Media Psychology

(The median citation count of Media Psychology is 2. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
The relationship between online vigilance and affective well-being in everyday life: Combining smartphone logging with experience sampling36
Daily technoference, technology use during couple leisure time, and relationship quality31
A Meta-Analysis on the Longitudinal, Age-Dependent Effects of Violent Video Games on Aggression25
Is receiving Dislikes in social media still better than being ignored? The effects of ostracism and rejection on need threat and coping responses online24
Effects of individual toxic behavior on team performance in League of Legends22
Triple spirals? A three-wave panel study on the longitudinal associations between social media use and young individuals’ alcohol consumption21
Something that They Never Said: Multimodal Disinformation and Source Vividness in Understanding the Power of AI-Enabled Deepfake News20
The Development and Validation of Measurement Instruments to Address Interactions with Positive Social Media Content18
That selfie becomes you: examining taking and posting selfies as forms of self-objectification17
Responses to Social Media Influencers’ Misinformation about COVID-19: A Pre-Registered Multiple-Exposure Experiment16
Women, not objects: testing a sensitizing web campaign against female sexual objectification to temper sexual harassment and hostile sexism15
Offline and online discrimination and mental distress among lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals: the moderating effect of LGBTQ facebook use15
Social Media and Distraction: An Experience Sampling Study among Adolescents14
Harming and Shaming through Naming: Examining Why Calling the Coronavirus the “COVID-19 Virus,” Not the “Chinese Virus,” Matters13
No Negative Effects of Reading on Screen on Comprehension of Narrative Texts Compared to Print: A Meta-analysis12
Between Instagram browsing and subjective well-being: Social comparison or emotional contagion?11
Social Scripts and Expectancy Violations: Evaluating Communication with Human or AI Chatbot Interactants11
Blaming in the name of our people: how attitudinal congruence conditions the effects of populist messages communicated by traditional media, politicians, and citizens10
The Experience of Emotional Shifts in Narrative Persuasion10
“Give Your Thumb a Break” from Surfing Tragic Posts: Potential Corrosive Consequences of Social Media Users’ Doomscrolling9
Stopping the Stigma. How Empathy and Reflectiveness Can Help Reduce Mental Health Stigma8
The Relations between Parental Active Mediation, Parent-Child Relationships and Children’s Problematic Mobile Phone Use: a Longitudinal Study8
This is an Insta-vention! Exploring Cognitive Countermeasures to Reduce Negative Consequences of Social Comparisons on Instagram7
Individual Inferences in Web-Based Information Environments: How Cognitive Processing Fluency, Information Access, Active Search Behaviors, and Task Competency Affect Metacognitive and Task Judgments6
Me, myself, and my mediated ties: Parasocial experiences as an ego-driven process6
Let Me Think about It: Cognitive Elaboration and Strategies of Resistance to Political Persuasion6
Metacognitive approach to narrative persuasion: the desirable and undesirable consequences of narrative disfluency6
Development and testing of the advertising literacy activation task: an indirect measurement instrument for children aged 7-13 years old6
A Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Social Media Exposure to Upward Comparison Targets on Self-Evaluations and Emotions6
Linking Epistemic Monitoring to Perceived Realism: the Impact of Story-World Inconsistency on Realism and Engagement5
Four Paths To Misperceptions: A Panel Study On Resistance Against Journalistic Evidence5
Character Gender and Disposition Formation in Narratives: The Role of Competing Schema5
Exposure to serial audiovisual narratives increases empathy via vicarious interactions4
Watching Videos on a Smartphone: Do Small Screens Impair Narrative Transportation?4
Mutual Influence in LGBTQ Teens’ Use of Media to Socialize Their Parents4
Why Don’t You Answer Me?! Exploring the Effects of (Repeated Exposure to) Ostracism via Messengers on Users’ Fundamental Needs, Well-Being, and Coping Motivation4
Disentangling Between-Person Level From Within-Person Level Relationships: How Sharing Alcohol References on Facebook and Alcohol Use Are Associated Over Time4
Inhibitory control moderates the relation between advertising literacy activation and advertising susceptibility4
Creating Character Identification and Liking in Narratives: The Impact of Protagonist Motivations on Real-Time Audience Responses4
Moral Disengagement Cues and Consequences for Victims in Entertainment Narratives: An Experimental Investigation4
Does visual framing drive eye gaze behavior? The effects of visual framing of athletes in an increasingly visual social media world4
Beyond User Control and Two-Way Communication: The Four-Factor Model of Interactivity of Wrist-Worn Smart Devices3
Character Individuation and Disposition Formation: An Experimental Exploration3
Believing and Sharing False News on Social Media: The Role of News Presentation, Epistemic Motives, and Deliberative Thinking3
Making it Real: The Role of Parasocial Relationships in Enhancing Perceived Susceptibility and COVID-19 Protective Behavior3
Media as Powerful Coping Tools to Recover from Social Exclusion Experiences? A Systematic Review on Need Restoration and Emotion Regulation through Using Media3
People-Nearby Applications Use and Local Community Experiences: Disentangling Their Interplay through a Multilevel, Multiple Informant Approach3
Skype or Skip? Causes and Consequences of Intimate Self-Disclosure in Computer-Mediated Doctor-Patient Communication3
Parent Reports of Children’s Fright Reactions to News of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results from a National U.S. Sample2
The Emotional Flow Scale: Validating a Measure of Dynamic Emotional Experiences in Message Reception2
Routines and the Predictability of Day-to-Day Web Use2
Helping and Hurting on the TV Screen: Bounded Generalized Reciprocity and Interracial Group Expectations2
The vicious cycle of stressors, food advertising and overeating: how stigmatizing anti-obesity PSAs, which precede food commercials, influence subsequent implicit and explicit attitudes toward high- a2
Social media use and well-being: testing an integrated self-determination theory model2
How Activated Self-Concepts Influence Selection and Processing of Body-Positive Narratives2
Let me listen to where you are. Spatial dimension resources in audio stories can increase imagery, transportation, attention, and recall2
Watching television in a home environment: effects on children’s attention, problem solving and comprehension2
Would they save me, too? Victim race recall when the hero is Black vs. White and its influence on expectations of reciprocity2
Mind the Information-Gap: Instagram’s Sensitive-Content Screens are More Likely to Deter People from Viewing Potentially Distressing Content When They Provide Information About the Content2
The Imaginative Engagement Scale: Development of an Instrument to Assess Cognitive Elements of Engaging with Fiction2
Character morality, enjoyment, and appreciation: a replication of Eden, Daalmans, and Johnson (2017)2
Media as A Source of Coping and Social, Psychological and Hedonic Well-being: A Longitudinal Qualitative Study during the COVID-19 Pandemic2
Genetic and Environmental Influences on Playing Video Games2
Exploring the heart rate as a chronemic cue in virtual settings: how perceptions of consistent and varied heart rates of a storyteller influence self-reported other-arousal, empathy and social presenc2
One-Time Decision or Continual Adjustment? A Longitudinal Study of the Within-Person Privacy Calculus among Users and Non-Users of a COVID-19 Contact Tracing App2
Embodied Motivation: Spatial and Temporal Aspects of Approach and Avoidance in Virtual Reality2
The Effect of Similarity to a Transitional Role Model of an Entertainment–Education Narrative Designed to Improve Attitudes Toward Immigrants: Evidence from Three European Countries2
Vicarious self-affirmation: Understanding key mechanisms2
Consciously Connected: The Role of Mindfulness for Mobile Phone Connectedness and Stress2
Empowerment-Themed Advertising Effects: Activation of Empowerment and Objectification Schemas in Women Age 18-352