I'm a Senior Lecturer (Assistant/Associate Professor equivalent) at the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia. I also hold an appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, New York. 

 

My research, focuses on those things that make us most like robots (i.e., algorithmic approaches to learning and decision-making) and least like robots (i.e., developing capacities for introspection and insight of self-concept via meditation research) -- hence DALEC Lab. My goals in this research are to understand the human condition and to use the understanding to mitigate maladaptive functioning and increase adaptive functioning.  

(1) Neurobehavioral basis and assessment of high-prevalence psychiatric disorders (i.e., anxiety, depression, substance use). 

 

(2) Conceptualizations and implementations of mindfulness (especially in relation to high-prevalence psychiatric disorders). 

Dr. NICHOLAS T VAN DAM

Dr. NICHOLAS T VAN DAM

WHAT'S GOT MY ATTENTION

RECENT ARTICLES

Perspectives on Psychological Science,

13, 36-61. (2018)

Mind the hype: A critical evaluation and prescriptive agenda for research on mindfulness and meditation.

Biological Psychiatry, 81, 484-494. (2017)

Data-driven phenotypic categorization for neurobiological analyses: Beyond DSM-5 Labels. 

WHERE I WORK

At least 50% of the science herein will be wrong in 5 years. It's not that I'm a pessimist, that's just how science works.

Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne

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