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Durham University

Centre for Spirituality, Theology & Health

Dr Fraser Watts

Visiting Professor at the University of Lincoln

Biography

Fraser Watts is a former President of the British Psychological Society and was Reader in Theology and Science at the University of Cambridge. He is now Visiting Professor at the University of Lincoln, and Executive Secretary of the International Society for Science and Religion. His interests in the interface between psychology and religion include implications for health and wellbeing, and he values his close links with the Centre for Spirituality, Theology & Health. His most recent books are Psychology, Religion and Spirituality: Concepts and Applications (CUP, 2017), an accessible survey of the academic literature; and Living Deeply: A Psychological and Spiritual Journey (Lutterworth, 2018), a pastoral integration of psychology and spirituality.

Publications on Clinical Psychology

Books

  • Watts, F.N. & Bennett, D.H. (1983/1991) Theory and Practice of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Chichester: John Wiley.
  • Watts, F.N. (1985) (ed.) New Developments in Clinical Psychology. Leicester: British Psychology Society.
  • Williams, J.M.G., Watts, F.N., MacLeod, C.M. and Mathews, A. (1988/1997). Cognitive Psychology and Emotional. Chichester, John Wiley.
  • Watts, F.N. (ed) (1988). New Developments in Clinical Psychology. Volume 2. Leicester, British Psychological Society.
  • Parry, G. & Watts, F.N. (eds) (1989). Skills and Methods in Mental Health Research. Hove, Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Watts, F.N. (1990) The Efficacy of Clinical Applications of Psvchologv: An Overview of Research. Cardiff: Shadowfax Publishing.
  • Watts, F.N. (ed) (1993) Neuropsychological Perspectives on Emotion. Hove, Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Baddeley, A.D., Wilson, B.A. and Watts, F.N. (eds) (1995) Handbook of Memory Disorders. Chichester, John Wiley.

Articles and Chapters on Cognition and Emotion

  • Watts, F.N. & Blackstock, A.J. (1987) Lang’s theory of emotional imagery. Cognition and Emotion, 1,391-405.
  • Dalgleish, T. & Watts, F.N. (1990) Biases of attention and memory in disorders of anxiety and depression. Clinical Psvchological Review, 10, 589-604.
  • Watts, F.N. (1992) Clinical implications of some current theories of the emotions. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 31, 153-167.
  • Watts, F.N. (1993) The current state of jealousy: A review of recent books. Cognition and Emotion, 7, 217-223.
  • East, M. P. & Watts, F. (1999) Jealousy and envy. In T. Dalgleish & M. Power (eds.) The Handbook of Cognition and Emotion. Chichester: John Wiley. Pp. 569-588.

Articles and Chapters on Information Processing in Anxiety

  • Watts, F.N. & Sharrock, R. (1984) Fear and time estimation. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 59, 597-598.
  • Watts, F.N. & Sharrock, R. (1984) Questionnaire dimensions of spider phobia. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 22, 575-580.
  • Watts, F.N. & Sharrock, R. (1985) Relationships between spider constructs in phobics. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 58, 149-153.
  • Watts, F.N., McKenna, F., Sharrock, R. & Trezise, L. (1986) Colour-naming of phobia-related words. British Journal of Psychology, 77, 97-108.
  • Watts, F.N., Sharrock, R. & Trezise, L. (1986) Detail and elaboration in phobic imagery. Behavioural Psvchotherapy, 14, 115-123.
  • Watts, F.N. (1986) Cognitive processing in phobias. Behavioural Psvchotherapy, 14, 295-301.
  • Watts, F.N., Trezise, L. & Sharrock, R. (1986) Processing of phobic stimuli. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 25, 253-259.
  • Watts, F.N. (1988) Agoraphobia: the changing face of treatment. In F.N. Watts (ed) New Developments in Clinical Volume 2. Leicester: British Psychological Society. Pp. 53-66.
  • Watts, F.N. & Wilkins, A.J. (1989) The role of provocative visual stimuli in agoraphobia. Psychological Medicine, 19, 875-885.
  • Watts, F.N. (1989) Attentional strategies and agoraphobic anxiety. Behavioural Psychotherapy, 17, 15-26.
  • Watts, F.N. (1990) The cohesiveness of phobic concepts. In K.J. Gilhooly, et al. (eds) Lines of Thinking: Reflections on the Psvchologv of Volume 2. Chichester: John Wiley. Pp. 145-155.
  • Watts, F.N. & Dalgleish, T. (1991) Memory for phobia-related words in spider phobia. Cognition and Emotion, 5, 313-329.
  • Watts, F.N. and Coyle, K. (1992) Recall bias for stimulus and response anxiety words in spider phobics. Anxiety Research, 4, 315-323.
  • Watts, F.N., Coyle, K. (1993) Phobics show poor recall of anxiety words. British Journal of Medical Psvchology, 66, 373-382.
  • Watts, F.N. (1995) An information processing approach to compulsive checking. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2, 69-77.

Articles and Chapters on Cognitive Functioning in Depression

  • Watts, F.N. & Sharrock, R. (1985) Description and measurement of concentration problems in depressed patients. Psychological Medicine, 15, 317-326.
  • Watts, F.N. & Sharrock, R. (1987) Cucd recall in depression. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 26,149-150.
  • Watts, F.N., Morris, L. & MacLeod, A.K. (1987) Recognition memory in depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 96, 297-299.
  • Watts, F.N., MacLeod, A.K. & Morris, L. (1988). A remedial strategy for memory and concentration problems in depressed patients. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 12, 185-193.
  • Watts, F.N., MacLeod, A.K. and Morris, L. (1988). Associations between phenomenal and objective aspects of concentration problems in depressed patients. British Journal of Psychology, 79, 241-250.
  • Watts, F.N. (1988). Memory deficit in depression: the role of response style. In M. Gruneberg et al (Eds) Practical Aspects of Volume 2. Chichester, John Wiley. Pp. 255-260.
  • Watts, F.N. & Cooper, Z. (1989) The effects of depression on structural aspects of the recall of prose. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 98, 150-153.
  • Watts, F.N., Dalgleish, T., Bourke, P. & Healy, D. (1990) Memory deficit in clinical depression: processing resources and the structure of materials. Psychological Medicine, 20, 345-349.
  • Watts, F.N. (1993) Problems of memory and concentration. In C. G. Costello (ed) Symptoms of Depression. New York, John Wiley. P. 113-140.
  • Watts, F.N. (1995) Depression and anxiety. In A.D. Baddeley, B.A. Wilson and F.N. Watts (eds) Handbook of Memory Disorders. Chichester, John Wiley. Pp. 293-317

Articles and Chapters on Health Psychology, Stress and Insomnia

  • Watts, F.N. (1980) Behavioural aspects of the management of Diabctes Mellitus: Education, Self-care and metabolic control. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 18,171-180.
  • Watts, F.N. (1982) Attributional aspects of medicine. In: Attributions and Psvchological Change. C. Antaki and C. Brewin (eds.), Academic Press. Pp. 135-155.
  • Watts, F.N., Herbert, J., Moore, G.F. and Levey, A. (1986) Approaches to studying, personality and examination anxiety. Personality and Individual Differences, 7, 243-245.
  • Herbert, J., Moore, G.F., de la Riva, C., and Watts, F.N. (1986) Endocrine responses and examination anxiety. Biological Psychology, 22, 215-226.
  • Watts, F.N. (1988). Psychological contributions to the treatment of medical patients. In T.W. Robbins and P.J. Cooper (Eds.) Psvchology for Medical Students. London: Edward Arnold. P. 283-302.
  • Wing, A.M., Watts, F.N. & Sharma, V. (1991) Developmental dynamics of handwriting: Appraising the relation between handwriting and personality. In J. Wann, A. Wing & N. Sovik (eds.) Development of Graphic Skills: Research Perspectives and Personal Implications. London, Academic Press. P. 163-175.
  • Levey, A.B., Aldaz, J.A., Watts, F.N. & Coyle, K. (1991) Articulatory suppression and the treatment of insomnia. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 29, 85-89.
  • Coyle, K. & Watts, F.N. (1991) The factorial structure of sleep dissatisfaction. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 29, 513-520.
  • Watts, F.N., Webster, S.M., Morley, C.J. & Cohen, J. (1992) Expedition stress, cognitive coping and personality change. British Journal of Psychology, 83, 337-341.
  • Watts, F.N., Apps, J. and East, M.P. (1993) Personality change produced by expedition stress. Personality and Individual Differences, 15, 603-605
  • Watts, F.N., Webster, S.M., Morley, C.J. and Cohen, J. (1993). Cognitive strategies in coping with expedition stress. European Journal of Personality, 7, 255-266.
  • Watts, F.N., Coyle, K. and East, M.P. (1994) The contribution of worry to insomnia. British Journal of Clinical Psvchology, 33, 211-220.
  • East, M.P. & Watts, F.N. (1994) Worry and the suppression of imagery. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 32, 851-855.
  • Watts, F.N., Cohen, J. & Toplis, R. (1994) Personality and coping strategies on a stressful expedition. Personality and Individual Differences, 17, 647-656.
  • Watts, F.N., East, M.P. & Coyle, K. (1995) Insomniacs’ perceived lack of control over sleep. Psychology and Health, 10, 81-95.

Articles and Chapters on General Clinical Psychology

  • Watts, F.N. (1980) Clinical judgment and clinical training. British Journal of Medical Psvchology, 53, 95-108.
  • Watts, F.N. (1983) Mental illness: In: The Practice of Clinical Psvchology in Great Britain. A. Liddell (ed.), John Wiley, pp. 69-81.
  • Watts, F.N. (1989) Experimental abnormal psychology. In G. Parry and F.N. Watts (Eds) Skills and Methods in Mental Health Research. Brighton, Lawrence Erlbaum. Pp. 177-200.
  • Good, D. & Watts, F.N. (1989). Qualitative research. In G. Parry and F.N. Watts (Eds) Skills and Methods in Mental Health Research. Brighton, Lawrence Erlbaum. Pp 253-276.
  • Watts, F.N. (1992) Is psychology falling apart? Presidential Address to the British Psychological Society. The Psychologist, 5, 489-494.

Articles and Chapters on Behaviour Therapy

  • Watts, F.N. (1971) Desensitisation as an habituation phenomenon I: Stimulus intensity as determinant of the effects of stimulus lengths. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 9, 209-217.
  • Watts, F.N. (1971) The treatment of stammering by the intensive practice of fluent speech. British Journal of Disorders of Communication, 6.,144-147.
  • Watts, F.N. (1973) Mechanisms of fluency control in stutterers. British Journal of Disorders of Communication, 8, 131-138.
  • Powell, G.E. & Watts, F.N. (1973) Determinants of expectation in imaginal desensitisation. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 37, 246.
  • Watts, F.N. (1974) The control of spontaneous recovery of anxiety in imaginal desensitisation. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 12, 57-59.
  • Watts, F.N. (1976) Self-Report of anxiety in imaginal desensitisation. British Tournal of Social and Clinical Psvchology, 15, 211-212.
  • Watts, F.N. (1979) The habituation model of systematic desensitisation. Psychological Bulletin, 86, 627-637.
  • Watts, F. (1988) Agoraphobia: The Changing Face of Treatment. In F. N. Watts (ed.) (1988). New Developments in Clinical Psychology. Volume 2. Leicester, British Psychological Society. Pp. 53-66.

Articles and Chapters on Psychiatric Rehabilitation

  • Watts, F.N. (1976) Chapter 21. Social treatments. In H.J. Eysenck & G.D. Wilson (Ed.) A Textbook of human psychologv, MTP Press. Pp. 295-301
  • Watts, F.N. (1976) The modification of the employment handicaps of psychiatric patients by behavioural methods. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 30, 487-491.
  • Watts, F.N. & Yu, P.K. (1976) The structure of attitudes in psychiatric rehabilitation. Journal of Occupational Psvchology, 49, 39-44.
  • Watts, F.N. & Bennett, D.H. (1977) Previous occupational stability as a predictor of employment after psychiatric rehabilitation. Psychological Medicine, 7, 709-712.
  • Watts, F.N. (1978) A study of work behaviour in a psychiatric rehabilitation unit. British Journal of Social and Clinical Psvchology, 17, 85-92.
  • Watts, F.N. & Bennett, D.H. (1978) Social deviance in a day hospital. British Journal of Psychiatry, 132, 455-462.
  • Watts, F.N. & Everitt, B.S. (1980) The factorial structure of the General Aptitude Test Battery. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 36, 763-767.
  • Watts, F.N. & Bennett, D.H. (1983) Introduction: The concept of rehabilitation. In: F.N. Watts and D.H. Bennet (eds.) Theory and Practice of Psychiatric Chichester: John Wiley. Pp. 3-14.
  • Watts, F.N. & Bennett, D.H. (1983) Neurotic, affective and conduct disorders. In: F.N. Watts and D.H. Bennet (eds.) Theory and Practice of Psvchiatric Chichester, John Wiley. Pp. 65-82.
  • Watts, F.N. (1983) Employment. In: F.N. Watts and D.H. Bennet (eds.) Theorv and Practice of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Chichester, John Wiley. Pp. 215-240.
  • Watts, F.N. (1983) Socialization and social integration. In: F.N. Watts and D.H. Bennet (eds.) Theory and Practice of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Chichester, John Wiley. Pp. 289-300.
  • Watts, F.N. & Bennett, D.H. (1983) Management of the staff team. In: F.N. Watts and D.H. Bennett (eds.) Theorv and Practice of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Chichester, John Wiley. P. 313-328.
  • Watts, F.N. & Lavender, A. (1987) Rehabilitation programmes for psychiatric patients. In: S. Lindsey and G.E. Powell (Eds.) A Handbook of Clinical Psychology. London, Gower. Pp. 420-432.
  • Watts, F.N. & Lavender, A. (1987) Assessment in psychiatric rehabilitation. In: S. Lindsey and G.E. Powell (Eds.) A Handbook of Clinical Psychology. London, Gower. Pp. 433-445.

Articles and Chapters on Psychological Therapy

  • Watts, F.N., Powell, G.E. & Austin, S.V. (1973). The modification of abnormal beliefs. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 46, 359-363.
  • Watts, F.N. (1975) Individual differences in response to treatment. British Association of the Behavioural Psychotherapy Bulletin, 17-12.
  • Watts, F.N. (1977) What sort of cognitive processes are involved in cognitive behaviour therapy? British Association of the Behavioural Psychotherapy Bulletin, 5, 21-26.
  • Watts, F.N. (1983) Strategies of clinical listening. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 56,113-123.
  • Watts, F.N. (1985) Individual-centred cognitive counselling for study problems. British Journal of Counselling and Guidance, 13, 238-247.
  • Watts, F.N. (1989) Listening processes in psychotherapy. In F. Flach (Ed) Directions in Psychiatry, Volume 5. London, W.W. Norton. P. 114-124.
  • Watts, F.N. (1990) Aversion to personal body hair: A case study in the integration of behavioural and interpretative methods. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 63, 335-340.

Publications on Religion

Books

  • Watts, F. N & Williams, M. (1988). The Psychology of Religious Knowing. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. (Reissued in paperback, 1994 London, Geoffrey Chapman.)
  • Watts, F. (ed.) (1998) Science Meets Faith. London, SPCK.
  • Watts, F. (ed.) (2000) Christians and Bioethics. London, SPCK.
  • Watts, F. (ed.) (2001) Perspectives on Prayer. London, SPCK.
  • Watts, F, Nye, R. & Savage, S. (2002). Psychology for Christian Ministry. London, Routledge.
  • Watts, F. (2002) Theology and Psychology. Basingstoke, Ashgate.
  • Watts, F. & L Gulliford (eds.) (2004) Forgiveness in Context. Theology and Psychology in Creative London, T & T Clark International.
  • Watts, F. & Dutton, K. (eds.) (2006) The Dialogue Between Science and Religion: An International Approach. Philadelphia, John Templeton Press
  • Watts, F. (ed.) (2007) Jesus and Psychology. London, Darton, Longman & Todd.
  • Watts, F, (ed.) (2008) Law and Probability. Basingstoke, Ashgate.
  • Watts, F. (ed.) (2011) Spiritual Healing: Scientific and Religious Perspectives. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
  • Watts, F. & Knight, C. C. (eds) (2012) God and the Scientist: Exploring the Work of John Polkiinghorne. Farnham, Ashgate.
  • Watts, F. & Dumbreck, G. (eds.) (2013) Head and Heart: Perspectives from Religion and Psychology. Philadelphia, Templeton Press.
  • Watts, F. & Turner, L. (eds.) (2014) Cognitive Approaches to the Evolution of Religion: Critical Perspectives. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
  • Watts, F. (2017) Psychology, Religion and Spirituality: Concepts and Applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Khalili, S. & Watts, F. (eds) (in press) Science and/or Religion; A 21st Century Debate. Newcastle-on-Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Press.
  • Watts, F. (in preparation) Embodied Spirituality: Psychology, Religion and the Body. Norwich, SCM Press.
  • Watts, F. (in preparation) Living Deeply: The Spiritual Journey.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • Watts, F. (1991) Cognition, the world and God: A response to Arnheim. New Ideas in Psychology 9, 21-24.
  • Watts, F. (1991) Enabling authority: A psychological perspective. Modern Churchman, 33, 11-19.
  • Watts, F. (1993) Psychological Science and Christian Thought. In: A. E. McGrath (ed.) The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Christian Thought. Oxford, Basil Blackwell. Pp. 531-535.
  • Watts, F. (1994) ‘Nothing but a pack of neurones’. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 1, 275-279.
  • Watts, F. (1995) Hell on earth. Epworth Review, 22, 80-87.
  • Watts, F. (1995) Science and eschatology. Modern Believing, 36, 46-52
  • Watts, F. (1996) The ends of humanity. In V. Brummer & M. Sorot (Ed.) Happiness, Well-being and the Meaning of Life. Kampen, Pharos. Pp 26-41.
  • Watts, F. (1997) Are science and religion in conflict? Zygon, 32, 125-138.
  • Watts, F. (1997) Psychological and religious perspectives on emotion. Zygon, 32, 243-260. (reprinted from the International Journal for the Psychology of Religion).
  • Watts, F. (1998) Science and religion as complementary perspectives. In N. H. Gregersen and W. van Huyssteen (eds.) Rethinking Theology and Science: Six Models for the Current Dialogue. Grand Rapids, Fortress Press. 157-159.
  • Watts, F. (1998) Towards a theology of consciousness. In J. Cornwell (ed.) Consciousness and Human Identity. New York, Oxford University Press. Pp. 178-196
  • Watts, F. (1998) Revelation and the mind. In V. White (ed.) Where shall We Find God? Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Publications. Pp. 29-40.
  • Watts, F. 1998) Brain, Mind and Soul. In F Watts (ed.) Science Meets Faith. London, SPCK. Pp. 59-72.
  • Watts, F. (1999) Cognitive neuroscience and religious consciousness. In R. J. Russell, N. Murphy, T. Meyering & M. Arbib (eds.) Neuroscience and the Person.Vatican City State, Vatican Observatory & Berkeley, California, Centre for Theology and Natural Science. Pp. 327-346.
  • Watts, F. (1999) Psychology & Theology. In C. Southgate et al (ed.) God, Humanity and the Cosmos. Edinburgh, T & T Clark. Pp. 173-196
  • Watts, F. (2000) The multi-faceted nature of human personhood: psychological and theological perspectives. In H. Gregersen , W. B. Dress and U Gorman (eds.) The Person: Perspectives from Science and Theology. Edinburgh, T & T Clark. Pp. 41-63.
  • Watts, F. (2000) Subjective and objective hope: propositional and attitudinal aspects of eschatology. In J . Polkinghorne & M. Welker (eds.) The End of the World and the Ends of God. Trinity Press International. Pp. 47-60.
  • Watts, F. (2000) Artificial intelligence. In R. L. Herrmann (ed.) Ten Scientists Consider Humility Theology. Philadelphia, Templeton Foundation Press. Pp. 279-300.
  • Watts, F. (2000) Brain science and religious experience. In R. Stannard (ed.) God for the 21st Century. Philadelphia, Templeton Foundation Press. Pp.121-123
  • Watts, F. (2000) Approaches to bioethics. In F. Watts, (ed.) Christians and Bioethics. London, SPCK. Pp. 1-12.
  • Watts, F. (2000) Psychological research questions about yoga. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 3. 71-84.
  • Watts, F. (2000) Psychology. In A. Hastings (ed.) Oxford Companion to Christian Thought. Oxford, Oxford University Press. Pp. 577-579.
  • Watts, F (2001) Shame, sin and guilt. In A McFadyen & M Sarot (eds) Forgiveness and Truth. Edinburgh, T & T Clark. Pp. 53-69.
  • Watts, F. (ed.) (2001) Prayer and psychology. In Watts (ed.) Perspectives on Prayer. London, SPCK. Pp. 39-52.
  • Watts, F. (2001) Psychology of religion. In N. J. Smelser & P. B. Baltes (ed.) International Encyclopaedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. 19, 13102-6, Oxford, Elsevier Science.
  • Watts, F. (2002) Interacting cognitive subsystems and religious meanings. In R Joseph (ed.) Neurotheology: Brain, Science, Spirituality, Religious Experience. San Jose, California University Press. Pp. 183-188.
  • Watts, F. (2002) Transsexualism and the church. Theology and Sexuality, 9, 63-85.
  • Watts, F. (2002) Evolution, human nature, and Christianity, Epworth Review, 29, 24-31.
  • Watts, F. (2003) Psychology. In J. W. V. van Huyssteen et al. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Science and Religion. New York, Macmillan Reference. Pp. 705-709.
  • Watts, F. (2003) Prayer and meditation In J. W. V. van Huyssteen et al. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Science and Religion. New York, Macmillan Reference. 696-698.
  • Watts, F. & Turner, L. (2003) Self. In J. W. V. van Huyssteen et al. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Science and Religion. New York, Macmillan Reference. Pp. 791-795.
  • Watts, F. (2003) Parapsychologie. In H. D. Betz et al (eds.) Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart. 4th Volume 6, 931-4
  • Watts, F. (2004) Reductionism: methodological and ideological. In European Commission (eds) Modern Biology and Visions of Humanity. Brussels, de Boeck. Pp. 79-91.
  • Watts, F. (2004) The glory of God revealed in natural science. In M Chapman (ed.) Celebrating Creation: Affirming Catholicism and Revelation of God’s Glory. London, DLT. Pp. 28-42.
  • Watts, F. (2004) Relating the psychology and theology of forgiveness. In F. Watts & L. Gulliford (eds.) (2004) Forgiveness in Context. Theology and Psychology in Creative Dialogue. London, T & T Clark International. Pp. 1-10.
  • Watts, F. (2004) Christian theology. In F. Watts & L. Gulliford (eds.) (2004) Forgiveness in Context. Theology and Psychology in Creative Dialogue. London, T & T Clark International. Pp. 50-68.
  • Watts, F. (2004) Concluding reflections. In F. Watts & L. Gulliford (eds.) (2004) Forgiveness in Context. Theology and Psychology in Creative Dialogue. London, T & T Clark International. Pp. 178-87.
  • Watts, F. (2005) Editorial. In Theology and Science, Pp, 249-250.
  • Watts, F. (2005) In C. Partridge (ed.) The New Lion Handbook of World Religions. 3rd. edition. Oxford, Lion Hudson. Pp. 26-28
  • Watts, F. (2006) Human Dignity: Concepts and Experiences. In R K Soulen & L Woodhead (eds.) God and Human Dignity. Grand Rapids, Eerdmans. Pp. 247-262.
  • Watts, F. (2006) Personal transformation: Perspectives from psychology and Christianity. In P. Hefner and J. D. Koss-Chioino (eds.) Spiritual Transformation and Healing. Walnut Creek, Altamira Press. Pp 152-167.
  • Watts, F. (2006) Science, religion and culture. In F. Watts & K. Dutton (eds.) The Dialogue Between Science and Religion: An International Approach. Philadeplhia, John Templeton Press. Pp. 53-61.
  • Watts, F., Dutton, K. & Gulliford, E. (2006) Human spiritual qualities: integrating psychology and religion. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 9, 277-289
  • Watts, F. (2006) Attachment, evolution and the psychology of religion: A response to Lee Kirkpatrick. In Archive for the Psychology of Religion, 28, 63-69
  • Watts, F. (2006) Experiencing liturgy. Liturgy, 21, 3-9.
  • Watts, F. (2007) Does Primacy Belong to the Human Sciences? Zygon, 42 (4), 807–811
  • Watts, F. (2007) Emotion regulation and religion, in J. J. Gross (ed.) Handbook of Emotion Regulation. New York, Guilford Press. Pp. 504-520.
  • Watts, F. (2007) Approaching the gospels psychologically. In F. Watts (ed.) Jesus and Psychology. London, Darton, Longman & Todd. Pp. 1-15.
  • Watts, F. (2007) Personal transformation. In F. Watts (ed.) Jesus and Psychology. London, Darton, Longman & Todd. Pp. 62-77.
  • Watts, F. (2008) Concepts of law and probability in theology and science. In F. Watts (ed.) Law and Probability. Basingstoke, Ashgate. Pp. 1-12.
  • Watts, F. (2009) Psychology, religion & theology: A response to Malcolm Jeeves. Science and Christian Belief, 21, 55-60.
  • Watts, F. (2009) Darwin’s gifts to theology. In N Spurway (ed) Theology, Evolution and the Mind. Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 53-67.
  • Watts, F. (2010) Psychology and theology, in P. Harrison (ed) Cambridge Companion to Science and Religion. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. Pp. 190-206.
  • Watts, F. (2010) The nature of light: perspectives from theology and science. Theology and Science, 8 (1), 39-50.
  • Watts, F. (2011) Conceptual issues in spiritual healing. In F. Watts, (ed) Spiritual Healing: Scientific and Religious Perspectives. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. Pp. 1-16.
  • Watts, F. (2011) Concluding integration. In F. Watts, (ed) Spiritual Healing: Scientific and Religious Perspectives. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. Pp. 167-180.
  • Bourne, C. & Watts, F. (2011) Conceptualizations of spiritual healing: Christian and secular. In F. Watts, (ed) Spiritual Healing: Scientific and Religious Perspectives. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. Pp. 77-89.
  • Watts, F. (2011) Psychology. In C. Southgate et al (ed.) God, Humanity and the Cosmos. 3rd Edinburgh, T & T Clark. Pp. 204-222.
  • Watts, F. (2011) Morphic fields and extended mind: An examination of the theoretical concepts of Rupert Sheldrake. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 18 (11-12), 203 – 224
  • Watts, F. (2012) Doing theology in dialogue with psychology. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 40 (i), 45-50
  • Watts, F. (2012) Theology and scientific cosmology. In F. Watts and C. Knight (eds) God and the Scientist: Exploring the Work of John Polkinghorne. Farnham, Ashgate.
  • Watts, F. (2012) Parameters and limitations of current conceptualizations. In L Miller (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Religion & Spirituality. New York, OUP.
  • Watts, F. (2012) The mind sciences. In R. Re Manning (ed,) Handbook of Natural Theology. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
  • Watts, F. (2013) Dual system theories of religious cognition. In F Watts & G Dumbreck (eds) Head and Heart: Perspectives from Religion and Psychology.West Conshohoken, PA: Templeton Press.
  • Dumbreck & F. Watts (2103) Introduction. In F Watts & G Dumbreck (eds) Head and Heart: Perspectives from Religion and Psychology.West Conshohoken, PA: Templeton Press.
  • Watts, F. (2013) Conclusion: Head and Heart in Cultural Context. In F Watts & G Dumbreck (eds) Head and Heart: Perspectives from Religion and Psychology. West Conshohoken, PA: Templeton Press. Pp. 323-327.
  • Watts, F. (2013) Embodied cognition and religion. Zygon, 48 (3), 745-758
  • Watts, F. (2014) Mind, consciousness and religion. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 21 (3-4), 216-229
  • Watts, F. (2014) Religion and the emergence of differentiated cognition. In F. Watts & L. Turner (eds.) Evolution, Religion and Cognitive Science: Critical and Constructive Essays. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp. 109-131.
  • Williams, R. J. and Watts, F. N. (2014) Attributions in a spiritual healing context: An archival analysis of a 1920s healing movement. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 53(1), pp. 90-108.
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