Personality traits and low-active diplotype on polymorphic loci Val158Met COMT, –uVNTR MAOA in men

Ekaterina Kovsh

Southern Federal University

Education:Phd in psychology (Psychophysiology, 2016). The theme of Phd thesis: "The psychological and psychophysiological peculiarities of men and woman-carriers of different genotypes on polimorphic loci Val158Met of gene COMT, -uVNTR of gene  MAOA, with different levels of aggressiveness".Graduated from Bachelor (2011) and Master (2013) programs: "Psychophysiology and clinical psychology".2011 - Graduated from Rostov Basic Medical College (Department of Nursing, part-time studying) with honors in "Medical nurse" qualification.Career:2014 - untill now - Assistant lecturer of Academy of psychology and Educational Sciences (SFU, Rostov-on-Don, Russia).The list of disciplines: "The basics of the neuropsychology," "The basics of the abnormal psychology", "Introduction to clinical psychology", "Psychosomatics", "The basics of the psychogenetics", "Differential Psychology", "Kinesiology methods of diagnostics and correction", "Basics of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy."2017 - Senior scientist of Southern department of Russian Academy of Education2014 - Assistant lecturer of Rostov State Medical University (psychiatry department), Rostov-on-Don, Russia.Grants: 1. Theme № 213.01-07-2014 / 15HPHVG (the project part of the internal SFU grant) "Threats to national security in the context of geopolitical competition and the model of aggressive and hostile behavior of young people".2. Grant by Ministry of Education of RF Theme № 1741 "Interhemispheric psychophysiological mechanisms of formation of images of the categorical system of knowledge (cognitive model of the world)".3. Grant by Russian science foundation № 16-18-10222 "Aggressive and hostile behavioral strategies in persons with different DNA markers."4. Grant by Ministry of Education of RF № 25.3336.2017 / IF "Cognitive Neurotechnologies: poly-morphism of genes as a mechanism of individualization of visual perception".Publications: P. N. Ermakov, E. M. Kovsh, I. S. Dyshljuk, D. V. Yavna. Asymmetry of the evoked brain activity in ranking the emotionally charged scenes by people with different polymorphic variants of the MAOA and COMT genes. The 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP2016) July 24-29, 2016 Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan. E. V. Vorobyeva, E. M. Kovsh, D. V. Yavna. Visual evoked potentials elicited by culturally-specific images in women with different levels of hostility. 18th World Congress of Psychophysiology, Havana 2016 (31 August – 4 September 2016). Havana, Cuba. P. N. Ermakov, E. M. Kovsh. Research of visual evoked potentials (VEPs) to emotionally charged stimuli in men with different levels of aggression. 18th World Congress of Psychophysiology, Havana 2016 (31 August – 4 September 2016). Havana, Cuba.Kovsh, E. M. The review of modern researches of psychogenetic factors of aggressive behavior / E. M. Kovsh, E. V. Vorob’eva, P. N. Ermakov // Russian psychological journal. - 2014 - V.11. – no. 4. RISC, IF 0,127. [] [Перевод]. Kovsh, E. M. Psychological features of aggression and hostility of the youth of Southern Russia / E. M. Kovsh, I. A. Skirtach, M. V. Bunyaeva // Russian psychological journal. - 2015. - V. 12. – no. 4. – pp. 91-103. [Перевод]. Kovsh, E. M. Features of frequency-spatial organization of the cerebral cortex in musicians while creating improvisation based on stimulus with aggressive directivity / I. A. Skirtach, E. M. Kovsh // Russian psychological journal. - 2015. - V. 12. – no. 4. [Перевод]. Kovsh, E. M. The analysis of unsymmetrical statistical relationships in pedagogy and psychology. / E. V. Vorob’eva, S. V. Gridneva, E. M. Kovsh, S. B. Tselikovsky, D. V. Yavna // Electronic scientific journal Engineering Journal of Don. - 2015 – no. 2. [] [Перевод]. Kovsh, E. M. The association of polymorphic marker Val158Met of the gene COMT with the level of aggression and behavioral strategies in conflict among Russian girls 18-24 years old / E. M. Kovsh, E. V. Vorob’eva, P. N. Ermakov // North-Caucasian Psychological Bulletin. - 2015. – no. 3. [Перевод].


This investigation has been carried out with financial support from Russian Science Foundation (project No. 16-18-10222)The influence of low-active diplotype (COMT AA, MAOA L) on psychological traits of men is not studied... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Ekaterina Kovsh (Southern Federal University)
  2. Paver Ermakov (Southern Federal University)
  3. Elena Vorobyeva (Southern Federal University)

Topic Area

Personality, Temperament, Attitudes, Politics and Religion


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