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The chair of Media Commuincation is lead by Prof. Dr. Markus Appel. In his research, Prof. Appel deals with topics of communication and media psychology, such as the impact of internet- and mobile communication on users’ experience and behavior, the change on attitudes and behavior through stories and descriptions, the communication of stereotypes (especially stereotype threat), or the acceptance of humanoid robots. The individual employees’ fields of research are listed on their corresponding profile pages.
For Bachelor and Master students of Media Communication, the subject "Psychology of Online and Mobile Communication" is taught. In addition, the team is involved in teaching methodology classes in Media Communication. For Bachelor students who started their studies in Winter 2015/16 or earlier, psychological foundations of cognitive and motivational psychology, as well as their application in teaching and learning with media is taught.