Colin MacLeod

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

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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 8082 Citations
  • 36 h-Index
1992 …2021
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Research Output 1992 2019

2019
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

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

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
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

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
Spiders
Fear
Butterflies
Aptitude

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
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

Ji, J. L., Holmes, E. A., MacLeod, C. & Murphy, F. C., 10 Aug 2018, In : Psychological Research. p. 1-15

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Cognition
Linguistics
Depression
Imagining

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
Episodic Memory
Anxiety
Noise
Research
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

Cues
Anxiety
Noise
Attentional Bias
Alignment
2017
5 Citations (Scopus)
psychopathology
Psychopathology
trend
Research
Cognitive Bias
6 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
4 Citations (Scopus)

Attention bias modification training under working memory load increases the magnitude of change in attentional bias

Clarke, P. J. F., Branson, S., Chen, N. T. M., Van Bockstaele, B., Salemink, E., MacLeod, C. & Notebaert, L., 1 Dec 2017, In : Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 57, p. 25-31 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Short-Term Memory
Attentional Bias
Working Memory
Aptitude
Learning
21 Citations (Scopus)

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

Spiders
Individuality
Fear
Direction compound
Research Personnel
4 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Anxiety
Attentional Bias
Automatic Data Processing
10 Citations (Scopus)
Automatic Data Processing
Individuality
Disengagement
Disposition
Stimulus
26 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
1 Citation (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
Open Access
Depression
Information Storage and Retrieval
Automatic Data Processing
Research
Avoidance
20 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
2 Citations (Scopus)
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
2 Citations (Scopus)

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
42 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

33 Citations (Scopus)
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
13 Citations (Scopus)
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)
Open Access
File
Anxiety
Romania
Attentional Bias
Depression
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Anxiety
Attentional Bias
Western Australia
Research Personnel
Research
25 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
4 Citations (Scopus)
Anxiety
Attentional Bias
5 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

2 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)
Open Access
File
Cues
Anxiety
Noise
Emotions
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Spiders
Anxiety
Growth
Fear
Behavioral Symptoms
4 Citations (Scopus)

Selective attention in perfectionism: Dissociating valence from perfectionism-relevance

Howell, J. A., Mcevoy, P. M., Grafton, B., Macleod, C., Kane, R. T., Anderson, R. A. & Egan, S. J., Jun 2016, In : Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 51, p. 100-108

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Causality
Perfectionism
Selective Attention
Valence
Anxiety Disorders
15 Citations (Scopus)

Stuck in a sad place: Biased attentional disengagement in rumination

Grafton, B., Southworth, F., Watkins, E. & Macleod, C., Feb 2016, In : Emotion. 16, 1, p. 63-72

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Weights and Measures
Attentional Bias
Research

The interplay between emotion and biased cognitive processing in problematic consumption

Notebaert, L. J., Austin, H., de Jong, P. J. J., Kemps, E., MacLeod, C. & Wiers, R., 2016, Innovations and future directions in the behavioural and cognitive therapies. R. G. M. M. K. N. K. (ed.). First ed. Samford Valley: Australian Academic Press Group Pty. Ltd, p. 163-170 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

10 Citations (Scopus)
Arousal
Sleep
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Attentional Bias
18 Citations (Scopus)

The pulling power of chocolate: Effects of approach-avoidance training on approach bias and consumption

Dickson, H., Kavanagh, D. J. & Macleod, C., 2016, In : Appetite. 99, p. 46-51

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Food
Alcohols
Power (Psychology)
Chocolate
Clinical Trials
4 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Calibration
Anxiety
anxiety
Numismatics
threat