• April 6, 2020
    We are very happy to announce that Alice Binder recently defended her dissertation entitled "The influence of healthy food placements within children’s movies. Persuasive mechanisms and effects" with distinction.
    Congratulations, Dr. Alice!
  • March 18, 2020
    Master thesis proposals update! We invite all M.A. students who are interested in writing their upcoming master thesis under the support of our team to have a look at the proposals and interesting research projects posted on our site.
  • March 11, 2020
    The dates and topics of this semester's research colloquium are now available. As usual, we invite everyone to join us on interesting debates. Please also check who's given a talk at our colloquium in the past years.
  • January 15, 2020
    Top AdME job placement! Brigitte Naderer has accepted a position at one of the best communication departments in Europe, the Department of Media and Communication at the LMU Munich, Germany. Starting January 1, she joined the lab of Professor Diana Rieger.

    Brigitte studied Communication Science (MA, 2012) and Political Science (MA, 2014) at the University of Vienna. Starting September 2013, she was a predoctoral researcher within our research group. Her PhD project entitled "The impact of product placements in children's movies. Content, effects, and protective measures", supervised by Jörg Matthes, was awarded the 2018 Bank Austria Research Award as well as a Top Dissertation Award by the International Communication Association (ICA). Brigitte defended her dissertation with "summa cum laude" (highest honor) in March 2017 and, since September 2017, worked as a postdoctoral researcher within our group.

    Congratulations, Brigitte!