Mgr. et Mgr. Jakub Polák, Ph.D.
researcher
working at:  RP3 Applied Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
in the institution:  2015 - present
telephone: (+420) 283 088 472
e-mail: jakub.polak@nudz.cz
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

 

Publications with IF:

Peléšková Š., Vobrubová B., Sedláčková K., Janovcová M., Polák J., Marhounová L., Frynta D., Landová E. (2020). Eye movement patterns in response to fear- and disgust-eliciting reptiles. In prep.

Landová E., Peléšková Š., Sedláčková K., Janovcová M., Polák J., Rádlová S., Vobrubová B., Frynta D. (2020): Venomous snakes elicit a stronger subjective and physiological fear response. PLoS ONE, submitted.

Trojanová H., Polák J., Pešla L., Boukalová H. (2020). Accuracy in lineup identification using an eye-tracking camera. Law and Human Behavior, submitted.

Polák J., Sedláčková K., Landová E., Frynta D. (2020): Faster detection of snake and spider phobia: revisited. Heliyon, submitted.

Rádlová S., Polák J., Janovcová M., Sedláčková K., Peléšková Š., Landová E., Frynta D. (2020): Emotional reaction to fear- and disgust-evoking snakes: Sensitivity and propensity in snake-fearful respondents. Frontiers in Psychology, 11: 31. IF = 2.13

Polák J., Rádlová S., Janovcová M., Flegr J., Landová E., Frynta D. (2019): Scary and nasty beasts: self-reported fear and disgust of common phobic animals. British Journal of Psychology, Early View. IF = 3.31 [Full-text]

Janovcová M., Rádlová S., Polák J., Sedláčková K., Peléšková Š., Žampachová B., Frynta D., Landová E. (2019): Human attitude toward reptiles: relationship between fear, disgust and aesthetic preferences. Animals, 9(5): 238. IF = 1.65 [Download PDF].

Rádlová S., Janovcová M., Sedláčková K., Polák J., Nácar D., Landová E., Frynta D. (2019): Snakes represent emotionally salient stimuli that may evoke both fear and disgust. Frontiers in Psychology, 10: 1085. IF = 2.09 [Download PDF]

Polák J., Landová E., Frynta D. (2019): Undisguised disgust: a psychometric evaluation of a disgust propensity measure. Current Psychology, 38(3): 608-617. IF = 1.47 [Full-text]

Vlček P., Polák J., Brunovský M., Horáček J. (2018): Role of glutamatergic system in obsessive-compulsive disorder with possible therapeutic implications. Pharmacopsychiatry, 51: 229-242. IF = 2.06 [Download PDF]

Landová E., Bakhshaliyeva N., Janovcová M., Peléšková Š., Suleymanova M., Polák J., Guliev A., Frynta D. (2018): Association between fear and beauty evaluation of snakes: cross-cultural findings. Frontiers in Psychology, 9: 333. IF = 2.32 [Download PDF]

Polák J., Sedláčková K., Nácar D., Landová E., Frynta D. (2016): Fear the serpent: a psychometric study of snake phobia. Psychiatry Research, 242: 163-168. IF = 2.47 [Download PDF].

Landová E., Musilová V., Polák J., Sedláčková K., Frynta D. (2016): Antipredatory reaction of the leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius) to snake predators. Current Zoology, 62: 439-450. IF = 1.76 [Download PDF]

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]

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]

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]

 

Publications without IF:

Rádlová S., Peléšková Š., Polák J., Landová E., Frynta D. (2019). Emotions triggered by animals II: fear and disgust. E-psychologie, 12(4): 61-77.

Rádlová S., Janovcová M., Polák J., Landová E., Frynta D. (2018). Emotions triggered by animals I: beauty and aesthetic preferences. E-psychologie, 12(3): 35-50.

Polák J. (2018): Can we recognize cheaters? Psychologie Dnes, 24: 42-43.

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

 

 

Interests / hobbies

Evoluční psychologie, psychodiagnostika, neuropsychologie, behaviorální ekologie, kopytníci.

Professional training and experience

2007 - 2007: Erasmus exchange program - study of social psychology at Tampere University, Finland
2008 - 2008: Qed Group, consultant psychologist
2008 - 2008: Prague-Ruzyně Prison
2008 - 2008: Psychiatric hospital Dobřany and Bohnice
2008 - 2008: RIAPS Crisis centre
2011 - 2012: Drahonice Prison, psychologist
2011 - 2012: Oliva
2012 - 2013: Kent University, Assistant Clinical (Forensic) Psychologist Practitioner
2012 - 2014: Sweet Tree, Brain Injury Support Worker
2013 - 2014: 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

2009 - 2019: Basics of Ethology, Sociobiology and behavioral ecology
2015 - 2019: Biological Psychology, Neuropsychology, Psychological assessment

Thesis

2005 - 2014: Sexual size dimorphism and related phenomena in ungulates
2015 - 2020: Neuropsychology of phobic response to snakes

Publications

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.

RÁDLOVÁ, S., JANOVCOVÁ, M., SEDLÁČKOVÁ, K., POLÁK, J., NÁCAR, D., PELÉŠKOVÁ, Š., FRYNTA, D., LANDOVÁ, E. Snakes represent emotionally salient stimuli that may evoke both fear and disgust. Frontiers in Psychology. 2019, 10(1085), 1-18. ISSN 1664-1078. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01085. IF 2.129.

LANDOVÁ, E., BAKHSHALIYEVA, N., JANOVCOVÁ, M., PELÉŠKOVÁ, Š., SULEYMANOVA, M., POLÁK, J., GULIEV, A., FRYNTA, D. Association Between Fear and Beauty Evaluation of Snakes: Cross-Cultural Findings. Frontiers in Psychology. 2018, 9(March), "Article number 333". ISSN 1664-1078. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00333. IF 2.129.

POLÁK, J., LANDOVÁ, E., FRYNTA, D. Undisguised disgust: a psychometric evaluation of a disgust propensity measure. Current Psychology. 2019, 38(3), 608-617. ISSN 1046-1310. DOI: 10.1007/s12144-018-9925-4. IF 1.468.

VLČEK, P., POLÁK, J., BRUNOVSKÝ, M., HORÁČEK, J. Role of glutamatergic system in obsessive-compulsive disorder with possible therapeutic implications. Pharmacopsychiatry. 2018, 51(6), 229-242. ISSN 0176-3679. DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-118665. IF 2.738.


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