Peter M. Litchfield, Ph.D.

Dr. Litchfield earned his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Portland in 1972, his M.A. degree in psychology from San Diego State University in 1970, and his B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Michigan in 1964. He completed a one year sabbatical leave from California Polytechnic State University in behavioral medicine with T. X. Barber at Medfield Hospital, in Massachusetts 1975-1976. His areas of expertise include: behavioral medicine, behavioral physiology, applied psychophysiology, research design, behavioral pharmacology, placebo effects, biological learning and motivation, physiological monitoring instrumentation, and business planning. Respiratory psychophysiology and educational capnography have been his exclusive focus since 2000. He currently serves as President of the Graduate School of Behavioral Health Sciences and as Chairman of the Board of Better Physiology Ltd.

Dr. Litchfield served as Assistant Professor of Psychology 1970-1974, was tenured in 1974, and served as Associate Professor of Psychology 1974-1981 at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. He founded and directed: Proseminar Institute in San Francisco, 1976-1981; the Applied Psychophysiology Institute in San Francisco CA and Bainbridge Island WA, 1981-1997; Behavioral Physiology Institutes (a graduate school in behavioral medicine) in Bainbridge Island WA, 1997-1999; and Better Physiology, Ltd. (manufacturer of capnography instrumentation and provider of educational programs), 2000-present.  He has lectured for more than 40 years in person and by webinar on behavioral physiology, respiratory psychophysiology, self-regulation science, and business planning throughout North America and in Asia, Australia, Europe, and Latin America to diverse audiences, ranging from medical schools to corporate groups.