Allik Yuri

Allik Yuri

Prominent modern Estonian psychologist.
Date of Birth: 03.03.1949
Country: Estonia

  1. Biography of Jüri Allik
  2. Academic Career
  3. Contributions to Psychology
  4. Selected Publications
  5. (Source: Wikipedia)

Biography of Jüri Allik

Jüri Allik (born March 3, 1949 in Tallinn, Estonia) is a prominent contemporary Estonian psychologist. He studied at Moscow State University and obtained a degree in psychology from the same university in 1976. Later, he earned a PhD in philosophy from the University of Tampere, Finland, in 1991.

Academic Career

Allik primarily worked at the University of Tartu, serving as a professor of psychophysics since 1992 and a professor of experimental psychology since 2002. He also briefly worked at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Allik has held various leadership positions, including being the dean of the Department of Psychology at the University of Tartu and the chairman of the Estonian Scientific Society. He is the editor of the Estonian journal on social and humanities sciences in English, Trames. Additionally, he served as the president (1988-1994) and vice-president (1994-2001) of the Estonian Psychological Association. He is also a foreign member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.

Contributions to Psychology

Allik's main contributions to psychology lie in the fields of visual perception and eye movement, as well as comparative studies on collectivism and individualism. He has authored several publications, including critical works on Sigmund Freud, as well as studies on the history of psychology, measurement of scientific productivity, and quality control in scientific research. His research on the ability of experts to accurately assess the psychological characteristics and states of others, conducted with A. Realo and others, is particularly interesting.

Allik has collaborated with Costa and McCrae, the authors of the five-factor test NEO-PI-R, and has conducted international research using this methodology. Some of his notable publications include "Towards a geography of personality traits: patterns of profiles across 36 cultures" and "Individualism-collectivism and social capital."

Selected Publications

- Allik, J., & McCrae, R.R. (2004). Towards a geography of personality traits: patterns of profiles across 36 cultures. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 35, 13-28.
- Allik, J., & Realo, A. (2004). Individualism-collectivism and social capital. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 35, 29-49.
- Allik, J., Toom, M., & Luuk, A. (2003). Planning of saccadic eye movement direction and amplitude. Psychological Research, 67, 10-21.
- Kreegipuu, K., & Allik, J. (2003). Perceived onset time and position of a moving stimulus. Vision Research, 43, 1625—1635.
- McCrae, R.R. & Allik, J. (Eds.), The Five-Factor Model Across Cultures. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2002.
- Aavik, T. & Allik, J. (2002). The structure of Estonian personal values: A lexical approach. European Journal of Personality, 16, 221—235.
- Realo, A. & Allik, J. (1999). A cross-cultural study of collectivism: A comparison of American, Estonian, and Russian students. Journal of Social Psychology, 139, 133—142.
- Toomela, A. & Allik, J. (1999). Components of verbal working memory. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22 (1), 110—111.
- Allik, J. (1999). Perceiving enmattered form. Trames, 3 (53/48), 81-98.

(Source: Wikipedia)