Colin MacLeod

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

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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 7885 Citations
  • 36 h-Index
1992 …2021
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Research Output 1992 2019

2019
Anxiety
Clinical Psychology
Psychometrics
Reproducibility of Results
Publications
2018
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
1 Citations

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 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., 30 Aug 2018, 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

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Bebbington, K. R., 2018, (Unpublished)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

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cues
Anxiety
Noise
Attentional Bias
Alignment
2017
1 Citations

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., 14 Dec 2017, In : Cognition and Emotion. p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
Anxiety
Depression
Young Adult
Cognition
Emotions
4 Citations
psychopathology
Psychopathology
trend
Research
Cognitive Bias
5 Citations

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

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
17 Citations

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

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
Open Access
File
Anxiety
Attentional Bias
Automatic Data Processing
6 Citations
Automatic Data Processing
Individuality
Disengagement
Disposition
Stimulus
22 Citations

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
6 Citations

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

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
18 Citations

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
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

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
41 Citations

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

28 Citations
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 Citations
affectivity
trend
science
13 Citations
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 Citations
Open Access
File
Anxiety
Romania
Attentional Bias
Depression
1 Citations
Open Access
File
Anxiety
Attentional Bias
Western Australia
Research Personnel
Research
24 Citations

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
Anxiety
Attentional Bias
5 Citations

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

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
Open Access
File
Cues
Anxiety
Noise
Emotions
1 Citations
Open Access
File
Spiders
Anxiety
Growth
Fear
Behavioral Symptoms
2 Citations

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
12 Citations

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
Arousal
Sleep
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Attentional Bias
17 Citations

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
Open Access
File
Calibration
Anxiety
anxiety
Numismatics
threat
2 Citations

When children forget to remember: Effects of reduced working memory availability on prospective memory performance

Cheie, L., MacLeod, C., Miclea, M. & Visu-Petra, L., 16 Dec 2016, In : Memory and Cognition. p. 651–663 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Episodic Memory
Short-Term Memory
Anxiety
Individuality
Prospective Memory
2015
20 Citations

Attentional bias modification facilitates attentional control mechanisms: Evidence from eye tracking

Chen, N., Clarke, P., Watson, T. L., Macleod, C. & Guastella, A. J., Jan 2015, In : Biological Psychology. 104, p. 139-146 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anxiety
Attentional Bias
Placebos
Costs and Cost Analysis
Research