Academic Books
Sona H. Manousyan
1998 - 2002: Yerevan State University, Faculty of Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology/Department of Psychology
BA Degree in Psychology
2002 - 2004: Yerevan State University, Faculty of Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology/Department of Psychology
MA Degree in Psychology
2008 - 2011: PhD student, YSU Dept. of Personality Psychology (candidate’s degree expected)

Professional Trainings and certificates
2010: Intervention following Bereavement: Application and Training, organized by IUPsyS and Jena University, Jena.
2009: Capacity Building Workshop on Bereavement: Research and Practice, organized by IUPsyS and Jena University, Jena.
2009: Summer Academy on OSCE, provided by Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution under the patronage of the OSCE. Austria, Stadtschleining.
2008: Trainings on Social Science Survey Related Skills (SPSS questionnaire development, data archiving), provided by CRRC, Tbilisi.
2006: Training on Psychoanalytical Therapy and Group Analysis (Certificate Provided by Moscow Municipal University of Psychology and Pedagogy), Yerevan.
2003: Training on «Strategic planning, Program Planning and Evaluation, Fundraising and Creativity», University of South Florida College of Public Health through UMCOR - Armenia.
2003: Training courses on Active Musical Therapy, «Maevtike» NGO.
2003: Jung`s Method of Dream Analysis. Organized by «Maevtike» NGO.
2001: Post Traumatic Stress Disorders: How to Help children to Cope with Stress. Armenian Republican Psychological Centre, Yerevan.
2001: «Social and Emotional Competences - Communication Training», Psychosocial Service of «Qvant» college, Yerevan.

Professional experience
Jan. - May 2011: Visiting Scholar, Dept. Psychology, University of Michigan
Sept. 2009 - present: Lecturer, Dept. of Personality Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology, YSU
2008 - 2009: Lecturer, research fellow, Dept. of Theory and History of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology, YSU
2008 - 2009: Specialist, Institution of Human Rights Defender in the Republic of Armenia, Department of International Affairs
2007 - 2008: Consulting Psychologist, "AR" TV Channel, Yerevan Armenia
2008: Lecturer of general and forensic psychology, Institute of Law under RA Ministry of Justice, Yerevan
2006 - 2007: Research (exchange) student, Department of Reflexive Social Psychology, LM University, Munich, Germany
2004 - 2006: Consulting Psychologist, Assistant to Project Manager «Democracy Today» NGO Anti - Trafficking Project, Yerevan Armenia
2004 - 2006: Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia

Academic courses
Personality psychology
Seminar in personality psychology
Seminar in theories of personality
Seminar in psychology of individual differences
Principles of psychology
Practical seminar in cognitive processes

Scale of professional interests
Personality in social contexts, cultural psychology, psychology of ethnic and national identity, identity studies (individual, group and collective), information and media influence, political psychology

Participation in grant projects
US Department of State, Junior Faculty Development Program Fellowship (2010 - 2011: visiting scholar at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Stipend (2006 - 2007: exchange research student at Ludwig-Maximillians University, Munich, Germany)

Armenian (native), Russian (fluent), English (fluent), German (good)

Professional membership
Society for Personality and Social Psychology, member
APA Division 52: International Psychology, member
«Socioscope» Societal Research and Consultancy Center NGO, co - president
2007 to present: «Center of Tolerance» Scientific NGO, member
«EGO» Young Psychologists’ NGO, member (2000 - 2009)

International conferences, invited presentations
Presenter - Studying armenian identity. the current status & perspectives for cross-disciplinary and psychological research //guest speech at the University of Michigan Armenian Studies Program, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Presenter - Construction of belongings and the global context: evidence from Armenia, At: 16th Annual ASN World Convention: Charting the Nation between State and Society, April 2011, Columbia University, NY
Participant - «Resisting the path to genocide», International Workshop, University of South California, LA, USA
Attendee - 8th Social theory forum at the University of Massatchussets, Boston, April 2011
Presenter - «Social - psychological prerequisites and perspectives of unconflictive history writing in modern societies», At: International Conference «Unconflictive reading of joint history - cornerstone for good neighborhood», Moscow, October 2010
Presenter - «Constructing and maintaining identity in the Armenian diaspora communities: differences and shared patterns in social-psychological perspective». At: Preservation of the specifics of Armenian Identity in interethnic marriages, Conference under RA Ministry of Diaspora auspices, Yerevan, April 2010, Yerevan
Presenter - The transforming Armenian society in the context of contemporary psychological research on society and culture. At: «Problems of Personality Development» International Scientific Conference, October 2009, Yerevan State University
Presenter - Current methodological problems in psychological study of identity. At: Young psychologists’ Conference «Problems in modernization of psychological research», 2008
Presenter - Psychological research and the contemporary trends in social sciences. International Scientific & Practical Conference «Contemporary Issues of Psychology Teaching», Yerevan 2007
Presenter - Territorial aspect of national identity of Armenian youngsters in Armenia and Diaspora. Shared features and differences in construction of Armenia as a symbolic space of belonging, At: «Promotionskolloquium von Prof. Dr. Heiner Keupp», Ludwig-Maximillian University, Munich , 2007
Presenter - «On some aspects of Armenian national identity in cross - cultural psychological perspective», At: Forschungskolloquium Differenz - Macht - Kultur led by Dr. Anja Weiss, Institute of Sociology, LMU Munich, 2006

Computer Skills
MS Word, Excel, Access, P. Point, SPSS, Outlook, Internet applications
Books published by the YSU