School of Health and Life Sciences

Doctor Evita March

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


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

Teaching areas

  • Communication for health professionals
  • Research methods
  • Research supervision

Professional associations

  • Member, Society of Australasian Social Psychologists
  • Member, International Society for the Study of Individual Differences
  • Review editor, Frontiers in Psychology

Research interests

Evita’s interests include cyberpsychology, personality, and social processes. Evita’s research explores personality (particularly dark traits) predictors of online behaviours, including online dating, trolling, cyberbullying, and cyberstalking. Evita believes that understanding traits that predict engaging in online antisocial behaviours is imperative for development of effective interventions and treatment. Evita’s other research interests include mate selection, gender roles, and sexuality.

Publications (last 5 years)

Refereed articles

March, E, & Marrington, J. (2019). A qualitative analysis of Internet trolling. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. Advance publication. doi: 10.1089/cyber.20180210

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

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., & 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.

March, E., Grieve, R., Marrington, J., & Jonason, P.K. (2017). Trolling on Tinder (and other dating apps): Examining the role of the Dark Tetrad and impulsivity. Personality and Individual Differences, 110, 139-143. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2017.01.025

Smoker, M., & March, E. (2017). Predicting Perpetration of Intimate Partner Cyberstalking: Gender and the Dark Tetrad. Computers in Human Behavior, 72, 390-396. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2017.03.012

Sest, N., & March, E. (2017). Constructing the cyber-troll: Psychopathy, sadism, and empathy. Personality and Individual Differences, 119, 69-72. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2017.06.038

March, E., & Wagstaff, D. (2017). Sending nudes: Self, self-rated mate value, and trait Machiavellianism predict sending unsolicited explicit images. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 220.

Syed, S., Moore, K., & March, E. (2017). A review of prevalence studies of Autism Spectrum Disorder by latitude and solar irradiance impact. Medical Hypotheses, 109, 19-24. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2017.09.012

Craker, N., & March, E. (2016). The dark side of Facebook®: The Dark Tetrad, negative social potency, and trolling behaviours. Personality and Individual Differences, 102, 79-84. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.06.043

March, E., & Grieve, R. (2015). Sex differences and mate preferences: Contributions and interactions of gender roles and socio-economic status. Sensoria: A Journal of Mind, Brain & Culture, 10(2), 34-42. doi: 10.7790/sa.v10i2.410

March, E., & Grieve, R. (2015). Social-economic theory and short-term mate preferences: The effects of gender and socio-economic status. Australian Journal of Psychology. doi: 10.1111/ajpy.12102

March, E., Van Dick, R., & Hernandez-Bark, A. (2015). Current prescriptions of men and women in differing occupational gender roles. Journal of Gender Studies, 25, 681-692.doi: 10.1080/09589236.2015.1090303