BSc PgDip PhD CPsychol AFBPsS ILTM

 

Recent Publications

Coulson, M., Barnett, J., Ferguson, C. J., & Gould, R. L. (2012). Real feelings for virtual people: Emotional attachments and interpersonal attraction in video games. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 1(3), 176-184. ISSN 2160-4134 doi: 10.1037/a0028192

Gould, R. L., Coulson, M. C. & Howard, R. J. (2012a). Efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders in older people: A meta-analysis and meta-regression of randomized controlled trials. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60(2), 218-229. ISSN 0002-8614 doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03824.x

Gould, R. L., Coulson, M. C. & Howard, R. J. (2012b). Cognitive behavioral therapy for depression in older people: A meta-analysis and meta-regression of randomized controlled trials Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60 (10), 1817-1830. ISSN 0002-8614 doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2012.04166.x

Ferguson, C. J., Coulson, M., & Barnett, J. (2011). Psychological profiles of school shooters: Positive directions and one big wrong turn. Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations. 11, 1-17. ISSN 1533-2594 (electronic) 1533-2586 (paper) doi: 10.1080/15332586.2011.581523

Ferguson, C. J., Coulson, M., & Barnett, J. (2011). A meta-analysis of pathological gaming prevalence and comorbidity with mental health, academic and social problems. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 45 (12), 1573-1578. ISSN 0022-3956 doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2011.09.005

Gilbert, T., Martin, R., & Coulson, M. (2011). Attentional biases using the body in the crowd task: Are angry body postures detected more rapidly? Cognition and Emotion, 25 (4), 700-708. doi:10.1080/02699931.2010.495881

Barnett, J. & Coulson, M. (2010). Virtually real: A psychological perspective on massively multiplayer online games. Review of General Psychology, 14 (2), 167-179. ISSN 1089-2680 doi: 10.1037/a0019442

Lappin, J. M., Reeves, S. J., Mehta, M. A., Egerton, A., Coulson, M. & Grasby, P. M. (2009). Dopamine release in the human striatum: Motor and cognitive tasks revisited. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 29, 1-11. ISSN: 0271-678X doi: 10.1038/jcbfm.2008.146  

 

Administrative and professional duties/roles REF & Impact Coordinator

Psychology of happiness (positive psychology).

Expression of emotion through body posture and movement; theoretical and simulation models of emotion.

Effects of video games.

Efficacy of psychological therapies, especially in older adults.

Mindfulness.

Research Publications

Interventions for reducing benzodiazepine use in older people: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Gould, Rebecca L. and Coulson, Mark and Patel, Natasha and Highton-Williamson, Elizabeth and Howard, Robert J. (2014) Interventions for reducing benzodiazepine use in older people: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. British Journal of Psychiatry, 204 (2). pp. 98-107. ISSN 0007-1250

Evaluation of the pilot of Domestic Violence Protection Orders

Kelly, Liz and Adler, Joanna R. and Horvath, Miranda A. H. and Lovett, Jo and Coulson, Mark and Kernohan, David and Gray, Mark (2013) Evaluation of the pilot of Domestic Violence Protection Orders. Research Report (76). Home Office, London, UK. ISBN 9781782462620

A meta-analysis of pathological gaming prevalence and comorbidity with mental health, academic and social problems

Ferguson, Christopher J. and Coulson, Mark and Barnett, Jane (2011) A meta-analysis of pathological gaming prevalence and comorbidity with mental health, academic and social problems. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 45 (12). pp. 1573-1578. ISSN 0022-3956

Cognitive behavioral therapy for depression in older people: a meta-analysis and meta-regression of randomized controlled trials

Gould, Rebecca L. and Coulson, Mark and Howard, Robert J. (2012) Cognitive behavioral therapy for depression in older people: a meta-analysis and meta-regression of randomized controlled trials. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60 (10). pp. 1817-1830. ISSN 0002-8614

Do challenge, task experience or computer familiarity influence the learning of historical chronology from virtual environments in 8–9 year old children?

Korallo, Liliya and Foreman, Nigel and Boyd Davis, Stephen and Moar, Magnus and Coulson, Mark (2012) Do challenge, task experience or computer familiarity influence the learning of historical chronology from virtual environments in 8–9 year old children? Computers and Education, 58 (4). pp. 1106-1116. ISSN 0360-1315

Real feelings for virtual people: emotional attachments and interpersonal attraction in video games

Coulson, Mark and Barnett, Jane and Ferguson, Christopher J. and Gould, Rebecca L. (2012) Real feelings for virtual people: emotional attachments and interpersonal attraction in video games. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 1 (3). pp. 176-184. ISSN 2160-4134

Efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders in older people: a meta-analysis and meta-regression of randomized controlled trials.

Gould, Rebecca L. and Coulson, Mark and Howard, Robert J. (2012) Efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders in older people: a meta-analysis and meta-regression of randomized controlled trials. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60 (2). pp. 218-229. ISSN 0002-8614

Can multiple “spatial” virtual timelines convey the relatedness of chronological knowledge across parallel domains?

Korallo, Liliya and Foreman, Nigel and Boyd Davis, Stephen and Moar, Magnus and Coulson, Mark (2012) Can multiple “spatial” virtual timelines convey the relatedness of chronological knowledge across parallel domains? Computers and Education, 58 (2). pp. 856-862. ISSN 0360-1315

Psychological profiles of school shooters: positive directions and one big wrong turn.

Ferguson, C and Coulson, Mark and Barnett, Jane (2011) Psychological profiles of school shooters: positive directions and one big wrong turn. Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations, 11 . pp. 1-17. ISSN 1533-2586

Virtually real: a psychological perspective on massively multiplayer online games.

Barnett, Jane and Coulson, Mark (2010) Virtually real: a psychological perspective on massively multiplayer online games. Review of General Psychology, 14 (2). pp. 167-179. ISSN 1089-2680

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