Simon Jangard


PhD Student and licensed psychologist working on the role of social behavior deficits for addictive disorders.

Om mig

I am a PhD student at the Division of Psychology, and the Centre for Psychiatry Research. 

Supervisors: Andreas Olsson, Nitya Jayaram-Lindström, Björn Lindström, Lotfi Khemiri

I received my M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology at Karolinska Institutet in 2017, and my clinical licensure in 2018. I also hold B.A. in Philosophy from Uppsala University.


I have interest in the learning and decision-making mechanisms underlying social-interactive behavior such as moral and prosocial behavior. Specifically I try to understand how these mechanisms might be impaired in clinical patient groups such as those suffering from addictive disorders.

The long term aim of my research is to identify individual markers and develop measures of social impairments which might be used as preventive measures as well as psychotherapeutic and pharmacological targets of treatment. To meet these aims, I am using a multi-method approach including behavioral experiments, computational modeling, neuroimaging, and clinical trials.

Please feel free to contact me if you want to know more about my research or discuss future collaborations.