School of Science, Psychology and Sport

Dr Eddie Clarke

Phone: (03) 43137915
Berwick Psychology Work Zone 901
Position: Lecturer
Discipline: Psychology


  • PhD
  • GDip (Psych)
  • BA

Teaching areas

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Research Supervision

Professional associations

  • Member, Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Member, International Society of Political Psychology

Research interests

Eddie’s research interests lie in the broad domains of social and political psychology. Specifically, Eddie is interested in the socio-political drivers of misinformation spread and uptake, particularly as they relate to science-based public policy issues such as climate change. These drivers include politically-motivated reasoning, which pertains to how people’s political biases including ideological beliefs and political affiliations affect their beliefs about consensus-based science issues, but also contested information domains. Additionally, Eddie is also interested in applying this knowledge to develop more effective information interventions for targeted audiences, specifically in the areas of climate change and pro-environmental behaviour.

Publications (last 5 years)

Refereed articles

Clarke, E. J. R., Ling, M., Kothe, E., Klas, A., & Richardson, B. (in press). Mitigation System Threat Partially Mediates Effects of Right-Wing Ideologies on Climate Change Beliefs. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Klas, A., Zinkiewicz, L., Zhou, J., & Clarke, E. J. R. (2018). “Not All Environmentalists Are Like That … ”: Unpacking the Negative and Positive Beliefs and Perceptions of Environmentalists. Environmental Communication, 1-15.

Grants (last 5 years)

Deakin Faculty of Health HDR Writing Scholarship (2017). Awarded: $3000

Deakin Faculty of Health Conference Travel Grant (2016). Awarded: $2000

Deakin Faculty of Health Conference Travel Grant (2014). Awarded: $1000