Robert Booth
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty Member
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Faculty Member

2009, PhD. Cognitive Psychology, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Thesis: Attentional Control Theory and Stroop Interference: Selective Attention Deteriorates Under Stress. 
Supervisor: Dr Dinkar Sharma

2004, MSc. Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology, University of Kent, United Kingdom

2002, BSc. Psychology, University of Kent, United Kingdom

Areas of Interest

Cognition and emotion; anxiety; cognitive control; stress; fear; experimental psychopathology

  1. Booth, R. W. (2017). Brief time course of trait anxiety-related attentional bias to fear-conditioned stimuli: Evidence from the dual-RSVP task. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 54, 71-76. doi: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2016.06.007 (SSCI, Impact factor = 2.19)
  2. Peker, M., Booth, R. W. & Dikçe, U. (2017). Muhafazakarlık, kaygı ve tehdit edici uyarıcılara karşı dikkat yanlılığı.Türk Psikoloji Yazıları, Special Issue on Toplum, Kimlik ve Siyaset: Sosyal Psikolojik Yaklaşımlar, 20, 62- 74.
  3. Booth, R. W., Mackintosh, B., & Sharma, D. (2017). Working memory regulates trait anxiety-related threat processing biases. Emotion, 17, 616- 627. doi: 10.1037/emo0000264 (SSCI, Impact factor = 3.08)
  4. Booth, R. W., & Peker, M. (2017). State anxiety impairs attentional control when other sources of control are minimal. Cognition and Emotion, 31, 1004- 1011. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2016.1172474  (SSCI, Impact factor = 2.42)
  5. Peker, M. & Booth, R. W. (2017). Biyoloji, biliş ve siyaset psikolojisi. In Ö. Gümüş (ed.), Siyaset Psikolojisi, Vol II, 1- 50, Nobel Yayınları.
  6. Booth, R. W., Sharma, D., & Leader, T. I. (2016). The age of anxiety? It depends where you look: Changes in STAI trait anxiety, 1970-2010. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51, 193-202. doi: 10.1007/s00127-015-1096-0 (SSCI, Impact factor = 2.51)
  7. Alabak, M., Peker, M., & Booth, R. W. (2016). Looking good or doing good? Motivations of organisational citizenship behaviour in Turkish versus South Korean collectivists. International Journal of Psychology, 51, 238- 242. doi: 10.1002/ijop.12155 (SSCI, Impact factor = 1.28)
  8. Booth, R. W., Peker, M., & Oztop, P. (2016). Turkish adaptation of the Fear of Spiders Questionnaire: Reliability and validity in non-clinical samples. Cogent Psychology, 3, 1144250. doi: 10.1080/23311908.2016.1144250
  9. Peker, M., Gündoğdu, N., & Booth, R. W. (2015). Perceived self-society moral discrepancies predict depression, but not anxiety. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 18, 337- 342. doi: 10.1111/ajsp.12100 (SSCI, Impact factor = 1.26)
  10. Booth, R. W. (2014). Involuntary avoidance of threat: Vigilance-avoidance, executive attentional control, inhibition and shifting. CognitionandEmotion,28, 1465-1473. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2014.882294. (SSCI, Impact factor = 2.42)
  11. Booth, R. W., Mackintosh, B., Mobini, S., Oztop, P., & Nunn, S. (2014). Cognitive bias modification of attention is less effective under working memory load. CognitiveTherapyandResearch,38, 634-639. doi: 10.1007/s10608-014-9628-6. (SSCI, Impact factor = 2.03)
  12. Booth, R. W., & Sharma, D. (2014). Working memory load elicits attentional bias to threat. In K. Kaniasty, K. Moore, S. Howard & P. Buchwald (eds), Stressandanxiety:Applicationtoeducational,job,health,andtraumaticlifecontexts (pp. 149- 157). Berlin: Logos Verlag.
  13. Booth, R. W. & Weger, U. W. (2013). The function of regressions in reading: Backward eye movements allow re-reading. Memory&Cognition,41, 82-97. doi: 10.3758/s13421-012-0244-y. (SSCI, Impact factor = 2.04)
  14. Peker, M., & Booth, R. W. (2013). Relationships among uncertainty, anxiety, and behavioural inhibition and activation. In K. A. Moore, K. Kaniasty, P. Buchwald, & A. Sesé (eds.), Stressandanxiety:Applicationstohealthandwell-being,workstressors,andassessment (pp. 201- 208). Berlin: Logos-Verlag.
  15. Sharma, D., Booth, R., Brown, R., & Huguet, P. (2010). Exploring the temporal dynamics of social facilitation in the Stroop task. PsychonomicBulletinandReview,17, 52-58. doi: 10.758/PBR.17.1.52. (SSCI, Impact factor = 3.08)
  16. Booth, R., & Sharma, D. (2009). Stress reduces attention to irrelevant information: evidence from the Stroop task. MotivationandEmotion,33, 412-418. doi: 10.1007/s11031-009-9141-5. (SSCI, Impact factor = 1.61)