Weiqi Tian is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the University of Amsterdam. She obtained a Research Master’s degree in Communication Science from the University of Amsterdam before her PhD. Her research interests are centered in the field of digital technologies and entertainment media, with a focus on understanding their psychological impacts and broader societal consequences.
In her ongoing PhD research, Weiqi is exploring the effects of mixed-reality applications (i.e., AR filters and deepfakes) on adolescents’ interpersonal and systemic trust. The research follows an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from the fields of communication, educational sciences and developmental psychology, the methodology involves employing cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys along with experimental designs.