Research

Research Interests

Fields

Political Communication | Science Communication | Media Psychology

Topics

Mediated Deliberation | Entertainment Experiences | Political Entertainment | Research Collaborations | Political Participation | Development and Validation of Scales

Participation in Third-Party Funded Projects

since 2020

“Determinants and effects of cooperation in homogeneous and heterogeneous research clusters (DEKiF) [Determinanten und Effekte von Kooperation in homogenen und heterogenen Forschungsverbünden (DEKiF)]”, Project lead at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Vowe, funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

2018 – 2019

“Negativity in political communication and reverse discrimination“, Project lead: Prof. Dr. Melanie Steffens, Dr. Franziska Ehrke, funding: Research unit “Kommunikation – Medien – Politik [Communication – Media – Politics]“, University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau, Institute for Communication Psychology and Media Education

2018

“Effekte von ‚cross-cutting exposure‘ [Effects of ‘cross-cutting exposure’]“, Project lead: Dr. Carina Weinmann, funding: Research unit “Kommunikation – Medien – Politik [Communication – Media – Politics]“, University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau, Institute for Communication Psychology and Media Education

2013 – 2016

“Politische Talkshows zur Unterhaltung [Political Talk Shows and Entertainment]“, Project lead: Prof. Dr. Peter Vorderer, funding: German Research Foundation (DFG), University of Mannheim, Institute for Media and Communication Studies

2013

“Evaluation der Wirksamkeit von Online-Erklärfilmen [Evaluating the Effectiveness of Online Tutorials]“, Project lead: Prof. Dr. Peter Vorderer, Dr. Frank M. Schneider, funding: explain it GmbH, Munich, University of Mannheim, Institute for Media and Communication Studies

2011

“Einfluss der Gestaltung von Stimmzetteln auf die Wahlentscheidung [Effect of the Design of Ballot Papers on the Voting Decision]“, Project lead: Prof. Dr. Peter Vorderer, funding: Constitutional Court of the Saarland, University of Mannheim, Institute for Media and Communication Studies

Review Service

Journals

Communication Monographs, Communication Theory, Human Communication Research, Information, Communication & Society, International Journal of Communication, International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal of Communication, Journal of Media Psychology, Media Psychology, Political Psychology

Conferences

Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Conference of the Media Psychology Devision of the German Psychological Society (DGPs), Conference of the Media Reception and Effects Division of the German Communication Association (DGPuK)

Other

SoSci Panel (open scientific panel)

Profiles on Research Websites

ResearchGate | Academia.edu | ORCID | OSF