I studied Psychology (1968-72) and Applied Math (1966-68, 1976-79) at the Moscow State University (Russia). My interest in psychology was evoked by professor Alexej Leont'ev who supervised my thesis for a Candidate of Psychological Sciences degree - equivalent to PhD (1974). My second scientific degree (Doctor of Psychological Sciences) I also received from the Moscow State University (1984). Before going to the UK in 1992, I was a Professor at the Moscow St. University doing teaching and research in psychology and mathematical methods for psychologists. Then I had been working at the Queen's University of Belfast (1993 to 2003) as a Lecturer and then a Reader. Since February 2004 I am a Research Professor in GCU.