Faculty of Social
and Economic Sciences
Comenius University Bratislava

Václav Linkov

Mgr. et Mgr. Václav Linkov, Ph.D.

Specialization: Trafffic psychology, cross-cultural psychology, theoretical psychology


2011  Ph.D. – social psychology, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno
2006  master – psychology, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno
2004  bachelor –  psychology and political science, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno
2002 master – mathematics, Department of Algebra and Geometry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno
2011-2013 unfinished doctoral study, International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies,  National Chengchi University, Taipei
2011-2012 Mandarin Chinese, three months intensive course, Chinese language center, National Chengchi University國立政治大學, Taipei
2010-2011 Mandarin Chinese, five months intensive course, College of International Cultural Exchange, Central China Normal University 華中師範大學, Wuhan
2009-2010 Mandarin Chinese, six months intensive course, Chinese language center, National Chengchi University國立政治大學, Taipei
2008-2009 Korean, one year intensive language course, Sungkyun language institute, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul

Work experience

Since 2021  assistant professor, Institute of Applied Psychology, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Mlynské luhy 4, Bratislava 821 05  
Since 2016 researcher in traffic psychology, CDV – Transport Research Centre, Brno, Czech Republic
2015-2016 programmer, CCV Information systems s.r.o., Brno, Czech Republic
2013-2014 programmer, Elegis s.r.o., Modřice, Czech Republic
2005-2008 programmer, Essence Bussiness Solutions s.r.o., Brno, Czech Republic
2002-2004 lecturer, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Forestry, Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic

Research awards

2020  Early Career Award, International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology
2004  1st award, International Student Psychological Days, Palacký University
2004  1st award, Inocenc Arnošt Bláha Award,  Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University

Membership in professional organizations

  • International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Task Force on Indigenous Psychology
  • International Society for Theoretical Psychology
  • Czech-Moravian Psychological Society

Selected publications

  • Linkov, V. & Zámečník, P. (2020). Cultural Differences Induced Mistakes in Driving Behaviour: An Opportunity to Improve Traffic Policy and Infrastructure. In Vanderheiden, E., & Mayer, C.-H. (2020, eds.): Navigating Mistakes, Errors and Failures - Their Hidden Potential in Cultural Contexts. Springer, Cham, pp. 605-619.
  • Linkov, V. (2020). Political party membership and personality characteristics in the Czech Republic (2005). E-psychologie, 14 (2), 24-36.
  • Linkov, V., Zámečník, P., Havlíčková, D., & Pai, Ch.-W. (2019). Human factors in cybersecurity of autonomous cars: Trends in current research. Frontiers in Psychology, 10:995.
  • Linkov, V., Zaoral, A., Ŕezáč, P., & Pai, Ch.-W. (2019). Personality and professional drivers’ driving behavior. Transportation Research Part F, 60, 105-110.
  • Linkov, V. (2019). Základní témata čínské původní psychologie [Basic themes of Chinese indigenous psychology], Psychologie a její kontexty, 10 (1), 3-16.
  • Linkov, V. (2017). Psychology is not primarily empirical science: A comparison of cultures in the lexical hypothesis tradition as a failure of introspection. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 51, 285-302.
  • Linkov, V., & Lu, W.-L. (2017). I won't speak our language with you: English privilege, English-speaking foreigner stereotype, and language ostracism in Taiwan. Human Affairs: Postdisciplinary Humanities & Social Sciences Quarterly, 27, 22-29.
  • Linkov, V., Zámečník, P., & Zaoral, A. (2017). The use of driving simulators in psychological research. Siberian Journal of Psychology, 64, 65-75.
  • Linkov, V. (2017). Korejská domorodá psychologie: Přehled některých pojmů [Korean indigenous psychology: Summary of some terms]. Človek a Spoločnosť, 20, 72-79. [in Czech]
  • Zámečník, P., Linkov, V., & Nesvadbová, N. (2017). Drunk driving in the Czech Republic: Motivation, risk-reducing strategies, and opinions about sanctions. Transactions on Transport Sciences, 8 (2), 62-69.
  • Linkov, V., Šmerk, P., Li, B.-B., & Šmahel, D. (2014). Personality perception in instant messenger communication in the Czech Republic and People’s Republic of China. Studia Psychologica, 56, 287-299.
  • Linkov, V. (2014). Tokenism in psychology: Standing on the shoulders of small boys. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 48 (2), 143-160.
  • Linkov, V. (2014). Několik poznámek k vytváření interkulturních psychologických výzkumů [Few notes on conducting cross-cultural comparison in psychological research]. Psychologie a její kontexty, 5 (2), 101-108. [in Czech]
  • Linkov, V. (2013). Comparative psychological research in East Asia: An opportunity for East Asian studies scholars. Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies, 4 (1), 51-65.
  • Linkov, V. (2010). 對捷克政黨黨員大五人格的調查研究[Political party membership and personality characteristics: The case of the Czech republic], proceed on 第十三届全国心理学学术大会[The 13th  National Academic Congress of Psychology], Shanghai, China.