Dr. Leonie Schaewitz (ehem. Rösner)

Wiss. Mitarb.

Pädagogische Psychologie
Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft
Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät Bo­chum
Uni­ver­si­täts­stra­ße 150
D - 44801 Bo­chum

0234 / 32-24890
Mail: Raum:
GA 1/143

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Curriculum Vitae

  • Academic Degrees:
    • Dr. phil., in Social Psychology: Media and Communication, University of Duisburg-Essen, 2018
    • M. Sc., Applied Cognitive and Media Science, University of Duisburg-Essen, 2013
    • B. Sc., Applied Cognitive and Media Science, University of Duisburg-Essen, 2010
  • Position: postdoctoral researcher

Focus of Research

  • Usability in IT Security
  • Perception and evaluation of (social) technologies
  • Social influence and social norm perceptions in social media
  • Opinion formation and credibility perceptions in online contexts


  • “Humans and Cryptography” in the Cluster of Excellence CASA

Selected Publications and Conference Contributions

Utz, C., Becker, S., Schnitzler, T., Farke, F. M., Herbert, F., Schaewitz, L., Degeling, M., & Dürmuth, M. (2021, May). Apps against the spread: Privacy implications and user acceptance of COVID-19-related smartphone apps on three continents. In Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

Schaewitz, L., Winter, S., & Krämer, N. C. (2021). The influence of privacy control options on the evaluation of mobile applications for volunteers in crisis situations. Behaviour & Information Technology, 40, 759–775.

Schaewitz, L., & Krämer, N. C. (2020). Combating disinformation: Effects of timing and correction format on factual knowledge and personal beliefs. In M. van Duijn, M. Preuss, V. Spaiser, F. Takes, S. Verberne (Eds.), Disinformation in Open Online Media. MISDOOM 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12259. (pp. 233–245). Springer, Cham.

Schaewitz, L., Kluck, J., Klösters, L., & Krämer, N. C. (2020). When is Disinformation (In)Credible? Experimental Findings on Message Characteristics and Individual Differences. Mass Communication and Society, 23, 484–509.

Kluck, J. P., Schaewitz, L., & Krämer, N. C. (2019). Doubters are more convincing than advocates - The impact of user comments and ratings on credibility perceptions of false news stories on social media. SCM Studies in Communication and Media (SCM), 8, 446–470.

Neubaum, G., Rösner, L., Ganster, T., Hambach, K., & Krämer, N.C. (2018). United in the name of justice: How conformity processes in social media may influence online vigilantism. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 7, 185–199.

Rösner, L., & Krämer, N. C. (2016). Verbal venting in the social web: Effects of anonymity and group norms on aggressive language use in online comments. Social Media + Society2, 1–13.

Rösner, L., Winter, S., & Krämer, N. C. (2016). Dangerous minds? Effects of uncivil online comments on aggressive cognitions, emotions, and behavior. Computers in Human Behavior, 58, 461–470.

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