• Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

Accepting PhD Students

  • 1679 Citations
  • 23 h-Index
1987 …2019
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Personal profile

Research interests

I have taught psychology courses at UCLA, California State University Northridge, and the University of Maryland European Division. My doctoral dissertation concerned the autonomic and cognitive effects of acute alcohol intoxication in social drinkers. I joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology at Bond University in 1995. My areas of expertise include psychophysiology, psychopharmacology, biological psychology, neuroscience, consciousness, and drug and alcohol dependence.

My published work includes papers on the psychophysiological and neuropsychological correlates of drug dependence and alcohol intoxication, theory of drug dependence and alcoholism, and traits associated with substance abuse. The role of prefrontal cortical functioning in substance abuse/dependence, as mediated via traits such as impulsivity, reward sensitivity and alexithymia, has been a particular emphasis.

Recently, in collaboration with Dr. Mark Edwards, I have investigated the relationship between anxiety, attention and cognition.

Statement for HDR students

HDR students that I currently supervise are working on projects designed to investigate the relationship between personality traits, neuropsychological functioning and substance use, including how trait factors influence response to treatment for addiction.

In collaboration with Dr. Edwards, students are also working on projects examining how situational and personality factors are related to attention and memory performance.

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Research Output 1987 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

Alexithymia, Impulsivity, and Reward Sensitivity in Young Adult University Student Children of Alcoholics

Lyvers, M., Hayatbakhsh, N., Stalewski, J. & Thorberg, F. A., 28 Jan 2019, In : Substance Use and Misuse. 54, 2, p. 340-344 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Affective Symptoms
Impulsive Behavior
Alcoholics
Reward
alcoholism

Alexithymia and Alcohol Dependence: The Roles of Negative Mood and Alcohol Craving

Thorberg, F. A., Young, R. M. D., Hasking, P., Lyvers, M., Connor, J. P., London, E. D., Huang, Y. L. & Feeney, G. F. X., 20 Aug 2019, In : Substance Use and Misuse. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Affective Symptoms
mood
Alcoholism
alcohol
Alcohols
2 Citations (Scopus)

Is it the Taste or the Buzz? Alexithymia, Caffeine, and Emotional Eating

Lyvers, M., Brown, T. & Thorberg, F. A., 21 Mar 2019, In : Substance Use and Misuse. 54, 4, p. 572-582 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Affective Symptoms
Caffeine
eating behavior
Eating
drug
1 Citation (Scopus)

Parental bonding, adult attachment, and theory of mind: A developmental model of alexithymia and alcohol-related risk

Lyvers, M., Mayer, K., Needham, K. & Thorberg, F. A., 1 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Psychology. 75, 7, p. 1288-1304 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Theory of Mind
Affective Symptoms
Alcohols
Drinking
Emotions

Resilience, alexithymia, and university stress in relation to anxiety and problematic alcohol use among female university students

Lyvers, M., Holloway, N., Needham, K. & Thorberg, F. A., 30 May 2019, In : Australian Journal of Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Affective Symptoms
Anxiety
Alcohols
Students
Aptitude

Student theses

Anxiety and Cognitive Performance: A Test of Attentional Control Theory

Author: Edwards, E. J., 10 Oct 2015

Supervisor: Lyvers, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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Effects of valence and arousal on the allocation of attention to motivationally significant stimuli.

Author: Champion, J. C., 11 Feb 2017

Supervisor: Edwards, M. (Supervisor) & Lyvers, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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Relationship Between Trait Anxiety, State Anxiety and Awareness in Processing of Threat

Author: Majtyka, K., 10 Oct 2015

Supervisor: Edwards, M. (Supervisor) & Lyvers, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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