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Dr Tobias Stevens

Dr Tobias Stevens

Senior Lecturer




 Washington Singer 111


Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK


I am a Senior Lecturer in Psychology a the School of Psychology at the University of Exeter. I teach subjects such as clinical psychology, cognitive psychology and research methods. My research focusses recreational drug use and addiction. I look for example at the role of our ability to identify our own emotional/motivational state on drug and alcohol use.


MA Clinical Neuropsychology
PhD Cognitive Neuroscience


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Journal articles

Carlyle M, Dumay N, Roberts K, McAndrew A, stevens T, Lawn W, Morgan C (In Press). Improved memory for information learnt before alcohol use in social drinkers tested in a naturalistic setting. Scientific Reports Abstract.
Verbruggen F, Stevens T, Chambers CD (In Press). Proactive and reactive stopping when distracted: an attentional account. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance Abstract.
Grabski M, McAndrew A, Lawn W, Marsh B, Raymen L, Stevens T, Hardy L, Warren F, Bloomfield M, Borissova A, et al (2022). Adjunctive Ketamine with Relapse Prevention-Based Psychological Therapy in the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder. Am J Psychiatry, 179(2), 152-162. Abstract.  Author URL.
Mollaahmetoglu OM, Palmer E, Maschauer E, Nolan MC, Stevens T, Carlyle M, Hardy L, Watkins ER, Morgan CJA (2021). The acute effects of alcohol on state rumination in the laboratory. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 238(6), 1671-1686. Abstract.  Author URL.
Carlyle M, Rowley M, Stevens T, Karl A, Morgan CJA (2020). Impaired empathy and increased anger following social exclusion in non-intoxicated opioid users. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 237(2), 419-430. Abstract.  Author URL.
Carlyle M, Stevens T, Fawaz L, Marsh B, Kosmider S, Morgan CJ (2019). Greater empathy in MDMA users. J Psychopharmacol, 33(3), 295-304. Abstract.  Author URL.
Marsh B, Carlyle M, Carter E, Hughes P, McGahey S, Lawn W, Stevens T, McAndrew A, Morgan CJA (2019). Shyness, alcohol use disorders and ‘hangxiety’: a naturalistic study of social drinkers. Personality and Individual Differences, 139, 13-18. Abstract.
McAndrew A, Lawn W, Stevens T, Porffy L, Brandner B, Morgan CJA (2017). A proof-of-concept investigation into ketamine as a pharmacological treatment for alcohol dependence: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 18(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Morgan C, McAndrew A, Stevens T, Nutt D, Lawn W (2017). Tripping up addiction: the use of psychedelic drugs in the treatment of problematic drug and alcohol use. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 13, 71-76. Abstract.
Verbruggen F, McAndrew A, Weidemann G, Stevens T, McLaren IPL (2016). Limits of Executive Control: Sequential Effects in Predictable Environments. Psychological Science, 27(5), 748-757. Abstract.  Author URL.
Stevens T, Brevers D, Chambers CD, Lavric A, McLaren IPL, Mertens M, Noël X, Verbruggen F (2014). How does response inhibition influence decision-making when gambling?. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, in press Abstract.
Verbruggen F, Stevens T, Chambers D. CD (2014). Proactive and reactive stopping when distracted: an attentional account. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40(4), 1295-1300. Abstract.
Verbruggen F, Best M, Bowditch WA, Stevens T, McLaren IPL (2014). The inhibitory control reflex. Neuropsychologia, 65, 263-278. Abstract.
McLaren IPL, Dunn BD, Lawrence NS, Milton FN, Verbruggen F, Stevens T, McAndrew A, Yeates F (2014). Why decision making may not require awareness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(1), 35-36.
Verbruggen F, Adams RC, van 't Wout F, Stevens T, McLaren IPL, Chambers CD (2013). Are the effects of response inhibition on gambling long-lasting?. PLoS One, 8(7). Abstract.  Author URL.
De Vocht F, Stevens T, Kromhout H (2012). Comment on: Effects of static magnetic fields on cognition, vital signs, and sensory perception: a meta-analysis. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 35(1), 235-236.

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