Dr. Frank Schneider

Dr. Frank M. Schneider

Dr. Frank M. Schneider

Academic Staff
University of Mannheim
Institute for Media and Communication Studies
B 6, 30–32 – Room 422
68159 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181–3938
Fax: +49 621 181–1399
E-mail: frank.schneider
Consultation hour(s):
By appointment

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Dr. Frank M. Schneider is an academic staff member (post-doctoral researcher) at the chair of Prof. Peter Vorderer. He studied psychology, communication psychology and media education at the Universities of Konstanz and Koblenz-Landau, worked in the media research department of SWR (2001–2004), held an interim junior professorship for methods of empirical social research at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern (2005/2006), and was a research assistant and research associate at the Institute for Communication Psychology and Media Education from 2001 to 2013 (University of Koblenz-Landau), where he received his doctorate in 2012 on the subject of subjective film evaluation criteria. From 2014–2015, he held an interim professorship in communication science at the University of Hohenheim. His main research interests concern media choice, processes, and effects, and methodological issues in different areas of media psychological and communication research (e.g., online communication, entertainment research, political communication, internal organizational communication). He focuses on the relationship between entertainment experiences and political information processing and its potential for learning and behavioral change. Furthermore, he is interested in how people use media for coping. In addition, he explores the impact of online ostracism and the pressure to be always connected in social media environments on the users’ well-being. He also specializes in methodological advances such as the development and validation of measures and methods. His teaching activities include a wide range of courses for BA and MA students on quantitative methods and topics at the interface between media psychology and communication research (e.g., media use and well-being, political information processing).