0462-8. See PDF

Trofimova, I. (2013) Observer bias: how temperament matters in semantic perception of lexical material. PLOS ONE. In Press.

 

n     …based on the experimental results, there might be a “middle age – middle sex” phenomenon: sex differences in verbal tempo and physical endurance are more pronounced during youth, fading at the end of the young adulthood. We argued that sex differences in these two types of abilities might be "a matter of age", and should not be attributed to gender in general. Refs:

Trofimova, I. (2012) A study of the dynamics of sex differences in adulthood. International Journal of Psychology, 47(0), 1-7. In Press, See PDF

 

n     …based on the experimental results, men have a tendency to favour mechanical and sensational concepts more than women, and women favour more fluid and routine concepts than men. Refs:

Trofimova, I. (2011) Who is in charge of Science: men view “Time” as more fixed, “Reality” as less real, and “Order” as less ordered. Cognitive Systems Research, 15-16, 50-56. Doi:10.1016/j.cogsys.2011.07.001. See PDF

 

(in theory of evolution, complex systems, emergence)

 

n     …following Geodakyan’s Evolutionary Theory of Sex (ETS): ETS suggested that sex division is a systemic division of species into two (variational and conservational) partitions of a species. We used ETS as an evolutionary “take” on sex differences in meaning attribution observed in our studies and suggested the presence of strong systemic factors which support psychopathy in men. These factors support the male-prevalent tendency for irrelevance/redundancy pruning, which allows the male sex to be in charge of dealing with overall diversity and variation, both in the sense of expanding its boundaries and of eliminating the excess of variation, while the female sex is in charge of securing, conserving the ways of the species’s functioning, which proved to guarantee the desired outcomes. Refs:

Trofimova, I. (2011) Are men evolutionarily wired to love the “Easy” buttons? Nature Neuroscience Preceding, 5562 http://precedings.nature.com/documents/5562/version/1

Trofimov, I. (2012) Functionality of evolutional bi-sexual partitions of species might determine psychological sex differences. Submitted to Review of General Psychology.

 

n     …one doesn’t need to have stable components or even links between them in order to have a visible and consistent structure. To show that in mid-1990s we proposed modeling with Ensembles of Variable Structures (EVS), to observe the emergence of structures even while the connections between elements were highly stochastic and volatile. Refs:

Trofimova, I., Potapov, A., Sulis, W. (1998) Collective Effects On Individual Behaviour: Three Questions In The Search For Universality. International Journal of Chaos Theory and Applications. V.3, N.1-2. Pp.53-63.

Trofimova I. (2001) Principles, concepts and phenomena of Ensembles with Variable Structure. In: Sulis W., Trofimova I. (Eds.) Nonlinear Dynamics in Life and Social Sciences. IOS Press, Amsterdam. See .DOC

 

n     …natural systems are transient and do not have a stable state space. This compromises applicability of traditional methods of nonlinear dynamics, and especially classical mathematics and statistics to phenomena of life sciences. Refs:

Trofimova I. (2001) Universals and specifics in psychology. In: Sulis W., Trofimova I. (Eds.) Nonlinear Dynamics in Life and Social Sciences. IOS Press, Amsterdam. See .DOC

Trofimova I. (2001) Principles, concepts and phenomena of Ensembles with Variable Structure. In: Sulis W., Trofimova I. (Eds.) Nonlinear Dynamics in Life and Social Sciences. IOS Press, Amsterdam. See .DOC

 

n     …the language of math and physics, invented originally by men, has a mechanical engineering bias and therefore is not very suitable for life and social sciences. Refs:

Trofimova, I. (2011) Who is in charge of Science: men view “Time” as more fixed, “Reality” as less real, and “Order” as less ordered. Cognitive Systems Research, 15-16, 50-56. Doi:10.1016/j.cogsys.2011.07.001. See PDF

 

n     …it is possible to have formal codes for “functions on the flow of resources” within sets of diverse elements. Refs: Trofimova I. (1999). Functional differentiation in developmental systems. In: Bar-Yam Y. (Ed.) Unifying Themes in Complex Systems. Perseus Press. Pp.557-567.

n     … diversity of agents within populations and their interconnectivity (“sociability”) – these two formal characteristics of populations compete and suppress each other, and this competing dynamics drives the evolution of distributions. Ref:

Trofimova I. & Mitin N. (2002) Self-organization and resource exchange in EVS modeling. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, 6, 4, 351-562. See .PDF

Trofimova I. (2003) Sociability, diversity and compatibility in developing systems: EVS approach. In: Nation J., Trofimova I., Rand J., Sulis W. (Eds.) Formal Descriptions of Developing Systems. Kluwer Press. Pp. 231-248. See .DOC

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

2005-2006 - Physics courses 2H04 and 4B03, McMaster University, Canada

1999-2000 - Physics courses 3M03 and 4M03, McMaster University, Canada

1994-1997 - Postdoctoral training in nonlinear dynamics, Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Moscow, Russia

1993-1995 - Ph.D., Laboratory of Differential Psychophysiology and Differential Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Science

1982-1988 - M.Sc., Department of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

1970-1977 - Music School N9, Novosibisrk, Russia

 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

Professional:

 

2004 – present – Clinical Psychologist, Co-Director of Psychological Services, Hamilton & Niagara Falls area (St.Catharines), ON

2007 – present – Clinical Psychologist, Late Life Memory Clinic, Dunnville Hospital (Haldimand-Norfolk area), ON

1997 - present - Administrator, Senior Researcher Laboratory of Collective Intelligence, McMaster University

2008 – 2009 – Clinical Psychologist, Silver Counselling Psychology Center, Burlington, ON

2007 – 2008 – Clinical Psychologist, Matrix Rehabilitation Center, Burlington, ON

1999 - 2007 – Clinical Psychologist, Kaplan & Kaplan Psychologists, Hamilton, ON

1999 - 2000 - Part-time instructor, Brock University, the course “Cognition”.

1999 - 2000 - Invited lecturer, Toronto Mamonides College, the course “Educational Psychology”

 

1995-1997:

Assistant Professor, Moscow State Social University

Senior Scientific Researcher, Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Moscow

Invited Lecturer, Moscow State University, Department of Psychology

Part-time Lecturer, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technologies

President, Russian Synergetic Society (RSS).

 

1993-1995:

Faculty, Institute of Business, Information, and Telecommunications, Moscow

Faculty, Sociological College, Moscow

Invited Lecturer, International University of Social-Justice Relations, Moscow

 

1991-1992: Senior Inspector, Russian Government, Department of The President’s Assistant on Youth Affairs.

 

1989-1991:

Junior Scientific Researcher, Research Center of Institute on Youth, Moscow.

Invited Lecturer, Institute of Youth, Moscow.

 

1988-1989: Psychologist, Research Institute of Precision Measurement, Moscow.

 

PROJECTS

 

ACADEMIC (RESEARCH) PROJECTS (1993-present):

 

  • Modeling in life sciences: application of modern mathematical methods for simulation of social processes, development of Ensembles with Variable Structures approach (multi-dimensional spin glasses).
  • Personality theory (temperament): adaptation of Structure of Temperament Questionnaire (STQ) to English. The manual for English version of STQ, based on the Canadian, American and Australian samples was published in 2007. It included adaptation of STQ to Chinese, Polish and Urdu languages.
  • Study of relations between personality and temperament, between personality disorders, mood disorders and temperament.
  • Modeling in psychology: application of modern mathematical methods for simulation of social processes, development of Ensembles with Variable Structures approach.
  • Cognitive psychology (psychosemantics): The study of cognitive complexity, dimensionality of semantic space and meaning attribution in people of different gender, age and temperament. The data was collected in three languages: English, Chinese and Russian.
  • Academic documentary projects: “Diplomas in motion”, “Temperamentums”, “Reaction, Action, Construction”.

 

 

PSYCHOMETRIC PROJECTS:

 

1989-1990 – forward-back-forward translation and adaptation of Allport-Vernon-Lindzey Test on Values to Russian population.

 

1994-1995 – participation in adaptation of the Big Five questionnaire to the Russian population, with my contribution of 200 subjects.

 

1993-1995 – forward-back-forward translation, items analysis, adaptation and data collection of Dr. David Buss (Michigan, USA) test of evolutionary strategies of sexual behaviour (cross-cultural study in 9 populations) with my contribution of 180 subjects from Russian population.

 

1996-1997 – forward-back-forward translation and adaptation of Self-Perception Scale Dr. David Watkins (Hong Kong) to Russian population in his cross-cultural study in 6 populations, with my contribution of 206 Russian subjects.

 

1996-1998 – organization of an adaptation and official distribution of Raven Progressive Matrices (Scotland, UK) in Russia, including corresponding seminars for psychologists.

 

1994-1998 – development of a new diagnostic tool for assessment of meaning attribution and personal preferences using semantic differential approach, based on Charles Osgood’s studies.

 

1996-2006 – co-author of the manual for the extended English version of Structure of Temperament Questionnaire (STQ), originally developed by V. Rusalov in Russia. Performed and supervised forward-back-forward translation for English, Urdu and Chinese versions of the STQ, items analysis, adaptation and data collection. Polish version of STQ is in progress.

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS:

 

2009 presentDocumentaries “Diplomas in Motion”, “Temperamentums”, “Reaction, Action, Construction”.

2009, August – Organizer/Chair, Symposium session “Temperament: Theory and Measurement“, the Convention of American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada

 

2001-2002 - Head of Organizing Committee, NATO Advanced Research Workshop "Formal descriptions of developing systems".

 

May, 2000 - Chair, session on "Modeling in Life Sciences", International Conference on Complex Systems, Nashua, U.S.A.

 

1999-2000 - Head of Organizing Committee, NATO Advanced Study Institute "Nonlinear Dynamics in Life and Social Sciences".

 

1996, April - Conference on "Development and Assessment of Competence," Moscow Institute of Psychology; Organizer and Chair.

 

1996, January - Colloquium on "Synergetics in Psychology," Moscow Synergetic Forum; Organizer and Chair.

 

1996, August - Organizer and Chair, Integrated paper session "Synergetics and Psychology", the International Psychological Congress, Montreal, Organizer and Chair ,

 

1992-1995 - Head of the project "Construction of expert system for data interpretation with modeling of human behavior"; Russian Government

 

 

CLINICAL PRACTICE:

 

Since 1988 I have been practicing in the areas of personality assessment, treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, low self-esteem, conflict resolution, human resources selection and placement, family issues, grief, cognitive rehabilitation, pain management.

 

I have been registered with the Ontario College of Psychologists since 1999 for practicing in Ontario, and received the license for Autonomous Practice in 2004. I established a private practice “Psychological Services 4018” and treat patients in Hamilton, Toronto and Haldimand-Norfolk areas.

 

The populations, which I am working with, are: children 12-18, adults, couples, families, and elderly.

 

My present areas of practice are (both assessment and treatment): depression, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, pain management, cognitive functioning after mild brain injuries, family relationships, couple therapy, motor-vehicle accident complications, obsessive-compulsive disorder, specific traumatic phobias, social withdrawal.

 

 

COURSE DESIGN

 

Personality and Individual differences

Cognitive Psychology

General (Introductory) psychology

Psychology of education

Clinical Psychology

Developmental psychology

Social Psychology

Evolutionary Psychology

Modeling in Psychology

Psychology of management, training and business games

 

 

AFFILIATIONS

 

Member, College of Psychologists of Ontario

Member, Canadian Psychological Association

Member, American Psychological Association

Member, Russian Psychological Society

Honorary member, Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity

Corresponding Member, Department of Synergetics, Russian National Public Academy

President, Russian Synergetic Society (RSS)

Member, Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Delivered talks at international psychological conferences including:

 

''Modeling of Behavior as the Result of the Interpretation of Diagnostic Data''. International Congress of Applied Psychology, Madrid, July 1994

''Competence from the point of view of the synergetic approach''. Conference 'Development and Assessment of the Competence', Moscow, April 1996

''Precursors of the Synergetic Approach in Psychology''. International Synergetic Forum, Moscow, January 1996

''Fractal Functionality at the Differential Psychology''. International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Sciences, Berkeley, San-Francisco Area, June 1996

''Analysis of behavioral strategies using cellular automaton models''. International Psychological Congress, Montreal, August 1996

''Stages of Development on Psyche in Evolution and Individual Differences'' Session of the Washington Evolutionary Systems Society, Washington, September, 1996

''Interconnections between cognitive processes and dynamical properties of organism''. Lecture in Adelphi University, N.Y. September 1996

''Modeling of cognitive evolution of mind''. Lecture in McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. September, 1996

''Collective effects in individual behavior: modeling of group dynamics'' Seminar on Complex Nonlinear Systems in Muenster University, Germany, October, 1996

''Science and Psychology in Russia Nowadays''. Session of Public Discussion of Lecturing Municipal Club, Lecco, Italy, 25 October 1996

''The Definition of Parameters for Measurement in Psychology'' International Conference ''Chaos, Models, Fractals''. 25-28 October, 1996. Pave, Italy

''Universality in Group Dynamics''. International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Sciences, Milwaukee, US, 30 July - 3 August, 1997

''Functional Differentiation in Developmental Systems''. International Conference on Complex Systems, Nashua, US. September 21-26, 1997

''Modeling of Group Interactions: Some Useful Concepts''. International Colloquium on Complex Systems and the Management of Organizations. Toronto, Canada. April 3-5, 1998

''Ensembles with Variable Structure (EVS) in the Modeling of Psychological Phenomena''. 7th Conference of Herbstakademie ''Self-organization in Psychology, Psychiatry and Social Sciences''. Germany, Seeon. October 14-16, 1998

''Modeling of Ensembles with Variable Structure (EVS)'', 100th Annual Meeting of APS, March 20-26, 1999, Atlanta, Georgia

''Universals and specifics in psychology'', lecture for the NATO Advanced Study Institute ''Nonlinear Dynamics in Life and Social Sciences'', April 28, 2000.

''Diversity in natural systems and EVS modeling'', lecture for the NATO Advanced Study Institute ''Nonlinear Dynamics in Life and Social Sciences'', May 6, 2000.

''Principles and effects of Ensembles with Variable Structure'', International Conference on Complex Systems, May 24-27, 2000, Nashua, USA..

''Phenomena of group dynamics in EVS modeling'', International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Sciences, July 20-23, Philadelphia, 2000.

''Functional Differentiation Model'', International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Sciences, Madison, WI, August 3-5, 2001.

''Sociability and development in EVS models'', NATO Advanced Research Workshop «Formal descriptions of developing systems», October 2-6, 2002.

''Diversity, Compatibility and Sociability in EVS Modeling'', International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Sciences, August 8-10, 2003.

''Individual differences in semantic perception''. Annual Convention of Canadian Psychological Association. Hamilton, June 10-12, 2003.

''Random Graphical Dynamical Systems'' (together with William Sulis). Annual Convention of American Mathematical Society. January 5-8, 2005.

''Structure of Temperament Questionnaire''. Convention of Canadian Psychological Association. Ottawa, June 11-13, 2007.

''Cognitive Complexity, Fractals and Meaning Attribution''. New England Complex System Institute, Boston, US. October 27, 2007.

''Coupling of Measurement Characteristics in Psychological Diversity''. Tokyo, Japan. March 15, 2008.

''Structure of Temperament Questionnaire: across 6 cultures''. Annual Convention of American Psychological Association. Chicago, May 22-25, 2008.

''Structure of Temperament Questionnaire, Compact''. Occasional Temperament Conference. Sant-Rafael, California, October 19-22, 2008.

''Modern state of psychology of temperament''. Annual Convention of American Psychological Association'. Toronto, Canada, August 7, 2009.

''Meaning attribution of different gender and temperament groups: results from 3 samples''. 15th Herbstakademie, Embodied Cognition & Embodied Communication. Bern, Switzerland, October 7-9, 2009.

''Modern state of psychology and psychophysiology of temperament and its links to personality theory''. International Congress of Applied Psychology. Australia, Melbourne, July 11-17, 2010.

''Gender and temperament differences in meaning attribution''. International Congress of Applied Psychology. Australia, Melbourne, July 11-17, 2010.

''Functional differentiation and fractal functionality''. Conference of New England Complex System Institute, Boston, MA, USA. June 22, 2011

 

 

GRANTS

 

Research Grants:

 

1994-1995 -- International Science Fund (ZZ 5-451), postgraduate student participation;

1996 - Russian Humanitarian Scientific Fund (96-03-04535): "Structural Analysis of Individual Differences from the Point of View of the Evolutionary-Synergetic Approach"

1997 - Russian Humanitarian Scientific Foundation (96-03-04535-a)-renewal

 

Publication Grants

 

1997 - Russian Fund for Fndamental Research (97-06-87018): ''Synergetics and Psychology. Texts''. Volume 1. Methodological Questions.

1999 - Russian Fund for Fundamental Research (99-06-87019): ''Synergetics and Psychology. Texts''. Volume 2. Social Processes.

2000 – NATO Science Fund, the publication of the book: Sulis, W., Trofimova, I. (Eds.) Nonlinear Dynamics in Life and Social Sciences. IOS Press, Amsterdam (proceedings of NATO Advanced Study Institute)

2002 – NATO Science Fund, the publication of the book: Nation, J., Trofimova, I., Rand, J., Sulis, W. (Eds.) (2002) Formal Descriptions of Developing Systems. Kluwer Press.

2003 - Russian Fund for Fundamental Research (99-06-87020), co-eduted with Arshinov, A. and Shendyapin, V.: ''Synergetics and Psychology. Texts''. Volume 3. Cognitive Processes.

 

Conference Grants

 

1996 - Russian Humanitarian Scientific Fund (96-03-04535): The Conference 'Development and Assessment of the Competence', Moscow, Russia, April 1996

 

Travel Grants

 

1996 – MacArthur Foundation, USA: participation in the International Psychological Congress, Montreal, Canada.

1996 – Soros Foundation, USA, Institute for Open Society in Russia:

participation in the Annual Convention of the international Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Sciences, San-Francisco, CA, USA.

 

 

SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS

 

1996-1997 - graduate thesis supervision, Denis Koslov, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

1998-1999 - undergraduate thesis supervision, Doreen Au, McMaster University, Department of Psychology.

2002 – 2003 - undergraduate thesis supervision, Kristine Espiritu, McMaster University, Department of Psychology.

2002 – 2003 - undergraduate thesis supervision, Chandrima Bandyopadhyay, McMaster University, Department of Psychology.

2002 – 2003 - undergraduate thesis supervision, Samira Patel, McMaster University, Department of Psychology.

2005-2006 - undergraduate thesis supervision, Vanita Marques, McMaster University, Department of Psychology.

2005-2006 - undergraduate thesis supervision, Ambreen Tahir, McMaster University, Department of Psychology.

2006-2007 - undergraduate thesis supervision, Wen-Wen Iris, McMaster University, Department of Psychology.

2007-2008 - undergraduate reading course, Wen Hou (Niko), McMaster University, Department of Psychology.

2007-2008 - undergraduate thesis supervision, Jennifer Bossio, McMaster University, Department of Psychology.

2008-2009 - undergraduate independent study course, Russel Lu, McMaster University, Department of Psychology.

2010-2011 - undergraduate independent study course, Surab Khogiani, McMaster University, Department of Psychology.

2011-2012 - undergraduate independent study course, Polly Cheng, McMaster University, Department of Psychology.

2012-2013 - undergraduate thesis supervision, Torianne Ipema, McMaster University, Department of Psychology.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Books

 

In English:

 

Sulis W., Trofimova I. (Eds.) (2000) Nonlinear Dynamics in Life and Social Sciences. IOS Press, Amsterdam. (in English).

Trofimova I., Sulis W., Nation J., Rand J. (Eds.) (2002) Formal Descriptions of Developing Systems. Kluwer Press. (in English).

Rusalov, V.M. & Trofimova, I.N. (2007) The Structure of temperament and its measurement. PSP: Psychological Services Press, Toronto.

 

In Russian:

 

Belopolsky V.I., Trofimova I.N. (eds.) (1996). Development and assessment of competence. Moscow. Institute of Psychology RAS. (in Russian)

Trofimova I.N., Budanov V.G. (eds.) (1997). Synergetics and Psychology. Texts. Vol. 1. Methodological questions. Moscow. MSSU. (in Russian)

Trofimova I.N., Mitin N.A., Potapov A.B. Malinetzky G.G. (1997) Description of Ensembles with Variable Structure. New Models of Mathematical Psychology. Preprint N 34 of KIAM RAS. (in Russian).

Trofimova I.N. (Ed.) (2000). Synergetics and Psychology. Texts. Vol. 2. Social Processes. Moscow. Yanus Press. (in Russian).

Arshinov V., Shendyapin V., Trofimova I. (Eds.) (2003). Synergetics and Psychology. Texts. Vol. 3. Cognitive Processes. Moscow. Cogito Press. (in Russian).

 

Book chapters and contributions in English

 

  • Trofimova I. & Potapov A.B. (1998). The definition of parameters for measurement in psychology. In: F.M. Guindani & G. Salvadori (Eds.) Chaos, Models, Fractals, 472-478. Italian University Press. Pavia, Italy.
  • Trofimova I. (1999c). Functional differentiation in developmental systems. In: Bar-Yam Y. (Ed.) Unifying Themes in Complex Systems. Perseus Press. Pp.557-567.
  • Trofimova I. (2001a) Universals and specifics in psychology. In: Sulis W., Trofimova I. (Eds.) Nonlinear Dynamics in Life and Social Sciences. IOS Press, Amsterdam, 286-307 See .DOC
  • Trofimova I. (2001b) Principles, concepts and phenomena of Ensembles with Variable Structure. In: Sulis W., Trofimova I. (Eds.) Nonlinear Dynamics in Life and Social Sciences. IOS Press, Amsterdam. Pp. 217-231 See .DOC
  • Trofimova I. (2003a) Sociability, diversity and compatibility in developing systems: EVS approach. In: Nation J., Trofimova I., Rand J., Sulis W. (Eds.) Formal Descriptions of Developing Systems. Kluwer Press. Pp. 231-248. See .DOC
  • Trofimova I (2013) Extraversion concept in temperament research: time to move on? In: Psychology of Extraversion. Nova Science Publishers Inc.: NY.

 

Articles in English (refereed only)

 

  • Trofimova I. N. La psychoanalyse sur le point de view de l'approche du sisteme-evolutionnaire // Savoir c'est pouvoir. Paris. N 2, 1995
  • Trofimova, I., Potapov, A., Sulis, W. (1998) Collective Effects On Individual Behaviour: International Journal of Chaos Theory and Applications, 3/1-2, 53-63.
  • Trofimova I. (1999) Modeling of the environmental contribution to the genesis of psychiatric illness. Papers of the International Internet Psychiatric Congress.
  • Trofimova I. (1999). How people of different age, sex and temperament estimate the world. Psychological Reports. N 85/2, pp.533-552. See DOC
  • Watkins D., Mortazavi S. & Trofimova I. (2000). Independent and interdependent conceptions of self: an investigation of age, gender and culture differences in importance and satisfaction ratings. Cross Cultural Research. Vol. 34, N2, pp.113-134.
  • Watkins D., Sachs J., Balev J., Dahlin B., Fleming J., Klis M., Lopez L.W., Mortazavi S., Trofimova I., Sunar D., Tam Sing-fai A. & Van der Vijver F. (2000). Culture, gender, and the nature of self-concept: further evidence. International Journal of Psychology.
  • Trofimova I. & Mitin N. (2002) Self-organization and resource exchange in EVS modeling. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, 6, 4, 351-562. See .PDF
  • Trofimova, I. (2009) Exploration of the benefits of an activity-specific test of temperament. Psychological Reports, 105, 643-658. See PDF
  • Trofimova, I. (2010a). Exploration of the activity-specific model of temperament in four cultures. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy. 10, 1, 79-95. See PDF
  • Trofimova, I. (2010b) Questioning the “general arousal” models. Open Behavioral Science and Psychology, 4, 1-8. See PDF
  • Trofimova, I. (2010c). An investigation into differences between the structure of temperament and the structure of personality. American Journal of Psychology, 123, 4, 467-480 See PDF
  • Trofimova, I. & Sulis W. (2010). An investigation of temperament in adults with comorbid depression and anxiety. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 1, 3, 190-199. DOI: 10.4236/abb.2010.13027 See PDF
  • Trofimova, I. & Sulis W. (2011). Is temperament activity-specific? Validation of the Structure of Temperament Questionnaire – Compact (STQ-77). International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 11(3), 389-400. See PDF.
  • Trofimova, I. (2011) Are men evolutionarily wired to love the “Easy” buttons? Nature Neuroscience Preceding: http://precedings.nature.com/documents/5562/version/1
  • Trofimova, I. (2012a) Who is in charge of Science: men view “Time” as more fixed, “Reality” as less real, and “Order” as less ordered. Cognitive Systems Research, 15-16, 50-56. doi:10.1016/j.cogsys.2011.07.001. See PDF
  • Trofimova, I. (2012b) Understanding misunderstanding: a study of sex differences in meaning attribution. Psychological Research. In Press. See PDF
  • Trofimova, I. (2012c) A study of the dynamics of sex differences in adulthood. International Journal of Psychology, 47(0), 1-7. In Press. See PDF
  • Trofimova, I. (2012) Understanding misunderstanding: a study of sex differences in meaning attribution. Psychological Research. DOI: 10.1007/s00426-012-0462-8.
  • Trofimova, I. (2013) Observer bias: how temperament matters in semantic perception of lexical material. PLOS ONE. In Press.
  • Trofimov, I. (2012) Functionality of evolutional bi-sexual partitions of species might determine psychological sex differences. Submitted to Review of General Psychology.
  • Trofimova I (2013) The functionality of the structure of temperament: six degrees of progress in the 20-th century. Submitted to: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • Trofimova I (2013) When 12 = 1: the interlocking of emotional valence with performance capacities. Submitted to: Perspectives on Psychological Science.

 

Articles and book chapters in Russian, selected

 

  • Afanaciev E.V., Calchown. G., Trofimova, I.N. (1993) Christian ethics and Orthodox Christians in the business life of Russia. // Questions of economics, 8, 5-10.
  • Trofimova I.N. Forecasting human behavior as the task for an expert psychodiagnostic system // Questions of psychology, N 3, 1994. P.115-121.
  • Trofimova I.N. Strategies of behavior as stable characteristics of individuality // Nature of Psyche. Perm. 1994.
  • Trofimova I.N. Evolutionary determination of individual differences // Individuality in the modern world. Smolensk. 1994. P.76-81.
  • Trofimova I.N. Universal principles of evolution as the foundation for analysis of human nature // Philosophical research, N 3 1995. P.5-23.
  • Trofimova I.N. Parameters of behavioral strategies and style characteristics // Human styles: structure and functions. Ed.A.V.Libin. Moscow. Smisl, 1996.
  • Trofimova I. (1995) Nation: psychology and policy. In: Russia: stability and political risk, N 2
  • Trofimova I.N. (1996) Individual differences from the point of view of the evolutionary approach // Questions of psychology, N 1.
  • Trofimova I. (1996) Competence from the point of view of the synergetic approach. In: Trofimova I., Belopolsky, V. (Eds) Development and assessment of competence. Moscow. Institute of Psychology RAS, 54-56.
  • Trofimova I.N. Synergetic aspects of psychology. Psychological Journal. N 2. 1996.
  • Trofimova I.N. (1997) Interconnections of characteristics of temperament with some peculiarities of cognitive activity of human // Questions of psychology, N 1. Pp. 74-82.
  • Trofimova I.N. (1997) Precursors of the Synergetic Approach in Psychology // Synergetics and Psychology. Texts. Volume 1. Methodological questions. Moscow. MSSU.
  • Trofimova I. (1997) Individual differences: in search of universal characteristics. In: M.A.Basin, S.V. Charitonov (Eds.). Synergetics and Psychology. Sanct-Petersburg.
  • Malinetzky G.G, Mitin N.A., Potapov A.B., & Trofimova I.N. (1997). Individual differences: in search of universal characteristics// Informatics in science and education. Moscow.
  • Trofimova I. (1998). From living systems to synergetic models and back. In: Synergetics. Proceedings of a workshop. Vol. 1. Moscow, MSU Press, pp.69-80.
  • Trofimova I. (2000) Modeling of social behavior. In: Trofimova I.N. (Ed.) (2000). Synergetics and Psychology. Texts. Volume 2. Social Processes. Moscow. Yanus Press. Pp. 133-142. See .DOC
  • Trofimova I. (2003) Synergy between body and perception of the world. In: Arshinov V., Shendyapin V., Trofimova I. (Eds.) Synergetics and Psychology. Texts. Volume 3. Cognitive Processes. Moscow. Cogito Press. Pp. 61-81.
  • Rusalov, V. M., & Trofimova, I. N. (2011). О представленности типов психической деятельности в различных моделях темперамента. Психологический журнал, 32, 3, 74-84. See PDF