my research
the quest underlying my research and academic work is: how does communication shape the way we grasp and make sense of the world we live in?
my research interests can be roughly grouped into three major areas:
contextual communication & cognition
framing & other information context effects on information processing
cognitive integration of information, schematic cognition & knowledge acquisition
heuristic reasoning, formation of interpretations & judgments
social representations & evolution of public discourse
political meaning construction
self-representation of political actors
laypeople's political discourse
symbolic political communication
european political communication & eu public sphere
science policy discourse
changing interpretations of history
methodological concerns
semantic network analysis
computer-assisted content analysis
thought listing techniques
integration of qualitative & quantitative methods