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                              Rob Booth

EDUCATION

PhD. Cognitive Psychology, defended March 2009
University of Kent
Thesis: Attentional Control Theory and Stroop Interference: Selective Attention
      Deteriorates Under Stress
Supervisors: Dr. Dinkar Sharma and Dr. Dirk Janssen

MSc. Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology, September 2004 (Distinction)
University of Kent

BSc. Psychology, June 2002 (II:i)
University of Kent




ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

Ad hoc reviewer: Cognition and Emotion, Personality and Social Psychology Review




INVITED ADDRESSES

Booth, R. The effects of stress and anxiety on cognitive processing. Invited
     research seminar at Işık University, 14th April 2010.

Booth, R., & Weger, U. W. The role of regressive eye movements in reading.
     Invited research seminar at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK, 27th
     January 2010.



RESEARCH FUNDING

Booth, R., Sharma, D., & Leader, T. I. Charting the rise in anxious mood since
     1969: A meta-analysis of trait anxiety across time and nations. £7500
     awarded under the British Academy Small Grants Scheme. 1st April to 30th
     September 2010.
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PUBLICATIONS

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

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.

Booth, R., Sharma, D., & Janssen, D. P. Stress increases Stroop
     interference: evidence for attentional control theory. Manuscript in
     preparation.

Booth, R., & Weger, U. W. The role of regressive fixations in reading. Manuscript
     in preparation.

Huguet, P., Sharma, D., Dumas, F., Booth, R. & Brown, R. Social comparison in
     the Stroop task: facts, not artefacts. Manuscript in preparation.

Hamilton-West, K. E., Sharma, D. & Booth, R. Appraisals and cardiovascular
     activity in relation to paired sequences of positive, negative and neutral
     stimuli: testing the undoing and endowment-contrast hypotheses.
     Manuscript in preparation.




CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Booth, R., Sharma, D., & Janssen, D. P. (2008). Effects of Stress and Working
     Memory Load in the Stroop Task: Evidence for Attentional Control Theory.
     Paper presented at the Stress and Anxiety Research Society Conference,
     London, July 2008.

Sharma, D., Booth, R., Brown, R., & Huguet, P. (2008). Social Facilitation in the
     Stroop Task: The Role of Strategic Inhibition. Poster presented at the
     International Congress in Psychology, Berlin, July 2008.

Booth, R., Sharma, D. & Janssen, D. P. (2008). Effects of Stress and Working
     Memory Load in the Stroop Task: Evidence for Attentional Control Theory.
     Poster presented at the Experimental Psychology Society meeting, London,
     January 2008.
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Booth, R., Sharma, D. & Janssen, D. P. (2007). Effects of Stress and
     Working Memory Load in the Stroop Task: Evidence for Attentional Control
     Theory. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Cognitive
     Section Meeting, Aberdeen, August 2007.

Booth, R. & Sharma, D. (2006). The Effects of Stress on Selective Attention are
     Modulated by Working Memory Ability. Poster presented at the British
     Psychological Society Cognitive Section Meeting, Leicester, September
     2006.

Sharma, D., Booth, R. W., Brown, R. J. & Huguet, P. (2005). Social Context and
     the Regulation of Selective Attention. Paper presented at the British
     Psychological Society Cognitive Section Meeting, Leeds, September 2005.

Sharma, D., Booth, R. W., Brown, R. J., & Huguet, P. (2005). Social Context and
     the Regulation of Selective Attention. Poster presented at the Psychonomic
     Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, November 2005.



EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Işık University
September 2010-Ongoing

Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Kent
British Academy-funded project “Charting The Rise In Anxious Mood Since
       1969: A Meta-Analysis Of Trait Anxiety Across Time And Nations”
April 2010-September 2010

Teaching Assistant, Department of Social and Applied Sciences and the Business
     School, Canterbury Christ Church University
September 2008-March 2010

Teaching Assistant, School of Psychology and School of Social Policy, Sociology
     and Social Research, University of Kent
September 2004-December 2010

Research Assistant, School of Psychology, University of Kent
British Academy-Funded Project “Physiological Responses to Positive Emotions:
      Testing the Undoing Effect”
November 2006-March 2007

Research Assistant, School of Psychology, University of Kent
ESRC-Funded Project “Social Influences on Stroop Interference”
February 2004-March 2006

				
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