Archive for April, 2019

New article in PLOS ONE!

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

An article of mine, “A relationship between weak attentional control and cognitive distortions, explained by negative affect”, has been accepted for publication in PLOS ONE.┬á This article is about ‘cognitive distortions’, which are particular thinking habits we see in people high in anxiety and depression.┬á We show that these distortions seem to be related to weak attentional control, but only because weak attentional control is also related to anxiety and depression.

This is a nice one for me, for two reasons.┬á Firstly, it’s actually the first data I’ve published which were collected here at Sabanc─▒.┬á Secondly and more importantly, Study 1 from the paper was run as a PROJ201 project with eight students from all faculties.┬á I gave them the study and they worked hard collecting the data, and make good presentations about their work at the end of semester.┬á Since they ran the study as part of a course, and therefore contributed intellectually to the project and to my writeup,┬á I am delighted to make them authors on the paper.┬á Well done, folks!

Booth, R.W., Sharma, D., Dawood, F., Do─čan, M., Emam, H.E.M., G├Ânen├ž, S.S., Kula, A., Maz─▒c─▒, B., Sara├žyakupo─člu, A., & Shahzad, A.-U.-R. (2019).┬á A relationship between weak attentional control and cognitive distortions, explained by negative affect. PLOS ONE, 14(4): e0215399.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0215399

Booth et al. 19 PLOS ONE