Daniel Zarate is a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology. His research project examines social media content using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning models to decode the Digital Phenotypes of different mental health conditions. Daniel has published several academic articles addressing topics such as digital phenotyping, behavioral addictions, body image and well-being, and critical psychology. During the last three years, Daniel has taught in different areas of psychology, including personality, social psychology, counselling, and statistics. He has also supervised 12 honours projects and currently supervises six theses in 2023. Recently, Daniel became a provisionally registered psychologist providing services in primary school settings. In the future, he envisions becoming a fully registered psychologist aiming to navigate the scientist/practitioner intersectionality.
- Research; HDR supervision
- Course coordinator (Psychological Assessment and Individual Differences [BESC1433]
- Research Project [BESC1466])
Available to supervise students
- Psychology Honours (Victoria University).
- Certificate IV in Liberal Arts (Victoria University).
- Postgraduate Students Clinical Research Grant Award (Australian Psychological Society)
- PhD Scholarship (Victoria University)
- Zarate, D.,Tran, T.,Rehm, I.,Prokofieva, M.,Stavropoulos, V. (2023). Measuring problematic sexual behaviour: an item response theory examination of the Bergen–Yale sex addiction scale In: Clinical Psychologist, , 1 - 16
- Zarate, D.,Hobson, B.,March, E.,Griffiths, M.,Stavropoulos, V. (2023). Psychometric properties of the Bergen Social Media Addiction Scale: An analysis using item response theory In: Addictive Behaviors Reports, 17, 1 - 8
- Tullett-Prado, D.,Doley, J.,Zarate, D.,Gomez, R.,Stavropoulos, V. (2023). Conceptualising social media addiction: a longitudinal network analysis of social media addiction symptoms and their relationships with psychological distress in a community sample of adults In: BMC psychiatry, 23, 1 - 27
- Zarate, D.,Dorman, G.,Prokoeva, M.,Morda, R.,Stavropoulos, V. (2023). Online Behavioral Addictions: Longitudinal Network Analysis and Invariance Across Men and Women In: Technology, Mind and Behavior, 4, 2 - 25
- Prokofeva, M.,Zarate, D.,Parker, A.,Palikara, O.,Stavropoulos, V. (2023). Exploratory structural equation modeling: a streamlined step by step approach using the R Project software In: BMC Psychiatry, 23, 1 - 22
- Hunt, B.,Zarate, D.,Gill, P.,Stavropoulos, V. (2023). Mapping the links between sexual addiction and gambling disorder: A Bayesian network approach In: Psychiatry Research, 327, 1 - 13
- Stavropoulos, V.,Footitt, T.,Zarate, D.,Prokofieva, M.,Griffiths, M. (2022). The Online Flow Questionnaire: An Item Response Theory Examination In: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 25, 793 - 801
- Zarate, D.,Sonn, C.,Fisher, A.,Stavropoulos, V. (2022). Suicidal behaviors in the entertainment industry: a preliminary exploration of the interplay between work scheduling, social support, and wellbeing in Australia In: BMC Psychiatry, 22, 1 - 1
- Marmara, J.,Zarate, D.,Vassallo, J.,Patten, R.,Stavropoulos, V. (2022). Warwick Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale (WEMWBS): measurement invariance across genders and item response theory examination In: BMC Psychology, 10, 1 - 1
- Zarate, D.,Stavropoulos, V.,Ball, M.,de Sena Collier, G.,Jacobson, N. (2022). Exploring the digital footprint of depression: a PRISMA systematic literature review of the empirical evidence In: BMC Psychiatry, 22, 1 - 24