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Professor Marcantonio Spada

Professor Marcantonio Spada

spadam@lsbu.ac.uk

Applied Sciences

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4548-9578

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I am Professor of Addictive Behaviours and Mental Health and Dean of the School of Applied Sciences. I am also the Deputy Lead of the Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research.

Prior to my current academic appointment, I was Professor of Psychological Therapies in the School of Health and Social Care at London South Bank University and Consultant and Trust Lead in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for North East London NHS Foundation Trust. Before joining London South Bank University I held Principal Lectureships in Psychology at the University of Roehampton and at London Metropolitan University.

My main research focus is on identifying metacognitive factors involved in the development and maintenance of addictive behaviours with the central aim of developing and evaluating new psychological treatments which target metacognitive change. Both the British Psychological Society and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies awarded me a Fellowship (their highest designation) in recognition of this body of work.

I also serve as both Editor-in-Chief of Addictive Behaviors and Addictive Behaviors Reports, and as Associate Editor of Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy.

Courses taught

Addiction Psychology and Counselling - MSc/PgDip

Mental Health and Clinical Psychology - MSc

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Miss Chrysa MiliaDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Walter SapuppoDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Miss Francesca MartinoDesire thinking and craving across the continuum of problem drinkingPhD
Dr Sara PalmieriDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Daniel Charles KolubinskiThe Role of Metacognition in Self- EsteemPhD

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Difficulties in emotion regulation: The role of repetitive negative thinking and metacognitive beliefs.
Mansueto, G., Marino, C., Palmieri, S., Offredi, A., Sarracino, D., Sassaroli, S., Ruggiero, G.M., Spada, M.M. and Caselli, G. (2022). Difficulties in emotion regulation: The role of repetitive negative thinking and metacognitive beliefs. Journal of Affective Disorders. 308, pp. 473-483. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2022.04.086

Predicting comments on Facebook photos: Who posts might matter more than what type of photo is posted.
Marino, C., Lista, C., Solari, D., Spada, M.M., Vieno, A. and Finos, L. (2022). Predicting comments on Facebook photos: Who posts might matter more than what type of photo is posted. Addictive Behaviors Reports. 15, p. 100417. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2022.100417

Validation of the metacognitions about online gaming scale (MOGS) among Chinese gamers
Dang, L., Chen, J.H., Zhou, H., Spada, M.M. and Wu, A.M.S. (2022). Validation of the metacognitions about online gaming scale (MOGS) among Chinese gamers. Addictive Behaviors. 129 (107255). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2022.107255

Fear of missing out (FoMO) and internet use: A comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis.
Akbari, Mehdi, Seydavi, M., Palmieri, S., Mansueto, G., Caselli, G. and Spada, M. (2021). Fear of missing out (FoMO) and internet use: A comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. https://doi.org/10.1556/2006.2021.00083

Correction to: The Combined Contribution of Fear and Perceived Danger of COVID 19 and Metacognitions to Anxiety Levels during the COVID 19 Pandemic.
Aydın, O., Balıkçı, K., Arslan, Y., Ünal-Aydın, P., Müezzin, E. and Spada, M. (2021). Correction to: The Combined Contribution of Fear and Perceived Danger of COVID 19 and Metacognitions to Anxiety Levels during the COVID 19 Pandemic. Journal of rational-emotive and cognitive-behavior therapy : RET. pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10942-021-00438-8

The Persian COVID-19 Anxiety Syndrome Scale (C-19ASS): Psychometric properties in a general community sample of Iranians.
Akbari, M., Seydavi, M., Zamani, E., Nikčević, A. and Spada, M. (2021). The Persian COVID-19 Anxiety Syndrome Scale (C-19ASS): Psychometric properties in a general community sample of Iranians. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2686

The Combined Contribution of Fear and Perceived Danger of COVID-19 and Metacognitions to Anxiety Levels during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Aydın, Orkun, Balıkçı, Kuzeymen, Arslan, Yasin, Ünal-Aydın, Pınar, Müezzin, Ece and Spada, M. (2021). The Combined Contribution of Fear and Perceived Danger of COVID-19 and Metacognitions to Anxiety Levels during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of rational-emotive and cognitive-behavior therapy : RET. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10942-021-00429-9

The desire thinking questionnaire-Persian version (DTQ-P) and its association with addictive behaviors in individuals with alcohol use disorder, nicotine dependence, and problematic social media use.
Khosravani, V., Spada, M.M., Sharifi Bastan, F. and Samimi Ardestani, S.M. (2021). The desire thinking questionnaire-Persian version (DTQ-P) and its association with addictive behaviors in individuals with alcohol use disorder, nicotine dependence, and problematic social media use. Addictive Behaviors. 125, p. 107144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.107144

Psychometric validation of the desire thinking questionnaire in a Turkish adolescent sample: Associations with internet gaming disorder.
Aydın, O, Ünal-Aydın, P, Caselli, G, Kolubinski, D C, Marino, C and Spada, M M (2021). Psychometric validation of the desire thinking questionnaire in a Turkish adolescent sample: Associations with internet gaming disorder. Addictive Behaviors. 125, p. 107129. https://doi.org/S0306-4603(21)00314-2

Modelling the contribution of metacognitions and expectancies to problematic smartphone use
Casale, S., Fioravanti, G. and Spada, M. (2021). Modelling the contribution of metacognitions and expectancies to problematic smartphone use. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. 10 (3), pp. 788-798. https://doi.org/10.1556/2006.2021.00066

The relative contribution of health cognitions and metacognitions about health anxiety to cyberchondria: A prospective study
Airoldi, S., Kolubinski, D., Nikčević, A. V. and Spada, M. (2021). The relative contribution of health cognitions and metacognitions about health anxiety to cyberchondria: A prospective study. Journal of Clinical Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.23252

The Big Five personality traits and online gaming: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Akbari, M., Seydavi, Mohammad, Spada, Marcantonio M, Mohammadkhani, Shahram, Jamshidi, Shiva, Jamaloo, Alireza and Ayatmehr, Fatemeh (2021). The Big Five personality traits and online gaming: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. https://doi.org/10.1556/2006.2021.00050

Examining the roles of cognitive flexibility, emotion recognition, and metacognitions in adult Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder with predominantly inattentive presentation
Aydın, O., Balıkçı, K., Sönmez, İ., Ünal‐Aydın, P. and Spada, M. (2021). Examining the roles of cognitive flexibility, emotion recognition, and metacognitions in adult Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder with predominantly inattentive presentation. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2645

Psychological distress in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: the joint contribution of intolerance of uncertainty and cyberchondria
Bottesi, G., Marino, C., Vieno, A., Ghisi, M. and Spada, M.M. (2021). Psychological distress in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: the joint contribution of intolerance of uncertainty and cyberchondria. Psychology & Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2021.1952584

The COVID-19 anxiety syndrome and selective attentional bias towards COVID-19-related stimuli in UK residents during the 2020-2021 pandemic
Albery, I.P, Spada, M. and Nikcevic, A. (2021). The COVID-19 anxiety syndrome and selective attentional bias towards COVID-19-related stimuli in UK residents during the 2020-2021 pandemic. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2639

Metacognitions, rumination, and worry in personality disorder.
Spada, M., Nikčević, A. V., Kolubinski, D., Offredi, A., Giuri, S., Gemelli, A., Brugnoni, A., Ferrari, A. and Caselli, G. (2021). Metacognitions, rumination, and worry in personality disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders. 293, pp. 117-123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2021.06.024

The relationship between fear of COVID‐19 and health anxiety among families with COVID‐19 infected: The mediating role of metacognitions, intolerance of uncertainty and emotion regulation
Akbari, M., Spada, M., Nikčević, A. and Zamani, E. (2021). The relationship between fear of COVID‐19 and health anxiety among families with COVID‐19 infected: The mediating role of metacognitions, intolerance of uncertainty and emotion regulation. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. 28 (6), pp. 1354-1366. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2628

Self-critical Rumination and Associated Metacognitions as Mediators of the Relationship Between Perfectionism and Self-esteem.
Fearn, M., Marino, C., Spada, M. M. and Kolubinski, D. (2021). Self-critical Rumination and Associated Metacognitions as Mediators of the Relationship Between Perfectionism and Self-esteem. Journal of rational-emotive and cognitive-behavior therapy : RET. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10942-021-00404-4

A discriminant analysis model of psychosocial predictors of problematic Internet use and cannabis use disorder in university students.
Akbari, M., Bahadori, M.H., Mohammadkhani, S., Kolubinski, D.C., Nikčević, A.V. and Spada, M.M. (2021). A discriminant analysis model of psychosocial predictors of problematic Internet use and cannabis use disorder in university students. Addictive Behaviors Reports. 14, p. 100354. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2021.100354

Repetitive Negative Thinking and Eating Disorders: A Meta-Analysis of the Role of Worry and Rumination.
Palmieri, S., Mansueto, G., Scaini, S., Caselli, G., Sapuppo, W., Spada, M., Sassaroli, S. and Ruggiero, G. M. (2021). Repetitive Negative Thinking and Eating Disorders: A Meta-Analysis of the Role of Worry and Rumination. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 10 (11). https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10112448

Modelling the Contribution of Metacognitions, Impulsiveness, and Thought Suppression to Behavioural Addictions in Adolescents
Efrati, Y., Kolubinski, D., Marino, Claudia and Spada, M. (2021). Modelling the Contribution of Metacognitions, Impulsiveness, and Thought Suppression to Behavioural Addictions in Adolescents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18 (7), p. e3820. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18073820

A systematic review of metacognitions in Internet Gaming Disorder and problematic Internet, smartphone and social networking sites use
Casale, S., Musicò, Alessia and Spada, M. (2021). A systematic review of metacognitions in Internet Gaming Disorder and problematic Internet, smartphone and social networking sites use. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. 28 (6), pp. 1494-1508. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2588

Metacognitions as a predictor of online gaming in adolescents: Psychometric properties of the metacognitions about online gaming scale among iranian adolescents
Akbari, M., Hossein Bahadori, M., Bouruki Milan, B., Caselli, G. and Spada, M.M. (2021). Metacognitions as a predictor of online gaming in adolescents: Psychometric properties of the metacognitions about online gaming scale among iranian adolescents. Addictive Behaviors. 118, p. 106904. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.106904

Does alcohol-related desire thinking predict in-the-moment drinking behaviours?
Albery, I. and Spada, Marcantonio M (2021). Does alcohol-related desire thinking predict in-the-moment drinking behaviours? Addictive Behaviors. 118, p. 106899. https://doi.org/S0306-4603(21)00084-8

Metacognitive beliefs across eating disorders and eating behaviours: A systematic review
Palmieri, S., Mansueto, G., Ruggiero, G., Caselli, G., Sassaroli, S. and Spada, M. (2021). Metacognitive beliefs across eating disorders and eating behaviours: A systematic review. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. 28 (5), pp. 1254-1265. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2573

Differential identity components predict dimensions of problematic Facebook use
Albery, I., Nosa, S., Spada, M. and Frings, D. (2021). Differential identity components predict dimensions of problematic Facebook use. Computers in Human Behavior Reports. 3, p. 100057. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chbr.2021.100057

Problematic Internet Use in early adolescence: The role of attachment and negative beliefs about worry
Marci, Tatiana, Marino, C., Sacchi, Chiara, Lan, Xiaoyu and Spada, Marcantonio M. (2021). Problematic Internet Use in early adolescence: The role of attachment and negative beliefs about worry. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. 10 (1), pp. 194-200. https://doi.org/10.1556/2006.2021.00001

The role of metacognitions and emotion recognition in problematic SNS use among adolescents.
Ünal-Aydın, P., Obuća, F., Aydın, O. and Spada, M. (2020). The role of metacognitions and emotion recognition in problematic SNS use among adolescents. Journal of Affective Disorders. 282, pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.12.103

Validity of a Norwegian version of the Desire Thinking Questionnaire (DTQ): Associations with problem drinking, nicotine dependence and problematic social media use
Solem, S, Pedersen, H, Nesse, F, Garvik Janssen, A, Ottesen Kennair, LE, Hagen, R, Havnen, A, Hjemdal, O, Caselli, G and Spada, MM (2020). Validity of a Norwegian version of the Desire Thinking Questionnaire (DTQ): Associations with problem drinking, nicotine dependence and problematic social media use. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2524

Modelling the contribution of the Big Five personality traits, health anxiety, and COVID-19 psychological distress to generalised anxiety and depressive symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic
Nikčević, A.V., Marino, C., Kolubinski, D.C., Leach, D. and Spada, M.M. (2021). Modelling the contribution of the Big Five personality traits, health anxiety, and COVID-19 psychological distress to generalised anxiety and depressive symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Affective Disorders. 279, pp. 578-584. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.10.053

Desire thinking as a predictor of compulsive sexual behaviour in adolescents: Evidence from a cross-cultural validation of the Hebrew version of the Desire Thinking Questionnaire
Efrati, Yaniv, Kolubinski, D., Caselli, Gabriele and Spada, M. (2020). Desire thinking as a predictor of compulsive sexual behaviour in adolescents: Evidence from a cross-cultural validation of the Hebrew version of the Desire Thinking Questionnaire. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. 9 (3), pp. 797-807. https://doi.org/10.1556/2006.2020.00062

The effects of self-critical rumination on shame and stress: An experimental study
Milia, C, Kolubinski, DC and Spada, MM (2020). The effects of self-critical rumination on shame and stress: An experimental study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. 49 (3). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1352465820000727

The effects of self-critical rumination on shame and stress
Milia, C, Kolubinski, D and Spada, M (2020). The effects of self-critical rumination on shame and stress. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.

The effect of desire thinking on facilitating beliefs in alcohol use disorder: An experimental investigation
Caselli, G., Gemelli, Antonella, Ferrari, Cristina, Beltrami, Daniela, Offredi, Alessia, Ruggiero, Giovanni M., Sassaroli, Sandra and Spada, M. (2020). The effect of desire thinking on facilitating beliefs in alcohol use disorder: An experimental investigation. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. 28 (2), pp. 355-363. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2511

Metacognitions and emotion recognition in Internet Gaming Disorder among adolescents
Aydın, O, Güçlü, M, Ünal-Aydın, P and Spada, MM (2020). Metacognitions and emotion recognition in Internet Gaming Disorder among adolescents. Addictive Behaviors Reports. 12, pp. 100296-100296. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2020.100296

The COVID-19 anxiety syndrome scale: Development and psychometric properties
Nikčević, Ana V. and Spada, M. (2020). The COVID-19 anxiety syndrome scale: Development and psychometric properties. Psychiatry Research. 292, p. 113322. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113322

Social anxiety and Internet gaming disorder: The role of motives and metacognitions
Marino, C., Canale, Natale, Vieno, Alessio, Caselli, Gabriele, Scacchi, Luca and Spada, Marcantonio M. (2020). Social anxiety and Internet gaming disorder: The role of motives and metacognitions. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. 9 (3), pp. 617-628. https://doi.org/10.1556/2006.2020.00044

Modelling Online Gaming Metacognitions: The Role of Time Spent Gaming in Predicting Problematic Internet Use
Caselli, G, Marino, C and Spada, MM (2020). Modelling Online Gaming Metacognitions: The Role of Time Spent Gaming in Predicting Problematic Internet Use. Journal of Rational - Emotive and Cognitive - Behavior Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10942-020-00365-0

Corrigendum to ``A Metacognitive Model of Self-Esteem''. Journal of Affective Disorders (2019) 42-53. (Journal of Affective Disorders (2019) 256 (42–53), (S0165032718315416), (10.1016/j.jad.2019.05.050))
Kolubinski, DC, Marino, C, Nikčević, AV and Spada, MM (2020). Corrigendum to ``A Metacognitive Model of Self-Esteem''. Journal of Affective Disorders (2019) 42-53. (Journal of Affective Disorders (2019) 256 (42–53), (S0165032718315416), (10.1016/j.jad.2019.05.050)). Journal of Affective Disorders. 275, pp. 339-339. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.07.022

Profiling Metacognition in Binge Eating Disorder
Palmieri, S, Gentile, N, Da Ros, A and Spada, MM (2020). Profiling Metacognition in Binge Eating Disorder. Journal of Rational - Emotive and Cognitive - Behavior Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10942-020-00364-1

Testing the Italian version of the Cyberchondria Severity Scale and a metacognitive model of cyberchondria
Marino, C., Fergus, T., Vieno, A., Bottesi, G., Ghisi, M. and Spada, M. (2020). Testing the Italian version of the Cyberchondria Severity Scale and a metacognitive model of cyberchondria. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. 27 (4), pp. 581-596. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2444

Screening and assessment tools for gaming disorder: A comprehensive systematic review
King, DL, Chamberlain, SR, Carragher, N, Billieux, J, Stein, D, Mueller, K, Potenza, MN, Rumpf, HJ, Saunders, J, Starcevic, V, Demetrovics, Z, Brand, M, Lee, HK, Spada, M, Lindenberg, K, Wu, AMS, Lemenager, T, Pallesen, S, Achab, S, Kyrios, M, Higuchi, S, Fineberg, NA and Delfabbro, PH (2020). Screening and assessment tools for gaming disorder: A comprehensive systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review. 77, pp. 101831-101831. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2020.101831

Parenting styles and metacognitions as predictors of cannabis use
Brosnan, T., Kolubinski, D. C. and Spada, M. M. (2020). Parenting styles and metacognitions as predictors of cannabis use. Addictive Behaviors Reports. p. 100259. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2020.100259

Social norms and e-motions in problematic social media use among adolescents
Marino, C, Gini, G, Angelini, F, Vieno, A and Spada, MM (2020). Social norms and e-motions in problematic social media use among adolescents. Addictive Behaviors Reports. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2020.100250

Selective attentional bias to food-related stimuli in healthy individuals with characteristics towards orthorexia nervosa
Albery, I., Michalska, M, Moss, A. and Spada, M. (2019). Selective attentional bias to food-related stimuli in healthy individuals with characteristics towards orthorexia nervosa. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40519-019-00755-z

The role of metacognitions and thinking styles in the negative outcomes of adolescents' peer victimization
Gini, G, Marino, C and Spada, MM (2019). The role of metacognitions and thinking styles in the negative outcomes of adolescents' peer victimization. Violence and Victims. 34 (5). https://doi.org/10.1891/0886-6708.VV-D-18-00016

A metacognitive model of self-esteem
Kolubinski, D, Nikčević, A V, Marino, C and Spada, MM (2019). A metacognitive model of self-esteem. Journal of Affective Disorders. 256, pp. 42-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2019.05.050

Clinical guidelines on antidepressant withdrawal urgently need updating
Davies, J, Read, J, Hengartner, M P, Cosci, F, Fava, G, Chouinard, G, van Os, J, Nardi, A, Gøtzsche, P, Groot, P, Timimi, S, Moncrieff, J, Spada, MM and Guy, A (2019). Clinical guidelines on antidepressant withdrawal urgently need updating. BMJ. 365. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l2238

Pre-partying amongst students in the UK: Measuring motivations and consumption levels across different educational contexts
Howard, A, Albery, IP, Frings, D, Spada, MM and Moss, A (2019). Pre-partying amongst students in the UK: Measuring motivations and consumption levels across different educational contexts. Substance Use and Misuse. 54 (9), pp. 1519-1529. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2019.1590414

Impact of a brief auditory attention training on a modified colour-word Stroop task in a high anxiety and worry sample
Fernie, B A, Spada, MM and Brown, R G (2019). Impact of a brief auditory attention training on a modified colour-word Stroop task in a high anxiety and worry sample. Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 31 (3), pp. 303-316. https://doi.org/10.1080/20445911.2019.1612408

Transcultural, transdiagnostic, and concurrent validity of a revised Metacognitions about Symptoms Control Scale
Fernie, BA, Aoun, A, Kollmann, J, Spada, MM and Nikčević, AV (2019). Transcultural, transdiagnostic, and concurrent validity of a revised Metacognitions about Symptoms Control Scale. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2367

Motor fluctuations and psychological distress in Parkinson’s disease
Fernie, BA, Spada, MM and Brown, RG (2019). Motor fluctuations and psychological distress in Parkinson’s disease. Health Psychology. 38 (6), pp. 518-526. https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0000736

Attachment and problematic Facebook use in adolescents: The mediating role of metacognitions
Marino, C, Marci, T, Ferrante, L, Altoè, G, Vieno, A, Simonelli, A, Caselli, G and Spada, MM (2019). Attachment and problematic Facebook use in adolescents: The mediating role of metacognitions. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. 8 (1), pp. 63-78. https://doi.org/10.1556/2006.8.2019.07

Desire thinking as a predictor of drinking status following treatment for alcohol use disorder: A prospective study
Martino, F, Caselli, G, Fiabane, E, Felicetti, F, Trevisani, C, Menchetti, M, Mezzaluna, C, Sassaroli, S, Albery, IP and Spada, MM (2019). Desire thinking as a predictor of drinking status following treatment for alcohol use disorder: A prospective study. Addictive Behaviors. 95, pp. 70-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.03.004

Emotion regulation and desire thinking as predictors of problematic Facebook use
Marino, C, Caselli, G, Lenzi, M, Monaci, GM, Vieno, A and Spada, MM (2019). Emotion regulation and desire thinking as predictors of problematic Facebook use. Psychiatric Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11126-019-09628-1

The relative contribution of motives and maladaptive cognitions to levels of Internet Gaming Disorder
Moudiab, S and Spada, MM (2019). The relative contribution of motives and maladaptive cognitions to levels of Internet Gaming Disorder. Addictive Behaviors Reports. 9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2019.100160

Metacognitive Therapy for Alcohol Use Disorder: A Systematic Case Series
Caselli, G, Martino, F, Spada, MM and Wells, A (2018). Metacognitive Therapy for Alcohol Use Disorder: A Systematic Case Series. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02619

Moving toward a metacognitive conceptualization of cyberchondria: Examining the contribution of metacognitive beliefs, beliefs about rituals, and stop signals.
Fergus, TA and Spada, MM (2018). Moving toward a metacognitive conceptualization of cyberchondria: Examining the contribution of metacognitive beliefs, beliefs about rituals, and stop signals. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 60, pp. 11-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2018.09.003

Let’s put the ‘T’ back into CBT
Binnie, J and Spada, MM (2018). Let’s put the ‘T’ back into CBT. Mental Health Review Journal. 23 (4), pp. 240-245. https://doi.org/10.1108/mhrj-02-2018-0002

Further development and testing of the metacognitive model of procrastination: Self-reported academic performance.
Fernie, BA, Kopar, UY, Fisher, PL and Spada, MM (2018). Further development and testing of the metacognitive model of procrastination: Self-reported academic performance. Journal of Affective Disorders. 240, pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2018.07.018

The effects of food craving and desire thinking on states of motivational challenge and threat and their physiological indices.
Frings, DJ, Eskisan, G, Caselli, G, Albery, IP, Moss, AC and Spada, MM (2018). The effects of food craving and desire thinking on states of motivational challenge and threat and their physiological indices. Eating and Weight Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40519-018-0525-y

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of CBT Interventions Based on the Fennell Model of Low Self-Esteem
Kolubinski, DC, Frings, D, Nikčević, AV, Lawrence, JA and Spada, MM (2018). A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of CBT Interventions Based on the Fennell Model of Low Self-Esteem. Psychiatry Research. 267, pp. 296-305. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2018.06.025

Motives to use Facebook and problematic Facebook use in adolescents.
Marino, C, Mazzieri, E, Caselli, G, Vieno, A and Spada, MM (2018). Motives to use Facebook and problematic Facebook use in adolescents. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. 7 (2). https://doi.org/10.1556/2006.7.2018.32

A Historical and Theoretical Review of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies: From Structural Self-Knowledge to Functional Processes
Ruggiero, GM, Spada, MM, Caselli, G and Sassaroli, S (2018). A Historical and Theoretical Review of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies: From Structural Self-Knowledge to Functional Processes. Journal of Rational - Emotive and Cognitive - Behavior Therapy. 36, pp. 278-403. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10942-018-0292-8

Parents' drinking motives and problem drinking predict their children's drinking motives, alcohol use and substance misuse
Marino, C, Moss, AC, Vieno, A, Albery, IP, Frings, D and Spada, MM (2018). Parents' drinking motives and problem drinking predict their children's drinking motives, alcohol use and substance misuse. Addictive Behaviors. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.03.028

A comprehensive meta-analysis on Problematic Facebook Use
Marino, C, Gini, G, Vieno, A and Spada, MM (2018). A comprehensive meta-analysis on Problematic Facebook Use. Computers in Human Behavior. 83, pp. 262-277. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2018.02.009

The Role of Emotional Competence in Tako-tsubo Cardiomyopathy.
Compare, A, Brugnera, A, Spada, MM, Zarbo, C, Tasca, GA, Sassaroli, S, Caselli, G, Ruggiero, GM and Wittstein, I (2018). The Role of Emotional Competence in Tako-tsubo Cardiomyopathy. Psychosomatic Medicine. 80 (4), pp. 377-384. https://doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0000000000000564

The Metacognitions about Gambling Questionnaire: Development and psychometric properties.
Caselli, G, Fernie, BA, Canfora, F, Mascolo, C, Ferrari, A, Antonioni, M, Giustina, L, Donato, G, Marcotriggiani, A, Bertani, A, Altieri, A, Pellegrini, E and Spada, MM (2018). The Metacognitions about Gambling Questionnaire: Development and psychometric properties. Psychiatry Research. 261, pp. 367-374. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2018.01.018

Anger and depressive ruminations as predictors of dysregulated behaviours in borderline personality disorder.
Martino, F, Caselli, G, Di Tommaso, J, Sassaroli, S, Spada, MM, Valenti, B, Berardi, D, Sasdelli, A and Menchetti, M (2017). Anger and depressive ruminations as predictors of dysregulated behaviours in borderline personality disorder. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2152

Metacognitions in smoking: Evidence from a cross-cultural validation of the metacognitions about smoking questionnaire in a Turkish sample.
Alma, L, Spada, MM, Fernie, BA, Yilmaz-Samanci, AE, Caselli, G and Nikčević, AV (2017). Metacognitions in smoking: Evidence from a cross-cultural validation of the metacognitions about smoking questionnaire in a Turkish sample. Psychiatry Research. 259, pp. 160-168. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.10.015

The associations between problematic Facebook use, psychological distress and well-being among adolescents and young adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Marino, C, Gini, G, Vieno, A and Spada, MM (2017). The associations between problematic Facebook use, psychological distress and well-being among adolescents and young adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders. 226, pp. 274-281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.10.007

The metacognitions about self-critical rumination questionnaire.
Kolubinski, DC, Nikčević, AV, Lawrence, JA and Spada, MM (2017). The metacognitions about self-critical rumination questionnaire. Journal of Affective Disorders. 220, pp. 129-138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.06.002

Positive Mental Health as a Predictor of Problematic Internet and Facebook Use in Adolescents and Young Adults
Marino, C, Hirst, CM, Murray, C, Vieno, A and Spada, MM (2017). Positive Mental Health as a Predictor of Problematic Internet and Facebook Use in Adolescents and Young Adults. Journal of Happiness Studies. 19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-017-9908-4

Cyberchondria: Examining relations with problematic Internet use and metacognitive beliefs.
Fergus, TA and Spada, MM (2017). Cyberchondria: Examining relations with problematic Internet use and metacognitive beliefs. Clin Psychol Psychother. 1 (9). https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2102

Dysfunctional Cognitions in Online Gaming and Internet Gaming Disorder: a Narrative Review and New Classification
Marino, C and Spada, MM (2017). Dysfunctional Cognitions in Online Gaming and Internet Gaming Disorder: a Narrative Review and New Classification. Current Addiction Reports. 4 (3), pp. 308-316. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40429-017-0160-0

Desire thinking as a confounder in the relationship between mindfulness and craving: Evidence from a cross-cultural validation of the Desire Thinking Questionnaire.
Chakroun-Baggioni, N, Corman, M, Spada, MM, Caselli, G and Gierski, F (2017). Desire thinking as a confounder in the relationship between mindfulness and craving: Evidence from a cross-cultural validation of the Desire Thinking Questionnaire. Psychiatry Research. 256, pp. 188-193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.06.051

Modelling the contribution of negative affect, outcome expectancies and metacognitions to cigarette use and nicotine dependence.
Nikčević, AV, Alma, L, Marino, C, Kolubinski, DC, Yilmaz-Samanci, AE, Caselli, G and Spada, MM (2017). Modelling the contribution of negative affect, outcome expectancies and metacognitions to cigarette use and nicotine dependence. Addictive Behaviors. 74, pp. 82-89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.06.002

Objective Facebook behaviour: Differences between problematic and non-problematic users
Marino, C, Finos, L, Vieno, A, Lenzi, M and Spada, MM (2017). Objective Facebook behaviour: Differences between problematic and non-problematic users. Computers in Human Behavior. 73, pp. 541-546. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2017.04.015

Metacognitive beliefs and rumination as predictors of anger: A prospective study.
Caselli, G, Offredi, A, Martino, F, Varalli, D, Ruggiero, GM, Sassaroli, S, Spada, MM and Wells, A (2017). Metacognitive beliefs and rumination as predictors of anger: A prospective study. Aggressive Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.21699

Factorial validity of the Problematic Facebook Use Scale for adolescents and young adults.
Marino, C, Vieno, A, Altoè, G and Spada, MM (2017). Factorial validity of the Problematic Facebook Use Scale for adolescents and young adults. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. 6 (1), pp. 5-10. https://doi.org/10.1556/2006.6.2017.004

Substance-related and addictive disorders as mediators between borderline personality disorder and aggressive behavior
Martino, F, Spada, MM, Menchetti, M, Lo Sterzo, E, Sanza, M, Tedesco, P, Trevisani, C and Berardi, D (2017). Substance-related and addictive disorders as mediators between borderline personality disorder and aggressive behavior. Clinical Psychologist. 22 (2), pp. 211-219. https://doi.org/10.1111/cp.12115

Metacognitions and emotion regulation as predictors of problematic internet use in adolescents
Spada, MM and Marino, C (2017). Metacognitions and emotion regulation as predictors of problematic internet use in adolescents. Clinical Neuropsychiatry. 14 (1), pp. 59-63.

The importance of thinking styles in predicting binge eating.
Nikčević, AV, Marino, C, Caselli, G and Spada, MM (2017). The importance of thinking styles in predicting binge eating. Eating Behaviors. 26, pp. 40-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2017.01.002

A Metacognitive model of procrastination.
Fernie, BA, Bharucha, Z, Nikčević, AV, Marino, C and Spada, MM (2016). A Metacognitive model of procrastination. Journal of Affective Disorders. 210, pp. 196-203. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2016.12.042

Desire thinking: A new target for treatment of addictive behaviors?
Caselli, G and Spada, MM (2016). Desire thinking: A new target for treatment of addictive behaviors? International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. 9 (4), pp. 344-355. https://doi.org/10.1521/ijct_2016_09_15

Personality Traits and Metacognitions as Predictors of Positive Mental Health in College Students
Marino, C, Vieno, A, Lenzi, M, Fernie, BA, Nikčević, AV and Spada, MM (2016). Personality Traits and Metacognitions as Predictors of Positive Mental Health in College Students. Journal of Happiness Studies. 19, pp. 365-379. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-016-9825-y

Meta-cognitive beliefs about worry and pain catastrophising as mediators between neuroticism and pain behaviour
Spada, MM, Gay, H, Nikčević, AV, Fernie, BA and Caselli, G (2016). Meta-cognitive beliefs about worry and pain catastrophising as mediators between neuroticism and pain behaviour. Clinical Psychologist. 20 (3), pp. 138-146. https://doi.org/10.1111/cp.12081

Desire thinking as a predictor of craving and binge drinking: A longitudinal study.
Martino, F, Caselli, G, Felicetti, F, Rampioni, M, Romanelli, P, Troiani, L, Sandra, S, Albery, IP and Spada, MM (2016). Desire thinking as a predictor of craving and binge drinking: A longitudinal study. Addictive Behaviors. 64, pp. 118 - 122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.08.046

The Experimental Manipulation of Desire Thinking in Alcohol use Disorder.
Caselli, G, Gemelli, A and Spada, MM (2016). The Experimental Manipulation of Desire Thinking in Alcohol use Disorder. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2038

The Unintentional Procrastination Scale
Fernie, BA, Bharucha, Z, Nikčević, AV and Spada, MM (2016). The Unintentional Procrastination Scale. Journal of Rational - Emotive and Cognitive - Behavior Therapy. 35, p. 136–149. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10942-016-0247-x

Examining the relationship between selective attentional bias for food- and body-related stimuli and purging behaviour in bulimia nervosa
Albery, IP, Wilcockson, TDW, Frings, D, Moss, AC, Caselli, G and Spada, MM (2016). Examining the relationship between selective attentional bias for food- and body-related stimuli and purging behaviour in bulimia nervosa. Appetite. 107 (Dec), pp. 208 - 212. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2016.08.006

Experimental modification of perspective on thoughts and metacognitive beliefs in alcohol use disorder.
Caselli, G, Gemelli, A, Spada, MM and Wells, A (2016). Experimental modification of perspective on thoughts and metacognitive beliefs in alcohol use disorder. Psychiatry Research. 244 (30 Oct), pp. 57 - 61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2016.07.029

Modeling the contribution of personality, social identity and social norms to problematic Facebook use in adolescents.
Marino, C, Vieno, A, Pastore, M, Albery, IP, Frings, D and Spada, MM (2016). Modeling the contribution of personality, social identity and social norms to problematic Facebook use in adolescents. Addictive Behaviors. 63 (Dec), pp. 51 - 56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.07.001

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, problem gambling and metacognition
Boldrini, MP, Caselli, G and Spada, MM (2016). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, problem gambling and metacognition. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Trauma Studies. https://doi.org/10.3280/IJM2016-001009

Personality, motives and metacognitions as predictors of problematic Facebook Use in university students
Marino, C, Vieno, A, Moss, AC, Caselli, G, Nikčević, AV and Spada, MM (2016). Personality, motives and metacognitions as predictors of problematic Facebook Use in university students. Personality and Individual Differences. 101, pp. 70 - 77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2016.05.053

The Stanmore Nursing Assessment of Psychological Status: Understanding the emotions of patients with spinal cord injury.
Smyth, C, Spada, MM, Coultry-Keane, K and Ikkos, G (2016). The Stanmore Nursing Assessment of Psychological Status: Understanding the emotions of patients with spinal cord injury. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 39 (5), pp. 519-526. https://doi.org/10.1080/10790268.2016.1163809

The Role of Metacognition in Self-Critical Rumination: An Investigation in Individuals Presenting with Low Self-Esteem
Kolubinski, DC, Nikčević, AV, Lawrence, JA and Spada, MM (2016). The Role of Metacognition in Self-Critical Rumination: An Investigation in Individuals Presenting with Low Self-Esteem. Journal of Rational - Emotive and Cognitive - Behavior Therapy. 34 (1), pp. 73 - 85. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10942-015-0230-y

The Contribution of Metacognitions and Attentional Control to Decisional Procrastination
Fernie, BA, McKenzie, AM, Nikčević, AV, Caselli, G and Spada, MM (2016). The Contribution of Metacognitions and Attentional Control to Decisional Procrastination. Journal of Rational - Emotive and Cognitive - Behavior Therapy. 34 (1), pp. 1 - 13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10942-015-0222-y

The association between metacognitions and the impact of Fibromyalgia in a German sample.
Kollmann, J, Gollwitzer, M, Spada, MM and Fernie, BA (2016). The association between metacognitions and the impact of Fibromyalgia in a German sample. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 83 (Apr), pp. 1 - 9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2016.02.002

Metacognitions about desire thinking predict the severity of binge eating in a sample of Italian women
Spada, MM, Caselli, G, Fernie, BA, Nikčević, AV, Ruggiero, GM, Boccaletti, F, Dallari, G and Sassaroli, S (2015). Metacognitions about desire thinking predict the severity of binge eating in a sample of Italian women. Eating and Weight Disorders. 21 (2), pp. 297 - 304. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40519-015-0205-0

The relative contribution of metacognitions and attentional control to the severity of gambling in problem gamblers.
Spada, MM and Roarty, A (2015). The relative contribution of metacognitions and attentional control to the severity of gambling in problem gamblers. Addictive Behaviors Reports. 1, pp. 7-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2015.02.001

Neknomination': Predictors in a sample of UK university students
Moss, AC, Spada, MM, Harkin, J, Albery, IP, Rycroft, N and Nikčević, AV (2015). Neknomination': Predictors in a sample of UK university students. Addictive Behaviors Reports. 1, pp. 73 - 75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2015.05.003

Desire thinking as a mediator of the relationship between novelty seeking and craving.
Caselli, G, Manfredi, C, Ferraris, A, Vinciullo, F and Spada, MM (2015). Desire thinking as a mediator of the relationship between novelty seeking and craving. Addictive Behaviors Reports. 1, pp. 2-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2015.03.003

Treatment Outcome and Metacognitive Change in CBT and GET for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Fernie, BA, Murphy, G, Wells, A, Nikčević, AV and Spada, MM (2015). Treatment Outcome and Metacognitive Change in CBT and GET for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. 44 (4), pp. 397- 409. https://doi.org/10.1017/S135246581500017X

Editorial for the launch of Addictive Behaviors Reports
Spada, MM and Miller, PM (2015). Editorial for the launch of Addictive Behaviors Reports. Addictive Behaviors Reports. 1, p. 1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2015.03.007

Cognitive-behavioural case formulation in the treatment of a complex case of social anxiety disorder and substance misuse
Ezzamel, S, Spada, MM and Nikčević, AV (2015). Cognitive-behavioural case formulation in the treatment of a complex case of social anxiety disorder and substance misuse. in: Bruch, M (ed.) Beyond Diagnosis Case Formulation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy London John Wiley & Sons.

The metacognitive therapy approach to problem drinking
Spada, MM, Caselli, G and Wells, A (2013). The metacognitive therapy approach to problem drinking. in: Steven, H and Michel, L (ed.) Mindfulness and Acceptance for Addictive Behaviors Applying Contextual CBT to Substance Abuse and Behavioral Addictions New York Harbringer.