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Department of Cognitive Science

Dr Jonathan McGuire

BPsych Macq, PhD Macq.

Jonathan McGuire

Adjunct Supervisor

Contact Details

email : jonathan.d.mcguire@gmail.com

External Address

Mental Health Commission of NSW

I also have a profile at the ARC Centre for Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.

Profile

I completed my Bachelor of Psychology with honours in 2005 at Macquarie University, and my PhD in 2012.
In my research I aim to understand the cognitive processes underlying moral cognition, with a view towards improving our understanding of moral disagreement and the mechanisms via which prosocial behaviour can be promoted. My research draws on the tools of cognitive science, experimental social psychology, experimental philosophy and cognitive neuropsychiatry to investigate social and moral cognition in schizophrenia and moral cognition in the general population.

Grants Awarded

  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2014) "Gaze processing and referential and paranoid delusions in schizophrenia." Langdon, R., Rhodes, G., Jeffrey, L., Calder, A., McGuire, J., Seymour, K., & Murphy, C. ($35,000)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Open Access Journal Assistance Scheme (2014) "Moral cognition in schizophrenia." (Cognitive Neuropsychiatry) (US$2950). McGuire, J., & Langdon, R. ($3,273)

Selected Publications

Books

  • Marsh, P.J., McGuire, J., Polito, V., Anandakumar, T., Lee, B.W., McMillan, J.E., Suraev, A., Coltheart, M., Harris, A.W.F., & Langdon, R. (2013). SoCog: Manual for mental-state reasoning and emotion recognition training in schizophrenia. Sydney: Macquarie University.

Book Chapters

  • Levy, N., & McGuire, J. (2012). Cognitive enhancement and intuitive dualism: Testing a possible link. In R. Langdon & C. Mackenzie (Eds.), Emotion, Imagination and Moral Reasoning (pp. 171-194). Hove: Psychology Press.

Periodicals

  • McGuire, J., Brüne, M., & Langdon, R. (In Press). Judgment of moral and social transgression in schizophrenia. Comprehensive Psychiatry.
  • McGuire, J., Brüne, M., & Langdon, R. (2017). Outcome-focused judgements of moral dilemmas in schizophrenia. Consciousness and Cognition, 52, 21-31. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2017.04.004
  • Seymour, K., Rhodes, G., McGuire, J., Williams, N., Jeffery, L., & Langdon, R. (2017). Assessing early processing of eye gaze in schizophrenia: Measuring the cone of direct gaze and reflexive orienting of attention. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 22(2), 122-136. doi:10.1080/13546805.2017.1285755
  • Yeung Shi Chung, V., McGuire, J., & Langdon, R. (2016). The relationship between schizotypy and reactive aggression in Western adults is mediated by victimization. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 204(8), 630-635. doi:10.1097/NMD.0000000000000455
  • McGuire, J., Barbanel, L., Brüne, M., & Langdon, R. (2015). Re-examining Kohlberg's conception of morality in schizophrenia. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 20(5), 377-381.
  • McGuire, J., Langdon, R., & Brüne, M. (2014). Moral cognition in schizophrenia. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 19(6), 495-508.
  • Marsh, P.J., Langdon, R., McGuire, J., Harris, A., Polito, V., & Coltheart, M. (2013). An open clinical trial assessing a novel training program for social cognitive impairment in schizophrenia. Australasian Psychiatry, 21(2), 122-126. doi:10.1177/1039856213475683
  • Langdon, R., McGuire, J., Stevenson, R., & Catts, S.V. (2011). Clinical correlates of olfactory hallucinations in schizophrenia. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 50, 145-163.
  • Stevenson, R., Langdon, R., & McGuire, J. (2011). Olfactory hallucinations in Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder: A phenomenological survey. Psychiatry Research, 185(3), 321-327. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2010.07.032
  • Marsh, P.J., Green, M.J., Russell, T.A., McGuire, J., Harris, A. & Coltheart, M. (2010). Remediation of facial emotion recognition in schizophrenia: Functional predictors, generalisability, and durability. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 13(2), 143-170.
  • McGuire, J., Langdon, R., Coltheart, M., & Mackenzie, C. (2009). A reanalysis of the personal/impersonal distinction in moral psychology research. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45(3), 577-580.

Published Abstracts

  • Barbanel, L., McGuire, J., & Langdon, R. (2015). Empathy in the context of moral reasoning in schizophrenia [Abstract]. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 41, S38-S39. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbv010
  • Marsh, P.J., Langdon, R., McGuire, J., Harris, A.W.F., Polito, V., Anandakumar, T., Lee, B., Singh, S., & Coltheart, M. (2012). SOCOG: A novel social cognitive training program for people with schizophrenia [Abstract]. Schizophrenia Research, 136(1), 3.
  • Marsh, P.J., Langdon, R., McGuire, J., Attewell, J., Sureav, A., Harris, A., & Coltheart, M. (2011). The design and development of a novel mental state reasoning (MSRT) program for schizophrenia [Abstract]. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 45, A21.
  • Marsh, P., Langdon, R., Green, M., Russell, T., McGuire, J., Luckett, G., Harris, A., & Coltheart, M. (2010). Remediation of facial emotion recognition in schizophrenia: Functional predictors, generalisability, and durability and concomitant visual scanning of novel face stimuli. [Abstract]. Schizophrenia Research, 117(2-3), 521-522.
  • Marsh, P., Langdon, R., McGuire, J., Harris, A., Luckett, G., Polito, V., & Coltheart, M. (2010). The development of the mental-state reasoning training (MSR) program: Phase I and II [Abstract]. Schizophrenia Research, 117(2-3), 404-405.
  • Marsh, P.J., Langdon, R., McGuire, J., Harris, A., & Coltheart, M. (2009). The development of the Mental-State Reasoning Training (MSR) Program [Abstract]. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 35(Suppl. 1), 318.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Langdon, R., McGuire, J., Hanlon, M.C., Campbell, L., & Brune, M. (2013, December). Moral judgement in schizophrenia. Presentation given at the Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Seymour, K., McGuire, J., & Langdon, R. (2013, December). Examining unconscious processing of direct eye gaze in schizophrenia. Poster session presented at the Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research (ASPR) Conference, Melbourne.
  • Langdon, R., McGuire, J., Hanlon, M.C., Campbell, L., & Brune, M. (2013, September). Moral judgement in schizophrenia. Presentation given at the Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics Meeting: Agency and Moral Cognition Network, Melbourne, Australia.
  • McGuire, J., Langdon, R., Rooney, L., & Brune, M. (2013, September). Investigating Kohlberg's conception of moral maturity in schizophrenia. Presentation given at the Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics Meeting: Agency and Moral Cognition Network, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Langdon, R., McGuire, J., Hanlon, M.C., Campbell, L., & Brune, M. (2013, May). Moral judgement in schizophrenia. Presentation given at the 12th Biennial Australasian Schizophrenia Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • McGuire, J. (2013, May). Pilot study results for two novel social cognitive remediation programs. Presentation given at the Family and Carer support group, Cumberland Hospital, Sydney.
  • Marsh, P.J., Langdon, R., McGuire, J., Harris, A.W.F., Polito, V., Anandakumar, T., Lee, B., Singh, S., & Coltheart, M. (2012, April). SoCog: A novel social cognitive training program for people with schizophrenia. Presentation given at the 3rd Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Conference, Florence, Italy.
  • McGuire, J. (2009, April). Moral feedback and omission bias. Presentation given at the Australian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference: Philosophy and the Real World, Macquarie University.

Further Information

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Contact Details

Telephone: (02) 9850 9599
Fax : (02) 9850 6059
Email : cogsci@mq.edu.au
Web : www.cogsci.mq.edu.au