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Psychology of Communication and New Media

The research group on Psychology of Communication and New Media consists of Prof. Dr. Markus Appel (chair), Dr. Christoph Mengelkamp, Dr. Silvana Weber, Dr. Thorsten Aichele, Dipl.-Psych. Stefan Krause, Dr. Jan-Philipp Stein, Julia Winkler, M.A. and Caroline Marker, M.A.

Our research deals with several research topics within the psychology of communication and new media, including (but not limited to)…

  • Social Networking Sites and Mobile Communication
  • The Processing of Fictional Stories
  • Stereotype Threat
  • Users’ Responses to Humanoid Robots
  • Learning in a Digital World
  • Humor, Irony and Sarcasm

Our work has been published in renowned journals in psychology and communication science, such as the Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Journal of Personality, Educational Psychology Review, Intelligence, and many others.


Livestream am 30. Juli: Fake News in der Corona-Krise (Podiumsdiskussion)

Video: Jan Philipp Rudloff interviewt Pia Lamberty über Verschwörungstheorien für das In-Mind Magazin

Video: Professor Appel im Livetalk des Bayerischen Landtags: Fake News und Corona