March, Evita

Phone: (03) 51228044
Room: Berwick 901
Position: Senior Lecturer
Discipline: Psychology


  • PhD
  • Postgrad Dip Psychology
  • BA (Extended major Psychology)

Teaching areas

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Personality

Professional associations

  • Member, Australian Conference on Personality and Individual Differences (ACPID)
  • Member, International Society for the Study of Individual Differences
  • Review editor, Frontiers in Psychology
  • Australasian Society for Human Behaviour and Evolution

Research interests

Dr March’s research interests include interpersonal relationships, cyberpsychology and personality. In particular, Dr March is interested in how people behave online, and she has explored a range of online behaviours including cyberbullying, cyberstalking, online dating, trolling, and self-presentation.

Dr March’s work on the psychological profile of Internet ‘trolls’ was an Australian first study, and she has received both national and international recognition for her research on Cyber Abuse. Dr March is also currently involved in projects exploring individual differences and the propensity for online intimate partner violence, such as intimate partner cyberstalking and cyber dating abuse.

Dr March believes that understanding individual differences that predict engaging in online antisocial behaviours is imperative for development of effective interventions and prevention of cyber abuse.


Refereed articles

Grieve, R., & March, E. (2020). Just Checking’: Vulnerable and Grandiose Narcissism Subtypes as Predictors of Phubbing.Mobile Media & Communication. In Press.

Waddell, C., Van Doorn, G., March, E., & Grieve, R. (2020). Dominance or deceit: The role of the Dark Triad and hegemonic masculinity in emotional manipulation. Personality and Individual Differences, 166. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2020.110160

March, E., Litten, V., Sullivan, D., & Ward, L. (2020). Gender, Dark Personality Trait Subtypes, and Intimate Partner Cyberstalking.Personality and Individual Differences 163. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2020.110084

March, E., & Steele, G. (2020). High esteem and hurting others online: Trait sadism moderates the relationship between self-esteem and Internet Trolling.Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2019.0652

March, E., Grieve, R., Wagstaff, D., & Slocum, A. (2020). Exploring anger as a moderator of narcissism and antisocial behaviours on Tinder.Personality and Individual Differences, 161. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2020.109961.

Grieve, R., March, E., & Watkinson, J. (2020). Inauthentic self-presentation on facebook as a function of vulnerable narcissism and lower self-esteem. Computers in Human Behavior, 102, 144-150. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2019.08.020

March, E., & Springer, J. (2019). Belief in Conspiracy Theories: The predictive role of schizotypy, Machiavellianism, and primary psychopathy.PLoS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0225964

March, E., & Marrington, J. Z. (2019). A qualitative analysis of Internet Trolling.Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 22. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2018.0210

Duncan, Z., & March, E. (2019). Using Tinder® to start a fire: Predicting antisocial use of Tinder® with gender and the Dark Tetrad. Personality and Individual Differences, 145,9-14. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2019.03.014

Grieve, R., March, E., & van Doorn, G. (2019). Masculinity might be more toxic than we think: The influence of gender roles on trait emotional manipulation. Personality and Individual Differences, 138, 157-162. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.09.042

March, E. (2019). Psychopathy, sadism, empathy, and the motivation to cause harm: New evidence confirms malevolent nature of the Internet Troll. Personality and Individual Differences, 141, 133 – 137. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2019.01.001

March, E., van Doorn, G., & Grieve, R. (2018). Netflix and chill? What sex differences can tell us about mate preferences in (hypothetical) booty-call relationships. Evolutionary Psychology, 16, 1-10. doi: 10.1177/1474704918812138

Syed, S., Moore, K. A., & March, E. (2018). Coping strategies of parents of children with Autism in regional Australia. Stress and Anxiety: Theories and Realities. (pp. 119-127). Logos: Berlin. ISBN 978-3-8325-4717-2

Masui, K., Tamura, A., & March, E. (2018). Development of Japanese version of the Global Assessment of Internet Trolling-Revised. The Japanese Journal of Psychology. doi: 10.4992/jjpsy.89.17229

March, E., & McBean, T. (2018). New evidence shows self-esteem moderates the relationship between narcissism and selfies. Personality and Individual Differences, 130, 107-111. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.03.053

Tsoukas, A., & March, E. (2018). Predicting short- and long-term mating orientations: The role of sex and the Dark Tetrad. The Journal of Sex Research, 1-13.