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Dr. Nick Lee

Dr. Nick Lee

Associate Professor, Psychology

B.S.S (University of Hongkong);

M.B.S (University of Hongkong);

M.Phil. (University of Queensland);

Ph.D. (Curtin University)

Dr. Nick got his bachelors in Psychology and Philosophy, masters in Buddhist studies and Ph.D in Psychology. He is a long time practitioner of mindfulness meditation and has a deep interest in psychology and philosophy. His primary area of interest is the impact of mindfulness practices on one’s sense of self, relatedness, empathy and compassion, especially in people who are on the autistic spectrum. Another area which he hopes to explore is how empathy and compassion affects people’s sense of justice and fairness. It is Nick’s belief that traditional Buddhist philosophical models could be integrated into the empirically driven psychological models of the modern world to create a more holistic understanding of the fundamental paradigm of the human condition.
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Methods, Ethics, and Opportunities in Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Lifespan Development
  • Psychology, Buddhism, and Buddhist Psychology
  • Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, and Wellbeing
  • Science & Philosophy of Wellbeing
  • Research Methods & Sampling Methods
  • Research Ethics & Reflexivity.
  • Creativity & Emotions.
  • Thesis Workshop – Writing Literature Review
  • Joint Lecture – Meditation, Brain, & Creativity
  • Lee, N., Chatzisarantis, N., & Macahon, A. (2021). Impact of Naturalistic and Urban Environment on Mindfulness Practice in Reducing Rumination. Advanced Research in Psychology.
  • Lee, N. (2020). Evoking the Ego-Depletion Effect Using Incentives and Task Duration in a Sequential-Task Experiment. International Journal of Indian Psychology, 8(2). doi: 10.25215/0802.58
  • Lee, N., Chatzisarantis, N., & Hagger M.S. (2016). Adequacy of the Sequential-Task Paradigm in Evoking Ego-Depletion and How to Improve Detection of Ego-Depleting Phenomena. Frontiers in Psychology, 7 (136). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00136.
  • Harnett, P. H., Reid, N., Loxton, N. J., & Lee, N. (2016). The relationship between trait mindfulness, personality and psychological distress: A revised reinforcement sensitivity theory perspective. Personality and Individual Differences, 99, 100-105.