Mgr. Kateřina Koppová

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Curriculum vitae

Person-Related Identification Information
  • Mgr. Kateřina Koppová, *1992 in Česká Lípa (Czech Republic)
Department, Faculty, University
  • Department for the Study of Religions
    Faculty of Arts
    Masaryk University
    Gorkého 7
    602 00 Brno
    Czech Republic
Current Position
  • Ph.D. student.
    doctoral researcher at LEVYNA (Laboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion), Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
Education and Academic Qualifications
  • 2019: Bc. in the Study of Religions, "Changes of prejudices in connection with religion in intergroup contact" (EN), Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno.
    2019: Mgr. in Psychology, "Visual memory of fragmented scenes - role of detail and extrapolation" (CZ), Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague.
    2015: Bc. in Psychology, "Joint custody - its assumptions, strengths and potential weaknesses in the light of psychology" (CZ), Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague.
Scientific and Research Activities
  • 2018-: member of LEVYNA (Laboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion).
    2018-: research assistant of LEVYNA in GA MU - G (MUNI/G/0985/2017) project "Economic Decision-Making: Hormonal Determinants and Ritualized Behavior" (collaboration of MUEEL, LEVYNA, & CEITEC).
    2018-: research assistant in HUME Lab (Laboratory for Experimental Humanity Sciences), Masaryk University.
    2018: research assistant for NÚDZ (National Institute of Mental Health) in AZV ČR (17-32957A) project "Linking phenomenology and neurobiology of auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia".
    2015-2017: research assistant for AMULAB (Advanced Multimedia Learning Laboratory) in GA ČR (15-14715S) project "EnMeMo: Linking Higher State Engagement to Acquisition of Better Mental Models".
    2016: research assistant for LABELS (Laboratory of Behavioral and Linguistic Studies), Institute of Psychology, Czech Academy of Sciences.
    2015: research assistant for NÚDZ (National Institute of Mental Health) in GA ČR (13-23940S) project "Personality and spontaneous brain activity during rest and film watching: mutual relationship and structural determinants" (collaboration of IKEM, NÚDZ, PsÚ AV ČR, v. v. i., & ÚI AV ČR, v. v. i.).
Teaching Activities
  • 2020: lectures in RLBcB549 Náboženství jako systém sociální regulace: Evoluční perspektiva (Religion as a system of social regulation: Evolutionary perspective).
    2020: lecture in RLB254 Současné indické křesťanství (Contemporary Indian Christianity).
    2020: lecture in RLA25 Náboženství v kognitivně-psychologické perspektivě (Cognitive Science of Religion).
    2020: lecture in RLA67 Současné religionistické teorie II (Contemporary Theories in the Study of Religion II).
  • 2020: FRMU - preparation of the course "Náboženství a morálka" (Religion and morality).
Professional Stays Abroad
  • 2020/07/01 - 2020/08/31: Comenius University, Bratislava, CEEPUS, SVK (The Study of Religions, FF MU).
    2020/03/02 - 2020/03/31: Comenius University, Bratislava, CEEPUS, SVK (The Study of Religions, FF MU).
    2017/02/14 – 2017/07/31: Radboud University, Nijmegen, Erasmus+, NLD (The Study of Religions, FF MU).
    2013/10/01 – 2014/02/21: University of Maribor, Maribor, LLP Erasmus, SVN (Psychology, FF UK).
Other Academic Activities
  • 2020: coordinator of the course ARTS015 Člověk mezi kulturou a přírodou: Základy interdisciplinárního výzkumu (Humans as a cultural species: Introduction to interdisciplinary research).
    2015-2016: course coordinator for Prague, ČASP (Czech Association of Students of Psychology).
    2015: help with organization of the conference "XII. National Conference ČASP: Moc emocí", Prague.
    2015: help with the conference "World Psychological Forum 2015", Prague.
Major publications
  • KOPPOVÁ, Kateřina. Belief in gods, belief in databases : Evaluation of studying religious beliefs in anthropological databases. In 19th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions, Cork, Ireland, 27. 6. – 1. 7. 2022. 2022. URL info
  • KOPPOVÁ, Kateřina. Dimitris Xygalatas : Ritual. How Seemingly Senseless Acts Make Life Worth Living. London: Profile Books, 2022, 320 p. Slovenský národopis/Slovak Ethnology. Slovakia: Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology, 2022, roč. 70, č. 2, s. 301-304, 3 s. ISSN 1335-1303. doi:10.31577/SN.2022.2.24. URL info
  • KOPPOVÁ, Kateřina a Dan ŘEZNÍČEK. Helping Ukraine : Mechanisms promoting extra-group prosociality towards the Ukrainians during the 2022 invasion (poster). In Cultural Evolution Society Conference, Aarhus, Denmark, 21. – 23. 9. 2022. 2022. URL info
  • KOPPOVÁ, Kateřina. Operationalization of group boundaries in research of religious prosociality. In ISORECEA conference: Religion on the Periphery, online, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 15. – 17. 4. 2021. 2021. URL info
  • KOPPOVÁ, Kateřina. Stiff or adaptive? An evolutionary perspective on religious prejudice in intergroup contact. In 18th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions, Pisa, Italy, 30. 8. – 3. 9. 2021. 2021. URL info


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