Philipp is an Assistant Professor of Persuasive Communication in the Department of Communication Science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He previously worked as a research associate at the Department of Communication of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany) and the Department of Media Psychology at the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart, Germany). He was a visiting scholar in the Department of Communication at the Cornell University (Ithaca, USA) from 2018 to 2019. He has studied communication science, economic sciences, and philosophy at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany) and the Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia). In 2018, he earned his PhD in the social sciences at the University of Hohenheim.
Philipp’s research focuses on different aspects of computer-mediated communication and is characterized by interdisciplinary perspectives and a variety of methodological approaches. More specifically, he investigates social influence and persuasion processes on social media, privacy and self-disclosure in networked publics, and communication effects on individual well-being. He is further interested in meta-scientific questions related to open science, transparency, and replication.
Philipp’s research has been presented at various international conferences and has been published in international journals (e.g., Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, New Media & Society, Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, and Current Opinion in Psychology) and several edited volumes (→ publications). In 2018, he published the book “Situational Privacy and Self-Disclosure” in which he advanced a comprehensive theory on person-situation interactions in online privacy processes (→ book). He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Media Psychology and Mobile Media & Communication as well as a consulting editor for the European Journal of Social Psychology.
As an academic teacher, Philipp has taught several bachelor and master courses on online communication, persuasion and marketing, media psychology, statistics, and methods. He also frequently conducts statistic workshops for researchers at various universities (→ teaching).
For more information, have a look around this website or download his curriculum vitae (→ CV).