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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. 

Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, University of Pecs

Award Date: 19 Jun 2012

Film studies, Master, University of ELTE

1 Sep 200315 Jul 2008

Award Date: 15 Jul 2008

Psychology, Master, University of ELTE, Budapest

1 Sep 199915 Jul 2005

Award Date: 15 Jul 2005

User created Keywords

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


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