Dr Steven Hosier
Lecturer in Psychology
Module Organiser: PPP1002 Stress and Distress in Health and Mental Health
Module Organiser: Psychology Oral Presentation Practice Skills (POPPS)
Module Orgabniser: PHP3002 Psychology of Addictive Behaviours
Director MA Psychology
Supervisor: Undergraduate Projects
Supervisor: MA Dissertations
- Differential effects and temporal course of attentional and motivational training on excessive drinkingCox, WM, Fadardi, JS, Hosier, SG & Pothos, EM 2015, 'Differential effects and temporal course of attentional and motivational training on excessive drinking', Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 445-454. https://doi.org/10.1037/pha0000038
- Dissociative Experiences in Health and DiseaseRafieian, S & Hosier, SG 2011, 'Dissociative Experiences in Health and Disease', Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. Article 9.
- Personality and motivational correlates of alcohol consumption and alcohol-relatedproblems among excessive drinking university studentsHosier, SG & Cox, WM 2011, 'Personality and motivational correlates of alcohol consumption and alcohol-relatedproblems among excessive drinking university students', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 36, no. 1-2, pp. 87-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2010.08.029
- Trauma in the Mind and Pain in the Body: Mind-Body Interactions in Psychogenic PainHosier, SG, Atarodi, S & Hosier, S 2011, 'Trauma in the Mind and Pain in the Body: Mind-Body Interactions in Psychogenic Pain', Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. Article 10.
- Cognitive-motivational predictors of excessive drinkers' success in changing.Cox, WM, Pothos, EM & Hosier, SG 2007, 'Cognitive-motivational predictors of excessive drinkers' success in changing.', Psychopharmacology, vol. 192, no. 4, pp. 499-510. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-007-0736-9
- Motives for drinking, alcohol consumption, and alcohol-related problems among British secondary-school and university students.Cox, WM, Hosier, SG, Crossley, S, Kendall, B & Roberts, KL 2006, 'Motives for drinking, alcohol consumption, and alcohol-related problems among British secondary-school and university students.', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 31, no. 12, pp. 2147-2157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2006.02.023
- The efficacy of motivational interviewing as a brief intervention for excessive drinking: A meta-analytic review.Vasilaki, EI, Hosier, SG & Cox, WM 2006, 'The efficacy of motivational interviewing as a brief intervention for excessive drinking: A meta-analytic review.', Alcohol and Alcoholism, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 328-335. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agl016
- Factors predicting heavy alcohol use and alcohol-related problems among university studentsHosier, SG & Cox, WM 2002, 'Factors predicting heavy alcohol use and alcohol-related problems among university students' Paper presented at Addictions 2002, Integrating Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention in the Community, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 3/01/01, .
- Individual differencesCox, WM, Yeates, GN, Gilligan, PA, Hosier, SG, Heather, N (ed.), Peters, TJ (ed.) & Stockwell, TR (ed.) 2001, Individual differences. in International handbook of alcohol dependence and problems. 2001 edn, Wiley, pp. 357-374.
- Motivational Predictors of Readiness to Change Chronic Substance AbuseCox, WM, Blount, JP, Bair, J & Hosier, SG 2000, 'Motivational Predictors of Readiness to Change Chronic Substance Abuse', Addiction Research & Theory, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 121-128. https://doi.org/10.3109/16066350009004415
I arrived in Bangor as a mature student in 1995. Bangor Psychology was my first choice, but I had reservations about settling in North Wales because I was a city boy after all. Those doubts were quickly dispelled and in 1998 I graduated with First-Class Honours having completed a final-year research project evaluating outcomes of treatment for alcohol dependence. I was then invited to remain in the School of Psychology to study for a Doctorate in the field of addictive behaviours.
Currently, I organise the first-year Stress and Distress in Health and Mental Health module, contribute to first-year small-group teaching, organise seminars in the third-year course the Psychology of Addictive Behaviours, supervise final-year projects in addictive behaviours, supervise MA Psychology dissertations, and organise a masters module, Communicating Research in Psychology. Teaching has proved to be as rewarding a job of work as researching.
Motivation and addictive behaviours is my game. My doctoral project evaluated two brief interventions designed to reduce binge drinking among students. I graduated in 2002. It was a great experience, hard work but immensely rewarding. I worked then as Research Officer on a two and a half year project entitled “Determinants of Alcohol Abusers’ Success in Changing.” The study investigated what factors determine whether excessive drinkers actually do change. Getting to know a wide range of people by interviewing them three times during the course of the project was constantly interesting and rewarding work. I then combined teaching with Research Officer duties on a project entitled, “Relative and Combined Effects of Attentional Training and Motivational Restructuring on Reducing Excessive Drinking,” which lasted 3 years and once this project ended I switched to teaching full-time.
In closing, I have to say that I am extremely fortunate to be doing a job that I enjoy so much. I have been a member of the Wheldon teaching team since its inception, and both the work that I do and the people I work alongside have made my life an absolute joy.