If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Ancillary activities

No ancillary activities

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Personal information

Dr. Katalin E. Bálint is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam since 2018. She defended her PhD dissertation in 2012 in the field of Psychology at Pécs University (Hungary). She was a postdoc researcher at Utrecht University in an NWO-funded project entitled Varieties and Determinants of Absorption in Narrative Literature and Film (2012-2014). She taught and researched at University of Augsburg (Germany) at the department of Media, Knowledge and Communication (2014-2016). Afterwards, she joined the New Media Design track at the department of Communication and Cognition at Tilburg University (2017-2018). 


Katalin E. Bálint was awarded a 3-year individual research grant by the German Science Foundation (Basis Module) in 2017. The project investigates the role of audio-visual formal features in eliciting empathy and prosocial behavior in film viewers. 

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, University of Pecs

Film studies, Master, University of ELTE

1 Sep 200315 Jul 2008

Psychology, Master, University of ELTE, Budapest

1 Sep 199915 Jul 2005


  • Narrative
  • Fictional stories
  • Media psychology
  • Media entertainment
  • Film viewers
  • Social cognition
  • Empathy
  • Narrative engagment
  • Formal features of cinema
  • Psychology of cinematography

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Katalin Eva Balint is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Theory of Mind Medicine & Life Sciences
Motion Pictures Medicine & Life Sciences
Aptitude Medicine & Life Sciences
social cognition Social Sciences
narrative Social Sciences
Professional Role Medicine & Life Sciences
experience Social Sciences
virtual reality Social Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2014 2020


Balint, K., Nov 2020, (Accepted/In press) The International Encyclopedia of Media Psychology. VAN DEN BULCK, JAN. (ed.). Wiley, (ICAZ - Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionaryAcademicpeer-review

Absorbed character engagement: From social cognition responses to the experience with fictional constructions

Balint, K. & Tan, E., Mar 2019, Screening Characters: Theories of Character in Film, Television, and Interactive Media. Riis, J. & Taylor, A. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 209-229 21 p. (AFI Film Readers).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

social cognition
qualitative interview

Narrative sequence position of close-ups influences cognitive and affective processing and facilitates theory of mind

Balint, K. & Rooney, B., 6 Mar 2019, In : Art and Perception . 7, 1, p. 27-51 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Theory of Mind
Visual Narrative

On the influence of shot scale on film mood and narrative engagement in film viewers

Benini, S., Savardi, M., Balint, K., Kovacs, A. B. & Signoroni, A., 3 Sep 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing. p. 1-1 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Neural networks

Personal relevance in story reading: a research review

Kuzmicov, A. & Balint, K., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Poetics Today. 40, 3, p. 429-451

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Personal Narratives
Literary Text
Belief Systems

Activities 2014 2018

  • 2 Peer review

Frontiers in Psychiatry (Journal)

Katalin Eva Balint (Reviewer)
2018 → …

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workPeer reviewAcademic

Patient Education and Counseling (Journal)

Katalin Eva Balint (Reviewer)
2014 → …

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workPeer reviewAcademic