Publications (click on article title for link to journal websites)

Under Review

Cole, S.N., Markostamou, I., Watson, L. A., Barzykowski, K., Ergen, I., Taylor, A. & Öner, S. (under review). Spontaneous past and future thinking about the COVID-19 pandemic across 14 countries: Effects of individual and country-level COVID-19 impact indicators.

McClure, HC., & Cole, S. N. (under review). In and out of control : Spontaneous mental contrasting is only effective for personal goals unrelated to COVID-19.

McClure, HC., Arnold, M., & Cole, S. N. (under review). An Implicit Association Test (IAT) for Measuring Spatiotemporal Associations

In Press

Öner, S., Watson, L.A., Adıgüzel, Z. et al. (2022). Collective remembering and future forecasting during the COVID-19 pandemic: How the impact of COVID-19 affected the themes and phenomenology of global and national memories across 15 countries. Mem Cogn.


Cole, S.N., Tubbs, P.M.C. (2022). Predictors of obsessive–compulsive symptomology: mind wandering about the past and future. Psychological Research, 861518–1534.

Cole, S. N, Smith, D. M., Ragan, K, Suurmond, R. & Armitage, C. J. (2021). Synthesizing Effects of Mental Simulation on Behavior Change: Systematic Review and Multilevel Meta-Analysis. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 281514–1537, doi :  (link to OSF page)

Cole, S. N & Kvavilashvili, L. (2021) . Spontaneous and deliberate future thinking: a dual process account. Psychological Research. Psychological Research, 85(2), 464-479. doi:

Cole, S. N., Duffy, J. (2020). Functions of involuntary and voluntary future thinking: Evidence from subjective ratings. Psychological Research, 851583–1601. doi:

Cole, S. N. and Kvavilashvili, L. (2019) Spontaneous future cognition: The past, present and future of an emerging topic. Psychological Research, 83(4), 631-650. doi:

Hamilton, J. & Cole, S. N. (2017). Imagining possible selves across time: Characteristics of self-images and episodic thoughts. Consciousness & Cognition, 52, 9-20. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2017.04.015

Cole, S. N., & Pauly-Takacs, K. (2017) Is obesity linked with episodic memory impairment? A commentary on Cheke, Simons & Clayton (2016). The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70 (3), doi:10.1080/17470218.2016.1173075

Cole, S. N. (2017). A timely dose of theory in future thinking research. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70(2). doi: 10.1080/17470218.2016.1245347

Conway, M. A., Loveday, C. & Cole, S. N. (2016). The Remembering-Imagining System. Memory Studies, 9, 256-265. doi: 10.1177/1750698016645231

Cole, S. N., Staugaard, S., & Berntsen, D. (2016). Inducing Involuntary and Voluntary Mental Time Travel using a laboratory paradigm. Memory and Cognition, 44, 376-389. doi: 10.3758/s13421-015-0564-9

Cole, S. N., Morrison, C., Barak, O., Pauly-Takacs, K., & Conway, M. A. (2016). Amnesia and Future Thinking: Exploring the Role of Memory in the Quantity and Quality of Episodic Future Thoughts. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 55, 206-224. doi:  10.1111/bjc.12094

Cole, S. N. & Berntsen, D. (2016). Do Future Thoughts Reflect Personal Goals? Current Concerns and Mental Time Travel into the Past and Future. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 273-284. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2015.1044542

Cole, S. N., Fotopoulou, A., Oddy, M., Moulin, C. J. A. (2014). Implausible Future Events in a Confabulating Patient with an Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurism. Neurocase, 20, 208-224.

Cole, S. N., Morrison, C. M. & Conway, M. A. (2013). Episodic Future Thinking: Linking Neuropsychological Performance and Episodic Detail in Young and Old Adults. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 1687-1706. doi:10.1080/17470218.2012.758157

Cole, S. N., Gill, N., Conway, M. A., & Morrison, C. M. (2012). Mental Time Travel: Effects of Trial Duration on Episodic and Semantic Content. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65, 2288-2296. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2012.758157

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Non-scientific Publications

Cole, S. N. (2013). Imagining our future…and changing it. The Psychologist, 26 (11), 840-841.

Cole, S. N. (2012). The Joy of RECs (Research Ethics Committees): The life-cycle of a National Health Service ethics application. Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group Quarterly (British Psychological Society), 82, 26-29.