Amy Loviska

Fall 2020

Research Interests

Amy's research focus is on the biological (i.e., hormones and genetics) and social (i.e., family and friendships) factors that influence adolescent alcohol initiation and subsequent use. They are particularly interested in how biological and social factors interact with gender and racial minority experiences in the development of adolescent alcohol use behaviors.


Marceau, K., Horvath, G., Loviska, A. M., & Knopik, V. S. (2021). Developmental cascades from polygenic and prenatal substance use to adolescent substance use: Leveraging severity and directionality of externalizing and internalizing problems to understand pubertal and harsh discipline-related risk. Behavior Genetic. doi: 10.1007/s10519-021-10068-6

Beltz, A. M., Loviska, A. M., & Weigard, A. (2021). Daily gender expression is associated with psychological adjustment for some people, but mainly men. Scientific Reports, 11. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-88279-4

Beltz, A. M., Loviska, A. M., & Kelly, D. (2019). No personality differences between oral contraceptive users and naturally cycling women: Implications for research on sex hormones. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 100, 127-130. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.09.034


Education: B.S., 2014, Psychology, Eastern Michigan University


Advisors: Dr. Kristine Marceau and Dr. Valerie Knopik

 Amy Loviska

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant

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Human Development and Family Studies

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