Research Interests

Art therapy, psycholinguistics, positive psychology, psychobiography

Dr. Iryna Soroka

Associate Professor

Specialist Diploma (National Pedagogical Dragomanov University);
M.Sc. (Hons) Social and Behavioural Studies (KROK University, Ukraine);
PhD (KROK University, Ukraine)

Dr. Iryna Soroka from Kyiv, Ukraine has been interested in psychology since she was a student, despite the fact that her first education was in the field of linguistics (majored in English language and literature). She actively engaged in studying psychology in 2011, when she enrolled in doctoral studies in organizational psychology (Thesis: “Psychological prevention of conflicts in higher educational institutions”).

Research Experience

In 2012, she won an Erasmus Mundus grant and continued her research in one of the oldest European universities, Pécs University, Hungary. She has participated and presented research papers at various scientific conferences in Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, Hungary, Serbia. She took part in exchange programmes and internship in Munich (Germany) and Warsaw (Poland). She is the co-author of two manuals for universities: “Management English” and “Business aspects” and the primary author of “English for psychology students”. She has published more than 20 scientific articles.

Teaching Experience

From 2014 to 2017, she took part in projects by British Council “English for civil servants” (taught at the Ministry of Justice and Cabinet of Ministers, Ukraine). She has trained and given workshops for a wide range of audience aged 14-55 yrs and on different topics, including “Problems of bullying at schools”, “Leadership”, “Time management”, “Conflict management” etc. 


Journal Publications
  1. Soroka, I. (2023). Gerontophobia in “The Coming of Age” by Simone de Beauvoir: an interdisciplinary study. International Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 4(4), 63-72.
  2. Vovchenko, O., Leonova, I., Soroka, I., Klymenko, I., & Tsekhmister, Y. (2022). The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on the Academic Performance of Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Inclusive Education. Journal of Intellectual Disability – Diagnosis and Treatment10, 187-196.
  3. Bykova, A., Lobza, A., Gavrysh, J., Soroka, I., & Karpenko, Y. (2022). The Effectiveness of Bonus Payment as a Financial Incentive for Top Management. WSEAS Transactions on Business and Economics, 19, 1476-1492.
  4. Soroka, I., & Synhaivska, I. (2022). Management of interpersonal conflicts in the student environment: the results of implementing the training course. Psychological journal, 8 (1), 18–31. DOI:
  5. Soroka I. (2022). Social Adaptation of Students in a Multicultural Environment during Distance Learning. Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 11 (1), 208-217.
  6. Soroka, I. (2021). Measurement of Cognitive, Emotional and Behavioural Components of Conflict Competence among University Students. Journal of Xidian University, 15 (12), 292-299.
  7. Pirozhenko,T. &  Khartman, O. &  Soroka, I. (2021). The Features of Pre-School and Primary School Children’s Value Formation Process and the Development of their World Views. Psychological Journal, 7 (5), 38-49.
  8. Soroka, I., Zasluzhena, A. (2021). SWOT Analysis of Teaching Process at Universities During COVID-19 Pandemic. Psychological Journal, 7 (8), 82-90.
  9. Soroka I. (2020). Specifics of Teaching Conflict Management Course at University. Modern Approaches to Knowledge Management Development. Ljubljana School of Business, 344-355.
  10. Soroka I. (2019). The ways of researching ESP learners’ needs as seen by teachers of Ukrainian universities. Advanced Education, Special Issue 11.  pp.4-9. DOI: 10.20535/2410-8286.120626  (
  11. Soroka I.A. (2019) Legal English: particularities and challenges of teaching. Aктуальні проблеми філології та перекладознавства : зб. наук. праць / ред. Кол. : Ю.П. Бойко, О. В. Ємець, Л.І. Бєлєхова та ін. Хмельницький : ХНУ, Вип. 15.   p.73 – 76.
  12. Pirozhenko, T., & Soroka, I. (2018). Tendency and Dynamics of Communicative-Speech Development of a Preschool Age Child. Psycholinguistics, 24(1), 289-303. Doi: 10.31470/2309-1797-2018-24-1-289-303 ( 
  1. Pirozhenko, T., Khartman, O., & Soroka, I. (2021). Worldviews as a way of appropriation value orientations and spiritual development.  Pedagogy and psychology of postmodernism: values, competence, digitalization: Collective Monograph According to the scientific edition of Professor Anna Tsvietkova ‒ Aerzen : Heilberg IT Solutions UG (haftungsbeschränkt) InterGING Verlag, pp.86-98.  ISBN 978-3-946407-10-2
  2. Soroka, I. (2019). Methodology of scientific research: methodological guidelines. Kyiv: “KROK” University. 43 p.
  3. Soroka, I. (2017). English for Psychology students. Kyiv : ″KROK″ University. 205 p.
Book Chapters
  1. Soroka, I. A. (2022). The phenomenon of war as the booster of the violent behaviour. The Russian-Ukrainian war (2014–2022): historical, political, cultural-educational, religious, economic, and legal aspects: Scientific monograph (pp. 1398-1407). Riga, Latvia: “Baltija Publishing”. DOI
Conference Proceedings
  1. Soroka, I., Pirozhenko, T. (2022). Understanding of the denotative meaning of the word “aging” by preschool children. Eurasian scientific discussions. Proceedings of the 11th International scientific and practical conference. Barca Academy Publishing. Barcelona, Spain, 213-218. URL:
  2. Yadav, P.S., Soroka, I. (2022). Creating and managing a high-performing culture. Scientific Collection «InterConf», (97): with the Proceedings of the 9th International Scientific and Practical Conference «International Forum: Problems and Scientific Solutions» (February 6-8, 2022). Melbourne, Australia; pp. 231–235. Available at:
  3. Yadav, P.S., Soroka, I. (2022). Understanding the impacts of incorporating organizational culture in corporate job advertisements. Modern scientific research: achievements, innovations and development prospects. Proceedings of the 8th International scientific and practical conference. MDPC Publishing. Berlin, Germany. Pp. 451–459.
  4. Soroka I. (2021). Specifics of Conflicts in the Student Environment. Results of modern scientific research and development. Proceedings of the 4th International scientific and practical conference. Barca Academy Publishing. Madrid, Spain. Pp. 203-209. URL:
  5. Soroka I., Tekchandani R. (2021). Psychobiography as a Scientific Method: Actual trends of modern scientific research. Abstracts of the 7th International scientific and practical conference. MDPC Publishing. Munich, Germany. Pp. 417-420.
  6. Soroka, I. (2020). Psychological dimensions of emotional intelligence and EQ assessment [Paper presentation]. In Southern Foundation of Pedagogy. Priority directions of development of modern pedagogical and psychological sciences: Collection of scientific works of participants of the international scientific and practical conference, Odesa, Ukraine. Pp. 20-21.
  7. Soroka, I. (2020). Cross-cultural behaviour: Ukraine versus India [Paper presentation]. In East Ukrainian organization “Center for Pedagogical Research”. Priority areas for solving current problems of upbringing and education: Collection of scientific works of the international scientific and practical conference, Kharkiv, Ukraine. Pp. 60-63.
  8. Soroka, I. (2020). Psychological models of conflict management in organizations. World science: problems, prospects and innovations. Abstracts of the 2nd International scientific and practical conference. Perfect Publishing. Toronto, Canada. Pp. 165-168
  9. Soroka, I. A. (2020). Patterns of cross-cultural behaviour: Indian outlook [Paper presentation]. International scientific and practical conference «Current trends and factors of the development of pedagogical and psychological sciences in Ukraine and EU countries»: conference proceedings, September 25–26, 2020. Lublin: Izdevnieciba, Baltija Publishing, 1,192-194.