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Alexander Schouten

I am an assistant professor of Business Communication & Digital Media at the department of Communication and Cognition, Tilburg University. My research and teaching interests include social media use, online collaboration, and online impression management. Within these areas, I am specifically interested in how different media capabilities affect the way in which people and organizations can effectively use new media technologies to communicate, to market, to work together, and to present themselves. Specific topics of study include the social psychology of online communication technology, social and digital media, identity management, social influencers, online dating, IT & organizations, virtual & augmented reality, qualitative and quantitative research methodology.

I live in Amsterdam, in De Baarsjes. Besides my work, I really like cooking, rock climbing (although I hardly get around doing it anymore), running, hiking, traveling, reading about (popular) science, and my family. If you are interested in some more personal aspects of my life, you can also find me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter (although I hardly ever use the latter two). I may even end up sharing some recipes and photos here in the future, but don’t count on it.

Latest Posts

AV! - telepresence robot

ICA 2021 – Robomorphism: Examining the Effects of Telepresence Robots on Between-Student Cooperation

Presentation for the 2021 International Communication Association Conference. Together with Tilburg University and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, we investigated if and how telepresence robots affect between-student cooperation. ...
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KIEM #safesex grant

#safesex: Influencer and sexually healthy behavior presentation at the 2020 Dutch STD*HIV*Sex

We presented the first findings of our project on social media influencers and sexually healthy behavior at the 2020 Dutch STD*HIV*Sex conference (Nationaal Congres Soa*Hiv*Seks) ...
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WeCare Grant Teamwork in Oncology

Research Grant: Teamwork in Oncology

We received a WeCare grant awarded “Teamwork in oncology: Improving the effectiveness of multidisciplinary team meetings”. The grant was awarded by Tilburg University and St. Elisabeth Hospital Tilburg. ...
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KIEM #safesex grant

Research Grant: #Safesex

We were awarded an NWO KIEM research grant for a project called '‘#safesex – De effectiviteit van social media influencers als ambassadeurs van gezond seksueel gedrag’ together with Soa Aids Nederland ...
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In the news

In the news

I was interviewed by nu.nl and participated in a podcast by the VPRO about my research on online dating and online self-disclosure ...
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Speed dating

New Paper: The role of eye-contact in developing attraction: a speed-dating study

Our paper "The role of eye-contact in the development of romantic attraction: Studying interactive uncertainty reduction strategies during speed-dating" has been published in the Computers in Human Behavior. ...
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