Marina F. Thomas, BSc M.Sc.

Predoctoral Researcher

Währinger Straße 29 (R. 3.37), 1090 Vienna

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Consultation: Based upon prior agreement

Marina F. Thomas is a researcher at the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna since October 2019. She obtained her research master in behavioral science from Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands). Prior to that, she studied psychology and philosophy at Radboud University and Koç University (Istanbul, Turkey). Her research interests include media psychology, social psychology, sexuality, and quantitative methods such as experiments.

In her dissertation, she investigates the effects that choice abundance and social feedback on dating apps have on fear of being single and other indicators of well-being.

Awards & Acknowledgements

  • 2023, May
    Top Student-led Paper Award for the paper "The psychological influence of number of profiles and decision mode on dating apps: When locomotion is self-devaluing", Mobile Communication Division, ICA annual convention, Toronto, Canada (co-authors: Alice Binder & Jörg Matthes).
  • 2023, May
    "Short-term grant abroad" (KWA) of the University of Vienna for a research stay at the University of Toronto (Prof. Geoff MacDonald, Department of Psychology)