Daniel Possler, M.A.

Vitae

  • Born 1989 in Vechta
  • 2008-2014 studies of Media Management at the Department of Journalism and Communication Research, Hanover
  • 2009-2011 Student Assistant with Prof. Dr. Bäßler's project „PLAY FAIR - RESPECT MUSIC“,  Institute for Music Education Research, Hanover
  • 2010-2011 Student Employee in the field of new business at simfy AG, Cologne
  • 2011 internship in the field of new business areas at ZEIT Publishing Group, Hamburg
  • 2012-2014 Broadcast Assistant of the program NDR Aktuell 21.45 of the North German Broadcasting Corporation, Hanover
  • 2012-2014 Student Assistant with Prof. Dr. Klimmt's Project „Empirical Measurement of Media Literacy", Department of Journalism and Communication Research, Hanover
  • Since October 2014 Research Assistant at the Department of Journalism and Communication Research, Hanover

Major teaching and research interests

  • Media psychology
  • Reception and entertainment research
  • Media entrepreneurship
  • Computational methods in empirical social research

Activities

  • In charge of communication and marketing for the Department of Journalism and Communication Research
  • Associate speaker of the Advisory Board of the alumni organization KommunikationsKultur e.V (KKeV)
  • Lecturer of the „Media Entrepreneurship“ program at the Department of Journalism and Communication Research. Since 2013, more than 125 students have been supported in developing digital business models (http://www.mediaentrepreneurship.de/)
  • Member of the International Communication Association (ICA), the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) and the German Society of Mass Communication (DGPuK)

Publications

2017

Link, E., Possler, D. & Möhring, W. (2017). Neue Strategien des Journalismus auf dem Prüfstand: Die Wirkung des Trends Datenjournalismus aus Rezipientensicht [New journalism strategies on trial: The effect of the trend data journalism from the recipients' perspective]. In M. Beiler, & B. Bigl (Eds.), 100 Jahre Kommunikationswissenschaft in Deutschland – vom Spezialfach zur Integrationsdisziplin [100 years of mass communication in Germany – From special discipline to integration discipline] (pp. 271-289). Konstanz: UVK.

Possler, D., Klimmt, C., Schlütz, D. & Walkenbach, J. (2017). A mature kind of fun? Exploring silver gamers‘ motivation to play casual games – Results from a large-scale online survey. In J. Zhou & G. Salvendy (Eds.), Human aspects of IT for the aged population. Applications, services and contexts: Third International Conference, ITAP 2017, Held as Part of HCI International 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 9-14, 2017, Proceedings, Part II (pp. 280-296). Springer: Wiesbaden.

Possler, D. & Link, E. (2017). Der Trend Datenjournalismus und seine Bedeutung aus medienethischer Perspektive [The trend of data journalism and its significance from the perspective of media ethics]. In I. Stapf, M. Prinzing & A. Filipovic (Eds.), Gesellschaft ohne Diskurs? Digitaler Wandel und Journalismus aus medienethischer Perspektive [Society without discourse? Digital change and journalism from the perspective of media ethics] (pp. 103-120). Baden-Baden: Nomos. doi:10.5771/9783845279824-103

2015

Possler, D., Heuer, M. & Schoft, A. (2015). Social TV und Community. Eine Analyse des sozialen Verhaltens von Social-TV-Nutzern [Social TV and community. An analysis of the social behavior of social TV users]. In C. Buschow & B. Schneider (Eds.), Social TV in Deutschland [Social TV in Germany] (Vol. 30 of the monograph series of the the State Media Authority of Lower Saxony, pp. 85-107). Leipzig: VISTAS.

Possler, D., Hautzer, L., Buschow, C., Scherer, H. & Schneider, B. (2015). Die Dynamik von Social TV – Themenverläufe und Aufmerksamkeitsfaktoren der Twitter-Diskussion zum Dschungelcamp [The dynamic of social TV - Course of subjects and factors of attentiveness of the Twitter discussion about "I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!"]. In S. Pagel (Ed.), Schnittstellen (in) der Medienökonomie [Interactions in/of media economy] (pp. 279-300). Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Sowka, A., Klimmt, C., Hefner, D., Mergel, F. & Possler, D. (2015). Die Messung von Medienkompetenz. Ein Testverfahren für die Dimension „Medienkritikfähigkeit“ und die Zielgruppe „Jugendliche“ [Measuring media literacy. An empirical test instrument for critical appraisal skills regarding media use and the target group of adolescents]. Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft, 63(1), 62-82.

Papers

2017

Possler, D., Klimmt, C., Schlütz, D. & Walkenbach, J. (2017, July). A mature kind of fun? Exploring silver gamers' motivation to play casual games – Results from a large- scale online survey. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2017, held as part of HCI International 2017, July 12-14, 2017, Vancouver, Canada.

Possler, D., Klimmt, C. & Kisser, M. (2017, May). Like gaming, but without playing? Audience gratifications of watching “Let’s Play” videos. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 25-29, 2017, San Diego, USA.

Possler, D., Link, E. & Niemann-Lenz, J. (2017, May). Help, I need somebody! Help, not just anybody! Determinants of the helpfulness of physician reviews. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 25-29, 2017, San Diego, USA.

Possler, D., Schlütz, D. & Golombek, L. (2017, May). “Is he talking to me?” How breaking the fourth wall influences enjoyment. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, May 25, San Diego, USA.

Schlütz, D., Possler, D., Eckhardt, A., Heuer, M. & Schwarze, H. (2017, May). Disengage to enjoy: Investigating the state-trait distinction of moral disengagement. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, May 25, San Diego, USA.

Possler, D., Klimmt, C. & Raney, A. A. (2017, April). Gaming is awesome! A theoretical model on cognitive demands and the elicitation of awe during video game play. Paper presented at the BEA’s Research Symposium 2017 „Video Games: A Medium that Demands Our Attention“, April 23, 2017, Las Vegas, USA.

Possler, D., May, N. & Klimmt, C. (2017, January). Nur schmückendes Beiwerk? Die Rolle von Soundtrack-Musik für das (Horror-) Unterhaltungserleben beim Computerspielen [Just embellishment? The role of soundtrack music for the (horror) entertainment experience during video games]. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Expert Group Reception and Effects Research of the German Society of Mass Communication, January 26-28, 2017, Erfurt.

Possler, D., Schlütz, D., Eckhardt, A., Heuer, M. & Schwarze, H. (2017, January). Moral Disengagement als Moderator und Mediator im Rezeptionsprozess [Moral Disengagement as moderator and mediator in the reception process]. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Expert Group Reception Research, January 26-28, 2017, Erfurt.

2016

Ji, Q., Possler, D. & Zhao, W. (2016, November). Just like sport games: Motivations for watching video game streaming. Paper presented at the 102nd Annual Conference of the National Communication Association (NCA), November 10-13, 2016, Philadelphia, USA.

Possler, D., Schmeil, N., Ji, Q, Klimmt, C., Ding, W., Lu, Z. & Wang, W. (2016, November). A question of culture? A comparative study of motivations to watch digital game live streams among American, British, and Chinese users. Paper presented at the 6th Conference of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), November 9-12, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic.

Klimmt, C., Possler, D., Auge, H., Wolf, A.-L. & Wanjek, L. (2016, June). Effects of soundtrack music on the gameplay Experience. Poster presentation at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), June 9-13, 2016, Fukuoka, Japan.

Link, E. & Possler, D. (2016, June). Social science done on deadline: Data journalism and its impact on the reading experience and perceived credibility. Poster presentation at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), June 9-13, 2016, Fukuoka, Japan.

Possler D. (2016, June). Examining video games’ power to inspire prosociality through self-transcendent emotions. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), June 9-13, 2016, Fukuoka, Japan.

Possler D., Klimmt, C., Carnol, N., Weber, I. & Raney, A. A. (2016, June). Variation in player-avatar relationships: Towards a genre-independent typology. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), June 9-13, 2016, Fukuoka, Japan.

Possler D., Klimmt, C., Fellechner, F. & Golombek, L. (2016, June). Critics’ appreciation of digital games as art: The case of soundtrack music. Paper presented at the Game Studies Division 2016 Pre-Conference of the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), June 8, 2016, Tokyo, Japan.

Possler D., Klimmt, C. & Raney, A. A. (2016, June). Inspirational video games: The impact of game-induced awe on appreciation and pro-social behavior. Paper presented at the Game Studies Division 2016 Pre-Conference of the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), June 8, 2016, Tokyo, Japan.

Klimmt, C., Kreissl, J. & Possler, D. (2016, March). Die neuen Entertainer: Parasoziale Beziehungen zu Youtube-Stars am Beispiel von „Lets Playern“ [The new entertainer: Parasocial relationships with Youtube stars using the example of „Lets Players“]. Paper presented at the 61st Annual Conference of the German Society of Mass Communication, March 30 to April 1, 2016, Leipzig.

Link, E. & Possler, D. (2016, March). Krisenstrategien des Journalismus auf dem Prüfstand: Der Wert des Trends Datenjournalismus [Journalism's crisis strategies on trial: The value of the data journalism trend]. Paper presented at the 61st Annual Conference of the German Society of Mass Communication, March 30 to April 1, 2016, Leipzig.

Scherer, H. & Possler, D. (2016, March). Faszinierende Könner oder nette Jungs? Eine inhaltsanalytische Untersuchung der Entstehung von Parasozialen Beziehungen [Fascinating artists or nice guys? A content analysis of the formation of parasocial relationships]. Poster presentation at the 61st Annual Conference of the German Society of Mass Communication, March 30 to April 1, 2016, Leipzig.

Possler, D., Kisser, M. & Klimmt, C. (2016, January). Watch me play. Gratifikationen der Zuschauer von Youtube®-Entertainment: Der Fall „Let’s Play“-Videos [Watch me play. Gratifications of the audience of Youtube®-Entertainment: The case of „Let’s Play“ videos]. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Expert Group Reception and Effects Research of the German Society of Mass Communication, January 28-30, 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2015

Possler, D. & Buschow, C. (2015, October). Zur externen Validität der digitalen Quote im Fernsehmarkt: Methodeninnovation und -Kritik [On the external validity of the digital rating in the television market: Method innovation and method critique]. Paper presented at the Conference „Methodological Approaches on the Research of Media Structures, Media Organizations and Media Strategies“, Annual Conference of the German Association of Mass Comunication's Expert Group Media Economy, October 17, 2015, Zurich, Switzerland.

 

Possler, D., Owsianski, S.-A. & Scherer, H. (2015, October). Wenn Nationalspieler zu Freunden werden. Parasoziale Beziehungen zu deutschen Fußballnationalspielern [When international players become friends. Parasocial relationships to German soccer players]. Poster presentation on the Conference of the Ad Hoc Group Media Sport and Sport Communication of the German Society of Mass Communication, October 5-6, 2015, Munich.

 

Hautzer, L. & Possler, D. (2015). „Karrieren im Dschungel“ – Eine inhaltsanalytische Untersuchung von Social TV-Themenzyklen und ihren Einflussfaktoren am Beispiel der Twitter-Kommunikation zur Sendung „Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus! 2014“ ["Careers in the jungle" - A content analysis of social TV subject cycles and their influence factors using the example of the Twitter communication on the TV show "I'm a celebrity - Get me out of here! 2014"]. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Expert Group Methods of Mass Communication of the German Society of Mass Communication, September 24-26, 2015, Hohenheim.

 

Possler, D., Klimmt, C., Carnol, N. N., Grote, L., Scharfenberg, N., Weber, I., & Raney, A. A. (2015, May). Human and digital bodies becoming one and going apart: Differences and situation dynamics in player-avatar relations. Paper presented at the Game Studies Division 2015 Pre-Conference of the 65th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 21-26, 2015, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Sowka, A., Klimmt, C., Hefner, D. & Possler, D. (2015, May). Does media literacy make the difference between young people’s harmless and harmful smartphone use? Paper presented at the 65th Annual Conference of the der International Communication Association (ICA), May 21-25, 2015, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Sowka, A., Klimmt, C., Hefner, D. & Possler, D. (2015, May). The measurement of media literacy: Development and testing of an empirical test instrument. Paper presented at the 65th Annual Conference of the der International Communication Association (ICA), May 21-25, 2015, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Klimmt, C., Fietz, H., Sowka, A., Possler, D. & Hefner, D. (2015, January). Eigenschaften exzessiver Mediennutzer: Ein „Reverse Engineering“-Ansatz zur Identifikation von Risikofaktoren [Characteristics of excessive media users: A „reverse engineering“ approach to identify risk factors]. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Expert Group Reception and Effects Research of the German Society of Mass Communication, January 22-24, Bamberg.

2014

Possler, D., Hautzer, L., Scherer, H., Schneider, B. & Buschow, C. (2014, November). Die Dynamik von Social TV - Themenverläufe und inhaltliche Aufmerksamkeitsfaktoren [The dynamic of social TV - Courses of subjects and content-based factors of attentiveness]. Paper presented at the Conference "Interfaces (in) of Media Economy", Annual Conference of the German Society of Mass Communication, Expert Group "Media Economy", November 14, 2014, Mainz.

2013

Hoffmann, O., Kränz, S., Possler, D. & Riesenberg, F. (2013, October). Von der Kassette zur Social Music Experience. Was Nutzer am Musikdienst Spotify schätzen [From the audio cassette to social music experience. What users appreciate regarding the music service Spotify]. Paper presented at the Festival "40 Years University of Music, Theater and Media at Emmichplatz. Innovations of Music and Media - Research at the University of Music, Theater and Media", October 16, 2013, Hanover.

 

Contact

Daniel Possler, M.A.
Telephone: 0511-3100-492

Last modified: 2017-10-03

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