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. https://doi.org/10.1145/3411764.3445517

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/0144929X.2020.1723703

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61841-4_16

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/15205436.2020.1716983

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. https://doi.org/10.5771/2192-4007-2019-4-446

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. https://doi.org/10.1037/ppm0000112

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/2056305116664220

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2016.01.022

Full List of Publications (PDF)

Ansprechpartner / Sekretariat

Nesrin Denizer

Tel: 0234 / 32- 24750
Fax: 0234 / 32- 14405

Mail: pp@rub.de
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