Dr Andras Kolto

PhD

Contact Details

Post Doctoral Researcher
E: ANDRAS.KOLTO@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

András Költő is a psychologist and a specialist in health promotion. Currently he works at the Health Promotion Research Centre at National University of Ireland Galway, investigating adolescent sexual and mental health. 

Until June 2017, he served as Senior Lecturer at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary. He taught several subjects, including affective psychology, research methods, and counselling in health psychology, to BA and MA students. His main research topic was hypnosis and hypnotic susceptibility. He wrote his PhD dissertation on hypnotic responsiveness and facets of affective processing.

Between 2010 and 2015, he worked at the National Institute of Health Promotion, Budapest, Hungary, where he studied adolescent health in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) WHO collaborative international research project. 

He volunteered at Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Dermato-Oncology between 2011 and 2013, where he was in charge of psychological support of inpatients with skin diseases, and conducted clinical research in psychodermatology. 

As a health psychologist and candidate hypnotherapist he saw clients with psychosomatic, somatisation and skin diseases in his private practice. He also studies the psycho-social aspects of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) identity, and provided counselling with LGBT clients. 

Research Interests

Adolescent Health
- Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC)
- Adolescent mental health
- Adolescent sexual health

Hypnosis
- Hypnotic susceptibility
- Psycho-social and contextual factors associated with hypnotic responsiveness
- Hypnotherapy of psychosomatic disorders

Health Psychology
- Psychosomatics and Psycho-Neuro-Immunology
- Alexithymia
- LGBT health

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Changes in the sense of agency during hypnosis: The Hungarian version of the Sense of Agency Rating Scale (SOARS-HU) and its relationship with phenomenological aspects of consciousness'
Kolto, A;Polito, V (2017) 'Changes in the sense of agency during hypnosis: The Hungarian version of the Sense of Agency Rating Scale (SOARS-HU) and its relationship with phenomenological aspects of consciousness'. Consciousness And Cognition, 49 :245-254 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Sexual Health questions included in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study: an international methodological pilot investigation'
Young H, Költő A, Reis M, Saewyc EM, Moreau N, Burke L, Cosma A, Windlin B, Gabhainn SN, Godeau E. (2016) 'Sexual Health questions included in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study: an international methodological pilot investigation'. BMC Medical Research Methodology, [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Hungarian Norms for the Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility, Form A'
Kolto, A;Gosi-Greguss, AC;Varga, K;Banyai, EI (2015) 'Hungarian Norms for the Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility, Form A'. The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis, 63 :309-334 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'THE INFLUENCE OF TIME AND GENDER ON HUNGARIAN HYPNOTIZABILITY SCORES'
Kolto, A;Gosi-Greguss, AC;Varga, K;Banyai, EI (2014) 'THE INFLUENCE OF TIME AND GENDER ON HUNGARIAN HYPNOTIZABILITY SCORES'. The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis, 62 :84-110 [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2017 Best Oral Presentation International Network of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC), a WHO Collaborative Cross-Cultural Study
2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship, New National Excellence Program Ministry of Human Capacities, Hungary
2012 Award for the Best Poster XXI National Scientific Convention of the Hungarian Psychological Association
2007 Third Prize XVIII Conference of Hungarian Scientific Students, Section of Education, Psychology, Culture and Library Science
2007 Scholarship of the Hungarian Republic Ministry of Education, Hungary
2005 Presentation Award XVII Conference of Hungarian Scientific Students, Section of Education, Psychology, Culture and Library Science