Colin MacLeod

Professor, BSc Glas., DPhil Oxf., MPhil Lond.

  • The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 8452 Citations
  • 37 h-Index
1992 …2021
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Research Output 1992 2019

2019

A new approach to facilitating attentional disengagement from food cues in unsuccessful dieters: The bouncing image training task

Jonker, N. C., Heitmann, J., Ostafin, B. D., MacLeod, C., Glashouwer, K. A. & de Jong, P. J., 1 Sep 2019, In : Behaviour Research and Therapy. 120, 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cues
Food
Eating
Control Groups
2 Citations (Scopus)

Anxiety-linked attentional bias: backward glances and future glimpses

MacLeod, C., 2 Jan 2019, In : Cognition and Emotion. 33, 1, p. 139-145 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anxiety
Research Personnel
Patient Participation
Research
Psychometrics
5 Citations (Scopus)

Anxiety-Linked Attentional Bias: Is It Reliable?

MacLeod, C., Grafton, B. & Notebaert, L., 7 May 2019, In : Annual Review of Clinical Psychology. 15, p. 529-554 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anxiety
Clinical Psychology
Psychometrics
Reproducibility of Results
Publications

Biased interpretation in perfectionistic concerns: an experimental investigation

Howell, J. A., McEvoy, P. M., Grafton, B., Macleod, C., Kane, R. T., Anderson, R. A. & Egan, S. J., 4 May 2019, In : Anxiety, Stress and Coping. 32, 3, p. 259-269 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Perfectionism
Linear Models
Research Design
Maintenance
Scenarios

Causal underpinnings of working memory and Stroop interference control: Testing the effects of anodal and cathodal tDCS over the left DLPFC

Baumert, A., Buchholz, N., Zinkernagel, A., Clarke, P., MacLeod, C., Osinsky, R. & Schmitt, M., 10 Jun 2019, In : Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Stroop Test
Short-Term Memory
Executive Function
Prefrontal Cortex
Students
Randomized Controlled Trials
Incidence
Independent Living
N-succinyl-1,2-dioleoylphosphatidylethanolamine
Recurrence

Effects of interpretation bias modification on unregulated and regulated emotional reactivity

Van Bockstaele, B., Notebaert, L., Salemink, E., Clarke, P. J. F., MacLeod, C., Wiers, R. W. & Bögels, S. M., Sep 2019, In : Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 64, p. 123-132 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emotions
Anxiety
Aptitude
Up-Regulation
Down-Regulation

Food healthiness versus tastiness: Contrasting their impact on more and less successful healthy shoppers within a virtual food shopping task

Mergelsberg, E. L. P., MacLeod, C., Mullan, B., Rudaizky, D., Allom, V., Houben, K. & Lipp, O. V., 1 Feb 2019, In : Appetite. 133, p. 405-413 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Mental imagery in psychiatry: Conceptual & clinical implications

Ji, J. L., Kavanagh, D. J., Holmes, E. A., Macleod, C. & Di Simplicio, M., Feb 2019, In : CNS Spectrums. 24, 1, p. 114-126 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Psychiatry
Emotions
Mental Disorders
Motivation
1 Citation (Scopus)

Spontaneous cognition in dysphoria: reduced positive bias in imagining the future

Ji, J. L., Holmes, E. A., MacLeod, C. & Murphy, F. C., Jun 2019, In : Psychological Research. 83, 4, p. 817-831 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Cognition
Linguistics
Depression
Imagining
1 Citation (Scopus)

The effects of attentional bias modification on emotion regulation

Van Bockstaele, B., Notebaert, L., MacLeod, C., Salemink, E., Clarke, P. J. F., Verschuere, B., Bögels, S. M. & Wiers, R. W., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 62, p. 38-48 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emotions
Up-Regulation
Down-Regulation
Attentional Bias
Emotion
Episodic Memory
Anxiety
Noise
Research
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)
71 Downloads (Pure)

Age differences in negative and positive expectancy bias in comorbid depression and anxiety

Tadic, D., MacLeod, C., Cabeleira, C. M., Wuthrich, V. M., Rapee, R. M. & Bucks, R. S., 2018, In : Cognition and Emotion. 32, 8, p. 1531-1544 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
Anxiety
Depression
Young Adult
Cognition
Emotions
Chronic Pain
Pain
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Cues
Hot Temperature
1 Citation (Scopus)

Authors' reply

Grafton, B., MacLeod, C., Rudaizky, D., Salemink, E., Fox, E. & Notebaert, L., 1 Apr 2018, In : British Journal of Psychiatry. 212, 4, p. 246-247 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Can training change attentional breadth? Failure to find transfer effects

Fang, L., Hoorelbeke, K., Bruyneel, L., Notebaert, L., MacLeod, C., de Raedt, R. & Koster, E. H. W., 1 May 2018, In : Psychological Research. 82, 3, p. 520-534 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Training Support
Visual Perception
Bayes Theorem
Emotions
Students
Open Access
Emotions
Anxiety
Attentional Bias
Students
6 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Spiders
Fear
Butterflies
Aptitude
51 Downloads (Pure)

Inhibitory attentional control in anxiety: Manipulating cognitive load in an antisaccade task

Basanovic, J., Notebaert, L., Clarke, P., MacLeod, C., Jawinski, P. & Chen, N., 10 Dec 2018, In : PLoS One. 13, 10, e0205720.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
anxiety
Anxiety
prediction
Saccades
Eye Movements
185 Downloads (Pure)

The sky is falling: evidence of a negativity bias in the social transmission of information

Bebbington, K. R., 2018, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

File
Anxiety
2 Citations (Scopus)
18 Downloads (Pure)

Trait anxiety and the alignment of attentional bias with controllability of danger

Notebaert, L., Georgiades, J. V., Herbert, M., Grafton, B., Parsons, S., Fox, E. & MacLeod, C., 21 Aug 2018, In : Psychological Research. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Cues
Anxiety
Noise
Attentional Bias
Alignment
2017
5 Citations (Scopus)
psychopathology
Psychopathology
trend
Research
Cognitive Bias
7 Citations (Scopus)

Attentional bias mediates the effect of neurostimulation on emotional vulnerability

Chen, N. T. M., Basanovic, J., Notebaert, L., MacLeod, C. & Clarke, P. J. F., 1 Oct 2017, In : Journal of Psychiatric Research. 93, p. 12-19 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prefrontal Cortex
Psychopathology
Emotions
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
Attentional Bias
6 Citations (Scopus)
Short-Term Memory
Attentional Bias
Working Memory
Aptitude
Learning
29 Citations (Scopus)
62 Downloads (Pure)

Confusing procedures with process when appraising the impact of cognitive bias modification on emotional vulnerability

Grafton, B., MacLeod, C., Rudaizky, D., Holmes, E. A., Salemink, E., Fox, E. & Notebaert, L., 1 Nov 2017, In : British Journal of Psychiatry. 211, 5, p. 266-271 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Meta-Analysis
Research Personnel
Research
2 Citations (Scopus)

Direction of stimulus movement alters fear-linked individual differences in attentional vigilance to spider stimuli

Basanovic, J., Dean, L., Riskind, J. H. & MacLeod, C., 1 Dec 2017, In : Behaviour Research and Therapy. 99, p. 117-123 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Spiders
Individuality
Fear
Direction compound
Research Personnel
5 Citations (Scopus)
54 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Anxiety
Attentional Bias
Automatic Data Processing
12 Citations (Scopus)
Automatic Data Processing
Individuality
Disengagement
Disposition
Stimulus
45 Citations (Scopus)

Integrating Personality Structure, Personality Process, and Personality Development

Baumert, A., Schmitt, M., Perugini, M., Johnson, W., Blum, G., Borkenau, P., Costantini, G., Denissen, J. J. A., Fleeson, W., Grafton, B., Jayawickreme, E., Kurzius, E., MacLeod, C., Miller, L. C., Read, S. J., Roberts, B., Robinson, M. D., Wood, D. & Wrzus, C., 1 Sep 2017, In : European Journal of Personality. 31, 5, p. 503-528 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Personality Development
Personality
Psychology
Individuality
Emotions
7 Citations (Scopus)

Internet-based attentional bias modification training as add-on to regular treatment in alcohol and cannabis dependent outpatients: A study protocol of a randomized control trial

Heitmann, J., van Hemel-Ruiter, M. E., Vermeulen, K. M., Ostafin, B. D., MacLeod, C., Wiers, R. W., DeFuentes-Merillas, L., Fledderus, M., Markus, W. & de Jong, P. J., 23 May 2017, In : BMC Psychiatry. 17, 1, 193.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cannabis
Internet
Outpatients
Alcohols
Therapeutics
4 Citations (Scopus)

Prediction of pre-exam state anxiety from ruminative disposition: The mediating role of impaired attentional disengagement from negative information

Vălenaş, S. P., Szentágotai-Tătar, A., Grafton, B., Notebaert, L., Miu, A. C. & MacLeod, C., 1 Apr 2017, In : Behaviour Research and Therapy. 91, p. 102-110 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anxiety
Students
Prediction
Disengagement
Disposition
2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Depression
Information Storage and Retrieval
Automatic Data Processing
Research
Avoidance
29 Citations (Scopus)

The sky is falling: evidence of a negativity bias in the social transmission of information

Bebbington, K., MacLeod, C., Ellison, T. M. & Fay, N., 1 Jan 2017, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 38, 1, p. 92-101 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Accidental Falls
Survival
Reproduction
Anxiety
anxiety
3 Citations (Scopus)
75 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Anxiety
Cues
Noise
Attentional Bias

Working Towards Integration of Personality Structure, Process, and Development RESPONSE

Baumert, A., Schmitt, M., Perugini, M., Johnson, W., Blum, G., Borkenau, P., Costantini, G., Denissen, J. J. A., Fleeson, W., Grafton, B., Jayawickreme, E., Kurzius, E., MacLeod, C., Miller, L. C., Read, S. J., Roberts, B., Robinson, M. D., Wood, D. & Wrzus, C., 2017, In : European Journal of Personality. 31, 5, p. 577-595 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

2016
3 Citations (Scopus)
145 Downloads (Pure)

Aberrant Gaze Patterns in Social Anxiety Disorder: An Eye Movement Assessment during Public Speaking

Chen, N., Clarke, P., MacLeod, C., Hickie, I. & Guastella, A. J., Jan 2016, In : Journal of Experimental Psychopathology. 7, 1, p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Gestures
Eye Movements
Social Conditions
Anxiety
Social Phobia
51 Citations (Scopus)

A FISTful of Emotion: Individual Differences in Trait Anxiety and Cognitive-Affective Flexibility During Preadolescence

Marcus, O., Staciu, O., Macleod, C., Leibregts, H. & Visu-Petra, L., 2016, In : Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Dec, p. 1-12

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

37 Citations (Scopus)
88 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Psychopathology
Anxiety
Confusion
Research
Attentional Bias

Anxiety-Linked Differences in Older Adults’ Interpretation of Ambiguous Information

Cabrera, I., Montorio, I. & MacLeod, C., 22 Nov 2016, In : Cognitive Therapy and Research. p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anxiety
Self Report
Young Adult
1 Citation (Scopus)
affectivity
trend
science
14 Citations (Scopus)
260 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File

Autism, anxiety, and school functioning: improving school functioning by reducing anxiety in children on the spectrum. Final report

Ohan, J. L., Sng, A. A., Russell-Smith, S. N., Maybery, M. T., Pestell, C. F., Whitehouse, A. J., MacLeod, C., Mazzucchelli, T. & Egan, S., 2016, Indooroopilly, QLD: Autism CRC. 41 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther output

1 Citation (Scopus)
100 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Anxiety
Romania
Attentional Bias
Depression
2 Citations (Scopus)
125 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Anxiety
Attentional Bias
Western Australia
Research Personnel
Research
28 Citations (Scopus)

Emotional Mental Imagery as Simulation of Reality: Fear and Beyond- A tribute to Peter Lang

Ji, J. L. L., Burnet Heyes, S., MacLeod, C. & Holmes, E. A. A., 2016, In : Behaviour Therapy. 47, 5, p. 702-719 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Fear
Therapeutic Uses
Psychopathology
Automatic Data Processing
5 Citations (Scopus)
Anxiety
Attentional Bias
7 Citations (Scopus)

How Victim Sensitivity leads to Uncooperative Behavior via Expectancies of Injustice

Malteste, S., Baumert, A., Schmitt, M. J. J. & MacLeod, C., 2016, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 6, JAN, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Introduction to the special issue: Understanding the role of attentional control in the development of anxiety in childhood, adolescence and across the lifespan

Hadwin, J., Visu-Petra, L., Muris, P., Derakshan, N. & MacLeod, C., 2016, In : Journal of Experimental Psychopathology. 7, 3, p. 277-295 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)
166 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Cues
Anxiety
Noise
Emotions
1 Citation (Scopus)
110 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Spiders
Anxiety
Growth
Fear
Behavioral Symptoms