Robert Booth

E-Mail : robertboothsabanciuniv.edu
Phone : 0216-483-9242
Personal Web :
Title : Faculty Member
Education :

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

Work Experience :

Associate Professor of Psychology Sabancı University, Turkey, September 2017 ? Associate Professor of Psychology MEF University, Turkey, July 2016 ? September 2017 Assistant Professor of Psychology MEF University, Turkey, July 2015 ? June 2016 Assistant Professor of Psychology Işık University, Turkey, September 2010 ? June 2015

Areas of Interest : Cognition and emotion; anxiety; cognitive control; stress; fear; experimental psychopathology
Publications :
Booth, Robert and Sharma, Dinkar (2021) "Biased probability estimates in trait anxiety and trait depression are unrelated to biased availability", Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Vol.73 (SSCI)
Blazhenkova, Olesya and Booth, Robert (2020) "Individual differences in visualization and childhood play preferences", Heliyon, Vol.6, No.6 (ESCI)
Booth, Robert and Sharma, Dinkar (2020) "Attentional control and estimation of the probability of positive and negative events", Cognition and Emotion, Vol.34, No.3, 553-567 (SSCI)
Booth, Robert (2019) "Reduced stroop interference under stress: decreased cue utilisation, not increased executive control", Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Vol.72, No.6, 1522-1529 (SCI, SSCI)
Booth, Robert and Sharma, Dinkar and Dawood, Faiqa and Doğan, Melis and Emam, Haidy Mahmoud Ahmed and Gönenç, Sude Sena and Kula, Nur Aslışah and Mazıcı, Bengisu and Saraçyakupoğlu, Atakan and Shahzad, Asad Ur Rehman (2019) "A relationship between weak attentional control and cognitive distortions, explained by negative affect", PLoS One, Vol.14, No.4 (SCI, SSCI)
Peker, Müjde and Booth, Robert and Eke, Aylin (2018) "Relationships among self-construal, gender, social dominance orientation, and interpersonal distance", Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Vol.48, No.9, 494-505 (SSCI)
SU Öncesi Yayınları:
  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. Cognition and Emotion, 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. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 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), Stress and anxiety: Application to educational, job, health, and traumatic life contexts (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.), Stress and anxiety: Applications to health and well-being, work stressors, and assessment (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. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 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. Motivation and Emotion, 33, 412-418. doi: 10.1007/s11031-009-9141-5. (SSCI, Impact factor = 1.61)