Edward Clarke Ph. D.

Research Fellow

Contact information

+49 6421 28-23644 +49 6421 28-23789 edward.clarke@ 1 Gutenbergstraße 18
35032 Marburg
G|01 Institutsgebäude (Room: 02044 resp. +2044)

Organizational unit

Philipps-Universität Marburg Psychologie (Fb04) AG Sozialpsychologie, Wirtschaft, Methoden Sozialpsychologie

Short biography

  • 2021 - present
    Postdoc, Philipps-Universtität Marburg
  • 2019 - 2021
    Lecturer, Federation University Australia
  • 2018
    Assistant Lecturer, Monash University
  • 2011-2017
    Psychology (PhD) Deakin University,
    Thesis: "Climate Change Denial: The Effects of Ideological Polarisation and Threat"
  • 2010
    Graduate Diploma (Psychology), Deakin University
  • 2005-2008
    Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne

Research interests

- Collective climate change action
- Conceptualisation and measurement of political ideologies
- System change and maintenance
- Critical social psychology


Clarke, E. J. R., Klas, A., Stevenson, J., & Kothe, E. J. (2022). The Role of Late-Night Infotainment Comedy in Communicating Climate Change Consensus. Environmental Communication, 16:3, 289-295, DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2022.2032244

Clarke, E. J. R., Klas, A., Lizzio-Wilson, M., & Kothe, E. J. (2022). Partisan Bias in Responses to Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Male Politicians. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 10(2), 706-722. https://doi.org/10.5964/jspp.6371

Klas, A., Clarke, E. J. R., Fielding, K., Mackay, M., Lohmann, S., & Ling, M. (2022). Investigating how economic and national identity loss messages impact climate change policy support. Climatic Change, 175, 17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-022-03472-2

Marques, M. D., Hill, S. R., Clarke, E. J. R., Williams, M. N., Ling, M., Kerr, J. R., Douglas, K. M., Cichocka, A. & Sibley, C. G. (2022). Democracy and belief in conspiracy theories in New Zealand. Australian Journal of Political Science, 57:3, 264-279, DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2022.2122773

Jylhä, K. M., Stanley, S. K., Ojala, M., & Clarke, E. J. R. (2022). Science denial: A narrative review and recommendations for future research and practice. European Psychologist. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1027/1016-9040/a000487

Clarke, E. J. R., Klas, A., & Dyos, E. (2021). The role of ideological attitudes in responses to COVID-19 threat and government restrictions in Australia. Personality and Individual Differences. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2021.110734

Stanley, S. K., Klas, A., Clarke, E. J. R., & Walker I. (2021). The effects of a temporal framing manipulation on environmentalism: A replication and extension. PLOS ONE, 16(2): e0246058. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246058

Clarke, E. J. R., Ling, M., Kothe, E. J., & Klas, A., Richardson, B. (2019). Perceived Mitigation Threat Partially Mediates Effects of Right-Wing Ideologies on Climate Change Beliefs. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 49, 349– 360. https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12585

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