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Steffen Gottschling

Member of the Multimodal Interaction Lab

Since November 2016, Steffen Gottschling has been a research assistant at the IWM. He works in the Multimodal Interaction Lab of Prof. Dr. Gerjets. In his Dissertation, which is part of the Leibniz Research Alliance “Nanosafety”, he investigates how laypeople and experts deal with controversies in scientific information. The focus of his research lies on multiple document literacy, epistemic beliefs as well as on the perception and evaluation of source information.

Steffen Gottschling graduated from the University of Tübingen with a M.Sc. in Psychology. During his studies, he focused on Organizational Psychology as well as Knowledge, Communication- and Media Psychology. Besides he worked as a student assistant at the University of Tübingen (Department Research Methods and Mathematical Psychology) and at the IWM. Furthermore he worked at the IWM as part of a research internship from October 2014 to March 2015.


Reception of the scientific and public discourse on nanosafety on the Internet

Articles in refereed Journals

Gottschling, S., Kammerer, Y., & Gerjets, P. (2019). Readers’ Processing and Use of Source Information as a Function of Its Usefulness to Explain Conflicting Scientific Claims. Discourse Processes, 56(5-6), 429-446. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0163853x.2019.1610305 request document

Conference Contributions

Gottschling, S., Kammerer, Y., & Gerjets, P. (2018, July). Readers’ Attention to and Use of Source Information as a Function of its Usefulness to Explain Conflicting Scientific Claims. Annual Meeting of the Society for Text & Discourse (ST&D). Brighton, UK. [Talk]

Gottschling, S., Kammerer, Y., & Gerjets, P. (2018, November). Readers’ processing and use of source information as a function of its usefulness to explain conflicting scientific claims. Workshop on Multiple Documents Literacy. Bochum. [Talk]

Gottschling, S., Kammerer, Y., Thomm, E., & Gerjets, P. (2018, June). How Source Information Influences Lay People's Interpretation of a Scientific Conflict. International Summer School “Trust in mediated communication”. Münster. [Poster]

Gottschling, S., Kammerer, Y., Thomm, E., & Gerjets, P. (2018, August). ‘Down to the source!’ ‒ Lay peoples’ use of source information in the evaluation of conflicting scientific claims. European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI). Special Interest Group (SIG 2): Comprehension of Text and Graphics. Freiburg. [Poster]

Brömme, R., Gottschling, S., Brucker, B., & Gerjets, P. (2017, March). Upside down: hand proximity fosters attentional processing but not cognitive control in a visuospatial task-switching paradigm. 59. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Dresden. [Talk]

Gerjets, P., & Gottschling, S. (2017, März). Kontroverse Wissenschaft: Wie beurteilen Laien Informationen im Internet? Workshop Nanosicherheit 2.0 (Leibniz-Forschungsverbund Nanosicherheit), INM – Leibniz Institut für Neue Materialen. Saarbrücken. [Vortrag]

Gottschling, S., Kammerer, Y., Thomm, E., & Gerjets, P. (2017, September). Der Einfluss von Quelleninformationen und persönlichen Einstellungen auf die Interpretation eines wissenschaftlichen Konflikts. Gemeinsame Tagung der Fachgruppen Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie (PAEPSY). Münster. [Poster]


Steffen Gottschling

Steffen Gottschling

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