Curriculum Vitae



2017Doctor Rerum Socialium (Ph.D. in the social sciences)
University of Hohenheim
2012Diplom in Psychologie (~ M.A. in Psychology)
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
2008Vordiplom in Psychologie (~ B.A. in Psychology)
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

Academic Positions

2020 – Tenure Track Assistant Professorship for Interactive Communication
University of Vienna, Department of Communication
2017 – 20 Postdoctoral researcher
University of Hohenheim, Institute of Communication Studies
2014Visiting scholar
University of California Santa Barbara, School of Communication
2013Visiting scholar
The Ohio State University, School of Communication
2013 – 16Research assistant & PhD student
University of Hohenheim, Institute of Communication Studies
2012 – 13Research assistant & PhD student
Hamburg Media School, School of Media Management


Journal Articles Peer-Reviewed

in pressKezer, M., Dienlin, T., & Baruh, L. (in press). Getting the privacy calculus right: Analyzing the relations between privacy concerns, expected benefits, and self-disclosure using Response Surface Analysis. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace. [code, data]
 Dienlin, T., & Breuer, J. (in press). Privacy is dead, long live privacy! Two diverging perspectives on current issues related to privacy. Journal of Media Psychology: Theories, Methods, and Applications.[preprint]
2022Erdmann, E., Dienlin, T. (2022). Binge-Watching, Self-Determination, and Well-Being. A Partially Successful Direct Replication and Extension of Granow et al. (2018). Journal of Media Psychology. doi: 10.1027/1864-1105/a000334 [preprintdata, code]
 Johannes, N., Dienlin, T., Bakhshi, H., & Przybylski, A. K. (2022). No effect of different types of media on well-being. Scientific Reports12(1), 61. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-03218-7 [papercode, data]
2021Dienlin, T., Johannes, N., Bowman, N. D., Masur, P. K., Engesser, S., Kümpel, A. S., Lukito, J., Bier, L. M., Zhang, R., Johnson, B. K., Huskey, R., Schneider, F. M., Breuer, J., Parry, D. A., Vermeulen, I., Fisher, J. T., Banks, J., Weber, R., Ellis, D. A., … de Vreese, C. (2021). An Agenda for Open Science in Communication. Journal of Communication71(1)doi:10.1093/joc/jqz052 [paper]
 Dienlin, T., Masur, P. K., & Trepte, S. (2021). A longitudinal analysis of the privacy paradox. New Media & Society. doi:10.1177/14614448211016316 [paperdatacodewebsite]
 Dienlin, T., & Sun, Y. (2021). Does the privacy paradox exist? Comment on Yu et al.’s (2020) meta-analysis. Meta Psychology5. [papercode]
2020Bräunlich, K., Dienlin, T., Eichenhofer, J., Helm, P., Trepte, S., Grimm, R., Seubert, S., & Gusy, C. (2020). Linking loose ends: An interdisciplinary privacy and communication model. New Media and Society. doi:10.1177/1461444820905045 [preprint]
 Dienlin, T., & Johannes, N. (2020). The impact of digital technology use on adolescent well-being. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience22(2), 135–142. doi:10.31887/DCNS.2020.22.2/tdienlin. Invited submission. [paper]
 Johannes, N., Meier, A., Reinecke, L., Ehlert, S., Setiawan, D. N., Walasek, N., Dienlin, T., Buijzen, M., & Veling, H. (2020). The relationship between online vigilance and affective well-being in everyday life: Combining smartphone logging with experience sampling. Media Psychology. doi:10.1080/15213269.2020.1768122 [paperpreprintdata, material, code]
 Trepte, S., Scharkow, M., & Dienlin, T. (2020). The privacy calculus contextualized: The influence of affordances. Computers in Human Behavior, 104, 106115. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2019.08.022 [data, material]
2019Orben, A., Dienlin, T., & Przybylski, A. K. (2019). Social media’s enduring effect on adolescent life satisfaction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. doi:10.1073/pnas.1902058116 [paperdata, material, code]
2018Bol, N., Dienlin, T., Kruikemeier, S., Sax, M., Boerman, S. C., Strycharz, J., . . . Vreese, C. H. de. (2018). Understanding the effects of personalization as a privacy calculus: Analyzing self-disclosure across health, news, and commerce contexts. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication23, 370–388. doi:10.1093/jcmc/zmy020 [paperdata, material, code
2017Dienlin, T., Masur, P. K., & Trepte, S. (2017). Displacement or reinforcement? The reciprocity of FtF, IM, and SNS communication and their effects on loneliness and life satisfaction. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 22, 71–87. doi:10.1111/jcc4.12183 [paperdatamaterial]
2016Bartsch, M., & Dienlin, T. (2016). Control your Facebook: An analysis of online privacy literacy. Computers in Human Behavior56, 147-154. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2015.11.022 [preprintdata, code]
 Dienlin, T., & Metzger, M. J. (2016). An extended privacy calculus model for SNSs-Analyzing self-disclosure and self-withdrawal in a U.S. representative sample. Journal of Computer Mediated Communication21, 368–383. doi:10.1111/jcc4.12163 [paperdata, material]
 Trepte, S., Schmitt, J. B., & Dienlin, T. (2016). Good news! How reading valenced news articles influences positive distinctiveness and learning from news. Journal of Media Psychology, 1-13. doi:10.1027/1864-1105/a000182 
2015Dienlin, T., & Trepte, S. (2015). Is the privacy paradox a relic of the past? An in-depth analysis of privacy attitudes and privacy behaviors. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45, 285–297. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2049 [paper]
2014Trepte, S., Dienlin, T., & Reinecke, L. (2014). The influence of social support received in online and offline contexts on satisfaction with social support and satisfaction with life: A longitudinal study. Media Psychology, 18, 74–105. doi:10.1080/15213269.2013.838904 [paper]


2017Dienlin, T. (2017). The psychology of privacy: Analyzing processes of media use and interpersonal communication. Dissertation. Hohenheim, Germany: University of Hohenheim. [manuscript]

Book Chapters

2019Dienlin, T. (2019). Das Privacy Paradox aus psychologischer Perspektive [The privacy paradox from a psychological perspective]. In L. Specht, S. Werry, & N. Werry (Eds.), Handbuch Datenrecht und Digitalisierung (pp. 305 – 323). Berlin, Germany: Erich Schmidt Verlag. [preprint]
2018Masur, P., Teutsch, D., & Dienlin, T. (2018). Privatheit in der Online-Kommunikation [Privacy in online communication]. In Schweiger, W, & Beck, K. (Eds.), Handbuch Online-Kommunikation. Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer VS. [paper]
2015Dienlin, T. (2015). Ist die politische Meinung privat oder öffentlich? Der Blick der Medienpsychologie [Are political opinions private or public? An analysis from a media psychology perspective]. In P. Richter (Ed.), Privatheit, Öffentlichkeit und demokratische Willensbildung in Zeiten von Big Data (pp. 111-126). Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos.
2014Dienlin, T. (2014). The privacy process model. In S. Garnett, S. Halft, M. Herz, & J.-M. Mönig (Eds.),Medien und Privatheit (pp. 105-122). Passau, Germany: Stutz. [paper]
 Trepte, S., & Dienlin, T. (2014). Privatsphäre im Internet [Privacy in the Internet]. In T. Porsch & S. Pieschl (Eds.), Neue Medien und deren Schatten (pp. 53-80). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe. [paper]
 Trepte, S., Dienlin, T., & Reinecke, L. (2014). Risky behaviors: How online experiences influence privacy behaviors. In B. Stark, O. Quiring, & N. Jackob (Eds.), Von der Gutenberg-Galaxis zur Google Galaxis (pp. 225-244). Wiesbaden, Germany: UVK. [preprint]

Journal Articles Not Peer-Reviewed, Editorials, & Reports

2021Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina, Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften, acatech – Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften (2021): Digitalisierung und Demokratie. Halle (Saale). DOI: 10.26164/leopoldina_03_00348 [article]
Dienlin, T. (2021). Gefährdet die Digitalisierung unsere Selbstbestimmung? uni:view Magazin, Universität Wien. [article]
2019Dienlin, T. (2019). Ein Traumberuf mit Schattenseiten. Aviso, 69(2), 10. [article]
 Dienlin, T. (2019). Literatur—Besprechungen: Sascha Trültzsch-Wijnen. Identität, Orientierung und Lebenswelt. Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft, 67(4), 463–464. doi:10.5771/1615-634X-2019-4-459
 Orben, A., Dienlin, T., & Przybylski, A. K. (2019). Reply to Foster and Jackson: Open scientific practices are the way forward for social media effects research. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201909553. doi:10.1073/pnas.1909553116 [paper]
2017Masur, P., Teutsch, D., Dienlin, T., & Trepte, S. (2017). Informationelle Selbstbestimmung in Demokratieprozessen – Die Rolle der individuellen Online-Privatheitskompetenz. Neue soziale Bewegungen, 30, 180-189. [paper]
2015Trepte, S., Masur, P. K., Dienlin, T. & Scharkow, M. (2015). Privatheitsbedürfnisse verschiedener Kommunikationstypen on- und offline: Ergebnisse einer repräsentativen Studie zum Umgang mit persönlichen Inhalten. [Privacy needs of different communication types online and offline]. Media Perspektiven5, 250-257. [paper]
2013Trepte, S., Dienlin, T., & Reinecke, L. (2013). Privacy, self-disclosure, social support, and social network site use. Research Report of a three-year panel study. University of Hohenheim. [paper]


2020Dienlin, T., Bräunlich, K., & Trepte, S. (2020). How do like and dislike buttons affect communication? Testing the privacy calculus in a preregistered one-week field experiment. doi:10.31235/ [preprintdata, code, material]
 Toth, R., & Dienlin, T. (2020). Bittersweet symphony: Nostalgia and melancholia in music reception. SocArXiv. doi:10.31235/ [preprintdata, code, material]
2019Dienlin, T., & Metzger, M. J. (2019). Who needs privacy? doi:10.31219/ [preprintdata, code, material]

Blog Posts (Selection)

2021Dienlin, T. (2021, February 22). Wie beeinflussen Soziale Medien die Entwicklung Jugendlicher? [link]
2020Dienlin, T. (2020, May 24). Open science and qualitative research: Yes, we can do this! [link]
2019Dienlin, T. (2019, March 22). What is privacy? [link]
 Dienlin, T. (2019, March 7). What is statistical power? An illustration using simulated data. [link]
2018Dienlin, T. (2018, July 5). Have Europeans become more or less happy since the advent of smartphones and social media? [link]
2017Dienlin, T. (2017, June 18). 5 years into academia – 45 things I’ve learned so far. [link]


2017Top Paper Award: “Dienlin, T., Trepte, S., & Scharkow, M. (2017). Self-disclosure and the affordances of SNSs: Testing the privacy calculus within an experimental framework, ICA’s 67th Annual Conference, Division Communication and Technology.
2016Promising Student Paper Award: „Bartsch, M. & Dienlin, T. (2016). Control your Facebook: An analysis of online privacy literacy“. ICA’s 66th Annual Conference, Division Information Systems.
2012Best Diploma Thesis Award: “Dienlin, T. (2012). What is the Best Design for Online Adverts?” Association for Business Psychology, School of Psychology, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, €500.


2016Travel Grant by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), €1,452.
2015Travel Grant by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), €1,430.
2013Full Ph.D. Scholarship by the German National Academic Foundation for 3 years (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), €43,000.
 Travel Grant by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), €577.


2022Dienlin, T. (2022, April 25). COVID-19 related social media use and well-being. University of Vienna, Department of Communication.
 Dienlin, T. (2022, April 8). Open Source, Open Science, Open Knowledge. Böll Foundation. [slides]
2021Dienlin, T. (2021, December 8). Datenpreisgabe trotz Privatheitsbedenken – ist das nicht paradox? Mensa in Deutschland e.V. [slides]
 Dienlin, T. (2021, November 24). The effects of social media use on young peoples‘ well-being. EPRA: European Platform of Regulatory Authorities. [slides]
 Dienlin, T. (2021, November 11). Datenpreisgabe vs. Datenschutz. Bayerische Landeszentrale für neue Medien. [slides]
 Dienlin, T. (2021, May 25). Open Science und Präregistrierung – warum und wie? ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften. [slides]
 Dienlin, T. (2021, April 19). Open Science: Why and How. Universität Fribourg. [slides]
 Dienlin, T. (2021, March 11). Open Science in the Social Sciences. Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences, University of Vienna. [slides]
 Dienlin, T. (2021, March 01). 15 Open Science Practices to Improve Research, Teaching, and Outreach. VU Amsterdam. [slidesvideo]
 Dienlin, T. (2021, January 14). Open Science in Communication. University of Vienna. [slides]
 Dienlin, T. (2021, January 12). Interview with Facebook regarding the situation of Privacy in Germany. Facebook, United States of America.
2020Dienlin, T. (2020, November 26). Let’s do it: Implementing Open Science, University of Zurich. [slides]
 Dienlin, T. (2020, November 19). Open Science in der Kommunikationswissenschaft, University of Augsburg. [slidesvideo]
 Dienlin, T. (2020, October 10). Open Science in Communication Research, KU Leuven. [slides]
 Dienlin, T. (2020, March 11). Neue Medien und Mediensucht. Presentation for a training day for pedagogical psychologists, Karlsruhe. [slides]
 Dienlin, T. (2020, February 11). Privacy and Well-Being in Times of Constant Online Communication. Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands. [slides]
 Dienlin, T. (2020, January 13). The Privacy Paradox. Invited talk at RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany. [slides]
2019Dienlin, T. (2019, December 12). Privacy and Well-Being on Social Media: Why do people disclose and what are the consequences? University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany. [slides]
 Dienlin, T. (2019, November 29). Introduction to Specification Curve Analysis. University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.
2018Dienlin, T., & Bräunlich, K. (2018, October). Popularity cues and the privacy calculus on online participation platforms. Paper presented at the Amsterdam Privacy Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
 Trepte, S., & Dienlin, T. (2018, October). Privacy paradox versus privacy calculus. Paper presented at the Amsterdam Privacy Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2017Dienlin, T. (2017, November). Understanding self-disclosure online: The privacy paradox, privacy calculus, and longitudinal effects. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
 Dienlin, T. (2017, November). Social media, longitudinal research, and reproducible analyses. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
 Dienlin, T., & Bräunlich, K. (2017, June). Privatheits- und Kommunikationsverhalten auf Online-Beteiligungsplattformen. Presentation at Conference “Privatheit und Informationsgesellschaft”, Koblenz, Germany.
 Dienlin, T. (2017, April). Das Privacy Paradox aus medienpsychologischer Perspektive [The privacy paradox from a media psychology perspective]. CRISP – Center for Research in Security and Privacy, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany.
 Dienlin, T. (2017, February). Privatheit und neue soziale Medien – passt das zusammen? Eine Bestandsanalyse modernen Kommunikationsverhaltens [Privacy and new social media – how do they belong together?]. Diakonie Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany.
2016Dienlin, T. (2016, September). Psychologische Kosten-Nutzen-Modelle: Vorhersage individuellen Privatheitsverhaltens auf sozialen Netzwerkseiten [Psychological cost-benefit-models: Predicting individual privacy behavior on SNSs]. Volkswagen Foundation, Frankfurt, Germany.
 Dienlin, T. (2016, July). Die Wirkung von Musik auf die Persönlichkeit Jugendlicher [The effects of music on the personality of adolescents]. German Academic Scholarship Foundation, Florence, Italy.
2015Beckedahl, M., Dienlin, T., Peifer, K.-N., & Schwanitz, T. (2015, November). Vernetzt und abgefischt im Datenmeer – Brauchen wir den Digitalen Neustart? [Big data everywhere. Do we need a digital reboot?]. Invited panel discussion by the Ministry of Justice in North Rhine-Westphalia, Berlin, Germany.
 Stähle, H., & Dienlin, T. (2015, September). Religion and the social web. Discussing implications for privacy, personality, and propaganda. German Academic Scholarship Foundation, Granada, Spain.
 Dienlin, T. (2015, May). Was macht das Internet mit uns? Privatheit, ein veraltetes Konzept? [What does the Internet do with us? Privacy, an obsolete concept?]. University of Esslingen, Esslingen, Germany.
 Dienlin, T. (2015, April). Grundlegende Konzepte der Wirklichkeitskonstruktion durch Medien[Concepts of how the media construct reality]. German Academic Scholarship Foundation, University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
 Dienlin, T. (2015, January). Social Media – Aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse und Nutzungsempfehlungen[Social media—Overview of current research and best practices]. casusQuo GmbH, Hannover, Germany.
2014Dienlin, T. (2014, April). Neue soziale Medien – Eine Gesellschaft verändert sich [The new social media—A society is changing]. German Police Academy, Ainring, Germany.
2013Dienlin, T. (2013, September). Explaining privacy related behaviors on SNSs. School of Communication, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
 Dienlin, T. (2013, April). Neue soziale Medien – Eine Gesellschaft verändert sich [New social media—A society is changing]. German Police University, Münster, Germany.
 Dienlin, T. (2013, February). Eine Analyse antezedenter Faktoren von Privatsphäreverhalten im Social Web [Analyzing antecedent factors of privacy behaviors in the social web]. DFG-Graduiertenkolleg Medien und Privatheit, Passau, Germany.
2012Dienlin, T. (2012, October). Neue soziale Medien – Eine Gesellschaft verändert sich [New social media—A society is changing]. Police Department Osnabrück, Germany.
 Dienlin, T. (2012, September). Neue soziale Medien – Eine Gesellschaft verändert sich [New social media—A society is changing]. German Police University, Münster, Germany.



M.A.Advanced statistics, 2019, Lecture, University of Hohenheim.
 Advanced statistics, 2019, Exercise, University of Hohenheim.
 Advanced statistics, 2018, Lecture, University of Hohenheim.
 Online political participation, 2017, Seminar, University of Hohenheim.
 Current research questions in media psychology, 2016, Seminar, University of Hohenheim.
B.A.Media effects, 2020, Lecture, University of Vienna.
 Practical research training, 2020, Seminar, University of Vienna.
 Media psychology, 2017, Seminar, University of Hohenheim.
 Media psychology, 2016, Seminar, University of Hohenheim.
 Quantitative methods, 2012, Lecture, Hamburg Media School.

Thesis Supervision

M.A.Haskaj, S. (2021); Ehrlich, A. (2020); Erdmann, E. (2020); Herpichböhm, H. (2020); Knauber, D. (2020); Müller, N. (2020); Schmuker, S. (2020); Heinz, T. (2019); Kamilli, A. (2019); Schiefer, D. (2019); Schrempp, T. (2019); Luksch, V. (2018); Toth, R. (2018); Zurbrügg, E. (2018); Bartsch, M. (2013); Brade, U., & Scheuermann, F. (2013).
B.A.Burkhardt, J. (2019); Kaschubowski, D. (2019); Sohns, A. (2019); Kazaz, S. (2018); Rabe, L. (2018); Rakumo, E. (2018); Saur, M. (2018); Schulz, B. (2018); Haag, C. (2017); Hansen, K. (2017); Heck, N. (2017); Ordu, S. (2017); Liedtke, A. (2016); Erlmoser, V. (2016); Frey, I. (2015); Rempel, D. (2015); Böhm, T. (2012).


2022ORF ZIB Magazin (2022-07-01). Gesetz zur Kenntnismachung von Filtern [link]
 Deutschlandfunk (2022-06-23). Sollten Politiker:innen alte Tweets löschen? [link]
 Open Science Magazin des ZBW (2022-04-01). Open Science in der Wissenschaft [link]
 Kleine Zeitung (2022-04-02). Beauty-Filter auf Instagram. [link]
2021Podcast Erinnerungslücken (2021-12-21). Was wurde aus Telegram? [link] (2021-11). Faszination „Squid Game“: Zu viel heiße Luft um nichts? [link]
 ORF (2021-09-28). True Crime [link]
 Falter (2021-06-10). Chattende Politiker. [link]
 Salzburger Nachrichten (2021-04-14). Is the app clubhouse already finished? [link
 Das Ding (2021-04-02). Youtube wants to abolish dislikes – to what effects?
 Top-FM (2021-02-17). Auswirkungen von Social Media.
 Tiroler Tageszeitung (2021-01-31). Kleider machen Leute – und Memes. [link]
 Deutschlandfunk Nova (2021-01-12). Social Media hat nicht nur schlechte Seiten. [link]
 Das Ding (2021-01-09). Meinungsfreiheit und Donald Trump.
2020Studicast (2020-12-03). #49 Fear of Missing Out – was steckt hinter der Millenial-Krankheit FOMO? [link]
 Stadtkind Stuttgart (2020-05-11). Wellnessretreat statt Krisenmodus auf Instagram. [link]
 DM magazine alverde (2020-08). So close and still so distant. Using social media during a pandemic. [link] (2020-06-24). Why do I give my data to Apple but not the government? [link] (2020-06-22). What if there were no social media anymore? [link]
 Deutsche Welle (2020-04-19). Coronavirus: A magic moment for social media? [link]
 WDR2 (2020-04-02). On Virologist Christian Drosten.
 SWR Aktuell (2020-03-17). Communication in times of Corona.
 Gute Nacht Alter (2020-03-03). Why do people share boring #storytime videos? [link]
 Focus Business (2020-03). Digital detox: Smarter than the smartphone.
 SWR2 (2020-02-25). Why do we share privacy experiences online?  Life with cancer on Instagram. [link]
 Das Ding (2020-02-24). Why do people post about cancer on Instagram? [link]
 Deutschlandfunk Nova (2020-02-11). Social media don’t always make us lonely. [link
 WDR Cosmo (2020-01-21). How do people present themselves online?
 SWR Aktuell (2020-01-10). Why is there so much hate online?
 Deutschlandfunk Nova (2020-01-07). About the allure of oddly satisfying videos. [link]
 Allgemeine Zeitung Mainz (2020-01-07). Are we addicted to social media? [link]
2019MDR Aktuell (2019-12-28). Why are people so impolite on Ebay Kleinanzeigen?
 Das Ding (2019-12-19). How problematic is the new app “dasta”? [link]
 Saarbrücker Zeitung (2019-12-13). Permanently online – Am I addicted? [link]
 Neue Presse Coburg (2019-12-10). Is social media addiction a real threat? [link]
 Alpha & Omega (2019-12-07). Talk: Are social media curse or blessing? [link]
 Medien Mittweida (2019-11-22). Instagram tests hidden likes. [link]
 RTL Online (2019-11-17). Instagram abolishes like-function – now also in Germany. [link]
 Das Ding (2019-10-26). Is smartphone addiction a real thing?
 Saarländischer Rundfunk, Abendrot (2019-10-19). Are we addicted to social media? [link]
 Frankfurter Rundschau (2019-10-11). What is the role of online discussion forums in the terrorist attacks in Halle? [link]
 Weekend Magazin (2019-10-02). “Soul-striptease”: Why do we disclose online? [link]
 RTL Online (2019-10-01). To advertise a good cause on social media, how far can you go? [link]
 Focus (2019-09-14). Digital minimalism: Does reducing Social Media use improve our well-being? [link
 SWR, Zur Sache! Baden-Württemberg (2019-09-05). Dangerous roofing for likes and shares on social media. [link]
 Welt am Sonntag (2019-09-01). The selfie in social media – A threat to idyllic places? [link]
 Klein aber Hannah (2019-08-15). Why do we like likes? [link]
 ZDF Heute (2019-08-13). Family chats in social media: Curse and blessing. [link]
 Die Welt (2019-08-10) How to use social media in long-distance relationships. [link]
 Mitteldeutsche Zeitung (2019-08-02) Why we share fears and worries in social media? [link]
 RTL (2019-07-19). Instagram and the end of the Likes. [link]
 SWR Aktuell (2019-06-27). Merkel trembling attacks and its public impact. [link]
 Saarbrücker Zeitung (2019-06-04). Social media usage shows low impact on life satisfaction. [link]
 W & V (2019-05-21). Social media usage and life satisfaction are barely connected. [link]
 MDR Kultur (2019-05-14). Clarified: Social media usage and life satisfaction. [link]
 Der Standard (2019-05-13). Low interaction: Facebook and co. don’t lead to addiction and dissatisfaction. [link]
 Das Ding (2019-05-12). Are there trolls on Instagram?
 Der Standard (2019-05-11). Low impact of social media usage on life satisfaction in a long-term study with teens. [link]
 Das Ding (2019-05-08). Do we care about online privacy?
 Badische Zeitung (2019-05-08). Use social media and still be happy? [link] (2019-05-08). Relief for parents: Low impact of social media usage on life satisfaction. [link]
 Euronews, The Cube (2019-05-07). Has social media destroyed a generation? [link]
 SWR Aktuell (2019-05-07). Social media consumption hardly plays a role in happiness. [link]
 Idw –Informationsdienst Wissenschaft (2019-05-07). Oxford and Hohenheim clarify the connection of social media usage and life satisfaction. [link]
 Science Daily (2019-05-06). Social media usage and life satisfaction: tests show no significance. [link]
 Dialog (2019-05-01). Alone in the crowd. [link]
 Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (2019-04-04). Risky wedding parades for pictures on social media. [link]
 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (2019-04-01). Influencer mobilize the crowds. [link]
 Der Standard (2019-01-11). The difficulty of using social media in the political context. [link]
 Real Scientist (2019-01-06). The private is online – Joining Real Scientists DE. [link]
2018SWR 1, Interview (2018-12-27). News frustration and media competence. [link]
 Deutschlandfunk (2018-12-02). #Unfollow me, artists take a stand. [link]
 SWR 1, Interview (2018-12).Pros and cons of online communication. [link] (2018-11-23). Do we have to delete our social media accounts to find ourselves? [link]
 Bistumspresse (2018-09-05). Do social media promote isolation? [link]
 Kurier (2018-09-05). Verbal escalation in social media. [link]
 Deutschlandfunk Nova (2018-08-21). Why we show off with our vegetables on social media. [link]
 Ruhrnachrichten (2018-03-17). Identity and home feeling in social networks. [link]
 Uni Passau – Cube (2018-01-31). #MeToo and the power of social networks. [link]
 Radio NRW (2017-09-29). Unfriend me: Political statements in social media. [link]
2017Badische Zeitung (2017-09-01). Media education and responsibility of parents. [link]
 HR Info, Netzzeit (2017-07-15). Do Facebook, Instagram and co. lead to loneliness? [link]
 SWR Aktuell (2017-07-14). Social media use makes you sociable. [link] (2017-07-11). Research shows: Social media does not make lonely. [link]
 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (2017-07-11). Social media social m usage increases offline community and happiness. [link]
 DasDing (2017-07-11). Does Social media usage makes us more communicative? [link]
 Deutschland Radio Kultur, Breitband (2017-06-24). Six bits under: Life and death on the web. [link]
 Noizz (2017-03-11). Online portals: moral, anarchist and violent escalations. [link]
 PC Magazin (2016-08). Selfie of horror. [link]
2016SWR Landessschau (2016-05-25). Risky selfies: likes and fame. [link]
 Die Rheinpfalz (2016-03-13). Missing danger awareness leads to risky selfies. [link]
 Weserkurier (2015-11-19). Does Facebook make us sad and lonely? [link]
2015Stuttgart Zeitung (2015-06-12). Self-confirmation through risky selfies? [link]
 Die Welt (2014-10-18). Publish private secrets anonym: a relief? [link]
2014Käpsele (2013-11). The privacy paradox: What we want and what we actually do. [link]
2013Die Tagesthemen (2013-06-25). Why we need privacy. [link]
 Deutschlandradio (2013-06-25). Why we share what we share: privacy on the web. [link]



21 –Speaker of DGPuK Division Media Effects (“Rezeptions- & Wirkungsforschung”)
20 – Institutional Review Board member, University of Vienna.
19 – 21Leopoldina Commission on Digitization and Democracy.
17 – 20Examination board, University of Hohenheim.
16 – 18Admission commissioner, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.

Expert Reports

2021Expert report for the federal government of Saarland, Germany: What is the effect of using social media on young people? [summary]
2016Expert report for the court decision: Can the social development of adolescents be impaired by listening to extreme right-wing music? File number: 24 OWi 12 Js 918/15, District Court of Weiden, Germany (2016). [press coverage]


Board memberCyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, Journal of Media Psychology, Media Psychology
Ad hocActa Psychologica; American Journal of Epidemiology; Annals of the International Communication Association; Behavior & Information Technology; Computational Communication Research; Communication Methods and Measures; Communication Research; Computational Communication Science; Computers in Human Behavior; Cyberpsychology and Social Networks; Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace; Decision Sciences; Information, Communication & Society; Information, Communication & Society; International Journal of Communication; International Journal of Electronic Business; International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction; Journal of Adolescence; Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media; Journal of Children and Media; Journal of Communication; Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication; Journal of Cybersecurity; Journal of Information Technology; Journal of Media Psychology; Journal of Social and Personal Relationships; Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology; Mass Communication & Society; Media Psychology; Medienjournal; Mobile Media & Communication; New Media & Society; PLOS ONE; Science Technology and Human Values; Scientific Reports; SCM; Social Media + Society; Technology Mind and Behavior.
 For an overview of all reviews, see:
Conf.DGPs Biannual Conference Division Media Psychology, ICA’s Annual Conference Division InfoSys, ICA’s Annual Conference Division CaT, DGPuK’s Annual Conference, DGPuK’s Annual Conference Division RezFo, European Conference on Information Systems, International Conference on Information Systems.

Organization of Conferences & Workshops

2019Privacy Online: What Have We Learned So Far? (2019, May). International and interdisciplinary conference at Hohenheim, Stuttgart. Project: Transformations of Privacy, Volkswagen Foundation. [website]
2017Dienlin, T., Masur, P. (2017, September). Increasing privacy: Empowerment or paternalism? Workshop held at “New Frontiers in Social Media Research – International Summer School 2017”, Duisburg, Germany.


ICAInternational Communication Association
DGPsDeutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie
DGPuKDeutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft

Vienna, Austria, 2022-08-06

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