dr. Stephan Winter

  • stephanpassuvaFaculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    CW : Persuasive Communication
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht  166
    1018 WV  Amsterdam
  • S.winter@uva.nl

Name: Stephan Winter
MSc: 2007, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
PhD: 2012, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Interests: Opinion formation and expression in social media, credibility and information selection, self-presentation on social networking sites, online marketing communication, health and science communication
Research: My research focuses on the dynamics of opinion formation and expression in contemporary media formats. As the Internet and social media have become primary sources of health and science information for laypersons, I investigate the question of under which conditions laypersons are open-minded toward conflicting information on controversial issues and how they are influenced by representations of scientific uncertainty, message sidedness, and source cues.

Link: UvA profile