Main Research Interests of Research Group Media Psychology and Media Design
- Media and Technology Psychology
- Media Design
- Media-related Gender and Sexuality Research
- Health Communication
- Media Education
- Social Science Research Methods and Evaluation Research
Ongoing Research Projects
Third-party funded in cooperation with a consortium of the TU Ilmenau: Co-Presence of Humans and Interactive Companions for Seniors (CO-HUMANICS). Project Website and website of the work package evaluation.
Contraception in Social Media
Third-party funded: how are different methods of contraception presented on various Social Media platforms. Project Website
Third-party funded in cooperation with a consortium of the TU Ilmenau: Digital, internationally oriented study programs with Social Virtual Reality application (VEDIAS). Project Website
Mindfulness in Higher Education Teaching
Self-funded with a research consortium of the Mindful Universities Network: Effects of mindfulness in higher education teaching. Project Website
"Zoom Fatigue": Exhaustion through Videoconferencing
Self-funded with a research consortium from Germany, Sweden and Norway: What factors contribute to the impression that videoconference meetings are more exhausting than face-to-face meetings?
Sexual Well-Being and Sexual Education in Times of the Corona Pandemic
Self-funded with the Institut für Sexualpädagogik [Institute of Sexual Education] isp: Sexuality in times of the Corona pandemic from the perspective of sexual education professionals. Project Website
Online Sexual Activities and their Effects in a Country Comparison
Self-funded with a research consortium from Canada, the USA and Sweden: Online sexual activities and their negative and positive effects in a country comparison.
Sexual Interaction in Digital Contexts
Self-funded with a research consortium from Germany: Sexual interaction in digital contexts such as technology-mediated sexual interaction between two people or sexual interaction of a person with a technical artifact such as a robot.