Applied Social Psychology Lab

Overview of Lab Research 

Close Relationships

  •     Definitions and predictors of romantic infidelity
  •     Friendships with ex-romantic partners
  •     Unrequited love and friendship maintenance

Health Attitudes

  •     Health attitudes, persuasion, and behavior
  •     Mediators of the religiosity-health relationship


Eddie M. Clark, PhD, Director
Professor of Psychology
Saint Louis University
  • Love-related attitudes
  • Predictors of relationship satisfaction and commitment
  • Friendship maintenance
  • Definitions of infidelity among younger and older adults
  • Health attitudes and persuasion, culturally appropriate health communication
  • Social psychology of cancer prevention and control behaviors (diet, screening)
  • Mediators of the relationship between religiosity and health behaviors
Graduate Research Associates
    Priscilla Fernandez (Lab Manager) - Role of subjective norms in infidelity,  partner idealization

    Abbie  Harris - Role of ambiguity and heuristic processing in perceptions of infidelity

    Michelle Hasan - Infidelity, jealousy, mate poaching, and the self
    Kate Votaw - Paradox of choice and mate selection, evolutionary psychology 
                            and attraction, and parasocial relationships

Undergraduate Research Assistants

   Chelsea Sullivan

                           From L to R:  Morgan Irons, Abbie Harris, Kate Votaw , Eddie Clark, Michelle Hasan, Priscilla Fernandez
Other Collaborators
Dr. Cheryl Holt  - School of Public Health, University of Maryland

Dr. Katrina Debnam - School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University 
Dr. Jana Hackathorn - Department of Psychology, Murray State University
Dr. Brent Mattingly - Department of Psychology, Ursinus College
Dr. Melinda Bullock Mattingly - Department of Psychology, Temple University
Dr. Debra Oswald - Department of Psychology, Marquette University
Dr. Jason Purnell - Institute for Public Health, Washington University
Dr. David Roth - Center of Aging and Health, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Emily Schulz - Department of Occupational Therapy, Arizona School of Health Sciencess
Dr. Vetta Sanders Thompson - Institute for Public Health, Washington University
Dr. Min Qi Wang - School of Public Health, University of Maryland
Dr. Dan Weidler - Department of Psychology, Northern Arizona University
Dr. Beverly Williams - Birmingham VA Medical Center
Community Health Awareness, Messages, and Prevention
      University of Maryland/National Cancer Institute

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Lab Contact Information

   Applied Social Psychology Laboratory
   Department of Psychology
   Morrissey Hall 2305
   Saint Louis University
   St. Louis, MO 63108
   (314) 977-2107
   Lab Manager  - Priscilla Fernandez -