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Caroline von Samson-Himmelstjerna, M.A.

2019 Caroline von Samson
Image Credit: (c) Bernd Wannenmacher

Organizational Communication

Institute for Media and Communication Studies

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Research Associate

Address
Garystr. 55
Room 280
14195 Berlin

Office hours

Currently via Webex or phone, Wednesdays from 5-7 pm. Please contact me via email.

  • Research associate at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies (since 04/2017)
  • Summer semester 2020: Support of the IfPuK lecturers in converting to digital teaching
  • Collaboration in the IMRESS project (InfectControl2020 research network)
  • Magister Artium in media and communication studies at the WWU Münster and the FU Berlin
  • Stays abroad in the USA, Great Britain, Italy, Spain
  • Many years of professional experience in journalism and public relations

Summer 2022

Summer 2021

Winter 2019/20

Summer 2019:

Winter 2018/19:

Winter 2017/18:

  • Health Communication
  • Public Service Announcements/ Health Campaigns / DTCA / Pharma Communication
  • Risk and Crisis Communication
  • Empowerment
  • Emotional Appeals
  • Stereotypes
  • Persuasion

Publications

von Samson-Himmelstjerna, C. (accepted). Content Analysis in the Research Field of Strategic Health Communication. In F. Oehmer, S. H. Kessler, E. Humprecht, K. Sommer, & L. Castro Herrero (eds.) (in preparation). Handbook of Standardized Content Analysis: Applied Designs to Research Fields of Communication Science. Wiesbaden: Springer.

Conference Papers

von Samson-Himmelstjerna, C. (2021): "Emotional Appeals and Neurotransmitter Release Patterns: Fear Appeal Research explained using Noradrenaline, Serotonin and Dopamine". Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA). Virtual Conference due to Covid-19.*

von Samson-Himmelstjerna, C. (2020): Empowerment in der strategischen Gesundheitskommunikation – eine theoretische Verortung. Poster presented at the 65th annual meeting of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), München.

von Samson-Himmelstjerna, C., & Raupp, J. (2019). "My Grandma was a Prepper, too!" German Preppers and Non-Preppers in regard to Official Guidelines for Crisis Preparedness. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA), Washington D.C..

Osterheider, A., von Samson-Himmelstjerna, C., & Raupp, J. (2019). Wissenschaftskommunikation über alternative Wirkstoffe zu Antibiotika: Werte und Emotionen hinsichtlich der Entwicklung und dem Einsatz neuer Lösungen gegen Antibiotikaresistenzen aus Expert*innensicht. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Division Science Communication (Fachgruppe Wissenschaftskommunikation) of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik (DGPuK), Braunschweig.

von Samson-Himmelstjerna, C., & Raupp, J. (2018). Better safe than sorry? Crisis preparedness in regard to official guidelines in Germany. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), Lugano.

Osterheider, A., Drews, J., von Samson-Himmelstjerna, C., & Raupp, J. (2018). Participatory risk communication: Alternative anti-infectives in public debates. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Eugene, Oregon.

Stelzmann, D., von Samson-Himmelstjerna, C., & Wagner, J. (2018). Of Monsters and Men? The Impact of Media Coverage about Pedophilia in Germany on the Acceptance of Preventive Therapy Programs and the Process of Treatment on Pedophile Nonoffenders. Paper presented at the 68th annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA), Prague.

Invited Talks

von Samson-Himmelstjerna, C. (2018). Health Campaign Ads. Invited lecture during the X. International Week, San Pablo University CEU, Madrid.

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