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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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  • H Social Sciences

User created Keywords

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


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