Refereed Publications

Leibovitz T, Shamblaw AL, Rumas R, & Best MW. (2021). COVID-19 conspiracy beliefs: Relations with anxiety, quality. of life, and schemas. Personality and Individual Differences, 175, 1-7. 

Rumas R., Shamblaw,AL, Jagtap S, & Best MW. (2021). Predictors and consequences of loneliness during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Psychiatry Research, 300, 1-8. 

Shamblaw, A. L., Rumas, R. L., & Best, MW. (2021). Coping during the COVID-19 pandemic: Relations with mental health and quality of life. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne, 62(1), 92–100. 

Woolridge SM, Harrison GW, Best MW, & Bowie CR. (2021). Attention bias modification in depression: A randomized trial using a novel, reward-based, eye-tracking approach. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 71, 1-10. 

Zahid A & Best MW. (2021). Stigma towards individuals with schizophrenia: Examining the effects of negative symptoms and diagnosis awareness on preference for social distance. Psychiatry Research, 297, 1-6.



Best MW, Law H, Pyle M, & Morrison AP. (2020). Relationships between psychiatric symptoms, functioning and personal recovery in psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 223, 112-118. 


Best MW, Milanovic M, Shamblaw AL, Muere A, Lambe LJ, Hong IK, Haque MK, & Bowie CR. (2020). An examination of the moderating effects of neurophysiology on treatment outcomes from cognitive training in schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 154, 59-66.

Best MW, Milanovic M, Tran T, Leung P, Jackowich R, Gauvin S, Leibovitz T, & Bowie CR. (2020). Motivation and engagement during cognitive training for schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, 19, 1-6.


Wood-Ross C., Best MW., Milanovic M, & Bowie CR. (2020). Brain of thrones: Cognitive effort and perceived performance during a cognitive task in major depressive disorder. Cognitive Therapy and Research 45, 986–999 (2021). 


Best MW. (2019). The BEST Trials: Examining Brief Executive Skills Training for Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders.

Best MW, Gale D, Tran T, Haque MK, & Bowie CR. Brief executive function training for individuals with severe mental illness: Effects on EEG synchronization and executive functioning. Schizophrenia Research, 203, 32-40. 

Best MW, Milanovic M, Iftene F, & Bowie CR. (2019). A randomized controlled trial of executive functioning training compared with perceptual training for schizophrenia spectrum disorders: Effects on neurophysiology, neurocognition, and functioning. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 176(4), 297-306. 

Bowie C., Best MW, Grossman M, & Milanovic M. (2019). 31.2 Be outspoken and overcome stigmatizing thoughts (BOOST): A group treatment for internalized stigma in first-episode psychosis. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 45(2), S140. 

Grant PM, Best MW & Beck AT. (2019). The meaning of group differences in cognitive test performance. World Psychiatry, 18(2), 163-164.

Grossman M., Best MW, Harrison AG, & Bowie CR. (2019). Comparison of the neurocognitive profiles of individuals with elevated psychotic or depressive symptoms. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 13(4), 928-934. 

Ji LJ, Yap S, Best MW, & McGeorge K. (2019). Global processing makes people happier than local processing. Frontiers in Psychology, 10(670), 1-10.

Bowie CR, Best MW, Depp C, Mausbach BT, Patterson TL, Pulver AE, & Harvey PD. (2018). Cognitive and functional deficits in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia as a function of the presence and history of psychosis. Bipolar Disorders, 20(7), 604-613.

Harrison J, Barry H, Baune B, Best MW, Bowie CR, Cha D, Culpepper L, Fossati P, Greer T, Harmer C, Klag E, Lam R, Lee Y, Mansur R, Wittchen H, & McIntyre R. (2018). Stability, reliability and validity of the THINC-it screening tool for cognitive impairment in depression: A psychometric exploration in healthy volunteers. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 27(3), 1736.

Best MW & Bowie CR. (2017). A review of cognitive remediation approaches for schizophrenia: from top-down to bottom-up, brain training to psychotherapy. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 17(7), 713-723. 

Best MW, Bowie CR, Naiberg M, & Goldstein BI. (2017). Neurocognition and psychosocial functioning in adolescents with bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 207, 406-412.

Bowie CR, Grossman MJ, Gupta M, Holshausen K, & Best MW. (2017). Action-based cognitive remediation for individuals with serious mental illnesses: Effects of real- world simulations and goal setting on functional and vocational outcomes. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 40(1), 53.

Cha DS, Best MW, Bowie CR, Gallaugher LA, Woldeyohannes HO, Soczynska JK, Lewis G, MacQueen G, Sahakian BJ, Kennedy SH, Lui JP, Mansur RB, & McIntyre RS. (2017). A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial evaluating the effect of intranasal insulin on cognition and mood in individuals with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 210, 57-65.

McIntyre RS, Best MW, Bowie CR, Carmona NC, Cha DS, Lee Y, Subramaniapillai M., Mansur RB, Barry H, Baune BT, & Culpepper L. (2017). The THINC-integrated tool (THINC-it) screening assessment for cognitive dysfunction: Validation in patients with major depressive disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 78(7), 873-881.

Best MW & Bowie CR. (2015). Neurophysiological evidence for a processing bias towards schizophrenia-associated communication abnormalities. Schizophrenia Research, 169(1), 334-339.


Best MW, Grossman M, Oyewumi LK, & Bowie CR. (2016). Examination of the positive and negative syndrome scale factor structure and longitudinal relationships with functioning in early psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 10(2), 165-170.

Xavier S, Best MW, Schorr EM, & Bowie CR. (2015). Neurocognition, functional competence and self-reported functional impairment in psychometrically defined schizotypy. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 20(1), 53-63.

Best MW, Gupta M, Bowie CR, & Harvey PD. (2014). A longitudinal examination of the moderating effect of symptoms on the relationship between functional competence and real world functional performance in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, 1(2), 90-95.

Gupta M, Grossman M, Best MW, Ayukawa E, & Bowie C. (2014). Poster #M250 The role of gender and symptoms in predicting functioning in early episode psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 153, S280. 

Heenan A, Best MW, Ouellette, SJ, Meiklejohn E, Troje NF, & Bowie CR. (2014). Assessing threat responses towards the symptoms and diagnosis of schizophrenia using visual perceptual biases. Schizophrenia Research, 159(1), 238-242.

Best MW. (2013). Neurophysiological responses and behavioural intentions to schizophrenia-associated communication abnormalities.


Best MW & Bowie CR. (2013). Neurophysiological responses to schizophrenia-associated communication abnormalities. Schizophrenia Research, 148(1-3), 157-162.


Best MW, Fitzpatrick M, Milev R, Bowie CR, & Jokic R. (2013). Utility of the Berlin questionnaire for predicting obstructive sleep apnea in individuals with treatment-resistant depression. Sleep and Breathing, 17(4), 1221-1227.

Bowie CR, Gupta M, Holshausen K, Jokic R, Best MW, & Milev R. (2013). Cognitive remediation for treatment resistant depression: Effects on cognition and functioning and the role of online homework. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 201(8), 680-685.


Gupta M, Holshausen K, Best MW, Jokic R, Milev R, Bernard T, Gou L, & Bowie CR. (2013). Relationships among neurocognition, symptoms, and functioning in treatment-resistant depression. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 28(3), 272-281.