Alex M Wood

Summary

Affiliation: University of Manchester
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint How are personality judgments made? A cognitive model of reference group effects, personality scale responses, and behavioral reactions
    Alex M Wood
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, 1 18 Coupland Building 1, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL
    J Pers 80:1275-311. 2012
  2. doi request reprint An evolutionary based social rank explanation of why low income predicts mental distress: a 17 year cohort study of 30,000 people
    Alex M Wood
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Affect Disord 136:882-8. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Gratitude influences sleep through the mechanism of pre-sleep cognitions
    Alex M Wood
    School of Psychology, University of Manchester, Manchester, England, UK
    J Psychosom Res 66:43-8. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Positive Clinical Psychology: a new vision and strategy for integrated research and practice
    Alex M Wood
    School of Psychological Sciences, Oxford Road, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
    Clin Psychol Rev 30:819-29. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Social norm influences on evaluations of the risks associated with alcohol consumption: applying the rank-based decision by sampling model to health judgments
    Alex M Wood
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    Alcohol Alcohol 47:57-62. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Gratitude and well-being: a review and theoretical integration
    Alex M Wood
    University of Manchester, United Kingdom
    Clin Psychol Rev 30:890-905. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Does the CES-D measure a continuum from depression to happiness? Comparing substantive and artifactual models
    Alex M Wood
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Psychiatry Res 177:120-3. 2010
  8. doi request reprint The absence of positive psychological (eudemonic) well-being as a risk factor for depression: a ten year cohort study
    Alex M Wood
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, England M13 9PL, United Kingdom
    J Affect Disord 122:213-7. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Thanks, but I'm used to better: a relative rank model of gratitude
    Alex M Wood
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, England
    Emotion 11:175-80. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Trait reappraisal amplifies subjective defeat, sadness, and negative affect in response to failure versus success in nonclinical and psychosis populations
    Judith Johnson
    School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    J Abnorm Psychol 120:922-34. 2011

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Publications25

  1. doi request reprint How are personality judgments made? A cognitive model of reference group effects, personality scale responses, and behavioral reactions
    Alex M Wood
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, 1 18 Coupland Building 1, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL
    J Pers 80:1275-311. 2012
    ..Personality judgments cannot be used to compare different populations when the population participants have different reference groups (as in cross-cultural research)...
  2. doi request reprint An evolutionary based social rank explanation of why low income predicts mental distress: a 17 year cohort study of 30,000 people
    Alex M Wood
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Affect Disord 136:882-8. 2012
    ..Consistent with evolutionary perspectives on disorder, income was predicted to relate to mental distress only through acting as an indirect proxy for social rank...
  3. doi request reprint Gratitude influences sleep through the mechanism of pre-sleep cognitions
    Alex M Wood
    School of Psychology, University of Manchester, Manchester, England, UK
    J Psychosom Res 66:43-8. 2009
    ..To test whether individual differences in gratitude are related to sleep after controlling for neuroticism and other traits. To test whether pre-sleep cognitions are the mechanism underlying this relationship...
  4. doi request reprint Positive Clinical Psychology: a new vision and strategy for integrated research and practice
    Alex M Wood
    School of Psychological Sciences, Oxford Road, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
    Clin Psychol Rev 30:819-29. 2010
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  5. doi request reprint Social norm influences on evaluations of the risks associated with alcohol consumption: applying the rank-based decision by sampling model to health judgments
    Alex M Wood
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    Alcohol Alcohol 47:57-62. 2012
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Gratitude and well-being: a review and theoretical integration
    Alex M Wood
    University of Manchester, United Kingdom
    Clin Psychol Rev 30:890-905. 2010
    ..Gratitude is relevant to clinical psychology due to (a) strong explanatory power in understanding well-being, and (b) the potential of improving well-being through fostering gratitude with simple exercises...
  7. doi request reprint Does the CES-D measure a continuum from depression to happiness? Comparing substantive and artifactual models
    Alex M Wood
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Psychiatry Res 177:120-3. 2010
    ....
  8. doi request reprint The absence of positive psychological (eudemonic) well-being as a risk factor for depression: a ten year cohort study
    Alex M Wood
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, England M13 9PL, United Kingdom
    J Affect Disord 122:213-7. 2010
    ..This study presents the first longitudinal test of whether the absence of positive well-being forms an additional unique risk factor for depression...
  9. doi request reprint Thanks, but I'm used to better: a relative rank model of gratitude
    Alex M Wood
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, England
    Emotion 11:175-80. 2011
    ..Although more help does lead to more gratitude, people appear to be sensitive to how that help compares with what others are providing, and experienced gratitude depends on these relative judgments...
  10. doi request reprint Trait reappraisal amplifies subjective defeat, sadness, and negative affect in response to failure versus success in nonclinical and psychosis populations
    Judith Johnson
    School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    J Abnorm Psychol 120:922-34. 2011
    ..Frequent use of reappraisal may confer vulnerability to subjective defeat in response to stressful life events among nonclinical and clinical populations and could be an area for relapse prevention interventions to target...
  11. doi request reprint Prospective predictors of suicidality: defeat and entrapment lead to changes in suicidal ideation over time
    Peter James Taylor
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 41:297-306. 2011
    ..People higher in defeat became more suicidal over time (β= .45), with baseline levels of suicidality and depressive symptoms controlled. The current results support the posited role of perceived defeat in driving suicidal ideation...
  12. doi request reprint Defeat and entrapment in schizophrenia: the relationship with suicidal ideation and positive psychotic symptoms
    Peter James Taylor
    School of Psychological Sciences, 2nd Floor, Zochonis Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, England
    Psychiatry Res 178:244-8. 2010
    ..Secondary analyses suggested that suspiciousness in particular was linked to suicidal ideation. The results support a socio-cognitive model (The Schematic Appraisals Model of Suicide: SAMS) of suicide in psychosis...
  13. doi request reprint Pain ratings reflect cognitive context: a range frequency model of pain perception
    Pat Watkinson
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    Pain 154:743-9. 2013
    ..This approach can further inform the existing body of research on context-dependent pain evaluation...
  14. doi request reprint Resilience to suicidality: the buffering hypothesis
    Judith Johnson
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, UK
    Clin Psychol Rev 31:563-91. 2011
    ..These results suggest that the identification of moderators may improve estimates of suicide risk and that the development of buffering factors could be a key focus of suicide interventions...
  15. doi request reprint Positive and negative appraisals of the consequences of activated states uniquely relate to symptoms of hypomania and depression
    Rebecca E Kelly
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Cogn Emot 26:899-906. 2012
    ..Negative appraisals of the same states were uniquely associated with elevated depression symptoms. Opposing appraisals of internal states may underlie mood swing symptoms...
  16. doi request reprint Encouraging acceptance of ambivalence using the expressive writing paradigm
    Rebecca E Kelly
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    Psychol Psychother 85:220-8. 2012
    ..Ambivalence is regarded as a key target for psychotherapeutic change. This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of a brief expressive writing intervention for reducing distress about goal ambivalence...
  17. doi request reprint Personality prior to disability determines adaptation: agreeable individuals recover lost life satisfaction faster and more completely
    Christopher J Boyce
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom
    Psychol Sci 22:1397-402. 2011
    ..32 standard deviations higher than those of moderately disagreeable individuals. Agreeable individuals adapt more quickly and fully to disability; disagreeable individuals may need additional support to adapt...
  18. doi request reprint Discrepancies in parental and self-appraisals of prosocial characteristics predict emotional problems in adolescents
    Peter J Taylor
    School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Manchester, UK
    Br J Clin Psychol 52:269-84. 2013
    ..It was predicted that a discrepancy in self- and parent appraisals of positive, prosocial qualities would be associated with an increased risk of emotional problems...
  19. doi request reprint Memory specificity as a risk factor for suicidality in non-affective psychosis: the ability to recall specific autobiographical memories is related to greater suicidality
    Peter James Taylor
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Behav Res Ther 48:1047-52. 2010
    ..These results supported the main hypothesis, and suggest non-specific memory may have adaptive qualities in individuals with psychosis...
  20. doi request reprint Attrition from self-directed interventions: investigating the relationship between psychological predictors, intervention content and dropout from a body dissatisfaction intervention
    Adam W A Geraghty
    School of Psychology, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    Soc Sci Med 71:30-7. 2010
    ..Prediction of attrition is possible from both intervention content and psychological variables...
  21. doi request reprint The role of defeat and entrapment in depression, anxiety, and suicide
    Peter James Taylor
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Zochonis Building, Second Floor, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, England
    Psychol Bull 137:391-420. 2011
    ..We provide a unified theoretical model of how defeat and entrapment may contribute to these different psychopathological conditions. Clinical implications and avenues for future research are discussed...
  22. doi request reprint Extreme positive and negative appraisals of activated states interact to discriminate bipolar disorder from unipolar depression and non-clinical controls
    Rebecca E Kelly
    University of Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Affect Disord 134:438-43. 2011
    ..This research aimed to test whether positive, negative, or conflicting appraisals about activated mood states (e.g., energetic and high states) predicted bipolar disorder...
  23. doi request reprint Appraisals and suicidality: the mediating role of defeat and entrapment
    Peter James Taylor
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Arch Suicide Res 14:236-47. 2010
    ..The findings support socio-cognitive models of suicidal behavior and highlight the key role of defeat and entrapment in suicide. The clinical implications of these findings are discussed...
  24. doi request reprint The prospective role of defeat and entrapment in depression and anxiety: A 12-month longitudinal study
    Alys Wyn Griffiths
    School of Psychological Sciences, Coupland Building 1, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, England M13 9PL, UK Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 216:52-9. 2014
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  25. doi request reprint The perceived personal control (PPC) questionnaire: reliability and validity in a sample from the United Kingdom
    Marion McAllister
    School of Biomedicine, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Am J Med Genet A 158:367-72. 2012
    ..40). These properties suggest the English language PPC measure is a useful tool for both clinical genetics research and for use as a Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) in service evaluation...