It’s officially Dr Clarke

Congratulations to Eddie Clarke on formally graduating his PhD today.

Dr Clarke’s thesis “Climate Change Denial: The Effects of Ideological Polarisation and Threat” used system justification theory and political ideology to understand sub-types of climate change denial.

We’re very happy to welcome Dr Clarke to the academy and look forward to working with him for years to come.

New 4th year projects for 2018

With 2018 in full swing, Misinformation Lab members have been putting the finishing touches on our offering of 4th-year research projects for 2018. We’ve got an exciting set of projects on offer covering climate change denial, vaccine hesitancy, pro-environmental behaviour, and message framing.

We’re also very excited to be offering structured training in social and health psychology methods for our 4th-year students this year. This will ensure our students gain skills across a number of research methods commonly used within our lab.

[PREPRINT] “Not all environmentalists are like that…”: Unpacking the negative and positive outgroup stereotypes of environmentalists

 

Congratulations to lab Members Anna Klas and Eddie Clarke (along with Deakin colleagues Lucy Zinkiewicz and Jin Zhou) who submitted their paper “Not all environmentalists are like that…”: Unpacking the negative and positive outgroup stereotypes of environmentalists as a preprint to the Open Science Framework today. 

The paper is accessible here