Frank M. Schneider is an Assistant Professor at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the University of Amsterdam. In his current research, he is mainly concerned with media choice, processes, and research different areas (for example, digital communication, entertainment research, political communication). He focuses on the relationship between entertainment experiences and information processing and its potentials for learning and behavioral change. Furthermore, he is interested in how people use media for coping. In addition, he explores the impact of online ostracism and the pressure to be always connected in social media environments on the users’ well-being.
Frank M. Schneider studied psychology, communication psychology and media education at the Universities of Constance and Koblenz-Landau (Germany), worked in the media research department of the German broadcast station SWR (2001–2004), held an interim junior professorship for methods of empirical social research at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern (2005/2006) and was a research assistant and research associate at the Landau Institute for Communication Psychology and Media Education from 2001 to 2013, where he received his doctorate on the topic of subjective movie film evaluation criteria in 2012. From 2013 to 2023, interrupted by being an interim chair for media psychology at the University of Hohenheim (August 2014 to March 2015), he worked as a postdoc at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies at the University of Mannheim, where, among other things, he led a DFG-funded project in the field of political entertainment research and a subproject in the collaborative research project “digilog@bw – Digitalisierung im Dialog.” From February to September 2023, he was deputy head of the Everyday Media Lab at the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM; Knowledge Media Research Center) in Tübingen, Germany.