Rachel Grieve

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Rachel Grieve

Rachel Grieve


Humanities Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2883 (phone)

Career summary


  • PhD (Psychology), Queensland University of Technology, Australia, 2011. Thesis title: The use of semantic priming as a paradigm for the detection of faking on self-report psychological tests
  • B. Behav. Sci. (Honours Psych, 1st Class), Queensland University of Technology, Australia, 2007


Rachel commenced at the Division of Psychology of the University of Tasmania as a Lecturer in 2013. Previously, she has worked as a Lecturer and undergraduate Degree Coordinator at the Australian Catholic University, and as a sessional academic at the University of Southern Queensland and Queensland University of Technology.

Research Themes

Rachel's research aligns with one of the University's key research themes of Better Health. Rachel's primary research interests are broadly within the fields of assessment, emotion, and cognition. She is interested in faking and malingering in psychological testing, as well as scale development and validation. Rachel also conducts a program of research investigating the 'dark' elements of individual differences, such as emotional manipulation and psychopathy, and cognitive processing as it relates to these darker aspects (for example, semantic and affective priming). Recently, she has also commenced a research program exploring the psychological processes involved in online social networking.


Committee associations

  • School of Psychology Learning and Teaching Committee, University of Tasmania


Associate Editor: Australian Journal of Psychology 

Ad hoc Reviewer:

  • Australian Educational Researcher
  • Australian Psychologist
  • Computers in Human Behaviour
  • Cyberpsychology, Behaviour, and Social Networking
  • Internet in Higher Education
  • Journal of Personality
  • Journal of Research in Personality
  • Learning and Individual Differences
  • Personality and Individual Differences


Teaching responsibility


View more on Dr Rachel Grieve in WARP


Rachel has recently formed the Language and Social Interaction Online Lab with her colleague Dr Nenagh Kemp.

Research Fields

  • Personality, Abilities and Assessment (170109)
  • Social and Community Psychology (170113)
  • Educational Psychology (170103)
  • Linguistic Processes (incl. Speech Production and Comprehension) (170204)
  • Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
  • Developmental Psychology and Ageing (170102)
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107)
  • Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
  • Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)
  • Psychology (170199)
  • Computer-Human Interaction (080602)

Research Impact

  • Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (970117)
  • Teaching and Instruction Technologies (930203)
  • Pedagogy (930201)
  • Nursing (920210)
  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences (970108)


Total publications


Journal Article

(25 outputs)
2017Sinclair TJ, Grieve R, 'Facebook as a source of social connectedness in older adults', Computers in Human Behavior, 66 pp. 363-369. ISSN 0747-5632 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2016.10.003 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Sinclair TJ


2016Grieve RM, Hayes J, 'Employment testing online, offline, and over the phone: Implications for e-assessment', Revista de Psicologia del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones, 32, (2) pp. 95-101. ISSN 1576-5962 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.rpto.2016.04.001 [eCite] [Details]


2016Grieve RM, Watkinson J, 'The Psychological Benefits of Being Authentic on Facebook', CyberPsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 19, (7) pp. 420-425. ISSN 2152-2715 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1089/cyber.2016.0010 [eCite] [Details]


2016Grieve R, Padgett CR, Moffit RL, 'Assignments 2.0: The Role of Social Presence and Computer Attitudes in Student Preferences for Online versus Offline Marking', Internet and Higher Education, 28 pp. 8-16. ISSN 1096-7516 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.iheduc.2015.08.002 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Padgett CR


2015Grieve R, Kemp N, 'Individual differences predicting social connectedness derived from Facebook: Some unexpected findings', Computers in Human Behavior, 51 pp. 239-243. ISSN 0747-5632 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.04.034 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Kemp N


2015March E, Grieve R, 'Social-economic theory and short-term mate preferences: The effects of gender roles and socioeconomic status', Australian Journal of Psychology pp. 1-10. ISSN 0004-9530 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12102 [eCite] [Details]


2015March E, Grieve R, Marx E, 'Sex, sexual orientation, and the necessity of physical attractiveness and social level in long-term and short-term mates', Journal of Relationships Research, 6 Article e2. ISSN 1838-0956 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/jrr.2014.12 [eCite] [Details]


2014Grieve R, McSwiggan C, 'Predicting intentions to fake in psychological testing: which normative beliefs are important?', Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 30, (1) pp. 23-28. ISSN 1576-5962 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5093/tr2014a3 [eCite] [Details]


2014Grieve R, Witteveen K, Tolan GA, 'Social media as a tool for data collection: examining equivalence of socially value-Laden constructs', Current Psychology, 33, (4) pp. 532-544. ISSN 1046-1310 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s12144-014-9227-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2


2014Grieve R, Witteveen K, Tolan GA, Jacobson B, 'Development and validation of a measure of cognitive and behavioural social self-efficacy', Personality and Individual Differences, 59 pp. 71-76. ISSN 0191-8869 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2013.11.008 [eCite] [Details]


2014Hyde J, Grieve R, 'Able and willing: Refining the measurement of emotional manipulation', Personality and Individual Differences: An International Journal of Research Into The Structure and Development of Personality and The Causation of Individual Differences, 64 pp. 131-134. ISSN 0191-8869 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2014.02.036 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Hyde J


2014Indian M, Grieve R, 'When Facebook is easier than face-to-face: Social support derived from Facebook in socially anxious individuals', Personality and Individual Differences, 59 pp. 102-106. ISSN 0191-8869 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2013.11.016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15


2014Kemp N, Grieve R, 'Face-to-face or face-to-screen? Undergraduates' opinions and test performance in classroom vs. online learning', Frontiers in Psychology pp. 1-11. ISSN 1664-1078 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01278 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Kemp N


2013March Evita, Grieve Rachel, Marx Eric, Witteveen Kate, 'More of a (wo)man offline? Gender roles measured in online and offline environments', Personality and Individual Differences, 55, (8) Article 6. ISSN 0191-8869 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2013.07.018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2


2013Grieve RM, Elliott J, 'Cyberfaking: I can, so I will? Intentions to fake in online psychological testing', Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 16, (5) pp. 364-369. ISSN 2152-2715 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1089/cyber.2012.0271 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4


2013Grieve RM, Indian M, Witteveen K, Tolan GA, Marrington J, 'Face-to-face or Facebook: Can social connectedness be derived online?', Computers in Human Behavior, 29, (3) pp. 604-609. ISSN 0747-5632 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2012.11.017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 68Web of Science - 55


2013Grieve RM, Mahar D, 'Can social intelligence be measured? Psychometric properties of the Tromso Social Intelligence Scale', Irish Journal of Psychology, 34, (1) pp. 1-12. ISSN 0303-3910 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/03033910.2012.737758 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3


2013Grieve RM, Panebianco L, 'Assessing the role of aggression, empathy, and self-serving cognitive distortions in trait emotional manipulation', Australian Journal of Psychology, 65, (2) pp. 79-88. ISSN 0004-9530 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-9536.2012.00059.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7


2013Hayes J, Grieve RM, 'Faked depression: Comparing malingering via the internet, pen-and-paper, and telephone administration modes', Telemedicine and e-Health, 19, (9) pp. 714-716. ISSN 1530-5627 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1089/tmj.2012.0278 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3


2013Grieve RM, Hayes J, 'Does perceived ability to deceive = ability to deceive? Predictive validity of the perceived ability to deceive (PATD) scale', Personality and Individual Differences: An International Journal of Research Into The Structure and Development of Personality and The Causation of Individual Differences, 54, (2) pp. 311-314. ISSN 0191-8869 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2012.09.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4


2012Grieve RM, 'The role of personality, psychopathy, and previous experience with assessment in intentions to fake in psychological testing', Current Psychology, 31, (2012) pp. 414-422. ISSN 1046-1310 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s12144-012-9158-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3


2011Grieve R, de Groot HT, 'Does online psychological test administration facilitate faking?', Computers in Human Behavior, 27, (6) pp. 2386-2391. ISSN 0747-5632 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2011.08.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 8


2011Grieve RM, 'Mirror Mirror: The role of self-monitoring and sincerity in emotional manipulation', Personality and Individual Differences: An International Journal of Research Into The Structure and Development of Personality and The Causation of Individual Differences, 51, (8) pp. 981-985. ISSN 0191-8869 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2011.08.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7


2010Grieve RM, Mahar D, 'The role of fluid and emotional intelligence in malingering', Australian Journal of Psychology, 62, (2) pp. 103-111. ISSN 0004-9530 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00049530903032836 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10


2010Grieve RM, Mahar D, 'The emotional manipulation-psychopathy nexus: Relationships with emotional intelligence, alexithymia and ethical position', Personality and Individual Differences: An International Journal of Research Into The Structure and Development of Personality and The Causation of Individual Differences, 48, (8) pp. 945-950. ISSN 0191-8869 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2010.02.028 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 22


Conference Publication

(4 outputs)
2015Lowe E, Grieve RM, 'The manipulative personality at work: Machiavellianism, affective commitment and counterproductive interpersonal behaviours in the workplace', APS 11th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, 2-4 July, 2015, Melbourne, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lowe E

2014Mather C, Cummings E, Nichols L, Douglas T, Dietis N, et al., 'Any place to engage students in learning and teaching in Health: The role of social media', Teaching Matters 2014, 2-3 December, Newnham Campus, University of Tasmania, Launceston (2014) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Mather C; Cummings E; Nichols L; Douglas T; Dietis N; Harris D; Kemp N; Williams A-M

2013Tranent PJ, Norris K, Grieve RM, Padgett C, Rooney AM, 'Student and casual marker evaluation of paper versus online submission and marking of assignments', Conference Program, 29/11/ 2013, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, pp. 3. (2013) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Tranent PJ; Norris K; Padgett C; Rooney AM

2013Tranent PJ, Padgett C, Norris K, Grieve RM, 'Student and casual marker evaluation of paper versus online submission and marking of assignments', Conference Proceedings, 28-29 Nov, 2013, University of Tasmania, pp. 26. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Tranent PJ; Padgett C; Norris K

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Enhancing Mental Health and Wellbeing using Online Social Capital (2015)$16,921
University of Tasmania ($16,921)
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Grieve RM

Research Supervision

Rachel has a range of Phd, Masters and Honours students who are at varying stages in their candidature.




PhDEmotional Manipulation in the Work Place2015
PhDUsing Online Technology Based eHealth Resources to Enhance Health Related Behaviours2015
PhDImages in the Online World2015