Rebekka Kreling M.A.

Since 03/2021 Research associate at the working group Media Effects and Media Psychology, Department of Communication, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz. Working on the research project „Media Entertainment & Psychological Resilience”.

08/2020 – 02/2021 Fundraiser at the Vienna University of Economics & Business

10/2017- 12/2020 Master of Arts in Communication (Communication and Media Research) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and University of Vienna

10/2013 – 07/2017 Bachelor of Arts in Communication (major) and Economics (minor) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz


Research interests

  • (Digital) media use and eudaimonic well-being
  • Media use and resilience
  • Self-presentation on Social Networking Sites



2024 – Best Paper Award (1st place) at the annual conference of the Media Reception and Effects division (RezFo) of the German Communication Association (DGPuK) (with Leonard Reinecke)

2023 – Best Research Report (1st place) at the 13th Conference of the Media Psychology Division of the German Psychological Society (DGPs) (with Felix Dietrich, Alicia Gilbert, and Leonard Reinecke)

2021 – Top Paper Award of the Communication & Technology Division at the 71st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) (with Adrian Meier and Leonard Reinecke)