Nikol Figalová studied psychology at the Palacký University Olomouc. In her bachelor thesis, she explored the relationship between stress and health in teachers. As her master thesis, she translated the Perceived Stress Scale into Czech language, and evaluated its reliability and validity in both general and psychiatric population. She collaborated on several research projects and worked as a crisis-line counsellor during her studies. She also spent two semesters at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Lisbon. After her graduation in 2019, she conducted an internship in the area of applied social cognition, followed by an internship at the Voice, Affect and Speech Laboratory (both at the Department of Psychology, University of Lisbon). Since May 2020, she works as an early stage researcher at the Ulm University within the SHAPE-IT project. In her research, she focuses on predictability of automated vehicles (AV) using neuroergonomics. Her goal is to improve the understanding of cognitive mechanisms of drivers’ predictions of AV behaviour using neuropsychological measurement. Her position is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under the Marie-Sklodowska Curie grant agreement 860410.
- Neuroergonomics and cognitive neuroscience
- Psychology of health, stress, and well-being
Wissenschaftliche Tätigkeiten und Studium
|12/2017 – 03/2020||Junior Research Assistant at the Olomouc University Social Health Institute, Olomouc, Project Health Talks, sections Breast cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Epilepsy in Children|
|11/2019 – 02/2020||Internee in the Voice, Affect and Speech Laboratory, Faculty of Psychology, University of Lisbon|
|07/2019 – 10/2019||Internee at the Department of Applied Social Cognition, Faculty of Psychology, University of Lisbon|
|11/2018 – 06/2019||Junior Research Assistant at the Czech National Institute for Education, Project Czech Standardization of the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test (ROCF) with Pre-School Children|
|05/2015 – 06/2016||Undergraduate Research Assistant at the Department of Psychology, Palacký University Olomouc, Project Mobbing as a Refined Form of Aggression at Workplace|
|05/2015 – 03/2016||Head of PR Team for the XIII. National Conference of the Czech Association of Psychology Students, Olomouc, CZ|
|10/2013 – 04/2015||Member of Marketing Team for the 29th European Federation of Psychology Students’ Associations Congress, Srní, CZ|
|05/2020 – present||Early stage researcher and doctorate candidate at the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Institute for Psychology and Education, Ulm University|
|2016 – 2019||Master’s Degree in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Palacký University Olomouc, CZ|
|2017 – 2018||Erasmus + Programme, Faculty of Psychology, University of Lisbon, PT|
|2013 – 2016||Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Palacký University Olomouc, CZ|
Figalová, N. & Charvát, M. (in press). The Perceived Stress Scale: Reliability and Validity Study in the Czech Republic. Czechoslovak Psychology.