Department of Psychology

Department of

Psychology

Department of

Psychology

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Meredith L. Chivers, PhD, CPsych
Department of Psychology
Queen's University
62 Arch Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Publications

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In press

Velten, J., Margraf, J., Chivers, M. L., & Brotto, L. A. (in press). Effects of a mindfulness task on women’s sexual response. Journal of Sex Research.

Timmers, A. T., Bossio, J., & Chivers, M. L. (in press). Disgust, sexual cues, and the prophylaxis hypothesis. Evolutionary Psychological Science. DOI 10.1007/s40806-017-0127-3

Velten, J., Chivers, M. L., & Brotto, L. A. (in press). Does repeated testing impact concordance between genital and self-reported sexual arousal in women? Archives of Sexual Behavior. DOI 10.1007/s10508-017-1076-4

Timmers, A. T., Dawson, S., & Chivers, M. L. (in press). Gynephilic men’s self-reported and genital responses to relationship context cues. Archives of Sexual Behavior. DOI 10.1007/s10508-017-1094-2

2017

Huberman, J. S., Dawson, S. J., & Chivers, M. L. (2017). Examining the time course of sexual response in women and men with concurrent plethysmography and thermography. Biological Psychology, 129, 359–369. doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2017.09.006

Chivers, M. L. (2017). Response to commentaries on Chivers (2016). Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 1213–1221. DOI 10.1007/s10508-017-1015-4

Chivers, M.L., & Brotto, L. A. (2017). Controversies in women’s sexual arousal and desire. European Psychologist, 22, 5-26DOI: 10.1027/1016-9040/a000274

Chivers, M.L. (2017). The specificity of women’s sexual response and its relationship with sexual orientations: A review and ten hypotheses. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 1161–1179. DOI 10.1007/s10508-016-0897-x

Bouchard, K. L., Chivers, M. L., & Pukall, C. (2017). Effects of genital response measurement device and stimulus characteristics on sexual concordance in women. Journal of Sex Research, 54, 1197-1208 DOI 10.1080/00224499.2016.1265641.

Suschinsky, K. D., Dawson, S., & Chivers, M. L. (2017). Assessing the relationship between sexual concordance, sexual attractions, and sexual identity in women. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 179–192.  DOI 10.1007/s10508-016-0874-4

Dawson, S., Fretz, K. M., & Chivers, M. L. (2017). Visual attention patterns of women with androphilic and gynephilic sexual attractions: An initial study. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 141–153. DOI 10.1007/s10508-016-0825-0

Chivers, M. L., Basson, R., Brotto, L. A., Graham, C., Pollock, P., & Stephenson, K. (2017).  Statistical and epistemological issues in the evaluation of treatment efficacy of pharmaceutical, psychological, and combination treatments for women’s sexual desire difficulties. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 43, 210-217. 

Brotto, L. B., Basson, R., Chivers, M. L., Graham, C., Pollock, P., & Stephenson, K. (2017).  Challenges in designing psychological treatment studies for sexual dysfunction. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 43, 191–200.  DOI 10.1080/0092623X.2016.1212294

Chivers, M. L. (2017). Gender. In Pukall, C. (Ed.). Human Sexuality, Second Edition. Oxford

2016

Suschinsky, K. D., & Chivers, M. L. (2016). “Sexual arousal.” Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Ed. Todd K. Shackelford and Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford. Springer.

Suschinsky, K. D., Dawson, S., & Chivers, M. L. (2016). Assessing the Relationship Between Sexual Concordance, Sexual Attractions, and Sexual Identity in Women. Archives of Sexual Behavior.
 
Brotto, L. B., Basson, R., Chivers, M. L., Graham, C., Pollock, P., & Stephenson, K. (2016). Challenges in designing psychological treatment studies for sexual dysfunction. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. DOI 10.1080/0092623X.2016.1212294

Dawson, S. J., Fretz, K. M., & Chivers, M. L. (2016). Visual Attention Patterns of Women with Androphilic and Gynephilic Sexual Attractions. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1-13

Brotto, L. A., Chivers, M. L., & Millman, R. (2016). Mindfulness-based sex therapy improves genital-subjective arousal concordance in women with sexual desire/arousal difficulties. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Dawson, S. J., & Chivers, M. L. (2016). Gender-specificity of initial and controlled visual attention to sexual stimuli in androphilic women and gynephilic men. PloS One. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0152785

Chivers, M. L. (2016). The rainbow becomes a spectrum: Commentary on van Anders (2015), Sexual Configurations Theory. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

2015

Suschinsky, K. D., Shelley, A. J., Gerritsen, J., Tuiten, A., & Chivers, M. L. (2015). The Clitoral Photoplethysmograph: A Pilot Study Examining Discriminant and Convergent Validity. Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Chivers, M. L., Bouchard, K., & Timmers, A. D. (2015). Straight but not narrow; Within-gender variation in the gender-specificity of women’s sexual response. PLOS One. 0(12): e0142575. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0142575

Classen, C., Drozd, A., Brotto, L. A., Barbera, L. A., Carter, J., Chivers, M. L., Koval, J., Robinson, J. W., Urowitz, S., Wiljer, D., & Ferguson, S. E. (2015). Protocol of a randomized controlled trial of an online support group for sexual distress due to gynecologic cancer. Journal of Clinical Trials, 5. doi: 10.4172/2167-0870.1000234

Huberman, J. S., & Chivers, M. L. (2015). Evaluating gender specificity of sexual response with concurrent thermography and plethysmography. Psychophysiology. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12466

Reiger, G., Savin-Williams, R., Chivers, M. L., & Bailey, J. M. (2015). Sexual arousal and masculinity-femininity of women. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 

Timmers, A. D., Bouchard, K., & Chivers, M. L. (2015). Effects of gender and sexual activity cues on the sexual responses of women with multidimensionally defined bisexuality. Journal of Bisexuality, 15,154-179. doi: 10.1080/15299716.2015.1023389

Bouchard, K., Timmers, A.D., & Chivers, M. L. (2015). Gender-specificity of genital response and self-reported sexual arousal in women endorsing facets of bisexuality. Journal of Bisexuality, 15, 180-203. doi: 10.1080/15299716.2015.1022924

2014

Huberman, J. S., Maracle, A. C., & Chivers, M. L. (2014). Gender-specificity of women’s and men’s self-reported attention to sexual stimuli. Journal of Sex Research. DOI 10.1080/00224499.2014.951424

Chivers, M. L. (2014). Gender. In Pukall, C. (Ed.). Human Sexuality: A contemporary introduction. Oxford University Press.

Bossio, J., Spape, J., Lykins, A., & Chivers, M. L. (2014). Observational stance as a predictor of subjective and genital sexual arousal in men and women. Journal of Sex Research, 53, 303—315.DOI 10.1080/00224499.2012.729276.

Bossio, J. A., Suschinsky, K. D., Puts, D., & Chivers, M. L. (2014). Does menstrual cycle phase influence the gender specificity of heterosexual women’s genital and subjective sexual arousal? Archives of Sexual Behavior, 43, 941—952. DOI 10.1007/s10508-013-0233-7.

Dawson, S.J., Bannerman, B., & Lalumière, M. L. (2014). Paraphilic interests: An examination of sex differences in a non-clinical sample. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment. doi:10.1177/1079063214525645.

Dawson, S., & Chivers, M. L. (2014). Gender-specificity of solitary and dyadic sexual desire among gynephilic and androphilic women and men. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 11, 980—994. DOI 10.1111/jsm.12430.

Dawson, S., & Chivers, M. L. (2014). Gender differences and similarities in sexual desire. Current Sexual Health Reports. doi:10.1007/s11930-014-0027-5.

Spape, J., Timmers, A., Yoon, S., Ponseti, J., & Chivers, M. L. (2014). Gender-specific genital and subjective sexual arousal to prepotent sexual features in heterosexual women and men. Biological Psychology, 102, 1-9. DOI 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2014.07.008.

Suschinsky, K. D., Bossio, J. A., & Chivers, M. L. (2014). Women’s genital sexual arousal to oral versus penetrative heterosexual sex varies with menstrual cycle phase at first exposure. Hormones and Behavior, 65, 319-327. DOI 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2014.01.006.

Suschinsky, K. D., & Lalumière, M. L. (2014). The relationship between sexual concordance and interoception in anxious and non-anxious women. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 11(4),942-955. DOI: 10.1111/jsm.12250

2013

Chivers, M. L., Suschinsky, K., Timmers, A., & Bossio, J. (2013). Experimental, Neuroimaging, and Psychophysiological Methods in Sexuality Research. In Diamond, L. A., & Tolman, D. (Eds.). Handbook of Human Sexuality, Vol. 1. American Psychological Association.

Huberman, J., Suschinsky, K. D., Lalumière, M. L., & Chivers, M. L.(2013). Relationship between impression management and three measures of women’s self-reported sexual arousal.  [Special Issue: Sexuality research in Canada: Diversity in action]. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science,  45, 259—273. DOI 10.1037/a0033397.

Dawson, S. J., Lalumière, M. L., Allen, S. W., Vasey, P. L., & Suschinsky, K. D. (2013). Can habituation of sexual responses be elicited in men and women when attentional commitment is maintained? Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 45, 274-285. doi:10.1037/a0032848.

Dawson, S. J., Suschinsky, K. D., & Lalumière, M. L. (2013). Habituation of sexual responses in men and women: A test of the preparation hypothesis of women’s genital  responses. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 10, 990-1000. doi:10.1111/jsm.12032.

Farmer, M. A., Maykut C., Huberman J. S., Huang, L., Khalifé, S., Binik, Y. M., Apkarian, A. V., & Schweinhardt, P. (2013). Psychophysical properties of female genital sensationPain, 154, 2277-2286. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2013.05.028.

2012

Bloemers, J., van Rooij, K., Poels, S., Goldstein, I., Everaerd, E., Koppeschaar, H., Chivers, M. L., Gerritsen, J., van Ham, D., Oliver, B., & Tuiten, A. (2012). Toward Personalized Sexual Medicine (Part 1): Integrating the “Dual Control Model” into Differential Drug Treatments for HSDD and FSAD. Journal of Sexual Medicine. DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02984.x.

Poels, S., Bloemers, J., van Rooij, K., Goldstein, I., Gerritsen, J., van Ham, D., van Mameren, F., Chivers, M. L., Everaerd, E., Koppeschaar, H., Oliver, B., & Tuiten, A. (2012). Toward Personalized Sexual Medicine (Part 2): Testosterone combined with a PDE5 inhibitor increases sexual satisfaction in women with HSDD and FSAD, and a low sensitive system for sexual cues. Journal of Sexual Medicine. DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02983.x

van Rooij, K., Poels, S., Bloemers, J., Goldstein, I., Gerritsen, J., van Ham, D., van Mameren, F., Chivers, M. L., Everaerd, E., Koppeschaar, H., Oliver, B., & Tuiten, A. (2012). Toward Personalized Sexual Medicine (Part 3): Testosterone combined with a serotonin1A receptor agonist increases sexual satisfaction in women with HSDD and FSAD, and dysfunctional activation of sexual inhibitory mechanisms. Journal of Sexual Medicine. DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02982.x

Timmers, A., & Chivers, M. L. (2012). Sociosexuality and sexual arousal. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality.

Seto, M. C., Lalumière, M. L., Harris, G. T., & Chivers, M. L. (2012). The sexual responses of sexual sadists. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 739–753. DOI: 10.1037/a0028714

Chivers, M. L., & Timmers, A. D. (2012). The effects of gender and relationship context cues in audio narratives on heterosexual women’s and men’s genital and subjective sexual response. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41,185–197.

Classen, C. C., Chivers, M. L., Urowitz, S., Barbera, L., Wiljer, D., O’Runn, S., & Ferguson, S. E. (2012). Psychosexual distress in women with gynecologic cancer: A pilot test of an online support group. Psycho-Oncology, Online first. DOI: 10.1002/pon.3058.

2011

Wiljer, D., Urowitz, S., Barbera, L., Chivers, M. L., Ferguson, S. E., To, M., & Classen, C. (2011). Development of an internet-based support group for sexual problems due to gynecologic cancer. Journal of Cancer Education, 26, 451–458.

Chivers, M. L., Pittini, R., Villegas, L., Grigoriadis, S., Ross, L. E. (2011). The relationship between sexual function and depressive symptomatology in postpartum women: A pilot study. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 8, 792–799.

2010

Chivers, M. L. (2010). A brief update on the specificity of sexual arousal. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 25, 407–414.

Salonia, A., Giraldi, A., Chivers, M. L., Georgiadis, J., Levin, R., Maravilla, K., & McCarthy, M. (2010). Physiology of women’s sexual function: Basic knowledge and new findings. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 7, 2637–2660.

Chivers, M. L., & Rosen. R. (2010). PDE-5 Inhibitors and female sexual response: Faulty protocols or paradigms? Journal of Sexual Medicine, 7, 858–872.

Chivers, M. L., Seto, M. C., Lalumière, M. L, Laan, E., & Grimbos, T.  (2010). Agreement of genital and subjective measures of sexual arousal in men and women: A meta-analysis. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39, 5–56.

2009

Suschinsky, K., Lalumière, M. L., & Chivers, M. L. (2009). Sex differences in patterns of genital arousal: Measurement artifact or true phenomenon? Archives of Sexual Behavior,38, 559–573.

2007

Chivers, M. L., Seto, M. C., & Blanchard, R. (2007). Gender and sexual orientation differences in sexual response to the sexual activities versus the gender of actors in sexual films. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 1108–1121.

Leiblum, S. R., & Chivers, M. L. (2007). Normal and persistent genital arousal in women: New perspectives.  Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 33, 1–17.

2005

Chivers, M. L. (2005). Leading comment: A brief review and discussion of sex differences in the specificity of sexual arousal. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 4, 377–390.

Chivers, M. L., & Bailey, J. M. (2005).  A sex difference in features that elicit genital response. Biological Psychology, 70, 115–120.

Rieger, G., Chivers, M. L., & Bailey, J. M. (2005). Sexual arousal patterns of bisexual men. Psychological Science, 16, 579–584.

Lawrence, A., Latty, E., Chivers, M. L., & Bailey, J. M. (2005). Measurement of sexual arousal in postoperative male-to-female transsexuals using vaginal photoplethysmography. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 34, 135–145.

2004 and earlier

Chivers, M. L., Rieger, G., Latty, E., & Bailey, J. M. (2004). A sex difference in the specificity of sexual arousal.  Psychological Science, 15, 736–744.

Mustanski, B., Chivers, M. L., & Bailey, J. M. (2002). A review and critique of the evidence for a biological basis of human sexual orientation.  Annual Review of Sex Research, 13, 89–140.

Chivers, M. L., & Bailey, J. M. (2000). Sexual orientation of female-to-male transsexuals: A comparison of homosexual and nonhomosexual types. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 29, 259–278.

Chivers, M. L., & Blanchard, R. (1996). Prostitution advertisements suggest association of transvestism and masochism. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 22, 97–102.