Jon R. Webb, Ph.D.
Phone: (806) 834-2265
Office: CCRC 202
The focus of Dr. Webb's research is on the association of spirituality with health.
Most of his work to date is in the context of the association of multidimensional
forgiveness with addiction and recovery. Although much of his work is applied, he
is also involved in theory and measure development. Regarding theory development,
he is focused on: 1) understanding the mechanisms of association of the relationship
between forgiveness and addiction/recovery (e.g., Existangst, or emotionally struggling
with affirming one's meaningful existence), 2) multidimensional spirituality (i.e.
the RiTE Model of Spirituality; Ritualistic, Theistic, and Existential Spirituality),
and 3) the deliberate and explicit incorporation of spirituality into the psychology
of temptation. Regarding measure development, he is focused on multidimensional measures
of spirituality, forgiveness, and temptation.
Areas of Expertise:
Spirituality and Health: Ritualistic, Theistic, and Existential Spirituality; Forgiveness;
Existangst; Addiction and Recovery; Medical Rehabilitation; Suicidal Behavior;
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Webb, J. R., Bumgarner, D., Conway-Williams, E., Dangel, T., & Hall, B. B. (in press).
A consensus definition of self-forgiveness:
Implications for assessment and treatment. Spirituality in Clinical Practice. doi: 10.1037/scp0000138
Krentzman, A. R., Webb, J. R., Jester, J. M., & Harris, J. I. (in press). Longitudinal
relationship between forgiveness of self and forgiveness
of others among individuals with alcohol use disorders. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. doi: 10.1037/rel0000152
Dangel, T., & Webb, J. R. (in press). Spirituality and psychological pain: The mediating
role of social support. Mental Health, Religion &
Culture. doi: 10.1080/13674676.2017.1345880
Webb, J. R., Toussaint, L. L., & Hirsch, J. K. (in press). Self-forgiveness, addiction,
and recovery. In L. Woodyatt, E. L. Worthington, Jr.,
M. Wenzel, & B. J. Griffin (Eds.), Handbook of the psychology of self-forgiveness (pp. ###–###). NY: Springer.
Webb, J. R., Hirsch, J. K., & Toussaint, L. (2015). Forgiveness as a positive psychotherapy
for addiction and suicide: Theory, research,
and practice. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 2(1), 48-60. doi: 10.1037/scp0000054
Webb, J. R., & Jeter, B. R. (2015). Forgiveness and problematic substance use. In
L. L. Toussaint, E. L. Worthington, Jr., & D. R. Williams
(Eds.), Forgiveness and health: Scientific evidence and theories relating forgiveness to better health (pp. 139-154). NY: Springer. doi:
Webb, J. R. (2014). Incorporating spirituality into the psychology of temptation:
Conceptualization, measurement, and clinical implications.
Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 1(3), 231-241. doi: 10.1037/scp0000028
Webb, J. R., Toussaint, L., & Dula, C. S. (2014). Ritualistic, theistic, and existential
spirituality: Initial psychometric qualities of the RiTE
measure of spirituality. Journal of Religion & Health, 53(4), 972-985. doi: 10.1007/s10943-013-9697-y
Webb, J. R., Phillips, T. D., Bumgarner, D., & Conway-Williams, E. (2013). Forgiveness,
mindfulness, and health. Mindfulness, 4(3),
235-245. doi: 10.1007/s12671-012-0119-0
Nsamenang, S. A., Webb, J. R., Cukrowicz, K. C., & Hirsch, J. K. (2013). Depressive
symptoms and interpersonal needs as mediators
of forgiveness and suicidal behavior among rural primary care patients. Journal of Affective Disorders, 149(1), 282-290. doi: