Nataliia Maksymova

Nataliia Maksymova

Professor in psychology


G.S. Kostiuk Institute of Psychology of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Head of Operations Research Department
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)


Research Fields:
Social Science & Humanities

Previous and Current Research

Deviate behaviour, family psychotherapy, abnormal psychology, addictions.

Future Projects and Goals

The normative base of social work does not have a scientific basis. This impedes the effective work of social services. Particularly relevant in this regard is the question of identifying families in need of socio-psychological assistance and support. Today, these families are united by one term - the families that were in difficult living conditions.

The purpose of the research is to find out the essence of the term "families in difficult living conditions", the results of its application and to develop the typology of families in accordance with the negative dynamics of family relationships.

Methodological and Technical Expertise

We use the methodology of the activity approach.

Selected Publications

Has more than 270 scientific works, especially concerning committed crimes: «» – 2015,

Psychology of debate behaviour - Lubed - 2011;

Psycho-social process aspects of educational process of optimisation in juvenile correctional institutions - Vipol - 2009;

Preventive measures of suicide and aggressive behaviour for inmates with the life term imprisonment - Palivoda - 2009;

Peculiarities of psychological work with the life term sentenced - Palivoda - 2011;

Alcohol and drug prevention for youth - Rostov-na-Donu - 2000.

The leading lectures

Psychology of deviate behaviour, Social work with problem families, psychology of addiction behaviour, Social work in Penal Department and etc.

Was awarded by Executive criminal service of Ukraine; by Kiev Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Ukraine; and Drug Control Department of MoIA in Ukraine.