Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Stephan Winter

Academic qualification

2009-2012
Ph. D., Psychology (Dr. phil.)
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Dissertation: “Lost in information? Social psychological aspects of selecting and processing online news” (translated)

2005-2007
M. Sc., Applied Communication and Media Science
Master thesis: “Impression Management 2.0 – The relationship between personality traits and self-presentation on social networking sites“(translated)

2002-2005
B. Sc., Applied Communication and Media Science
Specialization: Psychology, Computer Science

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Professional background

Since 2015
Principal Investigator of the research project “The social side of news: Attitude formation and expression in social networking sites under conditions of impression motivation” (funded by the German Research Foundation)

Since 2012
Postdoctoral researcher
Social Psychology: Media and Communication (Chair: Nicole C. Krämer), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

2014
Visiting scholar
Center for Information Technology and Society (Prof. Miriam J. Metzger), University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

2009-2012
Research assistant and doctoral student
Social Psychology: Media and Communication (Chair: Nicole C. Krämer), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

2010-2011
Journalist for Deutschlandradio (German public broadcasting: “Germany Radio”), DRadio Wissen (station for science and knowledge)

2010
Visiting researcher
Department of Communication (Prof. Joseph B. Walther), Michigan State University, USA

2007-2009
Editorial traineeship
Westdeutsche Zeitung (German daily newspaper), Düsseldorf

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Research projects

2015-2017
“The social side of news: Attitude formation and expression in social networking sites under conditions of impression motivation” (funded by the German Research Foundation, Principal Investigator: Stephan Winter)

2014
Selective use of news cues – A multiple-motive perspective on online credibility and information selection (Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service, cooperation with Prof. Miriam J. Metzger and Prof. Andrew J. Flanagin, University of California, Santa Barbara)

 

2013-2014
Effects of social audience reactions on the perception of online news in participatory websites (Science Support Centre, University of Duisburg-Essen, Stephan Winter)

2011-2013
Reception of online science information – Factors of selection and attitude formation (Special Priority Program „Science and the general public: Understanding fragile and conflicting scientific evidence”, funded by the German Research Foundation, Prinicipal Investigator: Nicole C. Krämer)

2009-2011
The relative importance of information source and information complexity for selection and processing of science information in the Internet (Special Priority Program „Science and the general public: Understanding fragile and conflicting scientific evidence”, funded by the German Research Foundation, Prinicipal Investigator: Nicole C. Krämer)

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Memberships

2013-2015
Member of the “Global Young Faculty”, network for excellent young scholars in the Ruhr metropolitan area (http://www.global-young-faculty.de/en.html)

Since September 2013
Vice spokesperson of the group of young scholars in the division "Media psychology" of the German Psychological Society

Since 2012
German Psychological Society DGPs (Groups: Media psychology and social psychology)

Since 2010
International Communication Association (Divisions: Communication and Technology, Information Systems, Mass Communication)

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Publications

2016

Winter, S., Krämer, N. C., Benninghoff, B., & Gallus, C. (accepted). Shared entertainment, shared opinions: The influence of Social TV comments on the evaluation of talent shows. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media.

Winter, S., Metzger, M. J., & Flanagin, A. J. (2016). Selective use of news cues: A multiple-motive perspective on information selection in social media environments. Journal of Communication, 66, 669-693. doi: 10.1111/jcom.12241

Winter, S., & Neubaum, G. (2016). Examining characteristics of opinion leaders in social media – A motivational approach. Social Media + Society, 2, 1-12. doi:10.1177/2056305116665858

Winter, S., & Krämer, N. C. (2016). Who’s right: The author or the audience? Effects of user comments and ratings on the perception of online science articles. Communications – The European Journal of Communication Research, 41, 339-360. doi:10.1515/commun-2016-0008 .

Krämer, N. C., Eimler, S. C., Neubaum, G., Winter, S., Rösner, L., & Oliver, M. B. (2016). Broadcasting one world: How watching online videos can elicit elevation and reduce stereotypes. New Media & Society. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/1461444816639963

Rösner, L., Winter, S., & Krämer, N. C. (2016). Dangerous minds? Effects of uncivil online comments on aggressive cognitions, emotions, and behavior. Computers in Human Behavior, 58, 461-470. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2016.01.022

Stadtler, M., Winter, S., Scharrer, L., Thomm, E., Krämer, N. & Bromme, R. (akzeptiert). Selektion, Integration und Evaluation: Wie wir das Internet nutzen, wenn wir uns über Wissenschaft informieren wollen. Psychologische Rundschau Sonderheft: Gewissheit und Skepsis – Wissenschaftskommunikation als Forschungsthema der Psychologie.

Krämer, N. C., & Winter, S. (in press). Digitized communication at work. In G. Hertel, D. Stone, R. Johnson, & J. Passmore (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of the Internet at Work. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell

Rosenthal-von der Pütten, A., Elson, M. & Winter, S. (2016). Kommentar zum Positionspapier zur Lage der Allgemeinen Psychologie aus medienpsychologischer Sicht. Psychologische Rundschau, 67, 198-199.

Winter, S. (2016). Selective Exposure. In N. C. Krämer, S. Schwan, D. Unz & M. Suckfüll (Hrsg.), Medienpsychologie: Schlüsselbegriffe und Konzepte (2. Auflage, S. 24-30). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

Eimler, S. C. & Winter, S. (2016). Impression Management und Self-Disclosure in sozialen Medien. In N. C. Krämer, S. Schwan, D. Unz & M. Suckfüll (Hrsg.), Medienpsychologie: Schlüsselbegriffe und Konzepte (2. Auflage, S. 363-371). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

Krämer, N. C., Rösner, L. & Winter, S. (2016). Krisenkommunikation bei Facebook? Wie sich die Social-Media-Nutzung öffentlicher Institutionen auf ihre Glaubwürdigkeit auswirkt. In T. Jäger, D. Freudenberg & A. Daun (Hrsg.), Politisches Krisenmanagement – Wahrnehmung, Wissen und Kommunikation (S. 155–167). Wiesbaden: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-09223-8_10

2015

Winter, S., Brückner, C., & Krämer, N. C. (2015). They came, they liked, they commented: Social influence on Facebook news channels. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 18, 431–436. doi:10.1089/cyber.2015.0005.

Winter, S., Krämer, N. C., Rösner, L., & Neubaum, G. (2015). Don’t keep it (too) simple: How textual representations of scientific uncertainty affect laypersons’ attitudes. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 34, 251-272. doi: 10.1177/0261927X14555872

Krämer, N. C., Winter, S., Benninghoff, B., & Gallus, C. (2015). How "social" is Social TV? The influence of social motives and expected outcomes on the usage of Social TV applications. Computers in Human Behavior, 51, 255-262. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.05.005

Detjen, H., Hoffmann, S., Rösner, L., Winter, S., Geisler, S., Krämer, N., & Bumiller, G. (2015). Integrating volunteers into rescue processes: analysis of user requirements and mobile app conception. International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, 7, 1–18. doi:10.4018/IJISCRAM.2015040101

2014

Winter, S., & Krämer, N. C. (2014). A question of credibility – Effects of source cues and recommendations on information selection on news sites and blogs. Communications – The European Journal of Communication Research, 39, 435-456. doi: 10.1515/commun-2014-0020

Winter, S., Neubaum, G., Eimler, S. C., Gordon, V., Theil, J. Herrmann, J., Meinert, J., & Krämer, N. C. (2014). Another brick in the Facebook wall – How personality traits relate to the content of status updates. Computers in Human Behavior, 34, 194–202. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2014.01.048

Krämer, N. C. & Winter, S. (2014). Selektion und Rezeption von wissenschaftsbezogenen Informationen aus dem Internet – Entwicklung eines theoretischen Modells und Implikationen für instruktionale Settings. Unterrichtswissenschaft – Zeitschrift für Lernforschung, 42, 39–54.

Krämer, N. C., Rösner, L., Eimler, S. C., Winter, S., & Neubaum, G. (2014). Let the weakest link go! Empirical explorations on the relative importance of weak and strong ties on social networking sites. Societies, 4, 785–809. doi: 10.3390/soc4040785

2013

Winter, S. (2013). Lost in Information? – Sozialpsychologische Aspekte der Selektion und Rezeption von journalistischen Online-Angeboten. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

2012

Winter, S., & Krämer, N. C. (2012). Selecting science information in Web 2.0: How source cues, message sidedness, and need for cognition influence users' exposure to blog posts. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 18, 80-96. doi: 10.1111/j.1083-6101.2012.01596.x

2011

Winter, S., Haferkamp, N., Stock, Y., & Krämer, N. C. (2011). The digital quest for love – The role of relationship status in self-presentation on social networking sites. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 5. http://www.cyberpsychology.eu/view.php?cisloclanku=2011121801&article=3

2010

Winter, S., Eimler, S. C., Haferkamp, N. & Krämer, N. C. (2010). Bildung zum Download? Der Einfluss von Print- und Online-Medien auf das Allgemeinwissen. In S. Trepte & M. Verbeet (Hrsg.), Allgemeinbildung in Deutschland – Erkenntnisse aus dem SPIEGEL-Studentenpisa-Test (S. 315-332). Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag.

Winter, S., Krämer, N. C., Appel, J., & Schielke, K. (2010). Information selection in the blogosphere – The effect of expertise, community rating, and age. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 802-807). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

2008

Krämer, N. C., & Winter, S. (2008). Impression management 2.0 – The relationship of self-esteem, extraversion, self-efficacy, and self-presentation within social networking sites. Journal of Media Psychology, 20, 106-116.

2005

Schmitt-Beck, R., Schwarz, F., Abbaszadeh, C. & Winter, S. (2005). Wahlkommunikation im Internet. Eine Exploration zur Nutzung von Informationslotsen am Beispiel des „WählerInformationsSystems" zur Europawahl 2004. Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen, 36, 839-853.

Conference presentations

2016

Rösner, L., Winter, S. & Krämer, N. C. (accepted). The influence of privacy control options on the evaluation and usage intentions of mobile applications for volunteers in crisis situations. Presentation at the conference of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). Prague, Czech Republic.

Hayat, T., Hershkovitz, A., Krämer, N. C., & Winter, S. (accepted). Credibility assessment and tie strength on Facebook. Presentation at the AOIR (Association of Internet Researchers) conference. Berlin, Germany.

Horstmann, A., Winter, S., Rösner, L. & Krämer, N. C. (2016, September). S.O.S. auf meinem Smartphone – Motive und Anreize für die Nutzung mobiler Technologien zur freiwilligen Hilfe. Forschungsreferat beim 50. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs). Leipzig.

Walther, J. B., Neubaum, G., Rösner, L., Winter, S., & Krämer, N. C. (2016, June). The persuasive effect of language congruence between video and comments on YouTube. Paper presented at the 15th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology. Bangkok, Thailand.

Winter, S., Metzger, M. J., & Flanagin, A. J. (2016, June). Selective use of news cues – A multiple-motive perspective on information selection in social media environments. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association. Fukuoka, Japan.

Meinert, J., & Winter, S. (2016, June). The personal is political: The influence of Facebook status updates on the perception of politicians. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association. Fukuoka, Japan.

Winter, S., Metzger, M. J. & Flanagin, A. J. (2016, Januar). Wer folgt der Masse, wer der eigenen Meinung? Selective Exposure in sozialen Medien und der Einfluss situativer Motivationen. Vortrag bei der Fachgruppentagung Rezeptions- und Wirkungsforschung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft. Amsterdam, Niederlande.

2015

Rösner, L., Winter, S., & Krämer, N. C. (2015, October). S.O.S. on my phone – How mobile applications can help to motivate volunteers in emergency situations. Presentation at Crisis4: The 4th International Conference on Crisis Communication in the 21st Century. Helsingborg, Sweden.

Wilden, E., Winter, S., Straßmann, C., & Ernst, T. (2015, September). Real vs. superficial complexity: Effects of two-sided headlines and arguments on readers' attitudes toward scientific debates. Presentation at the 9th conference of the media psychology division of the German Psychological Society DGPs . Tübingen, Germany.

Winter, S., Benninghoff, B., Gallus, C., & Krämer, N. C. (2015, September). Shared entertainment, shared opinions: The influence of Social TV comments on the evaluation and enjoyment of talent shows. Presentation at the 9th conference of the media psychology division of the German Psychological Society DGPs. Tübingen, Germany.

Straßmann, C., Winter, S., & Krämer, N. C. (2015, September). Persuasive effects of product review videos on YouTube – A comparison of central and heuristic cues. Presentation at the 9th conference of the media psychology division of the German Psychological Society DGPs. Tübingen, Germany.

Winter, S., Liang, Y., & Krämer, N. C. (2015, May). User-generated opinion: How reader reactions and source reputation influence the effects of online news. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Krämer, N. C., Winter, S., Benninghoff, B., & Gallus, C. (2015, May). How "social" is Social TV? The influence of social motives and expected outcomes on the usage of Social TV applications. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Krämer, N. C., Eimler, S. C., Neubaum, G., Rösner, L., Winter, S., & Oliver, M. B. (2015, May). Broadcasting one world – How watching elevating online videos can strengthen universal orientation and reduce stereotypes. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Winter, S. & Neubaum, G. (2015, Januar). Meine Facebook-Freunde, ihre Meinung und ich: Interpersonale Persuasionsprozesse auf sozialen Netzwerkseiten. Workshop bei der Fachgruppentagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft. Bamberg.

Winter, S., Krämer, N. C., Straßmann, C. & Lang, T. (2015, Januar). Who’s right: The author or the audience? Effects of user reactions on the perception of science blog articles. Vortrag bei der Jahrestagung der Ad-Hoc-Gruppe Wissenschaftskommunikation der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft. Jena. 

2014

Winter, S., Krämer, N. C. & Straßmann, C. (2014, September). Einspruch aus dem Publikum: Der Einfluss kritischer Nutzerreaktionen auf die Rezeption von Wissenschaftsblogs. Forschungsreferat beim 49. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs). Bochum.

Przybilski, P., Nölleke, D., & Winter, S. (2014, June). Multi-platform strategies of ‘traditional’ media: Practices of content production for Facebook in four German print media. Presentation at the annual conference of the European Media Management Education Association (EMMA). Tallinn, Estonia.

Rösner, L., Winter, S., Walther, J. B., Krämer, N. C., & Ganster, T. (2014, May). Lost and found in translation – Persuasive effects of native language and international comments on YouTube. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association. Seattle, USA.

Winter, S., Neubaum G., Eimler, S. C., Meinert, J., Herrmann, J., Theil, J., & Gordon, V. (2014, May). Another brick in the Facebook wall – How personality traits relate to the content of status updates. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association. Seattle, USA.

Winter, S., & Neubaum, G. (2014, May). Two-step flow on Facebook – Opinion leadership in social networking sites. Presentation at the annual conference of the International Communication Association. Seattle, USA.

Winter, S., & Brückner, C. (2014, May). They came, they liked, they commented – Social influence on Facebook news channels. Presentation at the annual conference of the International Communication Association. Seattle, USA, May 2014.

Winter, S., Rösner, L., Neubaum, G., Krämer, N. C., & Straßmann, C. (2014, May). When science bloggers persuade the audience - Effects of message sidedness, author expertise, and reader characteristics on attitudes toward scientific topics. Presentation at the conference of Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST). Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.

Winter, S., Nölleke, D., & Straßmann, C. (2014, March). "Share me, like me and comment!" Print media and their Facebook channels. Presentation at the ECREA conference “Journalism in Transition”. Thessaloniki, Greece.

Neubaum, G., & Winter, S. (2014, March). Exploring the Facebook two-step flow: A survey on opinion leadership in social networking sites. Presentation at the General Online Research (GOR) conference. Cologne, Germany.

Winter, S. (2014, March). Lost in information? Social psychological aspects of selecting and processing online news. Presentation at the General Online Research (GOR) conference. Cologne, Germany.

Winter, S., Krämer, N. C., Neubaum, G. & Rösner, L. (2014, Februar). Making Sense of Science Blogs: Effekte von ein- und zweiseitigen Online-Artikeln und Quellenangaben auf die Einstellungsbildung zu Wissenschaftsthemen. Vortrag bei der Jahrestagung der Ad-Hoc-Gruppe „Wissenschaftskommunikation“ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft. Zürich, Schweiz.

2013

Winter, S., Krämer, N. C., Neubaum, G., Rösner, L., Straßmann, C., & Sauer, V. J. (2013, September). How persuasive are science blogs? Effects of message sidedness, source expertise, and reader characteristics on attitude formation toward scientific debates. Presentation at the 8th conference of the media psychology division of the German Psychological Society DGPs. Würzburg, Germany.

Winter, S., Krämer, N. C., Rösner, L., & Neubaum, G. (2013, June). Don’t keep it (too) simple – How representations of scientific uncertainty in online articles affect laypersons’ attitudes. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association. London, UK.

2012

Winter, S., Krämer, N. C. & Liang, Y. (2012, September). Das Lesen der Anderen: Der Einfluss von Nutzerreaktionen und Quellenangaben auf die Verarbeitung von Online-Artikeln. Forschungsreferat beim 48. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs). Bielefeld.

Rösner, L., Winter, S., Krämer, N. C., & Neubaum, G. (2012, September). Searching for credible information – Effects of source cues and community ratings on the selection of science articles on news sites and in blogs. Forschungsreferat beim 48. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs). Bielefeld.

Winter, S., & Liang, Y. (2012, May). The influence of source reputation and user statements on the perception of online news articles. Presentation at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA). Phoenix, USA.

Winter, S., Krämer, N. C., Neubaum, G., Rösner, L., & Appel, J. (2012, May). Selecting science information in Web 2.0: Effects of personality characteristics, source cues, and message complexity. Presentation at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA). Phoenix, USA.

Winter, S., & Krämer, N. C. (2012, April). Coping with information overload: How laypersons select science-related content in Web 2.0. Presentation at the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) conference. Florence, Italy.

2011

Winter, S., Krämer, N. C., Neubaum, G., & Appel, J. (2011, August). Lost in the Web? - The effect of information complexity and cognitive abilities on the selection of online science articles. Presentation at the 7th conference of the media psychology division of the DGPs. Bremen, Germany.

Krämer, N. C., & Winter, S. (2011, June). The effects of message complexity and source information on the selection of online science articles. Presentation at the DFG-NSF conference "Public understanding and public engagement with science". New York, USA.

Winter, S., Krämer, N. C., Appel, J., Schielke, K., & Neubaum, G. (2011, May). The influence of information complexity on the selection of online science articles. Presentation at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA). Boston, USA.

Winter, S., Krämer, N. C., Appel, J., & Schielke, K. (2011, May). A question of expertise: How heuristic source cues influence selective exposure to online science information. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA). Boston, USA.

Winter, S., Haferkamp, N., Stock, Y., & Krämer, N. C. (2011, March). All the single ladies – Relationship status and its relation to self-presentation on social networking sites. Presentation at the General Online Research (GOR) conference. Düsseldorf, Germany.

Winter, S., Krämer, N. C., Appel, J., & Neubaum, G. (2011, March). Both sides of the story? – How information complexity influences the selection of online science articles. Presentation at the General Online Research (GOR) Conference. Düsseldorf, Germany

2010

Krämer, N. C., & Winter, S. (2010, October). Searching for science information in the blogosphere – The effect of source cues and information complexity on selective exposure. Presentation at the workshop “Comprehending multiple documents on the Internet”. Münster, Germany.

Winter, S., Krämer, N. C., Schielke, K. & Appel, J. (2010, September). Der Einfluss der Quelle auf die Auswahl von Wissenschaftsinformationen in Blogs. Poster beim 47. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs). Bremen.

Winter, S., & Krämer, N. C. (2010, July). Science information in the Internet – The effect of source cues on selective exposure. Presentation at the conference “Science and the public”. London, UK.

Winter, S., Krämer, N. C., Schielke, K., & Appel, J. (2010, June). Credibility in the blogosphere – Source effects on the selection of online science information. Presentation at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA). Singapore.

Winter, S., Appel, J., Schielke, K., & Krämer, N. C. (2010, May). Who‘s an expert in the Web? Source effects on the selection of online science information. Presentation at the General Online Research (GOR) Conference. Pforzheim, Germany.

2008

Winter, S., & Krämer, N. C. (2008, July). Impression management 2.0: Self-presentation on social networking sites and its relationship to personality. Paper presented at the International Congress of Psychology (ICP). Berlin, Germany.

Invited talks

Winter, S. (2015, April). Understanding science in the information tide: How students and laypersons make sense of online information. Presentation at the conference "Open Knowledge? Potentials of digital publishing in the academic world". University of Duisburg-Essen.

Winter, S. (2014, December). Finding scientific answers online – How laypersons select and process science-related content in Web 2.0. Presentation at the Center for Nanotechnology in Society. University of California, Santa Barbara.

Winter, S. (2014, November). I like the news: Informational uses of social media and processes of attitude formation and expression. Lecture at the Center for Information Technology and Society. University of California, Santa Barbara.

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