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Professor Nick Haslam

BA (Hons)(Melbourne), PhD (UPenn)

Elected: 2013

Discipline: Psychology

Specialisation: Social psychology, personality, classification, stigma, mental disorders


Professor Nick Haslam is Head of the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He is a social psychologist who specialises in the study of interpersonal and intergroup processes. He has worked extensively on group perception, stigma, dehumanization and related phenomena. His other areas of expertise include psychiatric classification, refugee mental health and the psychology of personality.


Head of School, University of Melbourne, 2014 – present
Deputy Head of School, University of Melbourne, 2011 – 2013
Professor of Psychology, University of Melbourne, 2008 – present


Fellow, Association of Psychological Science
Fellow, Society of Experimental Social Psychology


Block, K., Riggs, E., & Haslam, N. (n.d.). Values and vulnerabilities (1st ed.).

Haslam, N., & Loughnan, S. (2014). Dehumanization and infrahumanization. Annual Review Of Psychology,65, 399–423.

Haslam, N., Holland, E., & Kuppens, P. (2012). Categories versus dimensions in personality and psychopathology: a quantitative review of taxometric research. Psychological Medicine42(05), 903–920.

Haslam, N. (2012). Psychology in the bathroom (1st ed.). Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kvaale, E., Haslam, N., & Gottdiener, W. (2013). The ‘side effects’ of medicalization: A meta-analytic review of how biogenetic explanations affect stigma. Clinical Psychology Review33(6), 782–794.


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