P Willner

Summary

Affiliation: University of Wales
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The validity of animal models of predisposition to depression
    P Willner
    University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, Wales
    Behav Pharmacol 13:169-88. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Dopaminergic mechanism of antidepressant action in depressed patients
    Paul Willner
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
    J Affect Disord 86:37-45. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Clarification of the memory artefact in the assessment of suggestibility
    P Willner
    Learning Disability Services, Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust, Neath, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 52:318-26. 2008
  4. doi request reprint The neurobiology of depression and antidepressant action
    Paul Willner
    Department of Psychology, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK Electronic address
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 37:2331-71. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Validity, reliability and utility of the chronic mild stress model of depression: a 10-year review and evaluation
    P Willner
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 134:319-29. 1997
  6. ncbi request reprint Assessment of anger coping skills in individuals with intellectual disabilities
    P Willner
    Department of Psychology, Learning Disabilities Directorate, Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust, Community Support Team, Neath Civic Centre, Neath, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 49:329-39. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Chronic mild stress (CMS) revisited: consistency and behavioural-neurobiological concordance in the effects of CMS
    Paul Willner
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, UK
    Neuropsychobiology 52:90-110. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Can attribution theory explain carers' propensity to help men with intellectual disabilities who display inappropriate sexual behaviour?
    P Willner
    Learning Disabilities Directorate, Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust, Bridgend, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 52:79-88. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Evaluation of the ability of people with intellectual disabilities to 'weigh up' information in two tests of financial reasoning
    P Willner
    Directorate of Learning Disability Services, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Bridgend, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 54:380-91. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Evaluation of executive functioning in people with intellectual disabilities
    P Willner
    Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Directorate of Learning Disability Services, Bridgend, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 54:366-79. 2010

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  1. ncbi request reprint The validity of animal models of predisposition to depression
    P Willner
    University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, Wales
    Behav Pharmacol 13:169-88. 2002
    ..Finally, we compare the performance of the different models, using a novel scoring system that formalizes the evaluation of animal models against each of the three sets of validation criteria...
  2. ncbi request reprint Dopaminergic mechanism of antidepressant action in depressed patients
    Paul Willner
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
    J Affect Disord 86:37-45. 2005
    ..These data are consistent with the hypothesis that sensitisation of D2-like receptors may be central to the clinical action of SSRIs...
  3. doi request reprint Clarification of the memory artefact in the assessment of suggestibility
    P Willner
    Learning Disability Services, Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust, Neath, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 52:318-26. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate whether a closer match between memory and suggestibility would be found using a measure of recognition memory rather than free recall...
  4. doi request reprint The neurobiology of depression and antidepressant action
    Paul Willner
    Department of Psychology, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK Electronic address
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 37:2331-71. 2013
    ..We discuss the implications of these conclusions for the understanding and treatment of depression, and make some strategic recommendations for future research...
  5. ncbi request reprint Validity, reliability and utility of the chronic mild stress model of depression: a 10-year review and evaluation
    P Willner
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 134:319-29. 1997
    ..However, once established, the CMS model can be used to study problems that are extremely difficult to address by other means...
  6. ncbi request reprint Assessment of anger coping skills in individuals with intellectual disabilities
    P Willner
    Department of Psychology, Learning Disabilities Directorate, Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust, Community Support Team, Neath Civic Centre, Neath, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 49:329-39. 2005
    ..It provides information that is useful for both individual care planning and the design of future anger management programmes...
  7. ncbi request reprint Chronic mild stress (CMS) revisited: consistency and behavioural-neurobiological concordance in the effects of CMS
    Paul Willner
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, UK
    Neuropsychobiology 52:90-110. 2005
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  8. doi request reprint Can attribution theory explain carers' propensity to help men with intellectual disabilities who display inappropriate sexual behaviour?
    P Willner
    Learning Disabilities Directorate, Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust, Bridgend, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 52:79-88. 2008
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  9. doi request reprint Evaluation of the ability of people with intellectual disabilities to 'weigh up' information in two tests of financial reasoning
    P Willner
    Directorate of Learning Disability Services, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Bridgend, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 54:380-91. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study was to replicate these observations and extend them to a more realistic financial decision-making task...
  10. doi request reprint Evaluation of executive functioning in people with intellectual disabilities
    P Willner
    Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Directorate of Learning Disability Services, Bridgend, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 54:366-79. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the validity of two test batteries and the structure of EF in this client group...
  11. doi request reprint Performance in temporal discounting tasks by people with intellectual disabilities reveals difficulties in decision-making and impulse control
    Paul Willner
    Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Wales, United Kingdom
    Am J Intellect Dev Disabil 115:157-71. 2010
    ..The proportion of participants responding consistently increased following training. Both the initial performance and the effect of training were related to executive functioning but not IQ...
  12. pmc Anger management for people with mild to moderate learning disabilities: study protocol for a multi-centre cluster randomized controlled trial of a manualized intervention delivered by day-service staff
    Paul Willner
    Directorate of Learning Disability Services, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, and Dept of Psychology, Swansea University, UK
    Trials 12:36. 2011
    ..The intervention will be delivered by staff working in the day services that the participants attend, following training to act as 'lay therapists' by a Clinical Psychologist, who will also provide supervision...
  13. ncbi request reprint What do newly appointed health staff know about the Mental Capacity Act (2005)?
    Paul Willner
    Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Bridgend
    Med Sci Law 51:97-101. 2011
    ..The study aimed to assess the extent of knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) (2005) among new recruits to a National Health Service (NHS) Trust...
  14. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of psychotherapeutic interventions for people with learning disabilities: a critical overview
    P Willner
    Department of Psychology, Learning Disabilities Directorate, Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust, and University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 49:73-85. 2005
    ..There is also very little evidence regarding either the importance of specific components of therapeutic packages, or the optimal manner of delivering these interventions to people with learning disabilities...
  15. ncbi request reprint Brief cognitive therapy of nightmares and post-traumatic ruminations in a man with a learning disability
    Paul Willner
    Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust and University of Wales Swansea, UK
    Br J Clin Psychol 43:459-64. 2004
    ..This is a case study of the treatment of two recurrent nightmares, one of which was accompanied by congruent post-traumatic daytime ruminations, in a man with a mild to moderate learning disability...
  16. ncbi request reprint Further validation and development of a screening instrument for the assessment of substance misuse in adolescents
    P Willner
    Centre for Substance Abuse Research, Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, UK
    Addiction 95:1691-8. 2000
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the validity of the Substance Misuse in Adolescence Questionnaire, which has been proposed as a screening instrument for problem drug use in adolescents...
  17. ncbi request reprint "Depression" increases "craving" for sweet rewards in animal and human models of depression and craving
    P Willner
    Centre for Substance Abuse Research, Department of Psychology, University of Wales, Swansea, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 136:272-83. 1998
    ..Implications for the interpretation of pharmacological studies using the PR procedure are also discussed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Mediation of depression by perceptions of defeat and entrapment in high-stress mothers
    P Willner
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, UK
    Br J Med Psychol 74:473-85. 2001
    ..Because respondents reported high levels of stress in contrast to mild levels of depression, a causal link can be inferred, running from stress via defeat/entrapment to depression...
  19. ncbi request reprint A view through the gateway: expectancies as a possible pathway from alcohol to cannabis
    P Willner
    Centre for Substance Abuse Research, Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, UK
    Addiction 96:691-703. 2001
    ..The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that cannabis outcome expectancies would be more positive in adolescents who drink alcohol than in non-drinkers...
  20. ncbi request reprint Mood, cue and gender influences on motivation, craving and liking for alcohol in recreational drinkers
    P Willner
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, UK
    Behav Pharmacol 9:631-42. 1998
    ..These effects were present to different extents in different cue/gender subgroups, and were partially independent...
  21. ncbi request reprint Alcohol sales to underage adolescents: an unobtrusive observational field study and evaluation of a police intervention
    P Willner
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, UK
    Addiction 95:1373-88. 2000
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  22. ncbi request reprint Multiple variable interval schedule behaviour in humans: effects of ethanol, mood, and reinforcer size on responding maintained by monetary reinforcement
    S Glautier
    Department of Psychology, Southampton University, UK
    Behav Pharmacol 9:619-30. 1998
    ..The results are discussed in relation to the mechanisms of ethanol's dopaminergic effects, interactions between ethanol and other drugs of abuse, and the changes in reinforcer sensitivity which are thought to occur in depression...
  23. doi request reprint Symbol labelling improves advantageous decision-making on the Iowa Gambling Task in people with intellectual disabilities
    Simon Dymond
    Department of Psychology, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
    Res Dev Disabil 31:536-44. 2010
    ..These findings show, for the first time, that people with intellectual disabilities are capable of performing advantageously on the IGT and add to the growing clinical literature on decision-making...
  24. doi request reprint A cluster randomised controlled trial of a manualised cognitive behavioural anger management intervention delivered by supervised lay therapists to people with intellectual disabilities
    P Willner
    Department of Psychology, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
    Health Technol Assess 17:1-173, v-vi. 2013
    ..Anger is the main psychological presentation in which controlled trials have been used to evaluate CBT interventions for people with intellectual disabilities but these do not include rigorous randomised studies...
  25. ncbi request reprint Motivation for alcohol assessed by multiple variable interval schedule behaviour: effects of reward size and alcohol cues
    S Glautier
    Centre for Substance Abuse Research, Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, UK
    Behav Pharmacol 12:81-9. 2001
    ..The results are discussed with reference to a model for the behavioural effects of drug-related cues in triggering relapse and a number of problems we found in using the multiple variable interval schedule procedure...
  26. doi request reprint Practical aspects of a visual aid to decision making
    Z Fisher
    South Wales Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology, Cardiff, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 56:588-99. 2012
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  27. ncbi request reprint The Questionnaire of Smoking Urges is sensitive to abstinence and exposure to smoking-related cues
    M J Morgan
    Centre for Substance Abuse Research, Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, UK
    Behav Pharmacol 10:619-26. 1999
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  28. ncbi request reprint Selective blockade of drug-induced place preference conditioning by ACPC, a functional NDMA-receptor antagonist
    Marius Papp
    Institute of Pharmacology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland
    Neuropsychopharmacology 27:727-43. 2002
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  29. ncbi request reprint Applications of behavioural pharmacology in drug discovery
    David Sanger
    Behav Pharmacol 14:363-7. 2003