Adrian Meier M.A.

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

Since 04/2015 Research assistant and Ph.D. 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. Thesis titled "The (not so) guilty mouse potato: How appraisal of online procrastination changes the recovery outcome after online media use"

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. Thesis titled "Facebocrastination - Predictors of using Facebook for procrastination"

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

05/2018 Best Paper Award (3rd place) of the 63rd Annual Conference of the German Communication Association (DGPuK)

04/2016 Best Paper Award (3rd place) of 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)
  • Online communication and well-being
  • Uses and effects of digital media (e.g., social media, video on demand, games)
  • Media use, prejudice, and stereotypes

 

Memberships

  • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
  • International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
  • German Communication Association (DGPuK), particularly in the divisions on Media Uses and Effects, Digital Communication, and Research Methods

 

Service in the academic community

  • Ad-hoc reviewer for national and international conferences (ICA; DGPuK Media Uses and Effects Division; DGPs Media Psychology Division)
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for international journals (Media Psychology; New Media & Society; Journal of Media Psychology; Mobile Media & Communication; Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking; Communication & Society; Field Methods; Social Science Computer Review)