Mgr. et Mgr. Jakub Polák, Ph.D.
working at:  RP3 Applied Neurosciences and Brain Imaging
v instituci:  2015 - present
telephone: (+420) 283 088 472
curriculum vitae

Team role: design and coordination of epidemiological studies, psychological testing of participants, standardization of foreign questionnaires, adaptation of CBT and its effects evaluation using fMRI, statistical analyses, writing publications



1. Polák J., Sedláčková K., Nácar D., Landová E., Frynta D.: Fear the serpent: a psychometric study of snake phobia. Psychiatry Research, 242: 163-168. IF = 2.47 [Download PDF].

2. Landová E., Musilová V., Polák J., Sedláčková K., Frynta D.: Antipredatory reaction of the leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius) to snake predators. Current Zoology, 62: 439-450. IF = 1.76 [Download PDF]

3. Polák J., Frynta D. (2015): Offspring sex ratio in domestic goats: Trivers-Willard out of natural selection. Czech Journal of Animal Science, 60: 208-215. IF2015 = 1.18 [Download PDF]

4. Polák J., Frynta D. (2010): Patterns of sexual size dimorphism in cattle breeds support Rensch's rule. Evolutionary Ecology, 24: 1255-1266. IF2010 = 2.40 [Download PDF]

5. Polák J., Frynta D. (2009): Sexual size dimorphism in domestic goats, sheep, and their wild relatives. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 98: 872-883. IF2009 = 2.04 [Download PDF]

6. Polák J. (2007): Mother and child in conflict. Psychologie Dnes, 13: 30-33.


Interests / hobbies

Evoluční psychologie, psychodiagnostika, projektivní testování, behaviorální ekologie, kopytníci.

Professional training and experience

2007 - 2007: Erasmus exchange program - study of social psychology at Tampere University, Finland
2008 - 2008: RIAPS Crisis centre
2008 - 2008: Psychiatric hospital Dobřany and Bohnice
2008 - 2008: Prague-Ruzyně Prison
2008 - 2008: Qed Group, consultant psychologist
2010 - 2011: Oliva's Children Clinic, psychologist
2010 - 2011: Drahonice Prison, psychologist
2011 - 2012: Kent University, Assistant Clinical (Forensic) Psychologist Practitioner
2011 - 2013: Sweet Tree, Brain Injury Support Worker
2011 - 2013: Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Assistant Psychologist

Membership in professional organizations

2012 - 2014: British Psychological Society

Master thesis

2000 - 2005: Reproduction of Capra hircus: mate choice, offspring sex, and maternal investment
2003 - 2010: Loafing and punishment: psychological study of laziness

Teaching activities

2006 - 2015: Vertebrate Zoology, Basics of Ethology, Sociobiology and behavioral ecology
2015 - 2015: Neuropsychology


2005 - 2014: Sexual size dimorphism and related phenomena in ungulates


Most important publications

POLÁK, J., SEDLÁČKOVÁ, K., NÁCAR, D., LANDOVÁ, E., FRYNTA, D. Fear the serpent: A psychometric study of snake phobia. Psychiatry Research. 2016, 242(August), 163-168. ISSN 0165-1781. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.05.024. IF 2.466.

POLÁK, J., MAREŠ, V., KONRÁD, R., FRYNTA, D. Offspring sex ratio in domestic goats: trivers-Willard out of natural selection. Czech Journal of Animal Science. 2015, 60(5), 208-215. ISSN 1212-1819. DOI: 10.17221/8170-CJAS. IF 0.809.

POLÁK, J., FRYNTA, D. Syndrom Indiana Jonese aneb psychologické měření strachu z hadů. České Budějovice, 04.11.2015 - 07.11.2015. Česká a Slovenská etologická společnost a Přírodovědecká fakulta Jihočeské univerzity v Českých Budějovicích a BC AV ČR, 42. etologická konference České Budějovice 4.-7.11.2015. 2015, 89.

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