Eddie Clark is a social psychologist with two areas of interest:
(1) Close Relationships, especially relationship satisfaction and commitment, love attitudes, perceptions of infidelity, relationship maintenance, and relationships between ex-romantic partners.
(2) Attitudes and Persuasion, especially health attitudes and communication, culturally appropriate health communication, and identifying the mediators of the religiosity-health relationship.
He teaches undergraduate courses in General Psychology, Health Psychology, African American Psychology, and Close Relationships. He also teaches graduate seminars in the Social Psychology of Attitudes, and the Social Psychology of Close Relationships. Occasionally, he teaches a graduate seminar on the Social Psychology of Health.
- Clark, E. M., Holt, C. L. Wang, M. Q., Williams, B. R., & Schulz, E. (2013). The relationship between spiritual health locus of control and social and religious capital. Counselling & Spirituality, 32, 105-121.
- Holt, C. L., Clark, E. M., & Klem, P. R. (2007). Expansion and validation of the Spiritual Health Locus of Control Scale: Factorial analysis and predictive validity. Journal of Health Psychology, 12, 597-612.
- Holt, C. L., Clark, E. M., Roth, D., Crowther, M., Kohler, C., Fouad, M., Foushee, R., Lee, P. A., & Southward, P. L. (2009). Development and validation of instruments to assess potential religion-health mechanisms in an African American population. Journal of Black Psychology, 35, 271-288.
- Holt, C. L., Clark, E. M., Roth, D., Crowther, M., Kohler, C., Fouad, M., Foushee, R., Lee, P. A., & Southward, V. L. (2010). Development and validation of an instrument to assess perceived social influence on health behaviors. Journal of Health Psychology, 15, 1225-1235.
- Holt, C. L., Roth, D. L., Clark, E. M., & Debnam, K. J. (2014). Positive self-perceptions as a mediator of religious involvement and health behaviors in a national sample of African Americans. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 37,102-112.
- Holt, C. L., Schulz, E., Williams, B. R., Clark, E. M., & Wang, M. Q. (2014). Social support as a mediator of religious involvement and physical and emotional functioning in a national sample of African Americans. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 17, 421-435.
- Kreuter, M. W., Buskirk, T. D., Holmes, K., Clark, E. M., Robinson, L., Si, X., Rath, S., Erwin, D., Philipneri, A., Cohen, E., & Mathews, K. (2008). What makes cancer survivor stories work? An empirical study among African American women. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 2, 33-44.
- Kreuter, M. W., Green, M. C., Cappella, J. N., Slater, M. D., Wise, M. E., Storey, D., Clark, E. M., O'Keefe, D. J., Erwin, D. O., Holmes, K., Hinyard, L. J., Houston, T., & Woolley, S. (2007). Narrative communication in cancer prevention and control: A framework to guide research and application. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 33, 221-235.
- Mattingly, B. A., Clark, E. M. & Cahill, M. J. (2012). Approach and avoidance motivation as predictors of pro-relationship behaviors. Pesonality and Individual Differences, 52, 21-25
- Holt, C. L., Clark, E. M., & Roth, D. L. (2014). Positive and negative religious beliefs explaining the religion-health connection among African Americans. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 24, 311-331.
- Kreuter, M. W., Holmes, K., Alcaraz, K., Kalesan, B., Rath, S., Richert, M., McQueen, A., Caito, N., Robinson, L., & Clark, E. M. (2010). Comparing narrative and informational videos to increase mammography in low-income African American women. Patient Education and Counseling, 81 (Supplement 1), S6-S14.
- Mattingly, B. A., Clark, E. M., Weidler, D., Bullock, M., Hackathorn, J., & Blankmeyer, K. (2011). Sociosexual orientation, commitment, and infidelity: A mediation analysis. Journal of Social Psychology, 151, 222-226.
- Mattingly, B. A., Oswald, D. L., & Clark, E. M. (2011). An examination of relational-interdependent self-construal, communal strength, and pro-relationship behaviors in friendships. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 1243-1248.
- Mattingly, B. A., Wilson, K., Clark, E. M., Bequette, A. W., & Weidler, D. J. (2010). Foggy faithfulness: Relationship quality, religiosity, and the Perceptions of Dating Infidelity Scale in an adult sample. Journal of Family Issues, 31, 1465-1480.
- Nicholson, R. A., Kreuter, M. W., Lapka, C., Wellborn, R., Clark, E. M., Sanders-Thompson, V., Jacobsen, H. M., & Casey, C. (2008). Unintended effects of emphasizing disparities in cancer communication to African-Americans. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention, 17, 2946-2953.
- Oswald, D. L., & Clark, E. M. (2006). How do friendship maintenance behaviors and problem-solving styles function at the individual and dyadic levels? Personal Relationships, 13, 333-348.
- Oswald, D. L., Clark, E. M., & Kelly, C. M. (2004). Friendship maintenance: An analysis of individual and dyad behaviors. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 23, 413-441.
- Wilson, K., Mattingly, B. A., Clark, E. M., Weidler, D. J., & Bequette, A. W. (2011). The gray area: Exploring attitudes toward infidelity and the development of the Perceptions of Dating Infidelity scale. Journal of Social Psychology, 151, 63-86.
- Ross, K., Handal, P. J., Clark, E. M., & Vander Wal, J. S. (2009). The relationship between religion and religious coping: Religious coping as a moderator between religion and adjustment. Journal of Religion and Health, 12, 454-467.
- Thompson, V. L. S., Clark, E. M., & Purnell, J. (2012). The role of African American racial identification in health behavior. In Sullivan, J. M. & Esmail, A. (Eds.). African American identity: Racial and cultural dimensions of the Black experience (pp. 189-220). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
- African American Psychology (Undergraduate)
- Close Relationships (Undergraduate)
- General Psychology (Undergraduate)
- Health Psychology (Undergraduate)
- Social Psychology of Attitudes (Graduate)
- Social Psychology of Close Relationships (Graduate)
- Social Psychology of Health (Graduate, offered occasionally)
Eddie M. Clark
Department of Psychology
Morrissey Hall, Saint Louis University
3700 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
- Phone: (314) 977-2272