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József Topál
name József Topál
name of institution
doctoral school
BME Doctoral School of Psychology (Cognitive Science) (Academic staff member)
ELTE Doctoral School of Psychology (Supervisor)
ELTE Doctoral School of Biology (Supervisor)
the share of work in the different doctoral schools. BME Doctoral School of Psychology (Cognitive Science) 20%
ELTE Doctoral School of Biology 80%
accreditation statement submitted to: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Contact details
E-mail address topal.jozsefttk.mta.hu
phone number +36 29 415-187
own web page
Academic title
scientific degree, title CSc
year degree was obtained 2000
discipline to which degree belongs biology
institution granting the degree HAS
scientific degree, title DSc
year degree was obtained 2014
discipline to which degree belongs psychology
institution granting the degree HAS
Employment
2007 - MTATermészettudományi Kutatóközpont Kognitív Idegtudományi és Pszichológiai Int. (research institute, not university)
scientific consultant
Thesis topic supervisor
number of doctoral students supervised until now 10
number of students who fulfilled course requirements 4.5
students who obtained their degrees:
(50%) Katalin Oláh PhD 2018  DSP1-ELTE
Krisztina Hegedűs-Kovács PhD 2018  DSB-ELTE
(50%) Anna Gergely PhD 2015  DSB-ELTE
Zsófia Sümegi PhD 2015  DSB-ELTE
Judit Bánfiné Vas PhD 2008  DSB-ELTE
Zsófia Virányi PhD 2005  

students with degree granting in process:
Orsolya Kiss PhD (2022/02)  DSP2-BME
completed course requirement, without degree or degree granting in process:
Anna Hernádi (PhD) 2014/08  DSB-ELTE
Krisztina Bea Kovács (PhD) 2016/08  DSB-ELTE
present PhD students:
Enikő Kovács (PhD) (2023/08)  DSB-ELTE
(50%) Fruzsina Bérdi (PhD) (2023/08)  DSP1-ELTE
  Thesis topic proposals
Research
research area comparative social cognition
research field in which current research is conducted biology
psychology
Publications
2020

Kis Anna, Tóth Katinka, Kanizsár Orsolya, Topál József: The effect of oxytocin on yawning by dogs (Canis familiaris) exposed to human yawns, APPLIED ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR SCIENCE 223: 104916
type of document: Journal paper/Article
language: English
URL 
2019

Topál József, Román Viktor, Turcsán Borbála: The dog (Canis familiaris) as a translational model of autism: It is high time we move from promise to reality, WILEY INTERDISCIPLINARY REVIEWS-COGNITIVE SCIENCE 10: (4) e1495
type of document: Journal paper/Review paper
language: English
URL 
2018

Kovács K, Virányi Z, Kis A, Turcsán B, Hudecz Á, Marmota MT, Koller D, Rónai Z, Gácsi M, Topál J: Dog-owner attachment is associated With oxytocin receptor gene polymorphisms in both parties. A comparative study on Austrian and Hungarian border collies, FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY 9: (APR) 435
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 4
language: English
URL 
2017

Kis A, Ciobica A, Topál J: The effect of oxytocin on human-directed social behaviour in dogs (Canis familiaris), HORMONES AND BEHAVIOR 94: pp. 40-52.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 10
language: English
URL 
2016

Tauzin T, Kovács K, Topál J: Dogs Identify Agents in Third-Party Interactions on the Basis of the Observed Degree of Contingency, PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE 27: (8) pp. 1061-1068.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 1
language: English
URL 
2015

Kis Anna, Hernádi Anna, Kanizsár Orsolya, Gácsi Márta, Topál József: Oxytocin induces positive expectations about ambivalent stimuli (cognitive bias) in dogs, HORMONES AND BEHAVIOR 69: pp. 1-7.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 17
language: English
URL 
2008

Topál J, Gergely Gy, Miklósi Á, Erdőhegyi Á, Csibra G: Infants perseverative search errors are induced by pragmatic misinterpretation., SCIENCE 321: (5897) pp. 1831-1834.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 81
language: English
URL 
2003

Miklosi A, Kubinyi E, Topal J, Gacsi M, Viranyi, Csanyi V: A SIMPLE REASON FOR A BIG DIFFERENCE. WOLVES DO NOT LOOK BACK AT HUMANS BUT DOGS DO, CURRENT BIOLOGY 13: (9) pp. 763-766.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 271
language: English
DOI 
2001

Soproni K, Miklosi A, Topal J, Csanyi V: Comprehension of human communicative signs in pet dogs (Canis familiaris), JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PSYCHOLOGY 115: pp. 122-126.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
impact factor: 1.663
number of independent citations: 133
language: English
DOI 
1998

Topál József, Miklósi Ádám, Dóka Antal, Csányi Vilmos: Attachment behavior in dogs (Canis familiaris): A new application of Ainsworth's (1969) Strange Situation Test, JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PSYCHOLOGY 112: (3) pp. 219-229.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 175
language: English
URL 
Number of independent citations to these publications:692 
Scientometric data
list of publications and citations
number of scientific publications that meet accreditation criteria:
161
number of scientific publications:
154
monographs and professional books:
0
monographs/books in which chapters/sections were contributed:
12 
scientific publications published abroad that meet the accreditation criteria:
118
publications not in Hungarian, published in Hungary, meeting the accreditation criteria:
6
number of independent citations to scientific publications and creative works:
4324

 
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