A can in the desert with the text Choice


„Simply put, people do not like being told what to do, how to act, or what to believe.“* (Ma et al., 2019) – I delve into how individual freedoms and constraints shape actions and impact political motivations, particularly in fueling populist movements. My focus extends to understanding these influences within communication channels, notably in the realm of social media. Alongside delving into resistance dynamics, I’m deeply engaged in emotion psychology projects, channeling this expertise into innovative product development and projects that serve the general public.

As an interdisciplinary researcher at LMU, I’m dedicated to unraveling these complexities, exploring human interactions at the crossroads of social psychology and communication sciences. Through research, teaching, and collaborations, I strive to deepen our grasp of societal intricacies.

Communication in action

I speak, write and develop. Besides my podcasts, I speak in lectures, moderate events, or give workshops on positive psychology, freedom, or political motivation. As a communications consultant, I develop and design (un)ordinary projects and am a scientific companion and creative partner – in both, English and German.

A boat with the name Sunrise

I’m so glad, you are here!
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