Authenticity Unveiled: Exploring the Frontiers of Communication at ICA 2023 (25-29 May)


The upcoming ICA 2023 conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is set to be a significant event in the field of communication. With the theme of "Reclaiming Authenticity in Communication," the conference aims to bring together scholars from around the world to explore and contribute to our understanding of authenticity in various communication contexts.  

ICA 2023 promises to be an intellectually stimulating event that advances not only scholarly research but also offers practical implications for our understanding of authenticity in communication. By bringing together experts from different disciplines and cultures, the conference will contribute to the ongoing discourse on authenticity and its implications for our evolving communication landscape.  These contributions have the potential to generate meaningful insights and impact broader domains such as society, culture, and politics. 

We are pleased to provide you with the titles and corresponding authors for each presentation. If you would like more information about any of these presentations or would like to obtain a copy of the associated paper, please feel free to reach out to us via email at [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]. Our team will be happy to assist you with any inquiries or requests.


‘’A Linkage Study of Gender Norms, Gender Identity and Self-Presentation Strategies on Mobile Dating Applications’’  Femke Konings; Sindy Sumter; Laura Vandenbosch

‘’Exposure to Specific Types of Alcohol-Related SNS Content and Adolescents’ (Underage) Drinking: A Two-Wave Daily Diary Study’’ Robyn Vanherle; Ine Beyens; Kathleen Beullens

‘’Development and Validation of the Need for Solitude Scale’’ Liza Keessen

‘’Is Life Brighter When Your Phone Is Not? The Efficacy of a Grayscale Smartphone Intervention Addressing Digital Well-Being: A Mixed-Method Study’’ Susanne Baumgartner; Cynthia Dekker

‘’Sensing Sleep: Triangulating Data from Wearables, Diaries and Smartphone Tracking’’ Sindy Sumter; Susanne Baumgartner; Wisnu Wiradhany

‘’How Does Children’s Anthropomorphism of a Social Robot Develop over Time? A Six-Wave Panel Study’’ Rinaldo Kühne; Jochen Peter; de Jong Chiara; Alex Barco

‘’Mindless, Harmless Fun? The Effects of Guilty Pleasure Viewing on Message Reception’’ Irene Schelwald; Lara Wolfers

‘’Measuring Social Media Experiences in Self-Report Studies’’ Nicole Ellison; Adrian Meier; Patti Valkenburg

‘’Prosocial Robot Models: The Influence of Prosocial Appeals on Children’s Prosocial Behavior’’ Jochen Peter; Alex Barco; Rinaldo Kühne

‘’On the Road to Sustainability: Themes and Strategies Used by Greenfluencers on Instagram and Their Relation with User Activity’’ Anne Möller; Rhianne Hoek; Bieke Helwegen; Guusje Thijs

‘’ The Preferred Reporting Items for Social Media Research (PRISMeR): A Decision Matrix to Guide Transparent Definitions of Social Media” Lara Wolfers; Dominik Neumann; Stefanie Klein; Franziska Gaiser; Christine Anderl; Sonja Utz

‘’A Facilitation of Coping? Is Phone Use Associated with Less Effort When Coping with a Stressful Situation?’’ Lara Wolfers

“Secrecy and Disclosure in Parent-Adolescent Communication about Social Media Use’’ Ine Beyens, Loes Keijsers, Patti M. Valkenburg

‘’Time Well-Spent or Guilty Pleasure? The Effects of Self-Control on Content Selection and Entertainment Experience on Netflix’’ Alicia Gilbert; Leonard Reinecke; Adrian Meier; Susanne Baumgartner, Rinaldo Kühne; Felix Dietrich

‘’Can Virtual Reality Stimulate Interpersonal Communication Regarding Climate Change?’’ Marijn Meijers; Hanneke Hendriks; Jeroen Lemmens; Xinmiao Lan; Yuyao Lu; Erin Newman-Grigg; Tessa Blanken

‘’The Effects of Fragmented and Sticky Smartphone Usage on Distraction and Task Delay’’ Teun Siebers, Ine Beyens, Tim Verbeij, Patti Valkenburg

‘’Happiness and Sadness in Adolescents’ Instagram Direct Messaging: A Neural Topic Modelling Approach’’ Tim Verbeij; Ine Beyens; Damian Trilling; Teun Siebers; Patti Valkenburg

Source: ICA 2023 - International Communication Association (

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