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Professor Adrian Wells (PhD, AFBPsS, C.Psychol) - publications

List of publications


  • Hagen, R., Hjemdal, O., Solem, S., Kennair, L., Nordahl, H. M., Fisher, P., & Wells, A. (2017). Metacognitive Therapy for Depression in Adults: A Waiting List Randomized Controlled Trial with Six Months Follow-Up. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1-10. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00031. Publication link: 9d881488-2384-4507-9872-00519f364c51



  • Austin, S. F., Mors, O., Mordentoft, M., Hjorthoj, C. R., Secher, R. G., Hesse, M., ... Wells, A. (2015). Schizophrenia and metacognition: An investigation of course of illness and metacognitive beliefs within a first episode psychosis. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 39, 61-69. . Publication link: f8da9414-db07-4c44-98a2-173f66ce1b21
  • Papageorgiou, C., & Wells, A. (2015). Group metacognitive therapy for severe antidepressant and CBT resistant depression: A baseline-controlled trial. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 39, 14-22. . Publication link: de126a62-ceb9-45c2-8978-ae5cb0350376
  • Malik, S., Wells, A., & Wittkowski, A. (2015). Emotion regulation as a mediator in the relationship between attachment and depressive symptomatology: A systematic review. Journal of Affective Disorders, 172, 428-444. DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2014.10.007. Publication link: 8775cff1-c53f-42ad-86b7-ca7433d94a10
  • Wells, A., & Matthews, G. (2015). Attention and Emotion: A Clinical Perspective (Classic Edition). (2nd (Classic) ed.) Hove, UK: Psychology Press.. Publication link: 91fd6a90-7ce0-42c5-81d1-4ebbd55481ee
  • Callinan, S., Johnson, D., & Wells, A. (2015). A randomised controlled study of the effects of the attention training technique on traumatic stress symptoms, emotional set shifting and flexibility. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 39, 4-13. DOI: 10.1007/s10608-014-9634-8. Publication link: 74cd33e2-65d2-47ce-a0e3-6735a2745d5e
  • Yilmaz, A. E., Gençöz, T., & Wells, A. (2015). Unique Contributions of Metacognition and Cognition to Depressive Symptoms. The Journal of General Psychology, 142, 23-33. . Publication link: 0d8c3391-f248-49e5-9779-6abd4f2d2084
  • Wells, A., Walton, D., Lovell, K., & Proctor, D. (2015). Metacognitive Therapy Versus Prolonged Exposure in Adults with Chronic Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: A Parallel Randomized Controlled Trial. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 39(1), 70-80. DOI: 10.1007/s10608-014-9636-6. Publication link: 42f115af-a221-4592-b397-be19fce58d94


  • Morrison, A. P., Pyle, M., Chapman, N., French, P., Parker, S. K., & Wells, A. (2014). Metacognitive therapy in people with a schizophrenia spectrum diagnosis and medication resistant symptoms: a feasibility study.Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry, 45(2), 280-284. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2013.11.003. Publication link: 02824ec2-31e0-4899-a7eb-2ac47b7523aa | PubMed:24440585
  • Bailey, R., & Wells, A. (2014). Metacognitive Therapy in the Treatment of Hypochondriasis: A Systematic Case Series. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 38, 541-550. . Publication link: 09948b02-1b78-4ac7-80c0-c18202cfac21
  • Wells, A., & Roussis, P. (2014). Refraining from intrusive thoughts is strategy dependent: A comment on Sugiura, et al. and a preliminary informal test of detached mindfulness, acceptance, and other strategies. Psychological Reports, 115, 541-544. . Publication link: 8060948c-f1de-42cf-8e0b-63e29d6e6e8e
  • Nassif, Y., & Wells, A. (2014). Attention Training Reduces Intrusive Thoughts Cued by a Narrative of Stressful Life Events: A Controlled Study. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 70, 510-517. DOI: 10.1002/jclp.22047. Publication link: deeec29b-7de7-46ad-b857-28331ada253c
  • Wells, A., Carter, K., Carr, A. (Ed.), & McNulty, M. (Ed.) (2014). Generalised Anxiety Disorder. In The Handbook of adult clinical psychology: an evidence based practice approach. UK: Routledge. . Publication link: d14bc693-ba5c-4acc-9e1d-70a28de804a4
  • Welsh, P., Cartwright‐Hatton, S., Wells, A., Snow, L., & Tiffin, P. A. (2014). Metacognitive beliefs in adolescents with an at‐risk mental state for psychosis.Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 8, 82-86. . Publication link: fa1cab31-5a4a-4075-be62-d7dfa28fc1e1


  • Hjemdal, O., Stiles, T., & Wells, A. (2013). Automatic thoughts and metacognition as predictor of depressive and anxious symptoms: A prospective study of two trajectories. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 54, 59. . Publication link: 5e3b3673-1eb1-4e26-b0c6-fac5e0b728da
  • Spada, M. M., Caselli, G., & Wells, A. (2013). A triphasic metacognitive formulation of problem drinking. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 20(6), 494-500. DOI: 10.1002/cpp.1791. Publication link: 8fd34116-8210-4af2-a0e1-233ee7bfdafc
  • Hutton, P., Morrison, A. P., Wardle, M., & Wells, A. (2013). Metacognitive therapy in treatment-resistant psychosis: A multiple-baseline study.Behavioural And Cognitive Psychotherapy, 1-20. . Publication link: 87f2f340-25f3-4871-b1b4-048ebcef00a8
  • Bevan, D., Wittkowski, A., & Wells, A. (2013). A multiple-baseline study of the effects associated with metacognitive therapy in postpartum depression. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 58(1), 69-75. DOI: 10.1111/j.1542-2011.2012.00255.x. Publication link: 80d0713d-5cf5-4cd9-84dd-18c5d8b7ba64
  • Hjemdal, O., Hagen, R., Nordahl, H. M., & Wells, A. (2013). Metacognitive Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Nature, Evidence and an Individual Case Illustration. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 20(3), 301-313. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2013.01.002. Publication link: 0bcc3131-f269-4c8d-97f8-6bc2b0cd5314
  • Myers, S. G., & Wells, A. (2013). An experimental manipulation of metacognition: A test of the metacognitive model of obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 177-184. . Publication link: 3aee5d38-5411-4d7b-9df2-6209e6c4337a




  • Wells, A., Welford, M., King, P., Papageorgiou, C., Wisely, J., & Mendel, E. (2010). A pilot randomized trial of metacognitive therapy vs applied relaxation in the treatment of adults with generalized anxiety disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48(5), 429-434. DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2009.11.013. Publication link: 21860c2e-6fd1-4916-9b87-91ccfce883b3
  • Bennett, H., & Wells, A. (2010). Metacognition, memory disorganization and rumination in posttraumatic stress symptoms. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24(3), 318-325. DOI: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2010.01.004. Publication link: 1273cebc-972c-4cd0-8017-32afe6aee1d4
  • Spada, M. M., Georgiou, G. A., & Wells, A. (2010). The relationship among metacognitions, attentional control, and state anxiety. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 39(1), 64-71. DOI: 10.1080/16506070902991791. Publication link: 4ce1c634-141f-43e9-8d9c-f14e7f785392
  • Solem, S., Myers, S. G., Fisher, P. L., Vogel, P. A., & Wells, A. (2010). An empirical test of the metacognitive model of obsessive-compulsive symptoms: Replication and extension. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24(1), 79-86. DOI: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2009.08.009. Publication link: 30168cdf-cebe-4ba0-aea6-fac407f3ad05
  • Nordahl, H. M., Wells, A., Olsson, S. A., & Bjerkeset, O. (2010). The association between abnormal psychosocial situatiions in childhood, Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 44, 852-858. . Publication link: 610fa735-e669-4f2c-b476-c8211507fbe6
  • Wells, A. (2010). Metacognitive Theory and Therapy for Worry and Generalised Anxiety Disorder: Review and Status. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 1, 133-145. DOI: 10.5127/jep.007910. Publication link: 71f3b6c7-35b7-4d1d-a29c-b937881cff1f



  • Spada, M. M., Nikčević, A. V., Moneta, G. B., & Wells, A. (2008). Metacognition, perceived stress, and negative emotion. Personality and Individual Differences, 44(5), 1172-1181. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2007.11.010. Publication link: 7e939c48-1a81-45c1-9ed7-7a93d7a36bf3
  • Wells, A. (2008). Treating Bulimia Nervosa & Binge Eating. Routledge.. Publication link: 841c71ae-61ff-49eb-81d0-24d25e558931
  • Wells, A., & Fisher, P. (2008). Psychological Models of Worry and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. In In: M. Antony & M. Stein (Eds.). Handbook of Anxiety and the Anxiety Disorders.. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. . Publication link: 90d93d5f-96e7-4340-94c5-f758134465c1
  • Wells, A., Welford, M., Fraser, J., King, P., Mendel, E., Wisely, J., ... Rees, D. (2008). Chronic PTSD Treated With Metacognitive Therapy: An Open Trial. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 15(1), 85-92. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2006.11.005. Publication link: 9b634d32-0ed2-40a3-a2de-d3973ee9c403
  • Roussis, P., & Wells, A. (2008). Psychological factors predicting stress symptoms: Metacognition, thought control, and varieties of worry. Anxiety, Stress and Coping, 21(3), 213-225. DOI: 10.1080/10615800801889600. Publication link: 0c78b39c-1dde-4fab-b2a8-ae663525557e
  • Wells, A., & Papageorgiou, C. (2008). Terpia metacognitivia per la ruminazione depressive. In In C. Papageorgiou & A Wells (Eds.). Ruminazione Depressivia: Teoria e Trattamento.. Publication link: 07e6aae6-a802-4f22-bccf-1ee1441d9315
  • Wells, A., & Matthews, G. (2008). Ruminazione, depressione e metacognizione: il modello FA. In In C. Papageorgiou & A Wells (Eds.). Ruminazione Depressivia: Teoria e Trattamento.. Publication link: 01da1066-530f-4c17-a687-4b97e67ab915
  • Wells, A. (2008). Metacognitive Therapy for Anxiety and Depression. Guilford Press.. Publication link: 201bff34-28dc-446e-8b16-12c01801e9c9
  • Fisher, P. L., & Wells, A. (2008). Metacognitive therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder: A case series. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 39(2), 117-132. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2006.12.001. Publication link: 45638865-2c2e-4bdf-af9b-21b79262f45a
  • Nothard, S., Morrison, A. P., & Wells, A. (2008). Identifying specific interpretations and exploring the nature of safety behaviours for people who hear voices: An exploratory study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36(3), 353-357. DOI: 10.1017/S1352465808004372. Publication link: 3f2df351-4636-4e9e-ac44-75312354d5bc
  • Wells, A. (2008). Metacognitive Therapy: Cognition applied to regulating cognition. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36. . Publication link: 3b928a18-64df-4978-a7db-e787c104fbc3
  • Spada, M. M., & Wells, A. (2008). Metacognitive beliefs about alcohol use: Development and validation of two self-report scales. Addictive Behaviors, 33(4), 515-527. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2007.10.011. Publication link: 49f5495f-90f4-4d83-9ed8-cf5afcd15528
  • Wells, A., & Papageorgiou, C. (2008). Ruimnazione Depressivia: Teoria e Trattemento. No publisher name.. Publication link: bf26a44e-f819-4d32-897c-9807f8e4c4e7
  • Wells, A., & Papagergiou, C. (2008). Natura, funzioni e convinzioni relative alla ruminazione depressive. In In C. Papageorgiou & A Wells (Eds.). Ruminazione Depressivia: Teoria e Trattamento.. Publication link: bab37347-748b-4501-a01d-661cd3395b43
  • Yilmaz, A. E., Gençöz, T., & Wells, A. (2008). Psychometric characteristics of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire and Metacognitions Questionnaire-30 and metacognitive predictors of worry and obsessive-compulsive symptoms in a Turkish sample. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 15(6), 424-439. DOI: 10.1002/cpp.589. Publication link: a27bceea-d25e-4e1e-9c0e-3d1267d2cb59
  • Spada, M. M., Mohiyeddini, C., & Wells, A. (2008). Measuring metacognitions associated with emotional distress: Factor structure and predictive validity of the metacognitions questionnaire 30. Personality and Individual Differences, 45(3), 238-242. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2008.04.005. Publication link: a0db06ab-38a1-4d9e-806b-2fcedc6ee704


  • Morrison, A. P., French, P., & Wells, A. (2007). Metacognitive beliefs across the continuum of psychosis: Comparisons between patients with psychotic disorders, patients at ultra-high risk and non-patients. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45(9), 2241-2246. DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2007.01.002. Publication link: dbf88f95-c650-4584-8219-10aaf2e4f226 | PubMed:17316556
  • Wells, A. (2007). Does maternal psychopathology discriminate between chindren with DSM-IV generalized anxiety disorder or oppositional defiant disorder? The predictive validity of maternal axis I and axis II psychopathology. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 16. . Publication link: d6a42f8d-1db1-426d-8613-9f6b0e1004e3
  • Jon, W., Brewin, C. R., Trishna, P., Ann, H., Wells, A., Fisher, P., & Myers, S. (2007). "I'll believe it when I can see it": Imagery rescripting of intrusive sensory memories in depression. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 38. . Publication link: d1c751c8-be52-475a-b4a2-660f8ffdcdbb
  • Morrison, A. P., & Wells, A. (2007). Relationships between worry, psychotic experiences and emotional distress in patients with schizophrenia spectrum diagnoses and comparisons with anxious and non-patient groups. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45(7), 1593-1600. DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2006.11.010. Publication link: e351f52d-2f1b-4b3d-a65a-8e2a0c2398c1 | PubMed:17367750
  • Cooper, M., Todd, G., Turner, H., & Wells, A. (2007). Cognitive therapy for bulimia nervosa: An A-B replication series. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 14(5), 402-411. DOI: 10.1002/cpp.548. Publication link: bf7d214b-9462-499f-9fda-f74ee1b5a210
  • Spada, M. M., Zandvoort, M., & Wells, A. (2007). Metacognitions in problem drinkers. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 31(5), 709-716. DOI: 10.1007/s10608-006-9066-1. Publication link: 13379129-febd-4ef2-83dc-fe7f323b065f
  • Wells, A. (2007). Metacognition as a mediator of the relationship betweem emotion and smoking dependence. Addictive Behaviors, 32. . Publication link: 22b8ab63-8fe9-417c-912d-878e4bb15021
  • Spada, M. M., Moneta, G. B., & Wells, A. (2007). The relative contribution of metacognitive beliefs and expectancies to drinking behaviour. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 42(6), 567-574. DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agm055. Publication link: 6a9c80d2-178a-4c9a-aede-2d0d98aa9da5
  • Wells, A. (2007). Cognition About Cognition: Metacognitive Therapy and Change in Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Phobia. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 14(1), 18-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2006.01.005. Publication link: 6b7430ed-b239-41cc-adf2-d951c8589e14
  • Wells, A. (2007). The Attention Training Technique: Theory, Effects, and a Metacognitive Hypothesis on Auditory Hallucinations. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 14(2), 134-138. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2006.01.010. Publication link: 59389808-7640-4ef7-8124-1c8901521747
  • Patel, T., Brewin, C. R., Wheatley, J., Wells, A., Fisher, P., & Myers, S. (2007). Intrusive images and memories in major depression. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45(11), 2573-2580. DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2007.06.004. Publication link: 5206d6f9-17f8-4e80-91ed-e856e02582e3


  • Wells, A. (2006). Worry and its psychological disorders: Theory, assessment and treatment. Wiley.. Publication link: c74e0e16-c578-4b01-b5b7-9a9da0e67560
  • Cooper, M. J., Todd, G., Woolrich, R., Somerville, K., & Wells, A. (2006). Assessing eating disorder thoughts and behaviors: The development and preliminary evaluation of two questionnaires. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 30(5), 551-570. DOI: 10.1007/s10608-006-9003-3. Publication link: f3ffc6b2-70c4-4b45-ad86-624c62c80e47
  • Wells, A., & Karin, C. (2006). Generalised Anxiety Disorder. In Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology: an evidence based approach. Routledge. . Publication link: fbd92a43-db72-474b-918d-11ac85548d4c
  • Jackson, J., Fiddler, M., Kapur, N., Wells, A., Tomenson, B., & Creed, F. (2006). Number of bodily symptoms predicts outcome more accurately than health anxiety in patients attending neurology, cardiology, and gastroenterology clinics. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 60(4), 357-363. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2006.02.006. Publication link: 803faeb2-b3b3-454e-b3d2-51de1f6af550
  • Spada, M. M., & Wells, A. (2006). Metacognitions about alcohol use in problem drinkers. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 13(2), 138-143. DOI: 10.1002/cpp.478. Publication link: 7ffb9852-dfca-4576-a935-e641bea3f054
  • Wells, A., & Gerald, M. (2006). Cognitive Vulnerability to Anxiety Disorders: An integration. In Cognitive Vulnerability to Emotional Disorders. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. . Publication link: 7b9b5efb-e287-4285-8819-6a960b1cfa28
  • Wells, A. (2006). Metacognitive therapy for worry and generalised anxiety disorder. In Worry and its psychological disorders: Theory, assessment and treatment. 259-273: Wiley. . Publication link: a0b7fb2c-629e-4fe4-9dda-88acc5ce128d
  • Wells, A. (2006). The Anxious Thoughts Inventory and related measures of metacognition and worry. In Worry and its psychological disorders: Theory, assessment and treatment. 121-136: Wiley. . Publication link: 51fafadb-25d9-4476-9933-4ff4cedb5107
  • Roussis, P., & Wells, A. (2006). Post-traumatic stress symptoms: Tests of relationships with thought control strategies and beliefs as predicted by the metacognitive model. Personality and Individual Differences, 40(1), 111-122. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2005.06.019. Publication link: 2ea070c9-4a50-4190-86e8-d11dff14d94c
  • Wells, A. (2006). Belief disconfirmation versus habituation approaches to situational exposure in panic disorder with agoraphobia: A pilot study. Behaviour research and therapy, 45. . Publication link: 280ec100-144c-4350-90f2-cfe088f44cdb
  • Wells, A. (2006). The metacognitive model of worry and generalised anxiety disorder. In Worry and its psychological disorders: Theory, assessment and treatment. 179-199: Wiley. . Publication link: 285d780e-69a5-4571-aa0f-1fdfea4737c8
  • Wells, A., & King, P. (2006). Metacognitive therapy for generalized anxiety disorder: An open trial. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 37(3), 206-212. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2005.07.002. Publication link: 39be3c7e-e187-438b-be0b-5368dd73b068
  • Fraser, J., Morrison, A., & Wells, A. (2006). Cognitive processes, reasoning biases and persecutory delusions: A comparative study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 34(4), 421-435. DOI: 10.1017/S1352465806002852. Publication link: 44d05099-79d5-4a6d-a076-2c8b9b972f18
  • Wells, A. (2006). Cognitive Therapy Case Formulation in Anxiety Disorders. In Case Formulation in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Routledge. . Publication link: 43e978d0-2c4b-49d5-82bf-5564387f2d60








  • Wells, A. (1999). Preliminary tests of a cognitive model of generalised anxiety disorder. Behaviour research and therapy, 37. . Publication link: 3a25bcc1-a934-46ea-8983-8a1cc1e8b8bf
  • Salkovskis, P. M., Clark, D. M., Hackmann, A., Wells, A., & Gelder, M. G. (1999). An experimental investigation of the role of safety-seeking behaviours in the maintenance of panic disorder with agoraphobia. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 37(6), 559-574. DOI: 10.1016/S0005-7967(98)00153-3. Publication link: 1f52dce8-b92d-4bcf-af4a-5f273475fce8
  • Nutt, D., Baldwin, D., Beaumont, G., Bell, C., Denny, C., Knapp, M., ... Wells, A. (1999). Guidelines for the management of social phobia/social anxiety disorder. Primary Care Psychiatry, 5(4), 147-155. . Publication link: 26c37564-5566-44cb-bff4-d16d42945a4a
  • Wells, A. (1999). Process and metacognitive dimensions of depressive and anxious thoughts and relationships with emotional intensity. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2. . Publication link: 022d9b24-bd17-4686-88b5-9a02411b532f
  • Sidley, G. L., Calam, R., Wells, A., Hughes, T., & Whitaker, K. (1999). The prediction of parasuicide repetition in a high-risk group. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 38(4), 375-386. DOI: 10.1348/014466599162971. Publication link: 03720c31-7c8c-4144-a0e7-47531a25c3b4
  • Wells, A., & Papageorgiou, C. (1999). The observer perspective: Biased imagery in social phobia, agoraphobia, and blood/injury phobia. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 37(7), 653-658. DOI: 10.1016/S0005-7967(98)00150-8. Publication link: 8092c158-f9c3-46a7-8bbc-43540075e043
  • Wells, A. (1999). A metacognitive model & therapy for generalised anxiety disorder. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 6. . Publication link: 751dfa0d-a462-4281-81a0-775b62c80d9b
  • Wells, A. (1999). A cognitive model of generalised anxiety disorder. Behaviour Modification, 23. . Publication link: f67b21b2-f210-47cb-abd4-133565080406
  • Clark, D. M., Salkovskis, P. M., Hackmann, A., Wells, A., Ludgate, J., & Gelder, M. (1999). Brief cognitive therapy for panic disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 67(4), 583-589. DOI: 10.1037/0022-006X.67.4.583. Publication link: f8b686b4-9fb6-47db-a507-ab365b74ce4b
  • Reynolds, M., & Wells, A. (1999). The Thought Control Questionnaire - Psychometric properties in a clinical sample, and relationships with PTSD and depression. Psychological Medicine, 29(5), 1089-1099. DOI: 10.1017/S003329179900104X. Publication link: f1a49a7b-6039-48d0-9bf6-7dd3b8dfae38
  • Wells, A. (1999). The cognitive science of emotion and attention. In Handbook of Cognition and Emotion. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. . Publication link: c2b21063-1c5c-4982-9ccd-d318f6b32c36
  • Guthrie, E., Wells, A., Pilgrim, H., Mackway-Jones, K., Minshull, P., Pattinson, S., ... Williams, E. (1999). The Manchester bombing: Providing a rational response. Journal of Mental Health, 8(2), 149-157. DOI: 10.1080/09638239917526. Publication link: c1fbf84f-6710-483d-b06d-8d34c6f4ca0f
  • Wells, A., & Christine, P. (1999). Meta-cognition and cognitive behaviour therapy: A Special Issue. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2. . Publication link: b524cc5a-02ca-4c6f-82ee-6578554af171





  • Wells, A., Clark, D. M., Salkovskis, P., Ludgate, J., Hackmann, A., & Gelder, M. (1995). Social phobia: The role of in-situation safety behaviors in maintaining anxiety and negative beliefs. Behavior Therapy, 26(1), 153-161. DOI: 10.1016/S0005-7894(05)80088-7. Publication link: 57e9dc6f-aa90-46d1-a14c-e551b257edb8
  • Wells, A. (1995). An issue of intrusions. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 23. . Publication link: 2a740d27-f9b4-4c86-8b29-fb60c3db23d8
  • Wells, A. (1995). A cognitive model of social phobia. In Social Phobia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment.. Publication link: 2fc98c6d-d695-45be-bb35-82f39b084776
  • Wells, A., & Papageorgiou, C. (1995). Worry and the incubation of intrusive images following stress. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 33(5), 579-583. . Publication link: 0df1b9ff-38ee-4256-8e99-87dfdc6144a4
  • Wells, A. (1995). Meta-Cognition and worry: A cognitive model of Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 23. . Publication link: d2cf4ca6-6605-4c6e-a5b3-080402245537
  • Butler, G., Wells, A., & Dewick, H. (1995). Differential effects of worry and imagery after exposure to a stressful stimulus: A pilot study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 23(1), 45-56. . Publication link: dea08b73-d6ab-452f-8016-11f0713d8125
  • Wells, A. (1995). Depressed and anxious moods mediate relations among perceived socialization, self-focused attention, and dysfunction attitudes.Journal of Clinical Psychology, 51. . Publication link: ffd8fd7b-670d-4662-8518-300da087864b


  • Wells, A. (1994). Self-consciousness and cognitive failures as predictors of coping in stressful epsiodes.Cognition and Emotion, 8. . Publication link: f516e4ea-ef97-4379-ba53-2e6ad41b7163
  • Wells, A. (1994). Attention and the control of worry. In Worrying: Perspectives on theory, assessment and treatment. Wiley. . Publication link: 727437ab-970e-4f6c-b106-89f19b146dc7
  • Wells, A., & Gerald, M. (1994). Attention and Emotion: A clinical perspective. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.. Publication link: 988750a0-a429-4d8b-860d-35bd77be8300
  • Wells, A., & Davies, M. I. (1994). The thought control questionnaire: A measure of individual differences in the control of unwanted thoughts. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 32(8), 871-878. . Publication link: 4e84fef3-c0fe-4d6d-adb5-9ea1b7ce5080
  • Wells, A. (1994). A multi-dimensional measure of worry: development and preliminary validation of the Anxious Thoughts Inventory. Anxiety Stress and Coping, 6. . Publication link: 338a0a0a-e660-4496-9f50-3aeb80b6096a


  • Wells, A., & Hackmann, A. (1993). Imagery and core beliefs in health anxiety: Content and origins. Behavioural Psychotherapy, 21(3), 265-273. . Publication link: a2e0a92d-7989-416b-a751-ce9e69daec28


  • Wells, A. (1992). Cognitive therapy of anxiety and cognitive theories of causation. In Handbook of Anxiety (Vol.5). Contemporary issues and prospects for research in anxiety disorders. (Vol. 5). Elsevier Science. . Publication link: a05b4876-1d24-440e-a20d-a0475aef6ce3
  • Wells, A. (1992). Stress. In Comprehensive Casebook of Cognitive Therapy.. Publication link: 54824586-580f-40f5-abe2-695bf4270c36
  • Wells, A., & Dattilio, F. M. (1992). Negative outcome in Cognitive-Behaviour therapy: A case study. Behavioural Psychotherapy, 20(3), 291-294. . Publication link: e681b734-d45d-4be3-9406-a64f12c4da55


  • Wells, A. (1991). Effects of dispositional self-focus, appraisal and attention instructions on responses to a threatening stimulus. Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal, 3(4), 291-301. . Publication link: 4f046e91-4353-4be9-a9c3-8dadcef41ba3


  • Wells, A. (1990). Effects of dispositional aself-focus, appraisal, and attention instructions on responses to a threatening stimulus. Anxiety Research, 3. . Publication link: 7d769c0e-b18e-4b1d-8c15-6e381697d678
  • Wells, A. (1990). Panic disorder in association with relaxation induced anxiety: An attention training approach to treatment. Behaviour Therapy, 21. . Publication link: 23c8c76d-1964-45bc-bd22-ffa8c2c7e8c8