Aušra Augustinavičiūtė

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Aušra Augustinavičiūtė (April 4, 1927 – August 19, 2005) was a Lithuanian psychologist and sociologist, and dean of the Vilnius Pedagogical University's department of family science, author of numerous scientific theories and discoveries, and the founder of Socionics. According to the International Institute of Socionics, the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences recognized Socionics as a discovery and awarded Dr. Augustinavičiūtė a diploma and a medal named after Pyotr Kapitsa in 1995.[1]

Augustinavičiūtė was born not far from the city of Kaunas, in Lithuania. In 1956 she graduated from the economic faculty of Vilnius University as a financier. She worked at the Ministry of Finance of Lithuania and later as a teacher of political economics and sociology in different educational institutions in Vilnius.

Her scientific works, with the exception of few, were not published during the period of Soviet power, but became more and more popular during the 1990s. The current structure of her theory was standardized by Dr.Alexander Bukalov, Dr.Victor Gulenko, and Dr.Gregory Reinin after the founding of the International Institute of Socionics in Kiev, Ukraine. Augustinavičiūtė was an Intuitive Logical Extrovert according to Socionics classification.[2]