Main Research Interests of Research Group Media Psychology and Media Design

  1. Media and Technology Psychology
  2. Media Design
  3. Media-related Gender and Sexuality Research
  4. Health Communication
  5. Media Education
  6. Social Science Research Methods and Evaluation Research

Ongoing Research Projects

CO-HUMANICS

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

 

VEDIAS

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.