Publications

Journal articles, with peer review


Otto, L.P., Thomas, F., Glogger, I., & De Vreese, C.H. (accepted). An update for the gold standard of media effects – Mobile Intensive Longitudinal Linkage Analysis. Manuscript accepted for publication at Digital Journalism.

Thomas, F., Shehata, A., Otto, L.P., Moeller, J., & Prestele, E. (accepted). How to measure reinforcing spirals? Comparing longitudinal statistical approaches in order to model the reciprocal relationship between media use and effect. Paper accepted for publication at Journal of Communication.

Maier, J., Glogger, I., Otto, L.P., & Bast, J. (2021). Is there a visual bias in televised debates? Evidence from Germany, 2002-2017. Visual Communication. doi:

Nai, A. & Otto, L.P. (2020). When they go low, we gloat. How trait and state Schadenfreude moderate the perception and effect of negative political messages.  Journal of Media Psychology. doi: 10.1027/1864-1105/a000283

Thomas, F., Otto, L.P., Ottenstein, C., & Maier, M. (2020). Measuring Reciprocal Dynamics between Communication Processes and Effects in Distinct Growth Sequences. Communication Methods and Measures. doi: 10.1080/19312458.2020.1776853

Otto, L.P. & Glogger, I. (2020). Expanding the methodological toolbox: Factorial surveys in journalism research. Journalism Studies, 21, 947-965. doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2020.1745663

Otto, L.P., Thomas, F., Maier, M., & Ottenstein, C. (2020). Only one moment in time? Investigating the dynamic relationship of emotions and attention towards political information with mobile experience sampling. Communication Research, 47(8), 1131-1154.  doi: 10.1177/0093650219872392

Otto, L.P., Lecheler, S.K., & Schuck, A.R.T. (2020). Is context the key? The (non-) differential effects of mediated incivility in three European countries. Political Communication, 37(1), 88-107. doi: 10.1080/10584609.2019.1663324

Otto, L.P., Glogger, I., & Maier, M. (2019). Personalization 2.0? – Testing the personalization hypothesis in citizens’, journalists’, and politicians’ campaign Twitter communication. Communications – The European Journal of Communication Research, 44(4), 359-381. doi:10.1515/commun-2018-2005

Glogger, I., & Otto, L. P. (2019). Journalistic Views on Hard and Soft News: Cross-Validating a Popular Concept in a Factorial Survey. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. 96(3), 811–829. doi:10.1177/1077699018815890.

Otto, L. P. (2018). Beyond simple valence: Discrete emotions as mediators of political communication effects on trust in politicians. Studies in Communication and Media, 7(3), 364–391. doi:10.5771/2192-4007-2018-3-364

Otto, L., Glogger, I., & Boukes, M. (2017). The softening of journalistic political communication: A comprehensive framework model of sensationalism, soft news, infotainment, and tabloidization. Communication Theory, 27(2), 136–155. doi:10.1111/comt.12102

Schneider, F.M., Otto, L. & Bartsch, A. (2017). Das ist doch kein Zustand! Zur Messung von States und Traits in der KommunikationswissenschaftMedien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft65 (1). 83-100. doi: 10.5771/1615-634X-2017-1-83

Otto, L. & Maier, M. (2016). Soft news effects on political cynicism and trust in politicians: An experimental examination. Journal of Political Psychology/Politische Psychologie, 5 (1), 66-91.

Otto, L. & Maier, M. (2016). Mediated and moderated effects of personalized political communication on political trustCommunications – the European Journal of Communication Research, 41 (1), 21-45., doi: 10.1515/commun-2015-0028

Retzbach, J., Otto, L. & Maier, M. (2015). Measuring the perceived uncertainty of scientific evidence and its relationship to engagement with sciencePublic Understanding of Science, 24 (3), doi: 10.1177/0963662515575253

Otto, L., Glogger, I., & Maier, M. (2015). Image- or issue-orientation? How the presentation modality influences candidate perception in televised debates. Journal of Political Psychology/Politische Psychologie, 4 (2), 215-234.

Maier, M., Rothmund, T., Retzbach, A., Otto, L., Besley, J. (2014). Informal learning through science media usageEducational Psychologist49 (2), 86-103. doi: 10.1080/00461520.2014.916215

Schneider, F.M., Otto, L., Alings, D. & Schmitt, M. (2014). Measuring traits and states in public opinion research: A latent state–trait analysis of political efficacy. International Journal of Public Opinion Research26 (2), 202-223. doi:10.1093/ijpor/edu002

Retzbach, J., Retzbach, A., Maier, M., Otto L. & Rahnke, M. (2013). Effects of repeated exposure to science TV shows on beliefs about scientific evidence and interest in scienceJournal of Media Psychology, 25(1), 3-13.

Otto, L. & Bacherle, P. (2011). Politisches Interesse Kurzskala (PIKS) – Entwicklung und Validierung. Politische Psychologie, 1(1), 19-35.

Retzbach, A., Marschall, J., Rahnke, M., Otto, L. & Maier, M. (2011). Public understanding of science and the perception of nanotechnology: The roles of interest in science, methodological knowledge, epistemological beliefs, and beliefs about science. Journal of nanoparticle research, 13(12), 6231-6244.

Book chapters and entries


Otto, L.P. & Thomas, F. (im Druck). Experience sampling und mulitivariate Wachstumsmodelle zur Erfassung kurzfristiger selbstverstärkender Dynamiken in der Kommunikationswissenschaft. In S. Geiß, C. Schemer, T.K. Naab, C. Peter & P. Müller (Eds.), Dynamische Prozesse in der Kommunikationswissenschaft: Methodische Herausforderungen (S. 281-304). Köln: Herbert von Halem.

Otto, L.P. & Glogger, I. (2019). Hard and Soft News. In: T.P. Vos & V. Hanusch (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies. New York: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781118841570.iejs0229

Otto, L., Thomas, F., & Maier, M. (2018). Everyday dynamics of media skepticism and credibility: An ambulatory assessment study. In K. Otto & A. Köhler (Eds.), Trust in Media and Journalism. Empirical Perspectives on Ethics, Norms, Impacts and Populism in Europe (pp. 111–133). Wiesbaden: Springer VS. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-20765-6_7

Maier, M., Otto, L., Disch, K., & Ruppert, C. (2017). „Deutschlandkette statt Sachkompetenz“: Führt die Rezeption des TV-Duells zu einer personalisierten Wahrnehmung von Politik? In T. Faas, J. Maier, & M. Maier (Eds.), Merkel gegen Steinbrück: Analysen zum TV-Duell vor der Bundestagswahl 2013 (pp. 105-124). Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.

Vogel, I. C., & Otto, L. (2017). Die Bedeutung von Emotionen für die Rezeption der TV-Debatte 2013. In T. Faas, J. Maier, & M. Maier (Eds.), Merkel gegen Steinbrück: Analysen zum TV-Duell vor der Bundestagswahl 2013 (pp. 87-103). Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.