Professor Marcantonio Spada


NameProfessor Marcantonio Spada
Job titleProfessor of Addictive Behaviours and Mental Health
Organisational UnitPsychology
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4548-9578 (unauthenticated)

Research outputs

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.

Testing the Italian version of the Cyberchondria Severity Scale and a metacognitive model of cyberchondria

Marino, C, Fergus, TA, Vieno, A, Bottesi, G, Ghisi, M and Spada, MM (2020). Testing the Italian version of the Cyberchondria Severity Scale and a metacognitive model of cyberchondria. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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