Annabell Halfmann

Annabell Halfmann

Annabell Halfmann

Academic Staff
University of Mannheim
Institute for Media and Communication Studies
B 6, 30–32 – Room 428
68159 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181–3937
Fax: +49 621 181–1399
E-mail: halfmann
Consultation hour(s):
By appointment

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Dr. Annabell Halfmann is an academic staff member at the chair of Prof. Teresa Naab. Until April 2022, she was a Ph.D.-scholarship holder of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (“Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”) and completed her doctorate at the chair of Prof. Peter Vorderer with a dissertation on self-control over mobile communication. Prior to that, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication management and a master’s degree in media and communication studies.

Her main areas of research concern media selection, processes, and effects. In particular, she is concerned with self-control and social norms in the context of mobile media use, effects on well-being,  as well as  exposure to and effects of entertainment media. She holds seminars for BA and MA students that focus on communication theories and quantitative methods (e.g. experimental research designs). Furthermore, she is responsible for the approval of courses.


  • Halfmann, A. & Vorderer, P. (2021). Model of complex entertainment experiences. In J. . van den Bulck & D. R. Roskos-Ewoldsen, The international encyclopedia of media psychology (S. ). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.