Year: 2022

  • Matthes, J., Stevic, A., Koban, K., Thomas, M. F., Forrai, M., & Karsay, K. (2022, August). Fearful or mindful? Fear of missing out, reflective smartphone disengagement, and loneliness in late adolescents. Presentation to the Communication Theory & Methodology Division at the AEJMC Annual Convention, August 3-6, Detroit, USA.
  • Koban, K., Neureiter, A., Stevic, A., & Matthes, J. (2022, May). The COVID-19 infodemic at your fingertips. Reciprocal relationships between COVID-19 information FOMO, bedtime smartphone news engagement, and daytime tiredness over time. Presentation to the Mobile Communication Interest Group at the (hybrid) 72nd annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 26-30, Paris, France.
  • Forrai, M., Koban, K., & Matthes, J. (2022, May). Short-sighted ghosts. Psychological antecedents and consequences of ghosting others within adolescents' and young adults' romantic relationships and friendships. Presentation to the Mobile Communication Interest Group at the (hybrid) 72nd annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 26-30, Paris, France.
  • Koban, K., Banks, J., & Haggadone, B. (2022, May). Avoiding the abject and seeking the script: Perceived mind, morality, and trust in a persuasive social robot. Presentation to the Human-Machine Communication Interest Group at the (hybrid) 72nd annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 26-30, Paris, France.
  • Banks, J., Haggadone, B., & Koban, K. (2022, May). Breaking the typecast: Moral status and trust in social robots. Presentation to the Human-Machine Communication Interest Group at the (hybrid) 72nd annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 26-30, Paris, France.


Year: 2021

  • Koban, K., Haggadone, B. A., & Banks, J. (2021, September). Watched by a droid: Social facilitation and inhibition from a robot observer. Presentation at the 12th Conference of the Media Psychology Division of the German Psychological Society (DGPs), September 8-10.
  • Matthes, J., Koban, K., Neureiter, A., & Stevic, A. (2021, August). Emotionally connected: Longitudinal relationships between fear of COVID-19, smartphone online self-disclosure, and psychological health. Presentation to the Communicating Science, Health, Environment, and Risk Division at the (virtual) AEJMC Annual Convention, August 4-7.
  • Koban, K., & Banks, J. (2021, May). It feels, therefore it is: How perceptions of mental capacities in robots determine mind ascription. Presentation to the Information Systems Division at the (virtual) 71st annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 27-31.
  • Banks, J., & Koban, K. (2021, May). A kind apart: The limited application of human race and sex stereotypes to androids. Presentation to the Human-Machine Communication Interest Group at the (virtual) 71st annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 27-31.
  • Banks, J., & Koban, K. (2021, May). Framing effects on judgments of robots' (im)moral behaviors. Presentation to the Human-Machine Communication Interest Group at the (virtual) 71st annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 27-31.
  • Haggadone, B., Banks, J., & Koban, K. (2021, May). Of robots and robotkind: Extending intergroup contact theory to social machines. Presentation to the Intergroup Communication Interest Group at the (virtual) 71st annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 27-31.
  • Stevic, A., Koban, K., Binder, A., & Matthes, J. (2021, May). You are not alone: Smartphone use, friendship satisfaction, and anxiety during the COVID-19 crisis. Presentation to the Mobile Communication Interest Group at the (virtual) 71st annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 27-31.
  • Meade, L. M., Koban, K., & Banks, J. (2021, February). First encounters with social robots. Determining the likability gap via users' attribution of mental capacities. (Virtual) Presentation at the 2021 Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Virtual Annual Convention, February 9-13.


Year: 2020

  • Koban, K., & Rosenthal-von der Pütten, A. (2020, October). Negotiating between media equation and mind attribution – A reflection on dynamic changes between two levels of anthropomorphism in human-robot interaction. Presentation at the (virtual) NordiCHI 2020 workshop "Otherware needs Otherness: Understanding and Designing Artificial Counterparts", October 26.
  • Koban, K., Rumi, M., Pöschl, M., & Ohler, P. (2020, May). Seeing characters in a new light. Psychological consequences of actor-character mismatches for viewers' involvement in fictitious characters. Presentation at the (virtual) 70th annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 20-26.
  • Bornemeier, J., Koban, K. Kampel, S., & Ohler, P. (2020, May). Playing at war. Examining the relation of military-themed video games and corresponding online communities to players' social dominance orientation and right-wing authoritarianism. Poster presentation at the (virtual) 70th annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 20-26.
  • Kampel, S., Koban, K., Bornemeier, J., & Ohler, P. (2020, May). The downsides of being a female streamer. An automated content analysis approach to sexual harassment in female Twitch streamers' chatlogs. Poster presentation at the (virtual) 70th annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 20-26.
  • Banks, J., Chauveau, P. de V., & Koban, K. (2020, May). Ontology over demography: Stereotyping effects of robot race/sex cues. Paper to be presented at the (virtual) ICA Preconference of the Human-Machine Communication Interest Group, May 21.
  • Chauveau, P. de V., Banks, J., & Koban, K. (2020, May). Time matters when you play with robots:  Salient dimensions of robot-human interaction forms. Paper to be presented at the (virtual) ICA Preconference of the Human-Machine Communication Interest Group, May 21.


Year: 2019

  • Koban, K. & Spaan, M. (2019, May). Differential susceptibility for marathon viewing and its effects on viewers' subjective-well-being. Presentation at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 24-28, Washington, DC, USA.
  • Koban, K., Schultz, J., Pietschmann, D., & Ohler, P. (2019, May). All aboard the hype train – but for how long? An exploratory study on how individuals' personality characteristics and game motiva-tions determine their playing behavior throughout the Pokémon GO hype cycle. Presentation at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 24-28, Washington, DC, USA.
  • Bowman, N.D. & Koban, K. (2019, May). A German translation of the video game demand scale. Presentation at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 24-28, Washington, DC, USA.
  • Stein, J.-P., Koban, K., & Joos, S. (2019, May). Worth the effort? Comparing viewers' identification, parasocial interaction, immersion, and enjoyment of different YouTube vlog production styles and topics. Presentation at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 24-28, Washington, DC, USA.


Year: 2018

  • Koban, K., Thieme, J. S., & Heins, C.-M. (2018, May). Parasocial recreation. Parasocial relationships with liked and disliked media personae as a source for physical and social well-being. Presentation at the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 24-28, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Koban, K. & Biehl, J. (2018, May). It depends on how you play! Explaining video games' efficiency as a coping tool for distressing life situations. Presentation at the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 24-28, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Watts, E.R., Bowman, N.D., Koban, K., Knight, J., & Nicholson A.L. (2018, May). Game streaming and digital audiences: Awareness, without closeness. Presentation at the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 24-28, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Koban, K., Kapp, S., Krieger, S., Druzhkov, M., & Pietschmann, D. (2018, May). As time goes by. Exploring the dynamic nature of avatar characterization and player-avatar relationships in traditional role-playing games. Presentation at the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 24-28, Prague, Czech Republic.


Year: 2017

  • Koban, K. (2017, September). Don't wanna miss a thing. Differentiating effects of instant messag-ing features on social well-being. Presentation at the 10th Conference of the Media Psychology Division, September 6-8, Landau, Germany.
  • Schieferbein, A., Koban, K, & Ohler, P. (2017, September). Examining the influence of porn genre and trait aggressiveness on harmful effects of online pornography. Presentation at the 10th Conference of the Media Psychology Division, September 6-8, Landau, Germany.
  • Koban, K., Breuer, J., Mohseni, M.R., & Noack, S. (2017, May). Who wants to have more than mood repair? Quiz games as mood and competence boosters. Presentation at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 25-29, San Diego, USA.
  • Koban, K., Stein, J.-P., & Eckhardt, V. (2017, May). Haters gonna hate. Connecting personality traits and usage intensity to dysfunctional commenting in Facebook discussions. Presentation at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 25-29, San Diego, USA.
  • Koban, K. (2017, April). It's about time! Action video games' demand of cognitive skills during pro-longed periods of gaming. Presentation at the 2017 Broadcast Education Association research symposium "Video Games: A Medium That Demands Our Attention", April 23, Las Vegas, USA.


Year: 2016

  • Koban, K. & Müller, N. H. (2016, November). Putting the active in noninteractive. Entertainment experiences and its self-regulatory consequences in a cognitively challenging television format. Presentation at the 6th ECC ECREA Conference, November 9-12, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Krüger, S., Koban, K., & Belentschikow, V. (2016, November). Out of sight, out of mind? Effects of tie strength and residential separation on relationship maintenance behaviors on Facebook. Presentation at the 6th ECC ECREA Conference, November 9-12, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Koban, K. & Ohler, P. (2016, June). I hate it, but I can't stop. Addictive tendencies as a mediator for negative game experience in a mobile trivia game. Presentation at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), June 9-13, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Koban, K., Valtin, G., & Rogenz, S. (2016, June). Guilty pleasures? Determining the effectiveness of entertaining micro breaks for recreational purposes. Poster presentation at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), June 9-13, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Liebold, B., Pietschmann, D., Zurbrügg, E., Schüppel, V., & Koban, K. (2016, June). Did the Joker play aggressive video games? A two-wave cross-lagged panel analysis of the relation between aggressive video game play, trait aggressiveness, and psychopathy. Presentation at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), June 9-13, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Pietschmann, D., Liebold, B., & Koban, K. (2016, June). The presence of repeated exposure. Longitudinal effects on presence during a nine-week video game training study. Presentation at the ISPR Pre-Conference: The power of presence, June 8, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Winkler, L. & Koban, K. (2016, March). Mirror, mirror on the wall. The impact of mediated attractiveness priming on individuals' self-esteem. Poster presented at the 58th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), March 21-23, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Koban, K., Heid, A., & Ohler, P. (2016, March). Love the way you lie. Der Einfluss des Geschlechts und der soziosexuellen Orientierung auf die Akzeptabilität von Täuschungsverhalten in der Partnerwerbung [Love the way you lie. Sex-specific influence patterns of sociosexual mating orientation on acceptance of deception in human courtship]. Presentation at the 16th Annual Conference of the MVE list (Human Behavior in Evolutionary Perspective), March 16-18, Berlin, Germany.
  • Liebold, B. & Koban, K. (2016). Learn to play or play to learn? Immersive technologies and knowledge transfer. Invited talk at the University of Luxembourg.


Year: 2015

  • Liebold, B., Koban, K., & Ohler, P. (2015b, September). Newbies, start your engines. Virtual motor skill training and true transfer. Presentation at the 9th Conference of the Media Psychology Division of the DGPs, September 9-11, Tübingen, Germany.
  • Koban, K., Liebold, B., & Ohler, P. (2015, August). Good newbie or Poor newbie? Determinants of video game skill acquisition at an early stage. Presentation at the HCI International 2015, August 2-7, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Liebold, B., Koban, K., & Ohler, P. (2015a, May). How to become a race driver at home. The effects of authentic input devices and simulation accuracy on motor skill learning and real world transfer. Presentation at the 65th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 21-25, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Koban, K. & Ohler, P. (2015, March). Zwischen Wahrheit und Lüge. Die Bedeutung evolvierter Selbstdarstellungsstrategien auf das Partnerwahlverhalten von Männern und Frauen [Between honesty and deceit. The impact of evolved self-presentation strategies on mating choice in men and women]. Presentation at the 15th Annual Conference of the MVE list (Human Behavior in Evolutionary Perspective), March 14-16, Würzburg, Germany.


Year: 2014

  • Liebold, B., Koban, K., & Pietschmann, D. (2014, November). Are gamers good race car drivers? Transfer of prior experience to game-based learning scenarios. Paper presented at ECC ECREA Pre-Conference: Games and Society. From Social Interaction to Social Change?, November 11, Lisbon, Portugal.