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and Media Sciences at the Institute of Social Sciences at the
In our research, we mainly focus on the current and socially relevant aspects of digital communication and science communication from the perspective of media users.
We address questions like: What influence do the changing communication environments have on people's everyday lives? How do social media affect individual communication and perceptions, as well as social relationships?
We are particularly interested in the relationship between science and the public and (digital) science communication from the media users' perspective. Our goals are to reflect on society and to build awareness about the societal and social influence of innovation and digital media. We also aim to give new impulses for the discourse between science and the public.
Taddicken, M., Kohout, S., & Hoppe, I. (2019). How Aware Are Other Nations of Climate Change? Analyzing Germans' Second-Order Climate Change Beliefs About Chinese, US American and German People. Environmental Communication. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2018.1561483 .
Taddicken, M., Reif, A. and Hoppe, I. (2018). 'What do people know about climate change - and how confident are they? On measurements and analyses of science related knowledge'. JCOM 17 (03), A01. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/2.17030201 .
Taddicken, M. & Reif (2016). Who Participates in the Climate Change Online Discourse? A Typology of Germans' Online Engagement. Communications- the European Journal of Communication Research, Special Issue on Scientific uncertainty in the Public Discourse, 41(3), 315-337, DOI: 10.1515/commun-2016-0012 .
Döring, N., Reif, A. & Poeschl, S. (2016). How gender-stereotypical are selfies? A content analysis and comparison with magazine adverts. Computers in Human Behavior, 55(B), 955-962. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2015.10.001 . PDF.