Dr. Carina Weinmann (Visiting Professor)

Vitae

  • 1987 born in Heidelberg
  • 2007-2013 studies of Media and Communication Science at the University of Mannheim
  • 2013-2018 Research Assistant at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies, University of Mannheim
  • 2018 Doctorate (Dr. phil.), title of dissertation: "Deliberation and Entertainment in the Context of Political Media Content"
  • 2018-2019 Lechturer ("Akademische Rätin") at the Institute for Communication Psychology and Media Education, University of Koblenz-Landau
  • 2019-2020 Project Manager at AGF Video Research
  • Since 2020 Research Assistant at the Institute for Social Sciences, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
  • 2023 Visiting Professor at the Department of Journalism and Communication Research

Major teaching and research interests

  • Political communication, especially mediated deliberation
  • Media entertainment experiences, especially political entertainment
  • Artificial intelligence and media use
  • Development and validation of psychometric scales

Activities

  • Member of the International Communication Association (ICA), the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) and the German Society of Mass Communication (DGPuK)
  • Research Associate in the externally funded project "Decision Making Using Methods of Artifical Intelligence" at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
  • Ad hoc reviewer for several journals, such as Communication Methods and Measures, Communication Research, Communication Theory, Human Communication Research, Journal of Communication, Journal of Media Psychology, Media Psychology, Political Psychology

    Publications

    2023

    Schneider, F. M. & Weinmann, C. (2023). In need of the devil’s advocate? The impact of cross-cutting exposure on political discussion. Political Behavior, 45, 373-394. doi.org/10.1007/s11109-021-09706-w

    Weinmann, C., Hückstädt, M., Meißner, F. & Vowe, G. (2023). How do researchers perceive problems in research collaboration? Results from a large-scale study of German scientists. Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, 8, Article 1106482. doi.org/10.3389/frma.2023.1106482

    2022

    Eilders, C., Kelm, O. & Weinmann, C. (2022). Politische Polarisierung in und durch Massenmedien und soziale Medien auf Mikro-, Meso- und Makro-Ebene [Political polarization in and through mass media and social media at micro, meso, and macro levels]. Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen, 35, 351-366. doi.org/10.1515/fjsb-2022-0024

    Hückstädt, M., Janßen, M., Oberschelp, A., Wagner, N., Weinmann, C. & Winde, M. (2022). Forschungskooperation im Verbund (Future Lab: Kooperationsgovernance Diskussionspapier 6) [Collaborative research (Future Lab: Cooperation governance discussion paper 6)]. Essen. Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft. www.stifterverband.org/sites/default/files/forschungskooperation_im_verbund.pdf

    Löb, C., Rinke, E. M., Weinmann, C. & Wessler, H. (2022). Unpacking the determinants of outrage and recognition in public discourse: Insights across socio-cultural divides, political systems, and media types. The International Journal of Press/Politics. Advance online publication. doi.org/10.1177/19401612221084206

    Meißner, F., Weinmann, C. & Vowe, G. (2022). Understanding and addressing problems in research collaboration: A qualitative interview study from a self-governance perspective. Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics - Research Policy and Strategic Management, 6, Article 778176. doi.org/10.3389/frma.2021.778176

    2019


    Schmitt, J. B., Schneider, F. M., Weinmann, C. & Roth, F. S. (2019). Saving tiger, orangutan & co: How subjective knowledge and text complexity influence online information seeking and behavior. Information, Communication & Society, 22, 1193-1211. dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2017.1410206

    Weinmann, C. (2019). The normative value of political entertainment: Deliberative antecedents and consequences of media users’ entertainment experiences. Studies in Communication and Media, 8, 135-170. dx.doi.org/10.5771/2192-4007-2019-2-135

    2018


    Roth, F. S., Weinmann, C., Schneider, F. M., Hopp, F. R., Bindl, M. J. & Vorderer, P. (2018). Curving entertainment: The curvilinear relationship between hedonic and eudaimonic entertainment experiences while watching a political talk show and its implications for information processing. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 7, 499-517. dx.doi.org/10.1037/ppm0000147

    Weinmann, C. (2018). Measuring political thinking: Development and validation of a scale for “deliberation within”. Political Psychology, 39, 365-380. dx.doi.org/10.1111/pops.12423

    Weinmann, C. & Vorderer, P. (2018). A normative perspective for political entertainment research: Connecting deliberative democracy and entertainment theory. Communication Theory, 28, 466-486. dx.doi.org/10.1093/ct/qty018

    2017


    Holbert, R. L., Weinmann, C. & Robinson, N. (2017). Permanent entertainment and political behavior. In P. Vorderer, D. Hefner, L. Reinecke & C. Klimmt (Eds.), Permanently online, permanently connected (S. 220-230). Routledge. doi.org/10.4324/9781315276472-21

    Weinmann, C. (2017). Feeling political interest while being entertained? Explaining the emotional experience of interest in politics in the context of political entertainment programs. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 6, 123-141. dx.doi.org/10.1037/ppm0000091

    Weinmann, C., Roth, F. S., Schneider, F. M., Krämer, T., Hopp, F. R., Bindl, M. J. & Vorderer, P. (2017). I don’t care about politics, I just like that guy! Affective disposition and political attributes in information processing of political talk shows. International Journal of Communication, 11, 3118-3140. Retrieved from ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/5800/2103

    2016


    Schneider, F. M., Weinmann, C., Roth, F. S., Knop, K. & Vorderer, P. (2016). Learning from entertaining online video clips? Enjoyment and appreciation and their differential relationships with knowledge and behavioral intentions. Computers in Human Behavior, 54, 475-482. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2015.08.028

    Vorderer, P. & Weinmann, C. (Eds.). (2016). Getting the discipline in communication with itself [Special issue]. Journal of Communication, 66(2).

    Weinmann, C., Schneider, F. M., Roth, F. S., Bindl, M. J. & Vorderer, P. (2016). Testing measurement invariance of hedonic and eudaimonic entertainment experiences across media formats. Communication Methods and Measures, 10, 248-257. dx.doi.org/10.1080/19312458.2016.1227773

    2014


    Roth, F. S., Weinmann, C., Schneider, F. M., Hopp, F. R. & Vorderer, P. (2014). Seriously entertained: Antecedents and consequences of hedonic and eudaimonic entertainment experiences with political talk shows on TV. Mass Communication and Society, 17, 379-399. dx.doi.org/10.1080/15205436.2014.891135

    Schneider, F. M., Knop, K., Krömer, N., Reich, S. & Weinmann, C. (2014). Gute Unterhaltung?! Lernen und Bildung mit unterhaltenden Medienangeboten [Good entertainment?! Learning and education with entertaining media offers]. In-Mind Magazin, 5(3). Retrieved from de.in-mind.org/article/gute-unterhaltung-lernen-und-bildung-mit-unterhaltenden-medienangeboten

    2013


    Mattheiß, T., Weinmann, C., Löb, C., Rauhe, K., Bartsch, K., Roth, F. S., . . . Vorderer, P. (2013). Political learning through entertainment - Only an illusion? How the motivation for watching political talk shows influences viewers’ experience. Journal of Media Psychology, 25, 171-179. dx.doi.org/10.1027/1864-1105/a000100

    Rinke, E. M., Wessler, H., Löb, C. & Weinmann, C. (2013). Deliberative qualities of generic news frames: Assessing the democratic value of strategic game and contestation framing in election campaign coverage. Political Communication, 30, 474-494. dx.doi.org/10.1080/10584609.2012.737432

    Weinmann, C., Löb, C., Mattheiß, T. & Vorderer, P. (2013). Approaching science by watching TV: What do entertainment programs contribute to viewers’ competence in genetic engineering. Educational Media International, 50(3), 1-13. dx.doi.org/10.1080/09523987.2013.839152

    2012

    Weinmann, C & Löb, C. (2012). Time to debate? Eine Analyse zur Verbindung von Deliberation und Zeit in der Fernsehberichterstattung zur Bundestagswahl 2009 [Time to debate? -An analysis of the connection between deliveration and time in the television coverage of the 2009 Bundestag election]. In S. Appenzeller, F. Flemming & L. Küpper (Eds.), Bürgerproteste im Spannungsfeld von Politik und Medien. Beiträge zur 7. Fachtagung des DFPK [Citizen protests in the conflicting fields of politics and the media. Contributions to the 7th Symposium of the DFPK] (pp. 65-83). Frank & Timme.

    2011


    Löb, C. & Weinmann, C. (2011). Indexing und Rally-Effekt in der Irakkriegsberichterstattung 2003: Eine vergleichende Inhaltsanalyse von CNN, BBC und DW-TV anhand des Phänomens Framing [Indexing and rally effect in the Iraq war coverage in 2003: A comparative content analysis of CNN, BBC and DW-TV based on the framing phenomenon]. In J. F. Haschke & A. M. Moser (Eds.), Politik - Deutsch, Deutsch - Politik: Aktuelle Trends und Forschungsergebnisse. Beiträge zur 6. Fachtagung des DFPK [Politics - German, German - politics: Current trends and research results. Contributions to the 6th Symposium of the DFPK] (pp. 245-264). Frank & Timme.

    Papers

    2023

    Friess, D. & Weinmann, C. (2023, June). KI und Deliberation: Normative Ideale im Lichte der aktuellen KI-Forschung – Ein systematischer Literaturüberblick [AI and deliberation: Normative ideals in view of current AI research - A systematic literature review]. Paper presented at the joint Annual Conference of the German Society of Mass Communication’s (DGPuK) Expert Group Communication and Politics, the Working Group Politics and Communication (German Association for Political Sciences (DVPW) and the Expert Group Political Communication of the Swiss Association for Communication and Media Sciences (SGKM), Düsseldorf.

    Weinmann, C., Jandura, O. & Petersen, T. (2023, May). The influence of social vs. traditional mass media on the perception of the climate of opinion and the formative role of political affiliation. Paper presented at the 73th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Toronto, Canada.

    2022


    Friess, D., Weinmann, C. & Behrendt, M. (2022, October). AI and deliberation: How AI can support online discussions in deliberative fashion – a review. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Conference of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), Aarhus, Denmark.

    Weinmann, C., Kelm, O., Marschall, S. & Vowe, G. (2022, October). Read, discuss, engage: How following online discussions triggers political participation. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Conference of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), Aarhus, Denmark.

    Kelm, O., Weinmann, C., Marschall, S. & Vowe, G. (2022, August). Do online discussions trigger political participation? Results of two online experiments. Paper presented at the General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Innsbruck, Austria.

    Jandura, O. & Weinmann, C. (2022, Juni). Rechts, Links, Mitte oder …? Zur Validität der Links-Rechts-Selbsteinstufung zur Messung der politischen Orientierung [Right, left, center or ...? On the validity of the left-right self-assessment for measuring political orientation]. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the German Society of Mass Communication’s (DGPuK) Expert Group Reception and Effects Research, Düsseldorf.

    Weinmann, C., Hückstädt, M., Meißner, F. & Vowe, G. (2022, June). The prevalence of problems in research collaboration: Insights from a representative survey in Germany. Paper presented at the Science Studies Symposium 2022, Helsinki, Finland.

    Weinmann, C., Meißner, F. & Vowe, G. (2022, May). Understanding and addressing problems in research collaboration: A qualitative interview study from a self-governance perspective. Paper presented at the 72th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Paris, France.

    Lünich, M., Weinmann, C., Došenović, P. & Kieslich, K. (2022, February). KI in der politischen Kommunikationsforschung: Theoretische Perspektiven und empirische Fragen [AI in political communication research: Theoretical perspectives and empirical issues]. Workshop at the 67th Annual Conference of the German Society of Mass Communication (DGPuK), Düsseldorf.

    2021

    Meißner, F., Weinmann, C. & Vowe, G. (2021, August). Which problems do research collaborations face and how can they be solved? An analysis from a self-governance perspective. Paper presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA), Barcelona, Spain.

    Löb, C., Rinke, E. M., Weinmann, C. & Wessler, H. (2021, May). Shaping civility in mediated public spheres: Dynamics across social cleavages, political systems, and media types. Paper presented at the 71th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Denver, CO.

    2019


    Schneider, F. M. & Weinmann, C. (2019, May). In need of the devil’s advocate: The impact of cross-cutting exposure on deliberation within, argument quality, and willingness to politically discuss. Paper presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Washington, D.C.

    2018

    Schneider, F. M. & Weinmann, C. (2018, November). In need of the devil’s advocate: The impact of cross-cutting exposure on deliberation within, argument repertoire, and political participation. Paper presented at The Deliberative Quality of Communication Conference 2018, Mannheim.

    Weinmann, C. (2018, May). The normative value of political entertainment: Deliberative antecedents and consequences of media users‘ entertainment experiences. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Prague, Czech Republic.

    2016

    Roth, F. S., Weinmann, C., Schneider, F. M., Hopp, F. R., Bindl, M. J. & Vorderer, P. (2016, June). Curving entertainment: The curvilinear relationship between hedonic and eudaimonic experiences while watching a political talk show and its implications for information processing. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan.

    Schmitt, J. B., Schneider, F. M., Weinmann, C. & Roth, F. S. (2016, June). Does subjective knowledge influence information seeking online and behavior concerning palm oil free products? Paper presented at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan.

    Weinmann, C. (2016, June). Measuring political thinking: Development and validation of a scale for “deliberation within”. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan.

    Weinmann, C., Roth, F. S., Schneider, F. M., Bindl, M. J. & Vorderer, P. (2016, June). Same same but different: Testing the invariance of measurements of entertainment experiences across media formats. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan.

    Weinmann, C., Roth, F. S., Schneider, F. M., Krämer, T., Hopp, F. R., Bindl, M. J. & Vorderer, P. (2016, June). I don’t care about politics, I just like that guy! Affective disposition and political attributes in information processing of political talk shows. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan.

    Weinmann, C. (2016, March). Politische Bildung passiert (auch) im Kopf: Entwicklung und Validierung einer Skala zu deliberativen Denkprozessen [Political education (also) happens in the head: Development and validation of a scale on deliberative thinking processes]. Paper presented at the 61st Annual Conference of the German Society of Mass Communication (DGPuK), Leipzig.

    Roth, F. S., Weinmann, C., Schneider, F. S., Hopp, F. R., Krämer, T., Bindl, M. J. & Vorderer, P. (2016, January). Kriegt Unterhaltung die Kurve? Zwei Studien zur Art des Zusammenhangs zwischen hedonischen und eudaimonischen Unterhaltungserfahrungen [Does entertainment get its act together? Two studies on the nature of the relationship between hedonic and eudaimonic entertainment experiences]. Paper presented at the German Society of Mass Communication’s (DGPuK) Expert Group Reception and Effects Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

    Weinmann, C., Roth, F. S., Schneider, F. S., Krämer, T., Bindl, M. J. & Vorderer, P. (2016, January). Same same but different: Eine Studie zur Invarianz von zwei Messinstrumenten zu Unterhaltungsprozessen zwischen verschiedenen medialen Formaten [A study of the invariance of two measurement instruments on entertainment processes between different media formats]. Paper presented at the German Society of Mass Communication’s (DGPuK) Expert Group Reception and Effects Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

    2015

    Schmitt, J. B., Schneider, F. M., Weinmann, C., Roth, F. S. & Heber, S. (2015, September). How does subjective knowledge influence behavioral intentions, information search, and actual behavior? Poster presented at the 9th Conference of the Media Psychology Division (German Psychological Society, DGPs), Tübingen.

    Schneider, F. M., Weinmann, C., Roth, F. S., Knop, K. [Katharina], Reich, S. & Vorderer, P. (2015, May). Many roads to Rome? The differential relationships between entertainment experiences, knowledge, and behavioral intentions. Poster presented at the 65th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Weinmann, C. & Vorderer, P. (2015, May). Deliberative democracy and entertainment: Bridging two separate theoretical traditions. Paper presented at the 65th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Roth, F. S., Weinmann, C., Schneider, F., Krämer, T., Hopp, F. R. & Vorderer, P. (2015, May). Politische Talkshows als Instanzen der Politikvermittlung? Drei Studien zur Rolle der Unterhaltungserfahrung in der Einstellungsbildung [Political talk shows as instances of communicating politics? Three studies on the role of entertainment experience in attitude formation]. Paper presented at the 60th Annual Conference of the German Society of Mass Communication (DGPuK), Darmstadt.

    Weinmann, C. & Vorderer, P. (2015, May). Der normative Wert politischer Unterhaltung: Ein Modell zur Verbindung deliberativer Demokratietheorie und medienpsychologischer Unterhaltungstheorie [The normative value of political entertainment: A model for combining deliberative democratic theory and media-psychological entertainment theory]. Paper presented at the 60th Annual Conference of the German Society of Mass Communication (DGPuK), Darmstadt.

    Weinmann, C., Roth, F. S., Schneider, F. M., Krämer, T., Hopp, F. R. & Vorderer, P. (2015, January). „Politik ist mir egal, aber ich mag diesen Typ!“ Zum Einfluss von affektiver Disposition und politischen Eigenschaften auf die Informationsverarbeitung bei der Rezeption politischer Talkshows ["I don't care about politics, but I like this guy!" On the influence of affective disposition and political characteristics on information processing in the reception of political talk shows]. Paper presented at the German Society of Mass Communication’s (DGPuK) Expert Group Reception and Effects Research, Bamberg.

    2014

    Roth, F. S., Weinmann, C., Schneider, F. M., Hopp, F. R. & Vorderer, P. (2014, May). Seriously entertained: Antecedents and consequences of hedonic and eudaimonic entertainment experiences with political talk shows. Paper presented at the 64th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Seattle, WA.

    Schneider, F. M., Roth, F. S., Weinmann, C., Krömer, N. & Vorderer, P. (2014, January). Let me entertain you! Rezeptions- und Wirkungsforschung als kommunikationswissenschaftliche Grundlagen- und Anwendungsdisziplin im Bereich von Entertainment-Education [Reception and effects research as a basic and applied discipline of communication science in the field of entertainment education]. Workshop at the Annual Conference of the German Society of Mass Communication’s (DGPuK) Expert Group Reception and Effects Research, Hannover.

    2013


    Vorderer, P., Roth, F. S., Weinmann, C. & Hopp, F. R. (2013, September). Connecting media psychology and political communication: An exploratory telephone survey about how and why people use political talk shows. Paper presented at the 8th Conference of the Media Psychology Division (German Psychological Society, DGPs), Würzburg.

    Weinmann, C. (2013, September). Laughing and Liking: How do political satire programs contribute to viewers’ interest in politics? Paper presented at the 8th Conference of the Media Psychology Division (German Psychological Society, DGPs), Würzburg.

    Weinmann, C., Löb, C. & Mattheiß, T. (2013, February). Tatort Wissenschaft: Inwiefern kann ein Unterhaltungsformat Zuschauer/-innen über Biotechnologie informieren? [Crime scene science: To what extent can an entertainment format inform viewers about biotechnology?]. Paper presented at the MINTiFF Conference, Berlin.

    2012


    Mattheiß, T., Weinmann, C., Löb, C., Rauhe, K., Bartsch, K., Roth, F., . . . Vorderer, P. (2012, May). What do people do with political talk shows on German TV? Poster presented at the 62nd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Phoenix, AZ.

    Rinke, E. M., Wessler, H., Löb, C. & Weinmann, C. (2012, May). Deliberative qualities of generic news frames: Assessing the democratic value of strategic game and contestation framing in election campaign coverage. Paper presented at the 62nd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Phoenix, AZ.

    2011


    Löb, C., Weinmann, C. & Mattheiß, T. (2011, December). Tatort ‚Entertainment-Education‘: Einstellungsänderung und gefühltes Wissen durch ein Unterhaltungsangebot im deutschen Fernsehen [Crime scene 'entertainment education': Attitude change and perceived knowledge through an entertainment program on German television]. Paper presented at the 4th Forum Science Communication, Cologne.

    Löb, C., Weinmann, C. & Rinke, E. M. (2011, July). Fueling deliberative elections? Campaign coverage in the 2009 German federal election. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Istanbul, Turkey.

    Weinmann, C. & Löb, C. (2011, April). Time to debate? Eine Analyse zur Verbindung von Deliberation und Zeit in der Fernsehberichterstattung zur Bundestagswahl 2009 [An analysis of the connection between deliberation and time in television coverage of the 2009 Bundestag elections]. Paper presented at the 7th Düsseldorf Forum of Political Communication, Düsseldorf.

    Rinke, E. M., Löb, C., Weinmann, C. & Wessler, H. (2011, February). Generisches Framing und deliberative Öffentlichkeit: Horse-Race-, Contest- und Contention-Framing im Bundestagswahlkampf 2009 [Generic framing and deliberative public sphere: Horse race, contest and contention framing in the 2009 Bundestag election campaign]. Paper presented at the joint Annual Conferences of tthe Working Group „Politics and Communication“ of the German Society of Political Sciences (DVPW) and the German Society of Mass Communication’s (DGPuK) Expert Group „Communication and Politics“, Münster.

    2010


    Löb, C. & Weinmann, C. (2010, April). Indexing und Rally-Effekt in der Irakkriegsberichterstattung 2003 [Indexing and rally effect in the Iraq war coverage in 2003]. Paper presented at the 6th Düsseldorf Forum of Political Communication, Düsseldorf.

     

    Contact

    Dr. Carina Weinmann (Visiting Professor)
    Telephone: 0511-3100-482
    Room: 2E.4.50

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