Deutsch Intern
    Psychology of Communication and New Media

    Research Projects

    Funded Research Projects

    Joke or Threat? Can male-disparaging comedy elicit masculinity threat?

    Time: 2021 – 2022

    Funding Agency: EASP Seedcorn Grant

    Social Comparison Behavior on Social Media: The influence of cognitive re-evaluations

    Social networking sites such as Facebook or Instagram constantly provide us with information about others. This information provokes social comparison processes. However, social comparison has been shown to be associated with lower wellbeing - online and offline. The current project, funded by the German Society for Online Research, aims at reducing the negative impact of social comparison processes by introducing cognitive strategies to re-evaluate social comparison information.  

    Time: 2017

    Funding Agency: German Society for Online-Research

    Previous Collaboration in Funded Research Projects:

    The Smart Way to Beat Stress at Work – SOMA

    Interdisciplinary research collaboration with Soma Analytics (London, UK) on research and development of ICT-based health interventions

    Time: Research collaboration since 2012, H2020 Project 2016 – 2018

    Funding Agency: H2020 Research & Innovation Programme, ICT in Health (Funded Organization & Project Lead: Soma Analytics)

    Narratives in Health Communication (“HealthNar Network”)

    International Research Collaboration with UNSW Australia, Radboud University Nijmegen, et al.

    Website: http://healthnar.ruhosting.nl/

    Time: 2014 - 2017

    Funding Agency: EU-IRSES, People Exchange Program  

    On the acceptance of humanoid service robots (“AkHuSeRo”)

    Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration with the ARS Electronica Future Lab, Linz, Austria

    Time: 2015 - 2017

    Fundation agency: BMBF (Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Markus Appel) 

    Social identity and cognitive performance of immigrant adolescents in Austria

    Time: 2012 - 2014

    Foundation agency: Austrian National Bank (Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Markus Appel)