Livia Veselka

Livia Veselka

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Psychology, University of Western Ontario

Office: SSC 4086
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 80091




Livia earned her doctoral degree in Psychology from Western University in the area of Personality and Measurement. Through her graduate work, she developed expertise in test development and the assessment of the etiological factors underlying maladaptive tendencies. Specifically, using psychometric and quantitative behavioural genetic methodology, she identified and explored personality traits that have largely been overlooked in traditional personality models, and therefore ineffectively assessed in applied contexts.     

Livia extended her empirical interest in maladaptive behaviours through a postdoctoral fellowship with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. During her tenure, she developed a line of research that examined the etiological factors that contribute to problematic video gaming and gambling among adolescents, as well as the policy implications of these behaviours.        


statistical methods, personality theory, personnel recruitment and assessment,


psychological assessment, maladaptive behaviours, individual differences