Simon H. Tulchin, a psychologist who emigrated to this country with his family in 1911, died of a heart attack March 14 while vacationing in Moscow. He was 82.

A graduate of the University of Chicago who also studied at the University of Berlin, Mr. Tulchin was a psychologist in private practice in New York City for 40 years, in addition to being chief psychologist at the Brooklyn Psychiatric Center Inc.

A member of numerous psychologist associations, Mr. Tulchin was the author of a study entitled "Intelligence and Crime," which was published in 1939 by the University of Chicago Press and was republished in its original form in 1969.

A fellow and past president of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, Mr. Tulchin gave seminars for social work students at the New York School of Social Work, Fordham University School of Social Work and Smith College School of Social Work.

Mr. Tulchin is survived by his wife, Ann W., with whom he has lived in Washington since his retirement in 1969; and a brother, Albert H., of Chicago. The family suggests that gestures of sympathy be made in the form of contributions to the Hearth Fund, Mannes School of Music, in New York City, or the United Jewish Appeal.