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Eddie M. Clark

Eddie M. Clark

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.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Close Relationships
  • Communication, Language
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Health Psychology

Research Group or Laboratory:

Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • 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.

Courses Taught:

  • 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
United States

  • Phone: (314) 977-2272

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