MICHAEL JOSEPH LYONS

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A twin study of sexual behavior in men
    Michael J Lyons
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 33:129-36. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Lifetime prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders in twin pairs discordant for schizophrenia
    M J Lyons
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Twin Res 3:28-32. 2000
  3. doi request reprint A twin study of smoking, nicotine dependence, and major depression in men
    Michael Lyons
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:97-108. 2008
  4. pmc Genes determine stability and the environment determines change in cognitive ability during 35 years of adulthood
    Michael J Lyons
    Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychol Sci 20:1146-52. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Neuropsychological consequences of regular marijuana use: a twin study
    M J Lyons
    Psychology Department, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Psychol Med 34:1239-50. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Nicotine and familial vulnerability to schizophrenia: a discordant twin study
    Michael J Lyons
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 111:687-93. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder and late-onset smoking in the Vietnam era twin registry
    Karestan C Koenen
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, and The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:186-90. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Does parental education have a moderating effect on the genetic and environmental influences of general cognitive ability in early adulthood?
    Michael D Grant
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Behav Genet 40:438-46. 2010
  9. pmc Posttraumatic stress disorder and the genetic structure of comorbidity
    Erika J Wolf
    National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System and Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 119:320-30. 2010
  10. pmc Genetic influence on contrast sensitivity in middle-aged male twins
    Alice Cronin-Golomb
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon St, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Vision Res 47:2179-86. 2007

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint A twin study of sexual behavior in men
    Michael J Lyons
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 33:129-36. 2004
    ..The data suggest that the observed association between age of initiation of sexual relations and having multiple partners is due to genetic influences common to both behaviors...
  2. ncbi request reprint Lifetime prevalence of mood and anxiety disorders in twin pairs discordant for schizophrenia
    M J Lyons
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Twin Res 3:28-32. 2000
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  3. doi request reprint A twin study of smoking, nicotine dependence, and major depression in men
    Michael Lyons
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:97-108. 2008
    ..Findings extend Kendler and colleague's (1993) study of female twins by demonstrating in men that shared genetic factors predispose not only to major depression and daily smoking but also to major depression and nicotine dependence...
  4. pmc Genes determine stability and the environment determines change in cognitive ability during 35 years of adulthood
    Michael J Lyons
    Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychol Sci 20:1146-52. 2009
    ..The genetic factors influencing cognition may change across other eras, but the same genetic influences are operating from early adulthood to late middle age...
  5. ncbi request reprint Neuropsychological consequences of regular marijuana use: a twin study
    M J Lyons
    Psychology Department, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Psychol Med 34:1239-50. 2004
    ..A major methodological limitation of prior studies is the inability to determine whether differences between users and non-users are due to differences in genetic vulnerability preceding drug use or due to the effects of the drug...
  6. ncbi request reprint Nicotine and familial vulnerability to schizophrenia: a discordant twin study
    Michael J Lyons
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 111:687-93. 2002
    ..Results are consistent with the hypothesis that nicotine use is influenced by familial vulnerability to schizophrenia, not just clinical schizophrenia per se...
  7. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder and late-onset smoking in the Vietnam era twin registry
    Karestan C Koenen
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, and The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:186-90. 2006
    ..If replicated, these results identify PTSD as a risk factor for smoking that should lead to early tobacco control treatment in this population...
  8. doi request reprint Does parental education have a moderating effect on the genetic and environmental influences of general cognitive ability in early adulthood?
    Michael D Grant
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Behav Genet 40:438-46. 2010
    ..Some, but not all, previous studies have found significant moderating effects; however, no consistent pattern emerged that could account for between-study differences regarding moderating effects on genetic and environmental influences...
  9. pmc Posttraumatic stress disorder and the genetic structure of comorbidity
    Erika J Wolf
    National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System and Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 119:320-30. 2010
    ..Shared genetic variance across the 2 dimensions explained 67% of their phenotypic correlation (r = .52). These findings have implications for conceptualizations of the etiology of PTSD and its location in an empirically based nosology...
  10. pmc Genetic influence on contrast sensitivity in middle-aged male twins
    Alice Cronin-Golomb
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, 648 Beacon St, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Vision Res 47:2179-86. 2007
    ..Identifying the types of individual-specific events that impact contrast sensitivity may suggest interventions to modulate this ability and thereby improve overall quality of life as adults age...
  11. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of retrospective recall of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms: A twin study
    Mark R Schultz
    Psychology Department, Boston University, Boston, United States of America
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:220-32. 2006
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  12. ncbi request reprint A twin registry study of the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder and nicotine dependence in men
    Karestan C Koenen
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Kresge 613, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:1258-65. 2005
    ..Recent studies indicate a strong association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and nicotine dependence (ND). However, the explanation for the association remains unclear...
  13. ncbi request reprint Pilot study of spirituality and mental health in twins
    Ming T Tsuang
    Harvard Institute of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Genetics, Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, 02115, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:486-8. 2002
    ..The goal of this study was to investigate associations between empirically defined dimensions of spirituality, personality variables, and psychiatric disorders in Vietnam era veterans...
  14. ncbi request reprint Specificity of familial vulnerability for alcoholism versus major depression in men
    Michael J Lyons
    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:809-17. 2006
    ..Our data are most consistent with a mechanism of reciprocal causation, whereby MD increases risk for AD and AD increases risk of MD...
  15. ncbi request reprint Spiritual well-being and health
    Ming T Tsuang
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Behavioral Genomics, University of California, San Diego 92037, and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:673-80. 2007
    ..quot; We concluded that studies of SWB and health should continue to distinguish between explicitly religious variables and others that more closely approximate the psychological construct of personal well-being...
  16. doi request reprint Psychopathic personality traits in middle-aged male twins: a behavior genetic investigation
    Michael Brook
    Department of Psychology, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL 60064, USA
    J Pers Disord 24:473-86. 2010
    ..Additionally, the small phenotypic correlation between FD and IA was explained entirely by nonshared environmental factors...
  17. ncbi request reprint Juvenile conduct disorder as a risk factor for trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder
    Karestan C Koenen
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Trauma Stress 18:23-32. 2005
    ..The findings suggest CD increases risk for trauma exposure and PTSD among male veterans through direct and indirect mechanisms. Veterans who have a history of CD are at high risk for trauma exposure and development of PTSD...
  18. doi request reprint Neuropsychological functioning of U.S. Gulf War veterans 10 years after the war
    Rosemary Toomey
    Research Service, Boston VA Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 15:717-29. 2009
    ..Evidence suggests that toxicant exposures influence both these functions, and depressive symptoms also influence attention...
  19. ncbi request reprint Stability, consistency, and heritability of electrodermal response lability in middle-aged male twins
    Andrew Crider
    Department of Psychology, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
    Psychophysiology 41:501-9. 2004
    ..We discuss these findings in terms of an information processing account of individual differences in phasic EDR activation...

Research Grants10

  1. The VETSA Longitudinal Twin Study of Cognition and Aging
    Michael J Lyons; Fiscal Year: 2010
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  2. The VETSA Longitudinal Twin Study of Cognition and Aging
    Michael Lyons; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  3. A Longitudinal Twin Study of Cognition and Aging
    Michael Lyons; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  4. The VETSA Longitudinal Twin Study of Cognition and Aging
    Michael Lyons; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....