Svetlana Smirnova


Researcher of the Center for Psychological and Pedagogical Expertise of Play and Toys.

Education and Degrees

2018 – MA (Hons) in Psychological pedagogical education (Moscow State University of Psychology and Education)

2012 – BA Psychology (Moscow State University of Psychology and Education)

Further training

2020 – Scientific communication in psychologist’s work: the main forms of presenting research results in English” (72 hours).

2019 – Contemporary kindergarten. New approaches and technologies in the line with Federal State Educational Standards (72 hours).

2018 – Specific features of the development of preschool education in the era of digitalization (72 hours).

2018 – Current trends in the improvement of preschool education (36 hours).

2016 – Development and application of distance learning courses (72 hours).

Courses taught

Play and computer (in the framework of the Master’s Program «Play and childhood»)

Research interests

preschool age, play, toys, digitalization of preschool childhood

Language Proficiency


SPIN SPIN RSCI: 2218-2162

Scopus AuthorID56527988700

Key publications in Russian (abstracts in English):

  1. The child in the age of digital toys. Review of foreign studies. Klopotova E.E., Smirnova S.Y. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2022. Vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 50–58. doi:10.17759/jmfp.2022110204. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)
  2. Parents’ attitude to use of digital technology by young children. Smirnova E.O., Smirnova S.Y. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia [Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology], 2019. Vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 79–87. doi:10.17759/jmfp.2019080408. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)
  3. Research on Age Ratings of Animated Films. Smirnova E.O., Sokolova M.V., Matushkina N.Y., Smirnova S.Y. Kul’turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya [Cultural-Historical Psychology], 2014. Vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 27–36. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)
  4. What do children see and do not see in Monster High dolls. Smirnova E.O., Orlova I. A., Sokolova M.V., Smirnova S.Y. Sovremennoe doshkol’noe obrazovanie. Teorija i praktika [Modern preschool education. Theory and practice,2016, no. 2, pp. 34–43.

Articles at PsyJournals

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