Journal articles

  • Trepte, S., Masur, P. K. & Scharkow, M. (2017). Mutual friends' social support and self-disclosure in face-to-face and instant messenger communication. The Journal of Social Psychology, Online first. doi: 10.1080/00224545.2017.1398707 [Link]
  • Masur, P. K., Teutsch, D., Dienlin, T. & Trepte, S. (2017). Online-Privatheitskompetenz und deren Bedeutung für demokratische Gesellschaften [engl. Online privacy literacy and its significance for democratic societies]. Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen, 30 (2), 180-189. [Link]
  • Bauer, A. A., Loy, L. S., Masur, P. K. & Schneider, F. M. (2017). Mindful instant messaging: Mindfulness and autonomous motivation as predictors of well-being in smartphone communication. Journal of Media Psychology, 29(3), 159-165. doi: 10.1027/1864-1105/a000225 [Link]
  • Masur, P. K., Teutsch, D. & Trepte, S. (2017). Entwicklung und Valdierung der Online-Privatheitskompetenzskala (OPLIS) [engl. Development and validation of the online privacy literacy scale (OPLIS)]. Diagnostica, 63, 256-268. doi: 10.1026/0012-1924/a000179 [Link | Website]
  • Dienlin, T., Masur, P. K. & Trepte, S. (2017). Displacement or reinforcement? The reciprocity of FtF, IM, and SNS communication and their effects on loneliness and life satisfaction. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 22(2), 71-87. doi: 10.1111/jcc4.12183 [Link]
  • Masur, P. K & Scharkow, M. (2016). Disclosure Management on Social Network Sites: Individual Privacy Perceptions and User-Directed Privacy Strategies. Social Media + Society, 2(1), 1-13. doi: 10.1177/2056305116634368 [PDF]
  • Trepte, S., Masur, P. K., Scharkow, M. & Dienlin, T. (2015). Privatheitsbedürfnisse verschiedener Kommunikationstypen on- und offline: Ergebnisse einer repräsentativen Studie zum Umgang mit persönlichen Inhalten [engl. Privacy needs of different communication types: Findings from a representative study on the handling of personal information]. Media Perspektiven, 5, 250-257. [PDF]
  • Masur, P. K., Reinecke, L., Ziegele, M. & Quiring, O. (2014). The interplay of intrinsic need satisfaction and Facebook specific motives in explaining addictive behavior on Facebook. Computers in Human Behavior, 39, 376-386. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2014.05.047 [PDF]

Book chapters

  • Masur, P. K., Teutsch, D. & Dienlin, T. (2017). Privatheit in der Online-Kommunikation [Privacy in online communication] In: W. Schweiger & K. beck (Eds.), Handbuch Online-Kommunikation Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Trepte, S. & Masur, P. K. (2017). The need for privacy. In: V. Zeigler-Hill, V. & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences. London: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_540-1 [Link]
  • Matzner, T., Masur, P. K., Ochs, C. & von Pape, T. (2015). Self-Data-Protection - Empowerment or burden? In: S. Gutwirth, R. Leenes & P. de Hert (Eds.). Data Protection on the Move. (pp. 277-305). Springer: Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-7376-8_11 [PDF]
  • Trepte, S., Teutsch, D., Masur, P. K., Eicher, C., Fischer, M., Hennhöfer, A., Lind, F. (2015). Do people know about privacy and data protection strategies? Towards the "Online Privacy Literacy Scale" (OPLIS). In. S. Gutwirth, R. Leenes & P. de Hert (Eds.). Reforming European Data Protection Law. (pp. 333-365). Springer: Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-9385-8 [PDF]

Other publications

  • Trepte, S. & Masur, P. K. (2017). Privacy attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors of the German population: Research report. In Friedewald et al. (Eds.), Forum Privatheit und selbstbestimmtes Leben in der digitalen Welt. Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI. [PDF]
  • Trepte, S. & Masur, P. K. (2016). Cultural differences in social media use, privacy, and self-disclosure. Research Report on a multicultural survey study. Germany: Unversity of Hohenheim. [PDF]
  • Karaboga, M., Masur, P. K., Matzner, T., Mothes, C., Nebel, M., Ochs, C., Schütz, P., Simo Fhom, H. (2014): White Paper Selbstdatenschutz, 2. Auflage. In Zoche et al. (Eds.), Forum Privatheit und selbstbestimmtes Leben in der digitalen Welt. Karlsruhe: Fraunhofer ISI. [PDF]

Conference papers and presentations

  • Masur, P. K. (2017, September). Rediscovering field theory: Media psychological research from a situational point of view. Presentation the 10th conference of the media psychology division of the German Psychological Association (DGPs), 07.-08. September, Landau (Germany).
  • Dienlin, T., Masur, P.K., & Trepte, S. (2017, September). Privacy concerns decrease self-disclosure on Social Network Sites: A longitudinal analysis of the privacy paradox. Presentation the 10th conference of the media psychology division of the German Psychological Association (DGPs), 07.-08. September, Landau (Germany).
  • Masur, P. K., Trepte, S. & Scharkow, M. (2017, May). Social support and self-disclosure in face-to-face and instant messenger communication. Paper presented at the 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), 25. -29. May, San Diego (USA).
  • Masur, P. K. (2017, April). Selbstoffenbarung in der medial vermittelten interpersonalen Kommunikation: Ein situatives Erklärungsmodell [engl. Self-disclosure in mediated interpersonal communication: A situational model]. Presentation at the annual conference of the German Communication Association (DGPuK), 30. March - 01. April, Düsseldorf (Germany).
  • Masur, P. K., Scharkow, M. & Trepte, S. (2016, September). Geben und Nehmen: Das Zusammenspiel von Selbstoffenbarungsbereitschaft und sozialer Unterstützung in Online- und Offline-Kontexten [engl. Give and take: The interplay of self-disclosure and social support in online and offline contexts]. Paper presented at the 50th conference of the German Psychological Association (DGPs), 18.-22. September, Leipzig (Germany).
  • Dienlin, T., Masur, P. K., & Trepte, S. (2016, September). Displacement or Reinforcement? The Reciprocity of FtF, IM, and SNS Communication and Their Effects on Loneliness and Life Satisfaction. Paper presented at the 50th conference of the German Psychological Association (DGPs), 18.-22. September, Leipzig (Germany).
  • Masur, P. K., Klapsia, N. I., Rotfuß, I. & Wernik, I. (2016, September). Sorry, I have to answer first! The influence of situational and personal factors on individual's instant-messaging behavior. Paper presented at the 50th conference of the German Psychological Association (DGPs), 18.-22. September, Leipzig (Germany).
  • Loy, L. S., Bauer, A., Masur, P. K. & Schneider, F. M. (2016, September). Mindful instant messaging: The interplay of motivation and mindfulness during smartphone communication. Paper presented at the 50th conference of the German Psychological Association (DGPs), 18.-22. September, Leipzig (Germany).
  • Dienlin, T., Masur, P. K., & Trepte, S. (2016, June). Displacement or Reinforcement? The Reciprocity of FtF, IM, and SNS Communication and Their Effects on Loneliness and Life Satisfaction. Paper presented at the 66th annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), 09.-13. June, Fukuoka (Japan).
  • Loy, L. S., Masur, P. K., Schmitt, J. B., Mothes, C., & Trepte S. (2016, June). Politically informed in a complex world? Time affluence, information-related self-efficacy, and need for cognition as predictors of political media use and political knowledge. Paper presented at the 66th annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), 09.-13. June, Fukuoka (Japan).
  • Loy, L. S., Bauer, A., Masur, P. K. & Schnieder, F. M. (2016, June). Stressed by smartphone use? The interplay of motivation and mindfulness during instant messaging. Paper presented at the 66th annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), 09.-13. June, Fukuoka (Japan).
  • Trepte, S., Dienlin, T., & Masur, P. K. (2016, June). Control: An obsolete paradigm in understanding privacy? Presentation at the 66th annual conference of the Internactional Communication Association (ICA), 09.-13. June, Fukuoka (Japan).
  • Enns, L. & Masur, P. K. (2016, May). Kaufen besorgte Online-Shopper weniger ein? Eine Analyse des Einflusses von Privatheitsbedenken auf die Häufigkeit von Online-Einkäufen [engl. The influence of privacy concerns on the frequency of online-shopping]. Presentation at the annual conference of the German Communication Association (DGPuK), Leipzig (Germany).(Abstract)
  • Masur, P. K., Dienlin, T. & Scharkow, M. (2015, November). Vom WhatsApp-Dauernutzer bis zum Facebook-Verweiger: Wie unterscheiden sich Deutsche im Umgang mit Privatheit im Internet? [engl. How do Germans differ with regard to online privacy?] Paper presented at the conference "Die Zukunft der informationellen Selbstbestimmung" of the Forum Privatheit, 26.-27. November, Berlin (Germany).
  • Masur, P. K. (2015, November). WhatsApp oder doch lieber Threema? Privatheits- und Datenschutzerwägungen bei der Auswahl von Online-Kommunikationsmedien [engl. WhatsApp or rather Threema? The influence of privacy and data protection concerns on the adoption of online communication media]. Presentation at the combined annual conference of the divisions computer-mediated communication and sociology of media communication of the German communication association (DGPuK), 5.-7. November, Berlin (Germany).
  • Masur, P. K. (2015, November). Konfirmatorische Faktorenanalyse oder Item-Response-Theory-Analyse? Ein Vergleich beider Verfahren bei der Skalenentwicklung [engl. Confirmatory factor analysis or item-response-theory analysis? A comparison of both methods for scale construction.] Presentation at the annual conference of the method division of the German Communication Association (DGPuK), 25.-26. November, Hohenheim (Germany). (PDF)
  • Masur, P. K., Teutsch, D. & Trepte, S. (2015, September). I am concerned about my privacy, but can I protect it? The moderating role of online privacy literacy. Presentation at the 9th conference of the media psychology division of the German Psychological Association (DGPs), 10.-11. September, Tübingen (Germany).
  • Dienlin, T., Masur, P. K. & Trepte, S. (2015, September). Longitudinal analysis of social support in mediated and non-mediated channels. Presentation at the 9th conference of the media psychology division of the German Psychological Association (DGPs), 10.-11. September, Tübingen (Germany).
  • Masur, P. K., Teutsch, D., & Trepte (2015, May). How Skilled Are Internet Users When it Comes to Online Privacy and Data Protection? Development and Validation of the Online Privacy Literacy Scale (OPLIS). Paper presented at the 65th annual conference of the International Communication Association, 21st-25th May, San Juan (Puerto Rico).
  • Teutsch, D., Masur, P. K., & Trepte, S. (2015, May).What Should Users Know About Online Privacy? Towards the Online Privacy Literacy Scale (OPLIS). Paper presented at the 65th annual conference of the International Communication Association, 21st-25th May, San Juan (Puerto Rico).
  • Masur, P. & Trepte, S. (2015, May). Privatheitseinstellungen und -verhalten im Zeitverlauf: Eine Analyse repräsentativer Befragungsdaten von 2011 und 2014 [engl. Changes in privacy attitudes and behaviors over time. An analysis of representative survey data from 2011 and 2014]. Presentation at the annual conference of the German Communication Association (DGPuK), Darmstadt (Germany). (PDF)
  • Masur, P., Teutsch, D., & Trepte, S. (2015, May). Wie kompetent sind deutsche Internetnutzer im Umgang mit Privatheit im Internet? Entwicklung und Validierung der Online-Privatheitskompetenz-Skala [engl. How competent are German Internet users with regard to online privacy? Development and validation of the Online Privacy Literacy Scale]. Paper at the annual conference of the German Communication Association (DGPuK), Darmstadt (Germany).
  • Masur, P. K., Teutsch, D. & Trepte, S. (2014, October). Sind Nutzer in der Lage ihre Privatsphäre zu schützen? Eine Analyse der Online-Privatheitskompetenz in Deutschland [Are users able to protect their privacy? An analysis of online privacy literacy in Germany]. Presentation at the conference "Räume und Kulturen des Privaten [engl. Spaces and cultures of privacy]" des DFG-Graduiertenkollegs 1681 "Privatheit", 16th-17th October, Passau (Germany).
  • Teutsch, D., Masur, P. K. & Trepte, S. (2014, October). Privacy contexts and reciprocal effects - An empirical validation of Nissenbaum's contextual integrity. Presentation at the conference "Räume und Kulturen des Privaten [engl. Spaces and cultures of privacy]" des DFG-Graduiertenkollegs 1681 "Privatheit", 16th-17th October, Passau (Germany).
  • Masur, P. K. (2014, September). Privat ist (nicht) gleich privat. Der Einfluss subjektiver Wahrnehmung von Privatheit auf Selbstoffenbarung im Social Web [engl. Privat is not always private. The influence of subjective privacy perceptions on self-disclosure in the social web]. Paper presented at the 49th annual conference of the German Psychological Association (DGPs), 21st-25th September 2014, Bochum (Germany). [PDF]
  • Teutsch, D., Masur, P. K. & Trepte, S. (2014, September). Was wissen Nutzer über Privatsphärestrategien und Datenschutz im Internet? Entwicklung einer Skala zur Erfassung von Online-Privatsphärekompetenz [What do users know about privacy strategies and data protection on the Internet? Development of a scale to measure online privacy literacy]. Paper presented at the 49th annual conference of the German Psychological Association (DGPs), 21st-25th September 2014, Bochum (Germany).
  • Masur, P. K. (2014, May). The Interplay of Intrinsic Needs and Facebook Specific Motives in Explaining Addictive Behavior on Facebook. Paper presented at the 64th annual conference of the International Communication Association, 22.-26. May 2014, Seattle (USA). [PDF]
  • Trepte, S., Teutsch, D. & Masur, P. K. (2014, January). Do people know about privacy and data protection strategies? OPLIS: Towards the "Online Privacy Literacy Scale".Presentation at the 7th international conference "Computers, Privacy & Data Protection", 22.-24. January 2014, Brüssel (Belgien).
  • Masur, P. K. (September, 2013). Addictive behavior on social network sites: The role of intrinsic needs and motives in explaining Facebook addiction. Presentation at the 8th. conference of the Media Psychology Division of the German Psychological Association (DGPs), 4.-6. September 2013, Würzburg (Germany).

Invited talks

  • Masur. P. K. (2016). Die Rolle der Online-Privatheitskompetenz: Definitionen, Funktionen und Perspektiven [engl. The role of online privacy literacy: Definitions, functions, and perspectives. Invited talk at the 2nd annual conference of the project "Strukturwandel des Privaten [engl. Transformations of privacy]", 21.-23. September, Frankfurt am Main (Germany).
  • Masur, P. K. (2015). Privat oder nicht privat? Aktuelle Erkenntnisse der Medienpsychologie zum Thema Online-Privatheit [engl. Private or not private? Current findings in media psychology with regard to online privacy. Presentation at the "Psycho-Tagen 2015 [engl. Psycho-Days]" at the University of Landau, 16. November 2015, Landau (Germany).
  • Trepte, S., Masur, P. K. & von Pape, T. (Oktober, 2014).Privatheit im Wandel? Eine repräsentative Umfrage und eine Inhaltsanalyse zur Wahrnehmung von Privatheit in Deutschland [engl. Does privacy change over time? A representative survey and a content analysis on perceptions of privacy in Germany]. Presentation at the "Symposium zum Auftakt des Förderschwerpunkts Privatheit", 20. Oktober, Berlin (Germany). [PDF]
  • Masur, P. K. (Oktober, 2014). Gefällt mir (nicht): Das Social Web als Spannungsfeld zwischen Selbstoffenbarung und Datenschutz [engl. Like (or not): Between self-disclosure and data protection in the social web]. Invited talk at the "ver.di-Instituts für Bildung, Medien und Kunst", 18. Oktober 2014, Lage-Hörste (Germany).
  • Masur, P. K. (Oktober, 2014). Total privat oder total egal? Über Datenschutz und Innovation in Zeiten von Smartphone, App und Canvas Fingerprinting [engl. Totally private or not? About data protection and innovation in times of smartphones, apps and canvas fingerprinting]. Discussion panelist at the "Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung [engl. Federal Agency for Civic Education]", 6. Oktober 2014, Berlin (Germany).
  • Masur, P. K. (September, 2014). Neue soziale Medien - Chancen, Möglichkeiten und Gefahren von Facebook & Co [engl. New social media - Opportunities, possibilites and threats of Facebook & co]. Invited talk at the "Deutsche Hochschule der Polizei [engl. German Police School]", 8. September 2014, Münster (Germany).
  • Masur, P. K. (June, 2014). Das Ende der Privatsphäre? - Medienpsychologische Aspekte der Privatheit im Internet [engl. Is this the end of privacy? Media psychological aspects of privacy on the Internet]. Invited talk at the "Institut für Förderung publizistisches Nachwuches e.V.", 14. Juni 2014, Goslar (Germany).