Julia Kneer is 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 interactive and digital media in general, health communication, heavy metal music, music in movies, and social cognition. She has published in Computers in Human Behavior, Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 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. In addition, she is the current chair of the Games Studies Divison of the International Communication Association.
Current research projects are:
- Homies: wijkgerichte op media gebaseerde identiteiten met empowermentstrategieën (together with Jeroen Jansz)
- Urban Media Engagement (together with Jeroen Jansz and Liesbet van Zoonen)
- The fogland game: creating and validating a paper prototype of a game to fight smokers’ needs for relaxation and social contacts (video)
Private homepage of Julia