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Elly A. Konijn (Ph.D. 1994) is a full professor in Media Psychology at the Department of Communication Science and a Fenna Diemer-Lindeboom endowed chair at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is the initiator and chair of the program Media Psychology Amsterdam at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 

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Her scientific research program focuses on three main lines: 

  1. Relating to media figures, virtual humans, and social robots. Read more
  2. Emotions and media-based reality perceptions (e.g., social reality perceptions shaped through media use, including moral standards). Read more
  3. Media use among adolescents (e.g., cyberbullying, violent video game effects, thin-body ideal, self-presentation). Read more

In each domain, she has published in major scientific journals (read more)


Professional documentaries based on research of Elly Konijn:


  • Psychology of Media Use
  • Individual MA-theses
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Essentials of Media Psychology
  • Individual Processing of Media
  • PhD supervision

Ancillary activities

  • Stichting STIPA | Amsterdam | Bestuurder | 2013-12-02 - present

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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User created Keywords

  • media psychology
  • social robots
  • affective processing
  • mediated communication
  • adolescents


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