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

List of publications


  • 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. eScholarID:258646
  • Wells, A & Matthews, G. (2015). Attention and Emotion. Hove, UK: Psychology press. eScholarID:250089
  • Malik, S., Wells, A., & Wittkowski, A. (2015). Emotion regulation as a mediator in the relationship between attachment and depressive symptomatology: A systematic review. J Affect Disord, 172, 428-444. eScholarID:250086
  • 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. eScholarID:258647
  • 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, 70-80. eScholarID:258648
  • Austin, S.F., Mors, O., Mordentoft, M., Hjorthoj, C.R., Secher, R.G., Hesse, M., Hagen, R., Spada, 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. eScholarID:258645
  • Yilmaz, A. E., Gençöz, T., & Wells, A. (2015). Unique Contributions of Metacognition and Cognition to Depressive Symptoms. J Gen Psychol, 142, 23-33. eScholarID:250084


  • Nassif, Y., & Wells, A. (2014). Attention Training Reduces Intrusive Thoughts Cued by a Narrative of Stressful Life Events: A Controlled Study. J Clin Psychol, 70, 510-517. eScholarID:250062
  • Malik, S., Wells, A. & Wittkowski, A. (2014). Emotion regulation as a mediator in the relationship between attachment and depressive symptomatology: A systematic review. J Affect Disord, eScholarID:201486
  • Wells, A. & Carter, K. (2014). Generalised Anxiety Disorder. In Carr, A & McNulty, M (Ed.), The Handbook of adult clinical psychology: an evidence based practice approach. UK: Routledge. eScholarID:250092
  • Hutton, P., Morrison, A. P., Wardle, M., & Wells, A. (2014). Metacognitive Therapy in Treatment-Resistant Psychosis: A Multiple-Baseline Study. B C P, 42, 166-185. eScholarID:250072
  • Bailey, R., & Wells, A. (2014). Metacognitive Therapy in the Treatment of Hypochondriasis: A Systematic Case Series. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 38, 541-550. eScholarID:250076
  • 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 Interv Psychiatry, 8, 82-86. eScholarID:250058
  • 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. J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry, 45, 280-284. eScholarID:250080
  • 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. Psychol Rep, 115, 541-544. eScholarID:250068


  • Beven, D., Wittkowski, A. & Wells A. (2013). A multiple-baseline study of the effects associated with metacognitive therapy in postpartum depression. J Midwifery Womens Health, 58, 69. eScholarID:250004
  • 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. eScholarID:172793
  • Myers. S.G. & Wells, A. (2013). An experimental manipulation of metacognition: A test of the metacognitive model of obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Behav Res Ther, 51, 177-184. eScholarID:250031
  • Hjemdal, O., Stiles, T. & Wells, A. (2013). Automatic thoughts and metacognition as predictor of depressive and anxious symptoms: A prospective study of two trajectories. S J O P, 54, 59. eScholarID:250046
  • 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, 301-313. eScholarID:198481
  • 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. eScholarID:198479


  • Spada, M.M., Caselli, G., Wells, A. (In-press). A triphasic metacognitive formulation of problem drinking. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, eScholarID:173135 | DOI:10.1002/cpp.1791
  • Wells, A., Fisher P., Myers, S., Wheatley, J., Patel, T., Brewin, C.R. (2012). Metacognitive therapy in treatment-resistant depression: A platform trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50, 367-373. eScholarID:159311 | DOI:10.1016/j.brat.2012.02.004
  • Dragan, M., Dragan, W.L., Kononowicz, T., Wells, A. (2012). On the relationship between temperament, metacognition, and anxiety: independent and mediated effects. Anxiety, Stress and Coping, 25(6), 697-710. eScholarID:173075 | DOI:10.1080/10615806.2011.630071
  • Wells, A., Colbear, J.S. (2012). Treating posttruamtic stress disorder with metacognitive therapy: A preliminary controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 68(4), 373-381. eScholarID:159318 | DOI:10.1002/jclp.20871


  • Wells, A. (2011). Kognitive Therapie der Angststorungen. dgvt- Verlag. eScholarID:179986
  • Adrian Wells, Peter Fisher. (2011). Meta-cognitive therapy without metacognition: A case of ADHD. American Journal of Psychiatry, 168(3), 327-327. eScholarID:123445
  • Maher-Edwards L.M., Fernie, B.A., Murphy, G., Wells, A., Spada, M. (In-press). Metacognitions and negative emotions as predictors of symptom severity in chronic fatigue syndrome. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, eScholarID:128146
  • Lorraine Maher-Edwards, Bruce A Fernie, Gabrielle Murphy, Adrian Wells, Marcantonio M. Spada. (2011). Metacognitions and negative emotions as predictors of symptom severity in chronic fatigue syndrome. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 70(4), 311-317. eScholarID:123443 | DOI:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2010.09.016
  • Fisher, P. & Wells, A. (2011). Metakognitive Terapi. Oslo, Norway: Gyldendal Akademisk. eScholarID:128144
  • Wells, A. (2011). Metakognitive Therapie bei Angoststorungen und Depression. Weinheim, Basel: Beltz Verlag. eScholarID:128145
  • Yilmaz, A.E., Gencoz, T. & Wells, A. (2011). The temporal precedence of metacognition in the development of anxiety and depression symptoms in the context of life stress: A prospective study. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 389-396. eScholarID:128143 | DOI:10.1016/j.janxdis.2010.11.001


  • Adrian Wells, Mary Welford, Paul King, Costas Papageorgiou, Julie Wisely, Elizabeth Mendel. (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. eScholarID:80303 | DOI:10.1016/j.brat.2009.11.013
  • Stian Solem, Samuel G Myers, Peter L. Fisher, Patrick A. Vogel, Adrian Wells. (2010). An empirical test of the metacognitive model of obsessive-compulsive symptoms: Replication and extension. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24(1), 79-86. eScholarID:80347 | DOI:10.1016/j.janxdis.2009.08.009
  • Hazel Bennett, Adrian Wells. (2010). Metacognition, memory disorganization and rumination in posttraumatic stress symptoms. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 318-325. eScholarID:80302 | DOI:10.1016/j.janxdis.2010.01.004
  • Spada, M.M., Caselli, G. & Wells, A. (2010). Metacognitions as a predictor of drinking status and level of alcohol use following CBT in problem drinkers: A prospective study. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47, 882-886. eScholarID:22935 | DOI:10.1016/j.brat.2009.06.010
  • Wells, A. (2010). Metacognitive Theory and Therapy for Worry and Generalised Anxiety Disorder: Review and Status. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 1, 133-145. eScholarID:95998 | DOI:10.5127/jep.007910
  • Marcantonio M. Spada, George A. Georgiou, Adrian Wells. (2010). The Relationship among Metacognitions, Attentional Control, and State Anxiety. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 39(1), 64-71. eScholarID:80344 | DOI:10.1080/16506070902991791
  • 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. eScholarID:95994


  • Papageorgiou, C. & Wells, A. (2009). A Prospective Test of the Clinical Metacognitive Model of Rumination and Depression. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 2(2), 123-131. eScholarID:19714 | DOI:10.1521/ijct.2009.2.2.123
  • Spada, M.M. & Wells, A. (2009). A metacognitive model of problem drinking. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, eScholarID:24013 | DOI:10.1002/cpp.620
  • Myers S, Fisher P, Wells A. (2009). An empirical test of the metacognitive model of obsessive-compulsive symptoms: fusion beliefs, beliefs about rituals, and stop signals. J Anxiety Disord, 23(4), 436-442. eScholarID:1d19020 | DOI:10.1016/j.janxdis.2008.08.007
  • Solem S, Håland A, Vogel P, Hansen B, Wells A. (2009). Change in metacognitions predicts outcome in obsessive–compulsive disorder patients undergoing treatment with exposure and response prevention. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47(4), 301-307. eScholarID:1d19017 | DOI:10.1016/j.brat.2009.01.003
  • Brewin, C.R., Wheatley, J., Patel, T., Fearon, P., Hackmann, A., Fisher, P.& Myers, S. (2009). Imagery rescripting as a brief stand-alone treatment for depressed patients with intrusive memories. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47, 569-576. eScholarID:1d19016 | DOI:10.1016/j.brat.2009.03.008
  • Myers, S., Fisher, P. & Wells, A. (2009). Metacognition and Cognition as Predictors of Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms: A Prospective Study. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 2(2), 132-142. eScholarID:19686 | DOI:10.1521/ijct.2009.2.2.132
  • Wells, A., Fisher, P., Myers, S., Wheatley, J., Patel, T. & Brewin, C.R. (2009). Metacognitive Therapy in Recurrent and Persistent Depression: A multiple-baseline study of a new treatment. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 33(3), 291-300. eScholarID:24020 | DOI:10.1007/s10608-007-9178-2
  • Spada, M.M., Georgiou, G. & Wells, A. (2009). The relationship among metacognitions, attentional control and state anxiety. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, eScholarID:24005 | DOI:10.1080/16506070902991791


  • Wells A. (2008). Chronic PTSD Treated with Metacognitive Therapy: An open trial. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 15, eScholarID:1d28199
  • 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, eScholarID:1d28217
  • Marcantonio M Spada, Changiz Mohiyeddini, Wells A. (2008). Measuring metacognitions associated with emotional distress: factor structure and predictive validity of the Metacognitions Questionnaire 30. Personality and Individual Differences, 45, eScholarID:1d28201 | DOI:10.1016/j.paid.2008.04.005
  • Marcantonio M Spada, Ana V Nikcevic, Giovanni B Moneta, Wells A. (2008). Metacognition, perceived stress, and negative emotion. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, eScholarID:1d28198 | DOI:10.1016/j.paid.2007.11.010
  • Wells A. (2008). Metacognitive Therapy for Anxiety and Depression. Guilford Press. eScholarID:4d194
  • Peter Fisher, Wells A. (2008). Metacognitive Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A case series. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 39, eScholarID:1d28197 | DOI:10.1016/j.jbtep.2006.12.001
  • Wells A. (2008). Metacognitive Therapy: Cognition applied to regulating cognition. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36, eScholarID:1d18417
  • Spada M, Wells A. (2008). Metacognitive beliefs about alcohol use: development and validation of two self-report scales. Addict Behav, 33( 4), eScholarID:1d19021 | DOI:10.1016/j.addbeh.2007.10.011
  • Wells A, Papagergiou C. (2008). Natura, funzioni e convinzioni relative alla ruminazione depressive. In C. Papageorgiou & A Wells (Eds.). Ruminazione Depressivia: Teoria e Trattamento. eScholarID:3d944
  • Fisher, P. & Wells A. (2008). Psychological Models of Worry and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. In: M. Antony & M. Stein (Eds.). Handbook of Anxiety and the Anxiety Disorders. (pp. -). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. eScholarID:3d723
  • Roussis P, Wells A. (2008). Psychological factors predicting stress symptoms: metacognition, thought control, and varieties of worry. Anxiety Stress Coping, 21( 3), eScholarID:1d19019
  • Yilmaz A, 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. Clin Psychol Psychother, 15( 6), eScholarID:1d19018 | DOI:10.1002/cpp.589
  • Papageorgiou C, Wells A. (2008). Ruimnazione Depressivia: Teoria e Trattemento. eScholarID:4d231
  • Matthews G, Wells A. (2008). Ruminazione, depressione e metacognizione: il modello FA. In C. Papageorgiou & A Wells (Eds.). Ruminazione Depressivia: Teoria e Trattamento. eScholarID:3d714
  • Wells A, Papageorgiou C. (2008). Terpia metacognitivia per la ruminazione depressive. In C. Papageorgiou & A Wells (Eds.). Ruminazione Depressivia: Teoria e Trattamento. eScholarID:3d921
  • Wells A. (2008). Treating Bulimia Nervosa & Binge Eating. Routledge. eScholarID:4d273


  • Wheatley Jon, Brewin Chris R, Patel Trishna, Hackmann Ann, 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, eScholarID:1d27983
  • Wells A. (2007). Cognition about Cognition: Metacognitive Therapy and Change in Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Phobia. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, eScholarID:1d12425
  • Cooper Myra, Todd Gillian, Turner Hannah, Wells A. (2007). Cognitive Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa: An A-B replication series. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 14, eScholarID:1d27982
  • 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, eScholarID:1d27428
  • Trishna Patel, Chris R Brewin, Jon Wheatley, Wells A, Fisher P, Myers S. (2007). Intrusive images and memories in major depression. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45, eScholarID:1d27979 | DOI:10.1016/j.brat.2007.06.004
  • Wells A. (2007). Metacognition as a mediator of the relationship betweem emotion and smoking dependence. Addictive Behaviors, 32, eScholarID:1d16737
  • Spada Marcantonio, Zandvoort Michelle, Wells A. (2007). Metacognitions in problem drinkers. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 31, eScholarID:1d27429
  • Morrison AP, 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, eScholarID:1d27980
  • Morrison AP, 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, eScholarID:1d27981
  • Wells A. (2007). The Attention Training Technique: Theory, effects, and a metacognitive hypothesis on auditory hallucinations. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 14, eScholarID:1d27273
  • Wells A. (2007). The Relative Contribution of Metacognitive Beliefs and Expectancies to Drinking Behaviour. Alcohol & Alcoholism, 42, eScholarID:1d16052


  • Wells A. (2006). Assessing eating disorder thoughts and behaviors: The development and preliminary evaluation of two questionnaires. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 30, eScholarID:1d27420
  • Wells A. (2006). Belief disconfirmation versus habituation approaches to situational exposure in panic disorder with agoraphobia: A pilot study. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45, eScholarID:1d27610
  • Wells A. (2006). Cognitive Therapy Case Formulation in Anxiety Disorders. Case Formulation in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Routledge. eScholarID:3d619
  • Wells A, Matthews Gerald. (2006). Cognitive Vulnerability to Anxiety Disorders: An integration. Cognitive Vulnerability to Emotional Disorders. Lawrence Erlbaum. eScholarID:3d1061
  • Wells A. (2006). Cognitive processes, reasoning biases and persecutory delusions: A comparative study. Behavioural And Cognitive Psychotherapy, 34, eScholarID:1d27427
  • Wells A, Carter Karin. (2006). Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology: an evidence based approach. Routledge. eScholarID:3d627
  • Wells A. (2006). Metacognitions about alcohol use in problem drinkers. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 13, eScholarID:1d27252
  • Wells A. (2006). Metacognitive Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: an open trial. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 37, eScholarID:1d27253
  • Wells A. (2006). Metacognitive therapy for worry and generalised anxiety disorder. Worry and its psychological disorders: Theory, assessment and treatment. 259-273: Wiley. eScholarID:3d250
  • Roussis Peter, 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, eScholarID:1d12422
  • Wells A. (2006). The Anxious Thoughts Inventory and related measures of metacognition and worry. Worry and its psychological disorders: Theory, assessment and treatment. 121-136: Wiley. eScholarID:3d860
  • Wells A. (2006). The metacognitive model of worry and generalised anxiety disorder. Worry and its psychological disorders: Theory, assessment and treatment. 179-199: Wiley. eScholarID:3d434
  • Wells A. (2006). Worry and its psychological disorders: Theory, assessment and treatment. Wiley. eScholarID:4d216


  • Wells A. (2005). Detached mindfulness in cognitive therapy: A metacognitive analysis and ten techniques. Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, eScholarID:1d12423
  • Wells A. (2005). Distress in Parkinson's disease: contributions of disease factors and metacognitive style. British Journal of Psychiatry, 187, eScholarID:1d27250
  • Fisher P, Wells A. (2005). Experimental modification of beliefs in obsessive-compulsive disorder: a test of the metacognitive model. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 43, 821-829. eScholarID:1d26408 | DOI:10.1016/j.brat.2004.09.002
  • Wells A. (2005). Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Encyclopedia of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Springer. eScholarID:3d824
  • Wells A. (2005). How effective are cognitive and behavioural treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder? A clinical significance analysis. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 43, eScholarID:1d12424
  • Wells A. (2005). Metacognitions, Emotion and Alcohol Use. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 12, eScholarID:1d27251
  • Myers Samuel, Wells A. (2005). Obsessive-compulsive symptoms: the contributions of metacognitions and responsibility. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 19, 806-817. eScholarID:1d11108 | DOI:10.1016/j.janxdis.2004.09.004
  • Wells A. (2005). The Metacognitive Model of GAD: Assessment of Meta-Worry and Relationship with DSM-IV Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 29, eScholarID:1d26214
  • Wells A, Clark David A. (2005). Worry, Intrusive Thoughts, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Intrusive Thoughts in Clinical Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment. eScholarID:3d186


  • Wells A. (2004). A Cognitive model of bulimia nervosa. British Journal Of Clinical Psychology, 43, 1-16. eScholarID:1d25959 | DOI:10.1348/014466504772812931
  • Wells A. (2004). A cognitive model of GAD: Metacognitions and pathological worry. Generalized anxiety disorder: Advances in research and practice. eScholarID:3d626
  • Wells A, Cartwright-Hatton S. (2004). A short form of the meta-cognitions questionnaire: Properties of the MCQ-30. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 42, 385-396. eScholarID:1d25955 | DOI:10.1016/S0005-7967(03)00147-5
  • Fiddler M, Jackson J, Kapur NN, Wells A, Creed FH. (2004). Childhood adversity and frequent medical consultations. Gen Hosp Psychiatry, 26( 5), eScholarID:1d9340
  • Papageorgiou C, Wells A. (2004). Depressive Rumination: Nature, Theory, and Treatment. Chichester, UK: Wiley. eScholarID:4d107
  • Cartwright-Hatton S, Mather A, Illingworth V, Brocki JJM, Harrington R, Wells A. (2004). Development and Preliminary Validation of the Meta-Cognitions Questionnaire - Adolescent Version. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 18, 411-422. eScholarID:1d8672 | DOI:10.1016/S0887-6185(02)00294-3
  • Wells A. (2004). Does meta-cognition or responsibility predict obsessive-compulsive symptoms: A test of the metacognitive model. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 11, 137-144. eScholarID:1d8630 | DOI:10.1002/cpp.402
  • Morrison AP, Nothard S, Bowe S, Wells A. (2004). Interpretations of voices in patients with hallucinations and non-patient controls: a comparison and predictors of distress in patients. Behav Res Ther, 42( 11), 1315-23. eScholarID:1d8873
  • Wells A, Papageorgiou C. (2004). Metacognitive Therapy for Depressive Rumination. Depressive Rumination: Nature, Theory and Treatment. Wiley. eScholarID:3d397
  • Wells A. (2004). Metacognitive Therapy for PTSD: A Core Treatment Manual. Cognitive and Behavioural Practice, 11, eScholarID:1d26212
  • Wells A. (2004). Metacognitive Therapy for PTSD: a preliminary investigation of a new brief treatment. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 35, eScholarID:1d26178
  • Leahy Robert L, Wells A. (2004). Metacognitive Therapy: Elements of mental control in understanding and treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Contemporary Cognitive Therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice. eScholarID:3d578
  • Papageorgiou C, Wells A. (2004). Nature, Functions, and Beliefs about Depressive Rumination. Depressive Rumination: Nature, Theory and Treatment. Wiley. eScholarID:3d232
  • Wells A, McMillan D. (2004). Psychological treatment of social phobia. Psychiatry, 3, 56-60. eScholarID:1d25958 | DOI:10.1383/psyt.
  • Matthews G, Wells A. (2004). Rumination, depression and metacognition: The S-REF model. Depressive Rumination: Nature, Theory and treatment. Wiley. eScholarID:3d398


  • Morrison AP, Wells A. (2003). A comparison of metacognitions in patients with hallucinations, delusions, panic disorder, and non-patient controls. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 41( 2), 251-6. eScholarID:1d26043 | DOI:10.1016/S0005-7967(02)00095-5
  • Papageorgiou C, Wells A. (2003). An empirical test of a clinical metacognitive model of rumination and depression. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 27, 261-273. eScholarID:1d25334 | DOI:10.1023/A:1023962332399
  • Wells A, Leahy RL. (2003). Anxiety disorders, metacognition and change. Roadblocks in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy. eScholarID:3d276
  • James Abigail, Wells A. (2003). Religion and mental health: Towards a cognitive-behavioural framework. British Journal of Health Psychology, 8, eScholarID:1d12436


  • Wells A, Dryden W, Bond F. (2002). Brief cognitive therapy for social phobia. Brief Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Wiley. eScholarID:3d994
  • Wells A, Dryden W, Bond F. (2002). Brief cognitive therapy of generalised anxiety disorder. Brief Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Wiley. eScholarID:3d518
  • Morrison AP, Wells A, Nothard S. (2002). Cognitive and emotional predictors of predisposition to hallucinations in non-patients. Br J Clin Psychol, 41( Pt 3), 259-70. eScholarID:1d8879
  • James A, Wells A. (2002). Death beliefs, superstitious beliefs, and health anxiety. British Journal Of Clinical Psychology, 41, 43-53. eScholarID:1d25332 | DOI:10.1348/014466502163787
  • Papageorgiou C, Wells A. (2002). Effects of heart rate information on anxiety, perspective taking, and performance in high and low social-evaluative anxiety. Behavior Therapy, 33, 181-199. eScholarID:1d23677 | DOI:10.1016/S0005-7894(02)80024-7
  • Wells A. (2002). GAD, Metacognition, and Mindfulness: An Information Processing Analysis. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 9, 95-100. eScholarID:1d25333 | DOI:10.1093/clipsy/9.1.95
  • Lobban F, Haddock G, Kinderman P, Wells A. (2002). The role of metacognitive beliefs in auditory hallucinations. Personality and Individual Differences, 32, 1351-1363. eScholarID:1d2709 | DOI:10.1016/S0191-8869(01)00123-4
  • Wells A. (2002). Worry, metacognition and GAD: Nature, consequences and treatment. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 16, 179-192. eScholarID:1d6209 | DOI:10.1891/jcop.


  • Gaskell S, Wells A, Calam R. (2001). An experimental investigation of thought suppression and anxiety in children. British Journal Of Clinical Psychology, 40, 45-56. eScholarID:1d25326 | DOI:10.1348/014466501163472
  • Wells A, Papageorgiou C. (2001). Brief Cognitive Therapy for Social Phobia: A case series. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 39, 713-720. eScholarID:1d25331 | DOI:10.1016/S0005-7967(00)00036-X
  • Fabbri S, Kapur NN, Wells A, Creed FH. (2001). Emotional, cognitive and behavioural characteristics of medical outpatients: a preliminary analysis. Journal Of Psychosomatic Research, 1, 74-77. eScholarID:1d25183
  • Loumidis K, Wells A. (2001). Exercising for the wrong reasons: Relationships among eating disorder beliefs, dysfunctional exercise beliefs and coping. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 32, 416-423. eScholarID:1d25327
  • Wells A, Carter K. (2001). Further tests of a cognitive model of Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Metacognitions and worry in GAD, panic disorder, social phobia, depression, and non-patients. Behavior Therapy, 32, 85-102. eScholarID:1d25329 | DOI:10.1016/S0005-7894(01)80045-9
  • Papageorgiou C, Wells A. (2001). Metacognitive beliefs about rumination in recurrent major depression. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 8, 160-164. eScholarID:1d23675 | DOI:10.1016/S1077-7229(01)80021-3
  • Papageorgiou C, Wells A. (2001). Positive beliefs about depressive rumination: Development and preliminary validation of a self-report scale. Behavior Therapy, 32, 13-26. eScholarID:1d23676 | DOI:10.1016/S0005-7894(01)80041-1
  • Holeva K, Tarrier N, Wells A. (2001). Prevalence and predictors of acute PTSD following road traffic accidents (RTAs: Thought control strategies and social support. Behaviour Therapy, 32, 65-83. eScholarID:1d25262 | DOI:10.1016/S0005-7894(01)80044-7
  • Wells A, Paperageorgiou C. (2001). Social phobic interoception: Effects of bodily information on anxiety, beliefs and self-processing. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 39, 1 - 11. eScholarID:1d25330 | DOI:10.1016/S0005-7967(99)00146-1
  • Wells A. (2001). The maintenance and treatment of social phobia: A Cognitive Approach. Journal of the Norwegian Psychological Association, 38, 717-724. eScholarID:1d25328


  • Matthews Gerald, Wells A. (2000). Attention, automaticity and affective diorder. Behavior Modification, 24, eScholarID:1d12433
  • Cooper Myra, Wells A. (2000). Bulimia Nervosa: A self-help cognitive therapy programme. Wiley. eScholarID:4d190
  • Wells A. (2000). Cognitive factors in predisposition to auditory and visual hallucinations. British Journal Of Clinical Psychology, 39, eScholarID:1d27272
  • Wells A. (2000). Emotional disorders and metacognition: innovative cognitive therapy. Wiley. eScholarID:4d180
  • Wells A. (2000). Modifying Social Anxiety: A Cognitive Approach. Shyness: Development consolidation and change. Routledge. eScholarID:3d1060
  • Wells A. (2000). Thought control strategies in schizophrenia: a comparison with non-patients. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 24, eScholarID:1d27271
  • Papageorgiou C, Wells A. (2000). Treatment of recurrent major depression with attention training. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 7, 407-413. eScholarID:1d23674


  • Wells A. (1999). A cognitive model of generalised anxiety disorder. Behaviour Modification, 23, 526-555. eScholarID:1d11118
  • Wells A. (1999). A metacognitive model & therapy for generalised anxiety disorder. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 6, 86-95. eScholarID:1d11117
  • Wells A. (1999). An experimental investigation of the role of safety-seeking behaviours in the maintenance of panic disorder with agoraphobia. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 37, eScholarID:1d27269
  • Wells A. (1999). Brief cognitive therapy for panic disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Pscyhology, 67, eScholarID:1d12429
  • Wells A. (1999). Guidelines for the management of social phobia/social anxiety disorder. Primary Care Psychiatry, 5, eScholarID:1d12435
  • Wells A, Purdon Christine. (1999). Meta-cognition and cognitive behaviour therapy: A Special Issue. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2, 71-72. eScholarID:1d11121
  • Wells A. (1999). Preliminary tests of a cognitive model of generalised anxiety disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 37, 585-594. eScholarID:1d11119
  • Wells A. (1999). Process and metacognitive dimensions of depressive and anxious thoughts and relationships with emotional intensity. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2, eScholarID:1d27268
  • Wells A. (1999). The Manchester Bombing: Providing a Rational Response. Journal of Mental Health, 8, eScholarID:1d27267
  • Wells A. (1999). The cognitive science of emotion and attention. Handbook of Cognition and Emotion. Lawrence Erlbaum. eScholarID:3d267
  • Wells A. (1999). The observer perspective: biased imagery in social phobia, agoraphobia, and blood/injury phobia. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 37, 653-658. eScholarID:1d11120
  • Wells A. (1999). The prediction of parasuicide repetition in a high risk group. British Journal Of Clinical Psychology, 38, eScholarID:1d27270
  • Wells A. (1999). The thought control questionnaire: Psychometric properties in a clinical sample, and relationships with PTSD and depression. Psychological Medicine, 29, eScholarID:1d12434


  • Wells A. (1998). Assessment of beliefs in exercise dependence: The development and preliminary validation of beliefs questionnaire. Personality and Individual Differences, 25, eScholarID:1d27262
  • Wells A. (1998). Cognitive Therapy of Social Phobia. Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy of Complex Cases. Wiley. eScholarID:3d791
  • Wells A. (1998). Content, origins and consequences of beliefs in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 12, eScholarID:1d13711
  • Wells A. (1998). Effects of attentioin training in hypochondriasis: An experimental case series. Psychological Medicine, 28, eScholarID:1d27263
  • Wells A. (1998). How do I look with my mind's eye?: Perspective taking in social phobic imagery. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 36, eScholarID:1d27265
  • Wells A. (1998). Relationships between worry, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, and meta-cognitive beliefs. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 39, eScholarID:1d27266
  • Wells A. (1998). Social phobia: Effects of external attention on anxiety, negative beliefs and perspective taking. Behavior Therapy, 29, eScholarID:1d12428
  • Wells A. (1998). Two psychological treatments for hypochondriasis: A randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry, 173, eScholarID:1d27261


  • Wells A, White J, Carter Karin. (1997). Attention Training: Effects on anxiety and beliefs in panic and social phobia. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 4, eScholarID:1d27260
  • Cartwright-Hatton S, Wells A. (1997). Beliefs about Worry and Intrusions: The Meta-Cognitions Questionnaire and its Correlates. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 11, 279-296. eScholarID:1d8631
  • Wells A. (1997). Cognitive therapy of anxiety disorders: A practice manual and conceptual guide. Wiley. eScholarID:4d207
  • Wells A, Clark David M. (1997). Social phobia: A cognitive approach. Phobias: A Handbook of Theory, Research and Treatment. Wiley. eScholarID:3d629
  • Wells A. (1997). The eating disorder belief questionnaire: Preliminary development. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 35, eScholarID:1d27254


  • Wells A, Matthews Gerald. (1996). Anxiety and Cognition. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 9, 422-426. eScholarID:1d11114
  • Wells A. (1996). Attentional Processes, Dysfunctinsl Coping, and Clinica; Intervention. Handbook of Coping. Wiley. eScholarID:3d798
  • Wells A. (1996). Cognitive therapy of anxiety disorders. American Psychiatric Press, 16, eScholarID:1d13703
  • Wells A, Butler G. (1996). Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Science and Practice of Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy. Oxford University Press. eScholarID:3d642
  • Wells A, Matthews Gerald. (1996). Modelling cognition in emotional disorder: The S-REF model. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 34, 881-888. eScholarID:1d11113


  • Wells A. (1995). A cognitive model of social phobia. Social Phobia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment. eScholarID:3d490
  • Wells A. (1995). An issue of intrusions. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 23, eScholarID:1d11116
  • Wells A. (1995). Depressed and anxious moods mediate relations among perceived socialization, self-focused attention, and dysfunction attitudes. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 51, eScholarID:1d13684
  • Wells A. (1995). Differential effects of worry and imagery after exposure to a stressful stimulus: a pilot study. Behavioural & Cognitive Psycotherapy, 23, eScholarID:1d27248
  • Wells A. (1995). Meta-Cognition and worry: A cognitive model of Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 23, 301-320. eScholarID:1d11112
  • Wells A. (1995). Social Phobia: The role of in-situation safety behaviors in maintaining anxiety and negative beliefs. Behaviour Therapy, 26, eScholarID:1d27249
  • Wells A, Papageorgiou C. (1995). Worry and the incubation of intrusive images following stress. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 33, 579-583. eScholarID:1d11115


  • Wells A. (1994). A multi-dimensional measure of worry: development and preliminary validation of the Anxious Thoughts Inventory. Anxiety Stress and Coping, 6, 289-299. eScholarID:1d11111
  • Wells A, Matthews Gerald. (1994). Attention and Emotion: A clinical perspective. Lawrence Erlbaum. eScholarID:4d181
  • Wells A. (1994). Attention and the control of worry. Worrying: Perspectives on theory, assessment and treatment. Wiley. eScholarID:3d628
  • Wells A. (1994). Qualitative dimensions of normal worry and normal obsessions: A comparative study. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 32, eScholarID:1d27247
  • Wells A. (1994). Self-consciousness and cognitive failures as predictors of coping in stressful epsiodes. Cognition and Emotion, 8, eScholarID:1d13679
  • Wells A, Davies Mark. (1994). The Thought Control Questionnaire: A measure of individual differences in the control of unwanted thoughts. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 32, eScholarID:1d12426


  • Wells A. (1993). Imagery and core beliefs in health anxiety: content and origins. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 21, eScholarID:1d12427


  • Wells A. (1992). Cognitive therapy of anxiety and cognitive theories of causation. Handbook of Anxiety (Vol.5). Contemporary issues and prospects for research in anxiety disorders. ( 5, ). Elsevier Science. eScholarID:3d435
  • Wells A, Dattilio F. (1992). Negative outcome in cognitive-behaviour therapy: A case study. Behavioural And Cognitive Psychotherapy, 20, eScholarID:1d27246
  • Wells A. (1992). Stress. Comprehensive Casebook of Cognitive Therapy. eScholarID:3d641


  • Adrian Wells. (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. eScholarID:80348


  • Wells A. (1990). Effects of dispositional aself-focus, appraisal, and attention instructions on responses to a threatening stimulus. Anxiety Research, 3, 291-294. eScholarID:1d11110
  • Wells A. (1990). Panic disorder in association with relaxation induced anxiety: An attention training approach to treatment. Behaviour Therapy, 21, 273-280. eScholarID:1d11109