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Degrees

Ph.D., University of Texas, Arlington, 1977

B.A., University of Texas, El Paso, 1970

Teaching Interests

Introduction to Psychology

Origins of the Social Sciences

Personality Theory

Research Methods

Introductory Statistics

Physiological Psychology

Research Interests

Narcissism

Self-Knowledge

Religion and Mental Health

Irrational Beliefs and Mental Health

Cross-Cultural Psychology

Mimetic Theory

Recent Publications

Watson, P. J., Chen, Z., & Ghorbani, N. (In press). Extrinsic cultural religious orientation: Analysis of an Iranian measure in university students in the United States. Journal of Beliefs and Values.

Kamble, S. V., Watson, P. J., Marigoudar, S. & Chen, Z. (In press). Attitude toward Hinduism, religious orientations, and psychological adjustment in India. Mental Health, Religion, and Culture.

Chen, Z., Ghorbani, N., Watson, P. J., & Aghababaei, N. (In press). Muslim experiential religiousness and Muslim attitudes toward religion: Dissociation of experiential and attitudinal aspects of religiosity in Iran. Studia Religiologica.

Ghorbani, N., Watson, P. J., Salimian M. & Chen, Z. (2013). Shame and guilt: Relationships of Test of Self-Conscious Affect measures with psychological adjustment and gender differences in Iran. Interpesona: An International Journal on Personal Relationships, 7(1), 97-109.

Ghorbani, N., Watson, P. J., Geranmayepour, S., & Chen, Z. (2013). Analyzing the spirituality of Muslim Experiential Religiousness: Relationships with Psychological Measures of Islamic Religiousness in Iran. Archive for the Psychology of Religion, 35, 233-258.

Khan, Z. H., Watson, P. J., & Chen, Z. (2013). Smoking, Muslim religious commitments and the experience and behavior of Ramadan in Pakistani men. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture, 16, 663-670.

Khan, Z. H., Abbasi, F., & Watson, P. J. (2013). Examining ethical work climates, job attitudes and psychological well-being in public and private Pakistani organizations. In S. McCarthy, J. Jaafar, A. Kamal, & A. Zubair (Eds.), Psychology at work in Asia: Proceeds of the 3rd and 4th Asian Psychological Association conferences and the 4th international conference on organizational psychology (pp. 125-137). Newcastle on Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars.

Ghorbani, N., Watson, P. J., Chen, Z., & Dover, H. (2013). Varieties of openness in Tehran and Qom: Psychological and religious parallels of faith and intellect oriented Islamic religious reflection. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture, 16, 123-137.

Watson, P. J. (2013). Preaching to the choir: Theisms, non-theisms, and the challenges of pluralism. Christian Psychology around the World, No. 3, 175-175.

Ghorbani, N., Watson, P. J., Saeedi, Z, Chen, Z., & Silver, C. F. (2012). Religious problem-solving and the complexity of religious rationality within an Iranian Muslim ideological surround. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 51, 656-675.

Ghorbani, N., Tahbaz, S, Watson, P. J., & Chen, Z. (2012). Anger, defense mechanisms, and integrative self-knowledge in Iranian coronary heart disease and cancer patients. In J. M. Turner & A. D. Mitchell (Eds.), Social psychology: New developments (pp. 75-88). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Johnson, E. L., & Watson, P. J. (2012). Worldview communities and the science of psychology. Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 23, 269-283.

Khan, Z. H., Watson, P. J., & Chen, Z. (2012). Islamic religious coping, perceived stress, and mental well-being in Pakistanis. Archive for the Psychology of Religion, 34, 137-147.

Khan, Z. H., Watson, P. J., Chen, Z., Iftikhar, A., & Jabeen, R. (2012). Pakistani religious coping and the experience and behavior of Ramadan. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture, 15, 435-446.

Chen, Z., Zhang, Y., Hood, R. W., Jr., and Watson, P. J. (2012). Mysticism in Chinese Christians and non-Christians: Measurement invariance of the Mysticism Scale and implications for the mean differences. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 22, 155-168. Watson Vita Page 3

Ghorbani, N., Watson, P. J., Chen, Z., & Norballa, F. (2012). Self-compassion in Iranian Muslims: Relationships with integrative self-knowledge, mental health, and religious orientation. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 22, 1-13.

Khan, Z. H., Watson, P. J., & Chen, Z. (2011). Differentiating religious coping from Islamic identification in patient and non-patient Pakistani Muslims. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture, 14, 1049-1062.

Ghorbani, N., Mousavi, A., Watson, P. J., & Chen, Z. (2011). Integrative self-knowledge and the harmony of purpose model in Iranian autoimmune patients. Electronic Journal of Applied Psychology, 7(2), 1-8.

Chen, Z., Qi, W., Hood, R. W., Jr., & Watson, P. J. (2011). Common core thesis and qualitative and quantitative analysis of mysticism in Chinese Buddhist monks and nuns. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 50, 654-670.

Watson, P. J. (2011). Whose psychology? Which rationality? Christian psychology within an ideological surround after postmodernism. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 30, 307-316.

Watson, P. J., Chen, Z., & Hood, R. W., Jr. (2011). Biblical foundationalism and religious reflection: Polarization of faith and intellect oriented epistemologies within a Christian ideological surround. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 39, 111-121.

Watson, P. J. (2011). Quakers, peace, and the good mimesis of Larry Ingle. In C. Fager (Ed.), Keeping us honest, stirring the pot: A Festschrift in Honor of H. Larry Ingle (pp. 252-259). Fayetteville, NC: Kimo Press.

Ghorbani, N., Watson, P. J, Rezazadeh, Z., & Cunningham, C. J. L. (2011). Dialogical validity of religious measures in Iran: Relationships with integrative self-knowledge and self-control of the "Perfect Man" (Ensān-e Kāmel). Archive for the Psychology of Religion, 33, 93-113.

Chen, Z., Yang, L., Hood, R. W., Jr., & Watson, P. J. (2011). Mystical experience in Tibetan Buddhists: The common core thesis revisited. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 50, 328-338.

Culhane, S. E, Morera. O. F., Watson, P. J., & Millsap, R. E. (2011). The Bermond-Vorst Alexithymia Questionnaire: A measurement invariance examination among US Anglos and US Hispanics. Assessment,18, 88-94.

 

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