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József Topál
name József Topál
year of birth 1964
name of institution
doctoral school
BME Doctoral School of Psychology (Cognitive Science) (Announcer of research topic)
ELTE Doctoral School of Psychology (Supervisor)
ELTE Doctoral School of Biology (Supervisor)
doktori képzéssel kapcsolatos munkájának megoszlása BME Doctoral School of Psychology (Cognitive Science) 17%
ELTE Doctoral School of Psychology 17%
ELTE Doctoral School of Biology 66%
accreditation statement submitted to: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Contact details
E-mail address topaljozsefgmail.com
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
Places of employment
2007 - MTATermészettudományi Kutatóközpont Kognitív Idegtudományi és Pszichológiai Int.
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:
Judit Bánfiné Vas PhD 2008  DSB-ELTE
Zsófia Virányi PhD 2005  DSP1-ELTE

completed course requirement, without degree or degree granting in process:
Anna Gergely (PhD) 2014/08  DSB-ELTE
Anna Hernádi (PhD) 2014/08  DSB-ELTE
Zsófia Sümegi (PhD) 2014/08  DSB-ELTE
present PhD students:
Krisztina Bea Kovács (PhD) (2016/08)  DSB-ELTE
Katalin Oláh (PhD) (2015/08)  DSP1-ELTE
  Thesis topic proposals
Research
research area comparative social cognition
research field in which current research is conducted biology
psychology
Publications
2013

Miklósi A, Topál J: What does it take to become 'best friends'? Evolutionary changes in canine social competence, TRENDS IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES 17: (6) pp. 287-294.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
impact factor: 16.008*
number of independent citations: 3
language: English
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2012

Miklósi Á, Topál J: The evolution of canine cognition, In: J Vonk, T Shackelford (szerk.) The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. pp. 194-213. (Oxford Library of Psychology)
type of document: Part of book/Szaktanulmány (to be translated)
language: English
2012

Téglás Ernő, Gergely Anna, Kupán Krisztina, Miklósi Ádám, Topál József: Dogs' Gaze Following Is Tuned to Human Communicative Signals, CURRENT BIOLOGY 22: (3) pp. 209-212.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
impact factor: 9.494
number of independent citations: 8
language: English
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2009

Topál J, Gergely GY, Erdőhegyi Á, Csibra G, Miklósi Á: Differential sensitivity to human communication in dogs, wolves and human infants, SCIENCE 325: (5945) pp. 1269-1272.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
impact factor: 29.747
number of independent citations: 34
language: English
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2009

Topál J, Miklósi Á, Gácsi M, Dóka A, Pongrácz P, Kubinyi E, Virányi Zs, Csányi V: The dog as a complementary model for understanding human social behavior., ADVANCES IN THE STUDY OF BEHAVIOR 39: pp. 71-116.
type of document: Journal paper/Review paper
impact factor: 5.167
number of independent citations: 10
language: English
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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
impact factor: 28.103
number of independent citations: 45
language: English
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2006

Topál J, Byrne R, Miklósi Á, Csányi V: Reproducing actions and action sequences: "Do as I do" in a dog., ANIMAL COGNITION 9: (4) pp. 355-368.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
impact factor: 2.540
number of independent citations: 33
language: English
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2004

Miklosi A, Topal J, Csanyi V: Comparative social cognition: what can dogs teach us?, ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR 67: (Part 6) pp. 995-1004.
type of document: Journal paper/Review paper
impact factor: 2.557
number of independent citations: 80
language: English
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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
impact factor: 11.910
number of independent citations: 156
language: English
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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
impact factor: 1.744
number of independent citations: 94
language: English
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Cumulative impact factor of the 10 most significant publications:91.262 
Number of independent citations to these publications:463 
Scientometric data
list of publications and citations
number of scientific publications that meet accreditation criteria:
68
number of scientific publications:
103
monographs and professional books:
0
no. of monographs/books in which chapters/sections were contributed:
12 
cumulative impact factor:
176.382
scientific publications published abroad that meet the accreditation criteria:
52
publications not in Hungarian, published in Hungary, meeting the accreditation criteria:
2
number of independent citations to scientific publications:
1647

 
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