Anna Klas


Currently teaching into:

  • HPS121 Psychology B: Individual and Social Development (1st year unit)
  • HPS105 Foundations of Psychological Practice (1st year unit)
  • HPS204/704 Human Social Behaviour (2nd year unit)
  • HPS304 The Social Psychology of Relationships (3rd year unit)

Recent Publications

More Publications

(2019). Perfectionism as a social identity in eating disorders: A qualitative investigation of identity navigation. Australian Psychologist.

(2018). Student midwives’ intention to deliver weight management interventions: a Theory of Planned Behaviour & Self-Determination Theory approach. Nurse Education Today.


(2018). Systematic review of organisation‐wide, trauma‐informed care models in out‐of‐home care (OoHC) settings. Health & social care in the community.

Source Document

(2018). Perceived Mitigation Threat Mediates Effects of Right-Wing Ideology on Climate Change Beliefs. preprint.


Recent & Upcoming Talks

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Who can Say What? Source and Message Effects in Climate Change Communication
April 2018
Klas, A., Clarke, E., Kothe, E. J., Ling, M., Source and Message Effects in Climate Change Communication
April 2018
“Klas, A., & Zinkiewicz, L. (2016). Employing a Social Identity Framework to Investigate Environmentalist Stereotypes.
March 2016

Recent Posts

We’re pleased to announce that Anna Klas has been awarded a 2018 Deakin Science and Society Network Establishment Grant. The grant will fund Anna’s attendance at the Australasian Society of Behavioural Medicine Annual Meeting in Christchurch in 2019.

Anna’s attendance at the conference will provide her the opportunity to create collaborative research ideas that combine health and environmental aspects of research into pro-environmental behaviour.



  • 2018 Best Academic Paper, 2018 Integral European Conference

  • 2017 APS Psychology and the Environment Interest Group (PEIG): Climate and Psychology Student Research Award

  • 2013-2016 Australian Postgraduate Scholarship, awarded by the School of Psychology, Deakin University.

  • 2015 Louise Dove Award for Exemplary Contribution to Teaching and Learning, awarded by the School of Psychology, Deakin University. This award is given to staff members who provide an outstanding level of teaching and service to a unit, and who demonstrate exemplary skills in team work, leadership, and unit management


Use of rapid recruitment services in psychological research

  • Melbourne, June 2018

Practical Skills for Qualitative Research

  • Melbourne, February 2018
  • Melbourne, July 2018

Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP)
  • The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
  • Society for Environmental Population and Conservation Psychology
  • Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine (ASBHM)

Professional Service

  • 2015-2017 Postgraduate Representative, Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP)
  • 2017 Organising Committee, Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) 2017 Conference
  • 2016 Organising Committee, 2016 Australasian Summer School in Social Psychology