Dr. Julia Kneer

Assistant Professor

Biographical Note

Julia Kneer has recently been appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before moving here, she worked as a postdoc researcher and lecturer at the University of Cologne, Department of Social and Media, where she taught theoretical and methodical courses in Media, Social, and Organizational Psychology.

Julia studied Psychology at Saarland University from 1996 to 2001. From 2003 to 2008 she worked at the Department of Social Psychology (Prof. Wintermantel, head), Saarland University. In May 2006 she received her PhD in Social Psychology (“Causal Person Model”).

Her research focus lies on digital games, especially how digital games and players are perceived, generation differences, and digital game addiction. Further research interests include health communication, heavy metal music, music in movies, and social cognition. She has published in several journals, including Computers in Human Behavior, Psychology of Popular Media Culture, International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, Journal of Media Psychology, Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, and Social Psychology. Julia is currently Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Media Psychology and guest Editor of the special issues “Medienpsychologie” of the German In-Mind Magazin.