Boris Elkonin – doctor of science in psychology, professor; head of laboratory “Psychology of elementary school children” of Psychology Institute, Russian Academy of Education; president of the International Association of  Developmental Learning, and also editor-in-chief of the Journal «Cultural-Historical Psychology».

Professor Elkonin’s doctoral dissertation presented in 1995 was based on his book “Introduction to Development Psychology” published in 1994. Later this book was republished under the name “Development Psychology” in 2001, 2007 and 2008. In 2010 Prof. Elkonin published his book “Mediation. Action. Development”.

His research focus and interests include: structure of the act of development, configuration and explication of mediation, formation of intermediation action, conditions of development of productive action.