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Dr Michael Lyvers

Level 3, Building 1a, Faculty of Society & Design, Bond University

Professional biography

Dr. Lyvers has taught psychology courses at UCLA, California State University Northridge, and the University of Maryland European Division. His doctoral dissertation concerned the autonomic and cognitive effects of acute alcohol intoxication in social drinkers. After receiving a grant from the American Cancer Society, he conducted postdoctoral research at UCLA on the psychophysiological correlates of cigarette smoking and nicotine withdrawal. He continued to study the central nervous system effects of smoking during a two-year research fellowship at Kwansei Gakuin University in Nishinomiya, Japan, sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Dr. Lyvers joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology at Bond University in 1995. He was also a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University in 1999.

Dr. Lyvers' areas of expertise include psychophysiology, psychopharmacology, biological psychology, neuroscience, consciousness, and drug and alcohol dependence.

Teaching expertise

Biological Psychology, Sensation and Perception, Drugs and Behaviour, Psychopharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Abnormal Psychology, Research Methods, Statistics, Personality, Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Introduction to Psychology.



  • Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude), University of California, Los Angeles
  • Master of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles