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Lara Wolfers
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Lara Wolfers

Member of JRC Social Media

Lara Wolfers joined the junior research group Social Media in February 2018. She investigates the parental use of (social) media and how this media use affects the everyday life of the family and how it influences young children. Besides, she focuses on the use of mobile and social media for management of stress and for coping and looks at under what circumstances stress management and coping with mobile and social media is effective. She was a fellow of the career program for women of the German scholarship foundations.
 
Before she joined the IWM, Lara Wolfers studied Journalism at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (B.A., 2014) and Communication Science at the School of Communication at the University of Hohenheim (M.A., 2018).. She was honored with the Communication Consultant Award 2018 for the best grades in her graduation year. Lara Wolfers received a scholarship of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Deutschland-Stipendium. For her master thesis “Self-disclosure in online- and offline-contexts – a comparison” she received the Paul-Lazarsfeld-Scholarship from the methods division of the DGPuK.

Projects

Parental Mobile Media use for Stress Management

Articles in refereed Journals

Wolfers, L. N., Kitzmann, S., Sauer, S., & Sommer, N. (in press). Phone use while parenting: An observational study to assess the association of maternal sensitivity and smartphone use in a playground setting. Computers in Human Behavior. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2019.08.013 request document
 

Chapters in Edited Books

Braun, M., von Pape, T., Wolfers, L. N., Teutsch, D., & Trepte, S. (2018). Perspektiven und Trends der Privatheit. In M. Friedewald (Ed.), Privatheit und selbstbestimmtes Leben in der digitalen Welt: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf aktuelle Herausforderungen des Datenschutzes (pp. 221-250). Wiesbaden: Springer. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-21384-8_7
 

Conference Contributions

Von Pape, T., & Wolfers, L. N. (2019, May). Outlines of a Theory of Information Privacy and Self-Disclosure Regulation. 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA). Washington D.C., USA. [Talk]
 

Wolfers, L. N., Festl, R. & Utz, S. (2019, Mai). Die Rolle von Smartphones für die Stressbewältigung: Eine Untersuchung von intrapersonalen Zusammenhängen zwischen Nomophobia und Stressempfinden. 64. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft. Münster. [Vortrag]
 

Wolfers, L. N., Festl, R. & Utz, S. (2019, May). Do smartphones and social network sites become more important when experiencing stress? An exploration of within-person associations. 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA). Washington D.C., USA. [Talk]
 

Wolfers, L. N. & Masur, P. (2019, May). The Willingness to Self-Disclose in Online and Offline Contexts: Trait(s), State and Reciprocal Influences. 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA). Washington D.C., USA. [Talk]
 

Kitzmann, S., Wolfers, L.N., Sauer, S., Sommer, N., & Trepte, S. (2018, Mai). "Put Your Phone Down?": How Mothers' Smartphone Use Is Associated With Sensitivity. 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association. Prague, Czech Republic. [Poster]
 

Masur, P., Trepte, S., & Wolfers L. N. (2018, Mai). Mehr als Bewusstsein für Privatheitsrisiken: Eine prozessorientierte Rekonzeptualisierung der Online-Privatheitskompetenz . 63. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft. Mannheim. [Vortrag]
 

Wolfers, L. N. (2018, September). Selbstoffenbarung in Online- und Offline-Kontexten – ein Vergleich. Jahrestagung der Fachgruppe Methoden der Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK). Ilmenau. [Vortrag]
 

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Lara Wolfers

Lara Wolfers

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72076 Tübingen
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phone: +49 7071 979-246
fax: +49 7071 979-124