Research Interests

1) Media-Induced Nostalgia

Nostalgic media experiences as meaningful entertainment
Nostalgic media consumption contributing to well-being
Nostalgic media messages as part of narrative persuasion processes
Maintaining relationships to media characters over time

2) Psychology of Video Games

Motivations of playing games and mobile gaming
Cooperation and competition in video games
Playing video games contributing to well-being
Player identity
Video game streaming 

3) Convincing People of New Ideas

Persuasion through narrative ads
Advertising social progress
Perspective taking and identification in persuasion processes
Greenwashing, Wokewashing, Rainbowwashing