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  • Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast


Accepting PhD Students

  • 1886 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
1987 …2020

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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

Alexithymia, impulsivity, disordered social media use, mood and alcohol use in relation to facebook self-disclosure

Lyvers, M., Cutinho, D. & Thorberg, F. A., 1 Feb 2020, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 103, p. 174-180 7 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    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., 1 Mar 2020, In : Australian Journal of Psychology. 72, 1, p. 59-67 9 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    Self-compassion in Relation to Alexithymia, Empathy, and Negative Mood in Young Adults

    Lyvers, M., Randhawa, A. & Thorberg, F. A., 1 Jul 2020, In : Mindfulness. 11, 7, p. 1655-1665 11 p.

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  • The Influence of Alexithymia on Alcohol Craving, Health-Related Quality of Life and Gender in Alcohol-Dependent Outpatients

    Thorberg, F. A., Hasking, P., Huang, Y. L., Lyvers, M., Young, R. M. D., Connor, J. P., London, E. D. & Feeney, G. F. X., 19 May 2020, In : Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.

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  • 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.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    148 Downloads (Pure)