PhDr. Hana Georgi, Ph.D. (Štěpánková)
working at:  RP1 Experimental Neurobiology
in the institution:  2005 - present
telephone: (+420) 283 088 240
curriculum vitae

Researcher, psychologist devoted to the interdisciplinary question of aging and old age. I cooperate with clinical deprartments of other institutions on projects related to neurodegenerative diseases of old age. I am also interested in healthy aging, especially from the view of neuropsychology.

I promote geropsychology among professional and general public through informative and educational activities and publications. I am a representative of the Czech-Moravian Psychologial Society at the Standing Committee on GeroPsychology at the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations.

Interests / hobbies

Psychologie stárnutí a stáří; kognitivní funkce; kognitivní trénink; pracovní paměť.

Professional training and experience

2003 - 2009: Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts, Psychology Department
2005 - 2014: Prague Psychiatric Center
2015 - present: National Institute of Mental Health

Membership in professional organizations

2007 - present: Czech-Moravian Psychological Association


2010 - 2014: The impact of working memory training on fluid intelligence in young-old adults


Most important publications

ŠTĚPÁNKOVÁ, H., LUKAVSKÝ, J., BUSCHKUEHL, J., KOPEČEK, M., ŘÍPOVÁ, D., JAEGGI, S. The malleability of working memory and visuospatial skills: a randomized controlled study in older adults. Developmental Psychology. 2014, 50(4), 1049-1059. ISSN 0012-1649. DOI: 10.1037/a0034913. IF 4.141.

ŠTĚPÁNKOVÁ, H., NIKOLAI, T., LUKAVSKÝ, J., BEZDÍČEK, O., VRAJOVÁ, M., KOPEČEK, M. Mini-Mental State Examination - česká normativní studie. Česká a slovenská neurologie a neurochirurgie. 2015, 78(1), 57-63. ISSN 1210-7859. IF 0.209.

SMOLÍK, F., ŠTĚPÁNKOVÁ, H., VYHNÁLEK, M., NIKOLAI, T., HORÁKOVÁ, K., MATĚJKA, Š. Propositional density in spoken and written language of Czech-speaking patients with mild cognitive impairment. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research. 2016, 59(6), 1461-1470. ISSN 1558-9102. DOI: 10.1044/2016_JSLHR-L-15-0301. IF 1.526.

BEZDÍČEK, O., LIBON, DJ., ŠTĚPÁNKOVÁ, H., PANENKOVÁ, E., LUKAVSKÝ, J., GARRETT, KD., LAMAR, M., PRICE, CC., KOPEČEK, M. Development, validity, and normative data study for the 12-word Philadelphia verbal learning test [czP(r)VLT-12] among older and very old Czech adults. Clinical Neuropsychologist. 2014, 28(7), 1162-1181. ISSN 1385-4046. DOI: 10.1080/13854046.2014.952666. IF 1.719.

KOPEČEK, M., ŠTĚPÁNKOVÁ, H., LUKAVSKÝ, J., ŘÍPOVÁ, D., NIKOLAI, T., BEZDÍČEK, O. Montreal cognitive assessment (MoCA): normative data for old and very old Czech adults. Applied Neuropsychology - Adult. 2017, 24(1), 23-29. ISSN 2327-9095. DOI: 10.1080/23279095.2015.1065261. IF 0.694.

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