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Dr Warren Mansell BAHons (Cantab) DPHil DClinPsy CPsychol

Photograph of Warren Mansell

Reader in Clinical Psychology

Awarded the May Davidson Award 2011 by the British Psychological Society DCP, marking an outstanding contribution to clinical psychology in the first 10 years since qualifiying as a clinical psychologist. To view the Award Lecture, go to

For an overview of Perceptual Control Theory, go to

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

  • Co-chair of the Scientific Committee of the Annual Conference of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) 2008-2013
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Annual Conference of the British BABCP 2000-2013
  • Chair of the BABCP Special Interest Group on Control Theory
  • Member of the British Psychological Society; Chartered Clinical Psychologist
  • Member of the University of Manchester Division of Clinical Psychology Research Subcommittee
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the World Congress of Cognitive Therapy Barcelona 2007
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the World Congress of Cognitive Therapy Boston 2010
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal, Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal, Cognition and Emotion
  • Associate Editor of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
  • Associate Editor of British Journal of Clinical Psychology
  • Member of the Conference Referee Panel of the International Conference on Cognitive Modelling (ICCM 2009)
  • Member of Association of Psychological Science


  • Cognitive processes in bipolar disorder
  • Cognitive behavioural processes across psychological disorders (The Transdiagnostic Approach)
  • Perceptual Control Theory
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - theory, research, practice & dissemination


  • University of Manchester Distinguished Achievement Award - Teacher of the Year 2008 - Faculty of Medical and Human Science
  • Module Leader - Advance Research Methods - MRes in Psychology
  • Teaching on CBT, transdiagnostic approaches to mental health and perceptual control theory at undergraduate, masters and doctorate levels


Following a PhD at University of Oxford, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London, I came to the University of Manchester where I am currently a Reader in Clinical Psychology. The focus of my research is psychological approaches to bipolar disorder, transdiagnostic interventions for mental health problems (e.g. A Transdiagnostic Approach to CBT using Method of Levels Therapy), and Perceptual Control Theory. 


My research takes many forms, but I now subscribe to an ideal for research in the behavioural sciences influenced by the work of William T. Powers (1926-2013) and his collaborators on Perceptual Control Theory (PCT; Powers et al., 1960a, b; Powers, 1973, 2005, 2008). Below are a number of propositions of PCT that inform theory, research and practice in the behavioural, social and life sciences: 

1) Humans and other animals purposefully seek out, select, control, manipulate and influence their own perceptual input from the environment. This is the function of what we call 'behaviour'. Behaviours are not triggered, learned or planned, but emerge dynamically through constraints within the current moment in an attempt to control current perception. 

2) The default functioning of humans and other animals is an unbroken system of parallel, hierarchically organised, continuous, 'closed' loops between perception, comparison with reference values for that perception, action, the environment, and (again) perception. Therefore, it is impossible to 'independently manipulate' thoughts, feelings, behaviours, physiology or the environment.

3) Despite all behaviour being purposeful, control can be executed automatically (i.e. outside 'conscious awareness'), and this process can be understood in quantitative terms that facilitate computer modelling and prototype testing of models of an individual to compare with the real system. The functioning of an accurate model of an individual, generated by a correct theory, would have a near perfect match with the real system.

4) Given the above propositions, empirical research that studies groups of individuals and aims to examine the statistical relationship between 'Independent Variables (IVs)' in the environment and 'Dependent Variables (DVs)'  - measured as behaviour or other observable properties of individuals - has limited validity. This linear model is ideal for physical systems that do not control (such as a moving object), but do not apply to living systems (or control systems designed by humans), because of their intrinsically purposeful nature. 

5) Researchers can use an alternative research paradigm - the 'Test for the Controlled Variable', which examines the perceptual variables that an individual is controlling using their behaviour through its manipulation of the environment, despite other aspects of the environment that disturb these attempts at control. There are many published papers demonstrating this approach, even though the 'IV-DV' approach currently dominates. The aim of this manifesto is the adjust this balance in order to raise the scientific credibility of the behavioural sciences. 

For more information, see, which provides links to the key papers supporting this approach. Please feel free to contact me concerning this manifesto.      



  • Mansell, W. (2016).

    A positive mood cannot be too positive. Positive Clinical Psychology. New York: Wiley. eScholarID:218035

  • Kelly, R. E., Smith, P., Leigh, E., & Mansell, W. (2016).

    Appraisals of internal states and their consequences: Relationship to adolescent analogue bipolar symptoms. eScholarID:260029 | DOI:

  • McEvoy, P., Eden, J., Morris, L., & Mansell, W. (2016).

    Dementia: Towards a Perceptual Control Theory Perspective. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, eScholarID:279070

  • Morris, L., Mansell, W., Emsley, R., Bates, R., Comiskey, J., Pistorius, E., & McEvoy, P. (2016).

    Prospective cohort feasibility study of a transdiagnostic group intervention for common mental health problems: the Take Control Course. Psychol Psychother, eScholarID:267374 | DOI:DOI: 10.1111/papt.12070

  • Palmier-Claus, J. E., Dodd, A., Tai, S. J., Emsley, R., & Mansell, W. (2016).

    Appraisals to affect: Testing the Integrative Cognitive Model of bipolar disorder. B J C P, eScholarID:260011 | DOI:DOI: 10.1111/bjc.12081

  • Varese, F., Tai, S. J., Pearson, L., & Mansell, W. (2016).

    Thematic associations between personal goals and clinical and non-clinical voices (auditory verbal hallucinations). Psychosis, eScholarID:262859 | DOI:10.1080/17522439.2015.1040442


  • Carey, T. A., Tai, S., & Mansell, W. (2015).

    Principles-based Counselling and Psychotherapy. Guilford Press. eScholarID:233360

  • Mansell, W., Brawn, P., Griffiths, R., Silver, B., & Tai, S. J. (2015).

    Bipolar disorders and problematic mood swings. The Complete CBT Guide For Depression And Low Mood. Little Brown. eScholarID:231495

  • Kelly, R. E., Mansell, W., & Wood, A. (2015).

    Goal conflict and well-being: A review and hierarchical model of goal conflict, ambivalence, self-discrepancy and self-concordance. Personality and Individual Differences, 212-229. eScholarID:264082 | DOI:doi:10.1016/j.paid.2015.05.011

  • Mansell, W., & Carey, T. A. (2015).

    Perceptual Control Theory: Will it Lead to a Revolution in Psychology? The Psychologist, 28, 896-899. eScholarID:261935

  • Mansell, W., & Marken, R. S. (2015).

    The Origins and Future of Control Theory in Psychology. Review of General Psychology, 19, 425-430. eScholarID:275785 | DOI:

  • Mansell, W., Carey, T. A., Tai, S. J. (2015).

    Classification of psychopathology and unifying theory: The ingredients of a Darwinian paradigm shift in research methodology. Psychopathology Review, 2, 129-153. eScholarID:228997 | DOI:

  • Murphy, E., Mansell, W., Craven, S., & McEvoy, P. (2015).

    Approach-avoidance attitudes associated with initial therapy appointment attendance in a low-intensity service: A prospective study. B C P, 44, 118-122. eScholarID:223547 | DOI:doi:10.1017/S135246581400023X

  • Niven,K., Garcia, D., van der Löwe,I., Holman, D., & Mansell, W. (2015).

    Becoming popular: Interpersonal emotion regulation predicts relationship formation in real life social networks. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, eScholarID:272955 | DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01452

  • Patel, T., Mansell, W., & Veale, D. (2015).

    The Cognitive Behavioural Processes Questionnaire: A preliminary analysis within student, mixed clinical and community samples, and the identification of a core transdiagnostic process. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 39, 193-203. eScholarID:232727 | DOI:10.1007/s10608-014-9641-9

  • Rosenhead, J., & Mansell, W. (2015).

    Conflict over reasons to eat tasty food predicts weight fluctuation over six weeks. C B T, 8(e4), eScholarID:259745 | DOI:

  • Tosun, A., Mackali, Z., Cagin-Tosun, O, Kapucu-Eryar, A. & Mansell, W. (2015).

    Extreme appraisals of internal states and length of remission in remitted bipolar patients. Archives of Neuropsychiatry, 52, 406-411. eScholarID:268839 | DOI:10.5152/npa.2015.7611


  • Alsawy, S., Mansell, W., Carey, T. A., McEvoy, P., & Tai, S. J. (2014).

    Science and Practice of Transdiagnostic CBT: A Perceptual Control Theory (PCT) Approach. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 7(4), 334-359. eScholarID:225188

  • Carey, T. A., Mansell, W., & Tai, S. J. (2014).

    A biopsychosocial model based on negative feedback and control. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, eScholarID:219261 | DOI:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00094

  • Carey, T. A., Mansell, W., Tai, S. J., & Turkington, D. (2014).

    Conflicted control systems: The neural architecture of trauma. The Lancet Psychiatry, 1(4), 316-318. eScholarID:229792 | DOI:10.1016/S2215-0366(14)70306-2

  • Gaffney, H., Mansell, W., Edwards, R., & Wright, J. (2014).

    Manage Your Life Online (MYLO): A Pilot Trial of a Conversational Computer-Based Intervention for Problem Solving in a Student Sample. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 42, 731-746. eScholarID:197816 | DOI:10.1017/S135246581300060X

  • Mansell, W., Tai, S. J., Clark, A., Akgonul, S., Dunn, G., Davies, L., Law, H., Morriss, R., Tinning, N., & Morrison, A. P. (2014).

    A novel cognitive behaviour therapy for bipolar disorders (Think Effectively About Mood Swings or TEAMS): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 15, eScholarID:240381 | DOI:doi:10.1186/1745-6215-15-405


  • Mansell, W. Heidenreich, T. & Michalak, J. (2013).

    Transdiagnostische Aspekte der »dritten Welle«. In Heidenreich, T. & Michalak, J (Ed.), Die „dritte Welle“ der Verhaltenstherapie. Grundlagen und Praxis. Weinheim: Beltz. eScholarID:195083

  • Mansell, W., & Carey, T. A. (2013).

    Dissociation: Perceptual Control Theory as an Integrative Framework for Clinical Interventions. Dissociation and Cognitive Therapy. London: Routledge. eScholarID:157038

  • Alsawy, S., & Mansell, W. (2013).

    How do people achieve and remain at a comfortable weight? An interpretative phenomenological analysis. The Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, 6, eScholarID:210595 | DOI:10.1017/S1754470X13000184,

  • Bird, T., Mansell, W., Dickens, C., & Tai, S. J. (2013).

    Is there a core process across depression and anxiety? Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 307-323. eScholarID:165114 | DOI:10.1007/s10608-012-9475-2

  • Dodd, A. L., Mansell, W., Beck, R., & Tai, S. J. (2013).

    Self appraisals of internal states and risk of analogue bipolar symptoms in student samples: Evidence from standardised behavioural observations and a diary study. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 981-995. eScholarID:192479

  • Eliades, M., Mansell, W., & Blanchette, I. (2013).

    The effect of emotion on statistical reasoning: Findings from a base rates task. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 25, 277-282. eScholarID:184652

  • Kelly, R. E., Wood, A., & Mansell, W. (2013).

    Flexible and tenacious goal pursuit lead to improving well-being in an aging population: A ten year cohort study. International Psychogeriatrics, 25, 16-24. eScholarID:162282 | DOI:10.1017/S1041610212001391

  • Marken, R. S., & Mansell, W. (2013).

    Perceptual Control as a unifying concept in psychology. Review of General Psychology, 17, 190-195. eScholarID:165185

  • Marken, R. S., Mansell, W., & Khatib, Z. (2013).

    Motor control as the control of perception. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 117, 236-247. eScholarID:203627 | DOI:10.2466/24.23.PMS.117x15z2

  • McEvoy, P., Baker, D., Plant, R., Hylton, K., & Mansell, W. (2013).

    Empathic curiosity: Resolving goal conflicts that generate emotional distress. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 20, 273-278. eScholarID:159119 | DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2850.2012.01926.x

  • McEvoy, P., Law, A., Bates, R., Hylton, K., & Mansell, W. (2013).

    Using behavioural activation in the treatment of depression: a control theory perspective. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 20, 890-895. eScholarID:184650 | DOI:DOI: 10.1111/jpm.12032

  • Murphy, E., Mansell, W., Craven, S., Menary, J., & McEvoy, P. (2013).

    Pilot Study of an Investigation of Psychological Factors Associated with First Appointment Nonattendance in a Low-Intensity Service. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 41, 458-469. eScholarID:184651

  • Paige, L., & Mansell, W. (2013).

    To Attend or Not Attend? A Critical Review of the Factors Impacting on Initial Appointment Attendance from an Approach-Avoidance Perspective. Journal of Mental Health, 22, 72-82. eScholarID:162704 | DOI:10.3109/09638237.2012.705924

  • Taylor, H., Parker, S., Mansell, W., & Morrison, A. P. (2013).

    Effects of Appraisals of Anomalous Experience on Distress in People at Risk of Psychosis. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 41, 24-33. eScholarID:161840 | DOI:doi:10.1017/S1352465812000227


  • Mansell, W., Carey, T. A., & Tai, S. J. (2012).

    A Transdiagnostic CBT Using Method of Levels Therapy. London: Routledge. eScholarID:157039

  • Mansell, W. (2012).

    "Is it helpful to ask 'Why do I feel this way?'". In Totterdell, P., & Niven, K (Ed.), Should I Strap a Battery to my Head? (and Other Questions about Emotion). (pp. 129-138). eScholarID:171420

  • Mansell, W. (2012).

    "What happens when I feel bad about feeling good?". In Totterdell, P., & Niven, K (Ed.), Should I Strap a Battery to my Head? (and Other Questions about Emotion). (pp. 97-101). eScholarID:171418

  • Mansell, W. (2012).

    The Transdiagnostic Approach. In Dryden, W (Ed.), CBT Approaches to Counselling and Psychotherapy. Sage. eScholarID:93713

  • Mansell, W. (2012).

    Working with Comorbidity in CBT. In Dryden, W (Ed.), The CBT Handbook. Sage. eScholarID:81841

  • Mansell, W., & Taylor, J. (2012).

    What is CBT?. In Dryden, W (Ed.), The CBT Handbook. Sage. eScholarID:81840

  • Carey, T. A., Kelly, R. A., Mansell, W., & Tai, S. J. (2012).

    What's therapeutic about the therapeutic relationship? A hypothesis for practice informed by Perceptual Control Theory. The Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, 5, 47-59. eScholarID:158803 | DOI:10.1017/S1754470X12000037

  • Dickens, C., Coventry, P., Khara, A., Bower, P., Mansell, Q., & Bakerly, N. D. (In-press). Perseverative negative cognitive processes are associated with depression in people with long term conditions. Chronic Illness, 8, 102-111. eScholarID:137777 | DOI:10.1177/1742395311433058
  • Eliades, M., Mansell, W., Stewart, A., & and Blanchette, I. (2012).

    An investigation of belief-bias and logicality in reasoning with emotional contents. Thinking and Reasoning, 18, 461-479. eScholarID:165140

  • Kelly, R. E., Mansell, W., Sadhnani, V., & Wood, A. M. (2012).

    Positive and Negative Appraisals of the Consequences of Activated States uniquely relate to Symptoms of Hypomania and Depression. Cognition and Emotion, eScholarID:126555 | DOI:10.1080/02699931.2011.613918

  • Kelly, R. E., Wood, A. M., Shearman, K., Philips, S., & Mansell, W. (2012).

    Encouraging Acceptance of Ambivalence Using the Expressive Writing Paradigm. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 85, 220-228. eScholarID:119480 | DOI:10.1111/j.2044-8341.2011.02023.x

  • McEvoy, P., Schauman, O., Mansell, W., & Morris, L. (2012).

    The experience of recovery from the perspective of people with common mental health problems: Findings from a telephone survey. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 49, 1375-1382. eScholarID:162473 | DOI:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2012.06.010

  • Schauman, O., & Mansell, W. (2012).

    Processes underlying ambivalence in help-seeking: The Loss of Valued Control Model. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 19, 107-124. eScholarID:144092 | DOI:10.1111/j.1468-2850.2012.01277.x

  • Searson, R., Mansell, W., Lowens, I., & Tai, S. J. (2012).

    Think Effectively About Mood Swings (TEAMS): A Case Series of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Bipolar Disorders. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 43, 770-779. eScholarID:132713 | DOI:10.1016/j.jbtep.2011.10.001

  • Stevenson-Taylor, A. J. K, & Mansell, W. (2012).

    Exploring the Role of Art-making in Recovery, Change, and Self-understanding: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Interviews with Everyday Creative People. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 4(3), 104-130. eScholarID:171404 | DOI:doi:10.5539/ijps.v4n3p104

  • Totterdell, P., Kellett, S., & Mansell, W. (2012).

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Cyclothymia:  Cognitive Regulatory Control as a Mediator of Mood Change. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 40, 412-424. eScholarID:154679 | DOI:10.1017/S1352465812000070

  • Wade, M., Wigg, L., & Mansell, W. (2012).

    “I don’t need your help!” Mood-dependent advice-taking in hypomania-prone individuals. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 3, 639-649. eScholarID:163164 | DOI:10.5127/jep.018611

  • Webb, T. L., Sheeran, P., Totterdell, P. A., Miles, E., Mansell, W., & Baker, S. (2012).

    Using Implementation Intentions to Overcome the Effect of Mood on Risky Behaviour. British Journal of Social Psychology, 51, 300-345. eScholarID:87749 | DOI:10.1348/014466610X533623


  • Dixon, C., Mansell, W., Rawlinson, E., & Gibson, A. (2011).

    A transdiagnostic self-help guide for anxiety: two preliminary controlled trials in subclinical student samples. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 4, 1-15. eScholarID:103192 | DOI:doi:10.1017/S1754470X10000176

  • Dodd, A. L., Mansell, W., Morrison, A. P., & Tai, S. (2011).

    Do extreme beliefs about internal states predict hypomanic symptoms in an analogue sample? Cognitive Therapy and Research, 35, 497-504. eScholarID:93673 | DOI:10.1007/s10608-010-9342-y

  • Dodd, A. L., Mansell, W., Morrison, A. P., & Tai, S. J. (2011).

    Bipolar vulnerability and extreme appraisals of internal states. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 18, 387-396. eScholarID:83224 | DOI:10.1002/cpp.779

  • Dodd, A. L., Mansell, W., Morrison, A. P., & Tai, S. J. (2011).

    Extreme Appraisals of Internal States and Bipolar Symptoms: The Hypomanic Attitudes and Positive Predictions Inventory. Psychological Assessment, 23(3), 635-645. eScholarID:96827 | DOI:10.1037/a0022972

  • Dodd, A., Mansell, W., Tai, S. J., & Morrison, A. P. (2011).

    Factor Structure of the Hypomanic Attitudes and Positive Predictions Inventory in a Student Sample. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 349-354. eScholarID:93311 | DOI:10.1016/j.paid.2010.10.018

  • Higginson, S., Mansell, W., & Wood, A. M. (2011).

    An integrative mechanistic account of psychological distress, therapeutic change and recovery: the Perceptual Control Theory Approach. Clinical Psychology Review, 31, 249-259. eScholarID:76206 | DOI:10.1016/j.cpr.2010.01.005

  • Kelly, R. E., Mansell, W., & Wood, A. (2011).

    Goal Conflict and Ambivalence Interact to predict Depression. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 531-534. eScholarID:95010 | DOI:10.1016/j.paid.2010.11.018

  • Kelly, R. E., Mansell, W., Wood, A. M., Alatiq, Y., Dodd, A., & Searson, R. (2011).

    Extreme Positive and Negative Appraisals of Activated States Interact to Discriminate Bipolar Disorder from Unipolar Depression and Non-Clinical Controls. Journal of Affective Disorders, 134(1-3), 438-443. eScholarID:123392 | DOI:10.1016/j.jad.2011.05.042

  • Mansell W, Gemma Paszek, Karen Seal, Rebecca Pedley, Sarah Amelia Jones, Nia Thomas, Helena Mannion, Sari Saatsi, Alyson Dodd. (2011).

    Extreme Appraisals of Internal States in Bipolar I Disorder: A Multiple Control Group Study. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 35, 87-97. eScholarID:1d18189 | DOI:10.1007/s10608-009-9287-1

  • Mansell, W. (2011).

    Control of Perception Should be Operationalised as a Fundamental Property of the Nervous System. Topics in Cognitive Science, 3, 257-261. eScholarID:99465 | DOI:10.1111/j.1756-8765.2011.01140.x

  • Mansell, W. (2011).

    Editorial: Core Processes of Psychopathology and Recovery: “Does the Dodo Bird Effect Have Wings?”. Clinical Psychology Review, 31, 189-192. eScholarID:83225 | DOI:10.1016/j.cpr.2010.06.009

  • Steven H. Jones, Fiona Lobban, Anne Cooke, Warren Mansell, Kim Wright, and Joanne Hemmingfield. (2011).

    Psychological therapies for bipolar disorder: addressing some misunderstandings. The Psychiatrist, 35, 432-434. eScholarID:159489 | DOI:10.1192/pb.35.11.432b


  • Stott, R., Mansell, W., Salkovskis, P. M., Lavender, A., & Cartwright-Hatton, S. (2010).

    The Oxford Guide to Metaphors in CBT: Building Cognitive Bridges. Oxford University Press. eScholarID:75624

  • Mansell W. (2010).

    Bipolar Disorders. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Mental Health Care, 2nd Edition. eScholarID:3d841

  • Dodd, A. L., Mansell, W., Sadhnani, V., Morrison, A. P., & Tai, S. (2010).

    Principal components analysis of the Hypomanic Attitudes and Positive Predictions Inventory & associations with measures of personality, cognitive style & analogue symptoms in a student sample. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 38(1), 15-34. eScholarID:75625 | DOI:10.1017/S1352465809990476

  • Gregory, J. D., Brewin, C. R., Mansell, W., & Donaldson, C. (2010).

    Intrusive memories and images in bipolar disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48(7), 698-703. eScholarID:79439 | DOI:10.1016/j.brat.2010.04.005

  • Lee, R., Lam, D., Mansell W., & Farmer, A. (2010).

    Sense of hyper-positive self, goal-attainment beliefs and coping strategies in bipolar I disorder. Psychological Medicine, 40(6), 967-975. eScholarID:1d28402 | DOI:10.1017/S0033291709991206

  • Mansell W., Powell, S., Pedley, R., Thomas, N., Jones, S. A. (2010).

    The process of recovery from Bipolar I Disorder: A qualitative analysis of personal accounts in relation to an integrative cognitive model. British Journal Of Clinical Psychology, 49(2), 193-215. eScholarID:1d28337 | DOI:10.1348/014466509X451447

  • Pyle, A., & Mansell, W. (2010).

    Cognitive Biases in Hypomanic Personality: Preliminary Findings Indicating the Relevance of Self-Versus-Other Encoding and High-Versus-Low Levels of Activation. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 38(4), 459-472. eScholarID:81838 | DOI:10.1017/S1352465810000299

  • Reilly, E. & Mansell, W. (2010).

    The Relationship between the Experience of Mood Symptoms, Expectancy Judgment and a Person’s Current Concern. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 3, 81-94. eScholarID:84413 | DOI:10.1017/S1754470X10000085

  • Prof. Steven Jones, Dr Fiona Lobban, Anne Cooke, Joanne Hemmingfield, Prof. Peter Kinderman, Dr Warren Mansell, Dr Matthias Schwannauer, Dr Anne Palmer, Dr Emma Van der Gucht, Dr Kim Wright, Dr John Hanna. (2010).

    Understanding Bipolar Disorder: Why some people experience extreme mood states and what can help. British Psychological Society. eScholarID:87752


  • Mansell W, Sarah Hodson. (2009).

    Imagery and Memories of the Social Self in People with Bipolar Disorders: Empirical Evidence, Phenomenology, Theory and Therapy. Routledge. eScholarID:4d222

  • Mansell W, Allison Harvey, Ed Watkins, Roz Shafran. (2009).

    Conceptual Foundations of the Transdiagnostic Approach. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 23, 6-19. eScholarID:1d17019 | DOI:10.1891/0889-8391.23.1.6

  • Mansell W. (2009).

    Perceptual Control Theory as an Integrative Framework and Method of Levels as a Cognitive Therapy: What are the Pros and Cons? The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 2, 178-196. eScholarID:1d18055 | DOI:10.1017/S1754470X08000093

  • Mansell, W. & Carey T. A. (2009).

    A century of psychology and psychotherapy: Is an understanding of 'control' the missing link between theory, research, and practice? Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research & Practice, 82, 337-353. eScholarID:1d19011 | DOI:10.1348/147608309X432526

  • Timothy A. Carey, Warren Mansell. (2009).

    Show us a behaviour without a cognition and we'll show you a rock rolling down a hill. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 2, 123-133. eScholarID:75623 | DOI:10.1017/S1754470X0999016X

  • Timothy Bird, Warren Mansell & Sara Tai. (2009).

    Method of Levels: initial steps in assessing adherence and the development of a qualitative framework for mapping clients’ control hierarchies. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 2, 145-166. eScholarID:75697 | DOI:10.1017/S1754470X09990158

  • Warren Mansell. (2009).

    Understanding Control and Utilising Control Theory in the Science and Practice of CBT. the Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 2, 115-117. eScholarID:67986 | DOI:10.1017/S1754470X09990146

  • White L, Mansell W. (2009).

    Failing to ponder? Delusion-prone individuals rush to conclusions. Clin Psychol Psychother, 16( 2), 111-24. eScholarID:1d19012 | DOI:10.1002/cpp.607


  • Mansell W. (2008).

    What is CBT Really and How Can We Enhance The Impact of Effective Psychotherapies such as CBT?. Against and For CBT: Towards and Constructive Dialogue. eScholarID:3d914

  • Dominic Lam, Mansell W. (2008).

    Mood Dependent Cognitive Change in a Man with Bipolar DisorderWhose Cycles Every 24 Hours. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 15, 255-262. eScholarID:1d27886 | DOI:10.1016/j.cbpra.2007.09.002

  • Higginson S, Mansell W. (2008).

    What is the mechanism of psychological change? A qualitative analysis of six individuals who experienced personal change and recovery. Psychol Psychother, 81( Pt 3), 309-28. eScholarID:1d19014 | DOI:10.1348/147608308X320125

  • Mansell W, Allison Harvey, Ed Watkins, Roz Shafran. (2008).

    Cognitive Behavioural Processes Across Psychological Disorders: A Review of the Utility and Validity of the Transdiagnostic Approach. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy - Special Issue on Transdiagnostic Approaches to CBT [W.Mansell Ed.], 1, 181-191. eScholarID:1d17020

  • Mansell W, Pedley R. (2008).

    The ascent into mania: a review of psychological processes associated with the development of manic symptoms. Clin Psychol Rev, 28( 3), 494-520. eScholarID:1d19013 | DOI:10.1016/j.cpr.2007.07.010

  • Mansell W, Rigby Z, Tai SJ, Lowe C. (2008).

    Do current beliefs predict hypomanic symptoms beyond personality style? Factor analysis of the hypomanic attitudes and positive predictions inventory (HAPPI) and its association with hypomanic symptoms in a student population. J Clin Psychol, 64( 4), 450-65. eScholarID:1d19059 | DOI:10.1002/jclp.20455

  • Mansell W. (2008).

    Commentary on "Contexts of CBT": A Weak Case Against a Straw Man But A Strong Case for an Informed Debate About How to Improve Access to Effective Psychological Therapies. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling - Special Issue on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 10, 261-269. eScholarID:1d17624

  • Mansell W. (2008).

    Keep It Simple - The Transdiagnostic Approach to CBT. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy - Special Issue on Transdiagnostic Approaches to CBT [W.Mansell Ed.], 1, 179-180. eScholarID:1d17623

  • Mansell W. (2008).

    The Seven Cs of CBT: A Consideration of the Future Challenges for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Behavioural And Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36, 641-649. eScholarID:1d28133 | DOI:10.1017/S1352465808004700

  • Peter Taylor, Mansell W. (2008).

    'I Get So Energetic and Dominating!' A Study of Hypomanic Personality and Conflicting Self-perception during Activated States in a Co-operative Task. Personality and Individual Differences, 45, 483-487. eScholarID:1d28196 | DOI:10.1016/j.paid.2008.05.025

  • Seal K, Mansell W, Mannion H. (2008).

    What lies between hypomania and bipolar disorder? A qualitative analysis of 12 non-treatment-seeking people with a history of hypomanic experiences and no history of major depression. Psychol Psychother, 81( Pt 1), 33-53. eScholarID:1d19015


  • Mansell W. (2007).

    Coping with Fear, Phobias and Anxiety. eScholarID:4d130

  • Dominic Lam, Mansell W. (2007).

    Bipolar Disorder: Investigation. The Handbook of Clinical Adult Psychology. Routledge. eScholarID:3d589

  • Mansell W, Dominic Lam. (2007).

    Bipolar Disorder: Treatment. The Handbook of Clinical Adult Psychology. Routledge. eScholarID:3d1034

  • Alisa Udachina, Mansell W. (2007).

    Cross-validation of the Mood Disorders Questionnaire, the Internal State Scale, and the Hypomanic Personality Scale. Personality and Individual Differences, 42, 1539-1549. eScholarID:1d27309 | DOI:10.1016/j.paid.2006.10.028

  • Mansell W, Morrison AP, Graeme Reid, Ian Lowens, Tai SJ. (2007).

    The Interpretation of and Responses to Changes in Internal States in Bipolar Disorder: An Integrative Cognitive Model. Behavioural And Cognitive Psychotherapy, 35, 515-539. eScholarID:1d26902

  • Mansell W. (2007).

    An Integrative Formulation-Based Cognitive Treatment of Bipolar Disorders:Application and Illustration. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 63, 447-481. eScholarID:1d15123 | DOI:10.1002/jclp.20369

  • Mansell W. (2007).

    Reading about Self-Help Books on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety. Psychiatric Bulletin, 31, 238-240. eScholarID:1d33813 | DOI:10.1192/pb.bp.107.015743


  • Mansell W. (2006).

    The Bluffer's Guide to Psychology. eScholarID:4d151

  • Mansell W, Jan Scott. (2006).

    Dysfunctional Beliefs in Bipolar Disorders. Psychological Approaches to Bipolar Disorder. Oxford University Press. eScholarID:3d753

  • Jones SH, Mansell W, L Waller. (2006).

    Appraisal of Hypomania Relevant Experiences: Development of a Questionnaire to Assess Positive Self Dispositional Appraisals in Bipolar and Behavioural High Risk Samples. Journal of Affective Disorders, 93, 19-28. eScholarID:1d12640 | DOI:10.1016/j.jad.2006.01.017

  • Mansell W, Dominic Lam. (2006).

    I wont do what you tell me! Elevated mood and the computerised assessment of advice-taking in remitted bipolar disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, 1787-1801. eScholarID:1d26444 | DOI:10.1016/j.brat.2006.01.002

  • Mansell W, Jones SH. (2006).

    The HAPPI: A questionnaire to assess cognitions that distinguish between individuals with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and non-clinical controls. Journal of Affective Disorders, 93, 29-34. eScholarID:1d26903 | DOI:10.1016/j.jad.2006.04.004

  • Mansell W. (2006).

    The Hypomanic Attitudes and Positive Predictions Inventory (HAPPI): A pilot study to identify items that are elevated in individuals with bipolar affective disorder compared to non-clinical controls. Behavioural And Cognitive Psychotherapy, 34, 467-476. eScholarID:1d26445 | DOI:10.1017/S1352465806003109


  • Dominic Lam, Mansell W. (2005).

    Bipolar Disorder. Improving Outcomes and Preventing Relapse Following Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: A Clinical Handbook. eScholarID:3d1035

  • Holmes E, Brown R, Mansell W, Fearon R, Hunter E, Frasquilho F, Oakley D. (2005).

    Are there two qualitatively distinct forms of dissociation? A review and some clinical implications. Clin Psychol Rev, 25( 1), 1-23. eScholarID:1d10702

  • Mansell W, Jan Scott, Francesc Colom. (2005).

    The nature and treatment of depression in bipolar disorder: Implications for psychological investigation. Clinical Psychology Review, eScholarID:1d26442

  • Mansell W. (2005).

    Control theory and psychopathology: An integrative approach. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 78, 141-178. eScholarID:1d26443 | DOI:10.1348/147608304X21400


  • Allison Harvey, Edward Watkins, Mansell W, Roz Shafran. (2004).

    Cognitive Behavioural Processes Across Psychological Disorders: A Transdiagnostic Approach to Research and Treatment. Oxford University Press. eScholarID:4d87

  • Bogels S, Mansell W. (2004).

    Attention processes in the maintenance and treatment of social phobia: hypervigilance, avoidance and self-focused attention. Clin Psychol Rev, 24( 7), 827-56. eScholarID:1d10704

  • Mansell W, Lam D. (2004).

    A preliminary study of autobiographical memory in remitted bipolar and unipolar depression and the role of imagery in the specificity of memory. Memory, 12( 4), 437-46. eScholarID:1d10705

  • Mansell W, Morris K. (2004).

    A survey of parents' reactions to the diagnosis of an autistic spectrum disorder by a local service: access to information and use of services. Autism, 8( 4), 387-407. eScholarID:1d10703

  • Mansell W. (2004).

    Cognitive Psychology and Anxiety. Psychiatry, 3, 6-11. eScholarID:1d10718 | DOI:10.1383/psyt.


  • Mansell W, Clark D, Ehlers A. (2003).

    Internal versus external attention in social anxiety: an investigation using a novel paradigm. Behav Res Ther, 41( 5), 555-72. eScholarID:1d10707 | DOI:10.1016/S0005-7967(02)00029-3

  • Mansell W, Morris K. (2003).

    The dental cognitions questionnaire in CBT for dental phobia in an adolescent with multiple phobias. JOURNAL OF BEHAVIOR THERAPY AND EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHIATRY, 34, 1, eScholarID:1d10712

  • Mansell W. (2003).

    Conceptualising a cycle of ascent into mania: A case report. Behavioural And Cognitive Psychotherapy, 31, 363-368. eScholarID:1d26441 | DOI:10.1017/S1352465803003102

  • Mansell W. (2003).

    Universal Selection Theory: Implications for multidisciplinary approaches to clinical psychology and psychiatry. NEW IDEAS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 21, 2, eScholarID:1d10711

  • Musa C, Lepine J, Clark D, Mansell W, Ehlers A. (2003).

    Selective attention in social phobia and the moderating effect of a concurrent depressive disorder. Behav Res Ther, 41( 9), 1043-54. eScholarID:1d10706 | DOI:10.1016/S0005-7967(02)00212-7


  • Chen YP, Ehlers A, Clark DM, Mansell W. (2002).

    Patients with generalized social phobia direct their attention away from faces. BEHAVIOUR RESEARCH AND THERAPY, 40, 6, eScholarID:1d10714

  • Mansell W, Ehlers A, Clark DM, Chen YP. (2002).

    Attention to positive and negative social-evaluative words: Investigating the effects of social anxiety, trait anxiety and social threat. ANXIETY STRESS AND COPING, 15, 1, eScholarID:1d10713

  • Stuart Perowne, Mansell W. (2002).

    Social anxiety, self-focused attention, and the discrimination of negative, neutral and positive audience members by their non-verbal behaviours. Behavioural And Cognitive Psychotherapy, 30, 11-23. eScholarID:1d26439 | DOI:10.1017/S1352465802001030


  • Fearon R, Mansell W. (2001).

    Cognitive perspectives on unresolved loss: insights from the study of PTSD. Bull Menninger Clin, 65( 3), 380-96. eScholarID:1d10708

  • Shafran R, Mansell W. (2001).

    Perfectionism and psychopathology: a review of research and treatment. Clin Psychol Rev, 21( 6), 879-906. eScholarID:1d10709


  • Mansell W. (2000).

    Conscious appraisal and the modification of automatic processes in anxiety. Behavioural And Cognitive Psychotherapy, 28, 99-120. eScholarID:1d26440


  • Mansell W, Clark D. (1999).

    How do I appear to others? Social anxiety and processing of the observable self. Behav Res Ther, 37( 5), 419-34. eScholarID:1d10710

  • Mansell W, Clark DM, Ehlers A, Chen YP. (1999).

    Social anxiety and attention away from emotional faces. COGNITION & EMOTION, 13, 6, eScholarID:1d10715

  • Lydia Morris, Warren Mansell , Phil McEvoy. The Take Control Course: Conceptual rationale for the development of a transdiagnostic group for common mental health problems. Frontiers in Psychology, eScholarID:295323

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