Associate Professor for Media Effects and Media Psychology
Ph.D. (Dr. phil.) in Psychology, University of Hamburg
M.A. (Dipl. Psych.) in Psychology, University of Hamburg
- August 2017 – present: Associate Professor at the Department of Communication at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
- February 2012 - July 2017: Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
- January 2011 - January 2012: Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Media and Communication Studies (Prof. Dr. Peter Vorderer) at the University of Mannheim
- August - October 2009: Visiting Scholar at the Department of Communication at Michigan State University (MSU), funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
- April 2009 - June 2011: Research Assistant in the Research Project “Socialization in the Social Web“ funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Department of Psychology (Prof. Dr. Sabine Trepte), University of Hamburg
- January 2007 - December 2010: Research Assistant at Hamburg Media School
In his research, Leonard Reinecke addresses a variety of topics in the context of media uses and effects. His current areas of research include:
- Media psychology and entertainment research
- The reciprocal effects of media use and psychological well-being
- Media use, self-control, and procrastination
- Mobile Internet use, „permanently online, permanently connected“ (POPC) usage behavior, and online vigilance
- Digital stress
- Online social interaction, online social support, and online social capital
He is the founder and coordinator of the “Young Scholars Network on Media Use and Well-Being″ funded by the German Research Foundation.
Professional Organizations and Service to the Scientific Community
Leonard Reinecke is an incoming Co-Editor of Media Psychology and will start his editorial term in September 2020.
He is a member of the editorial boards of Human Communication Research, Media Psychology, Journal of Media Psychology, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, and Mobile Media and Communication.
Additionally, he is an ad-hoc reviewer for a large number of national and international scientific journals in the area of communication and media psychology, among them the Journal of Communication, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Communication Research, Mass Communication and Society, New Media and Society, and Computers in Human Behavior.
He is a member of the International Communication Association (ICA), the German Communication Association (DGPuK), and the German Psychological Association (DGPs) and a reviewer for numerous national and international academic conferences.
Awards and Achievements
- Top Paper Award of the Mass Communication Division of the National Communication Association (NCA)
- Top Paper Award of the Communication and Technology Division of the International Communication Association (ICA)
- Excellence in Teaching Award of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
- Best-Paper Award of the Media Uses and Effects Division of the German Communication Association (DGPuK)
- Best-Paper Award of the Media Psychology Division of the Germany Psychological Association (DGPs)