Adrian Meier M.A.

DSC_0640_tonwert_1000px06/2017 Research visit with Catalina L. Toma at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Since 04/2015 Research associate and PhD candidate at the Department of Communication, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

10/2013–03/2015 Master of Arts in Communication Science at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz.

01–06/2013 Semester abroad at Gothenburg University, Sweden

04/2010–09/2013 Bachelor of Arts in Communication (major) and Political Science (minor) at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz.

10/2010–01/2015 Research and teaching assistant at the Department of Communication, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, e.g., in the field of corporate communication, online communication, scientific writing, and computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Internships and student employee at the Department of Communication Studies and Media Research, Ludwig Maximilians University (Munich) and PRIME Research international (Mainz)

 

Awards and scholarships

05/2020 Top Student Paper (1st place) of the Communication & Technology Division at the 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) (together with Alicia Gilbert, Sophie Börner and Daniel Possler)

01/2019 Best Paper Award (1st place) at the 25th Annual Conference of the Media Uses and Effects Division of the German Communication Association (DGPuK) (together with Christine Meltzer & Leonard Reinecke)

05/2018 Top Student Paper (3rd place) at the 63rd Annual Conference of the German Communication Association (DGPuK)

04/2016 Top Student Paper (3rd place) at the 61st Annual Conference of the German Communication Association (DGPuK) (together with Tobias Lentz)

12/2015 Award of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz for an outstanding seminar paper on the reduction of stereotypes about muslims through evaluative conditioning (together with Inga Louis, Helena Schmidt, Sophia Schmidt, and Benno Viererbl)

10/2014–03/2015 and 04/2012–04/2013 Two-times recipient of the Deutschlandstipendium

11/2013 Award of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz for an outstanding BA thesis

 

Research interests

  • Media use and self-regulation (e.g., self-control and procrastination)
  • Social media and well-being/mental health (e.g., in the context of social comparison)
  • In general: Uses and effects of digital media (e.g., social media, video on demand, games)

 

Memberships

  • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • German Communication Association (DGPuK), particularly in the Media Uses and Effects division
  • German Psychological Society (DGPs), particularly in the Media Psychology division

 

Service in the academic community

  • Ad-hoc reviewer for national and international conferences (ICA; DGPuK Media Uses and Effects Division; DGPs Media Psychology Division; CHI)
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for international journals (e.g., Media Psychology; New Media & Society; Journal of Media Psychology; Mobile Media & Communication; Social Media & Society; Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking; Computers in Human Behavior; Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace; Social Science Computer Review)