Dr. Annabell Halfmann

Dr. 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
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. Furthermore, she leads the research project “The effects of gender-fair language in journalistic articles”, which is funded by the University of Mannheim and the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts (MWK) Baden-Württemberg.

Annabell Halfmann 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.