media and communication

Health - Psychology - Jan 7
Health - Psychology
The Covid-19 pandemic is impacting people's mental health. But what helps and hinders people in getting through a lockdown? A new study led by researchers at the University of Basel addressed this question using data from 78 countries across the world. The results hint at the pivots and hinges on which the individual's psyche rests in the pandemic.
Social Sciences - Psychology - Dec 17, 2020
Social Sciences - Psychology

A female-typical language style promotes the popularity of talks in the digital context and turns out to be an underappreciated but highly effective tool for social influence. This was shown by UZH psychologists in an international study in which they analyzed 1,100 TED Talks.

Psychology - Pedagogy - Dec 14, 2020
Psychology - Pedagogy

Pretend play promotes the development of socio-emotional competences in children aged five and six.

Health - Psychology - Nov 16, 2020

Resilience is the ability to adjust readily to traumatic events and to reorganise one's life positively. Greater flexibility, adaptation to difficulties and control of one's emotions become even more relevant in times of crisis, such as that triggered by the coronavirus to avoid depression, anxiety and stress.

Psychology - Health - Dec 17, 2020
Psychology - Health

The latest survey by the University of Basel on psychological stress in the second Covid-19 wave has revealed that levels have increased significantly in comparison with the spring of this year. The proportion of people with severe depressive symptoms stood at 9% during lockdown in April, but this figure had risen to 18% in November. Young people are particularly affected, and those who have suffered financially during the pandemic. French-speaking Switzerland has been affected more strongly than the rest of the country.

Life Sciences - Psychology - Dec 4, 2020
Life Sciences - Psychology

Characterising our emotions is the subject of much debate, as is the identification of their neural substrates. A team from the University of Geneva has been examining the brain components of emotions, confirming that they are the brain's synchronised response to events.

Health - Psychology - Oct 27, 2020
Health - Psychology

Trust or disappointment in government crisis management is an important factor for the general mood, shows a study by the University of Zurich based on surveys in Israel and Switzerland. At the end of April, Israelis were twice as disappointed with their government institutions during the pandemic as Swiss citizens. In Switzerland, a certain fatalism made for less negative feelings.

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  • Das Center for Communications (CfC) der Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich betreibt angewandte Forschung und Entwicklung. Auf innovative Art kombiniert und integriert das Zentrum Themen wie strategisches Management, Führung, Informatik und Psychologie mit praktischer Ausbildung in Kommunikationshandwerk und einem systematischen Stakeholder- und Mehrwert-Ansatz.
  • Die anwendungsorientierte Forschung am Institut für Angewandte Medienwissenschaften (IAM) greift lösungsorientiert Problemstellungen auf, mit Bezug auf die Berufsfelder Journalismus und Organisationskommunikation. Im Forschungsprozess greift das IAM auf theoretische Wissensbestände und Methoden der Kommunikations-, Medien- und Sprachwissenschaft zurück.
  • The Institute for Media and Communication Management =mcminstitute is a leading international, interdisciplinary research, teaching and advisory organization for media and communications management as well as media and culture. The Institute enables students, researchers, and decision makers to meet the challenges of the digital age by exploring strategic management questions from a communication perspective.
  • Das Institut für Kommunikation und Marketing der Hochschule Luzern konzipiert und realisiert Projekte der angewandten Forschung und Entwicklung in enger Zusammenarbeit mit Praxispartnern, die direkt vom gewonnenen Wissen profitieren. Das IKM forscht in den Bereichen Unternehmenskommunikation, Professionelle Kommunikation, Online-Kommunikation und Marketing. Die Erkenntnisse fliessen in Lehre und Weiterbildung ein.
  • Das Institut für Medienwissenschaften (IFM) der Universität Basel forscht und lehrt zum Strukturwandel der Medien - von der Keilschrift bis zum Internet. Auf seinem Website presentiert das Institut seinem Forschungsprojekten.
  • Das Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research IPMZ engagiert sich mit theoretischen und empirischen Arbeiten in der Grundlagenforschung. Die Forschung am IPMZ soll auch dazu dienen, Studierende möglichst frühzeitig mit Formen des forschenden Lernens bekanntzumachen.
  • The Idiap Research Institute is a research foundation specializing in multimedia information management and in multimodal man-machine interaction.


  • The Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research aims to promote education and research in the field of communication and media. The Association invests in the encouragement of young talents in the fields of science through sponsorship contributions and young talent events, strives tko maintain a coordinated doctorate program and, scince 2007, has published the journal Studies in Communication Sciences.