Prof. Sam Vaknin

Visiting Professor of Psychology, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Professor of Finance and Psychology in SIAS-CIAPS (Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies)



1970-1978: Completed nine semesters in the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.
1982-1983: Ph.D. in Philosophy – California Miramar University (formerly: Pacific Western University), California, USA.
1982-1985: Graduate of numerous courses in Finance Theory and International Trading in the UK and USA.
Certified E-Commerce Concepts Analyst by Brainbench.
Certified in Psychological Counselling Techniques by Brainbench.
Certified Financial Analyst by Brainbench.

Publications (Selected)

  1. Cold Therapy and Narcissistic Disorders of the Self, Journal of Clinical Review and Case Reports, Volume 3, Issue 6, 2018.
  2. Narcissistic disorders of the Self as Addictions, Journal of Addiction Research, Volume 2, Issue 2, 2018.
  3. Narcissists as Patients and Survivors of Accidents, Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy, Volume 8, 2018.
  4. Brain Injury and Trauma and Changes in Personality, Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Brain Research, Volume 2019, Issue 1.
  5. Narcissism, Shame, Happiness, EC Psychology and Psychiatry, 8.3 (2019): 242-245.
  6. Education as a Public Good, Journal of Educational and Psychological Research, Vol 1, Issue 1, 2019.
  7. Misdiagnosing Personality Disorders as Anxiety Disorders (Notes to the Therapist), Journal of Psychiatry and Mental Health Behavior, Vol 1, Issue 1, 2020.
  8. The Psychopathology of the Manosphere, SunKrist Journal of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Vol 1, Issue 1, 2020.
  9. "Managing Investment Portfolios in States of Uncertainty", Limon Publishers, Tel-Aviv, 1988.
  10. "The Gambling Industry", Limon Publishers, Tel-Aviv, 1990.
  11. "Requesting My Loved One: Short Stories", Miskal-Yedioth Aharonot, Tel-Aviv, 1997.
  12. "The Suffering of Being Kafka” (electronic book of Hebrew and English Short Fiction), Prague, 1998-2004.
  13. "The Macedonian Economy at a Crossroads – On the Way to a Healthier Economy" (dialogues with Nikola Gruevski), Skopje, 1998.
  14. "The Exporter’s Pocketbook" Ministry of Trade, Republic of Macedonia, Skopje, 1999.
  15. "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited", Narcissus Publications, Prague, 1999-2007.
  16. The Narcissism, Psychopathy, and Abuse in Relationships Series (E-books regarding relationships with abusive narcissists and psychopaths), Prague, 1999-2010.
  17. Personality Disorders Revisited (e-book about personality disorders), Prague, 200.
  18. "After the Rain – How the West Lost the East", Narcissus Publications in association with Central Europe Review/CEENMI, Prague and Skopje, 2000.