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Malte Elson

  • Dr.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Ruhr University Bochum Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, Bochum, DE
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Research interests

media and learningmedia effectsgames and aggressiondigital games


MEMBERSHIPS since 2012, International Communication Association (ICA) since 2012, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie [German Psychological Society] (DGPs) since 2011, European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) since 2010, Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) MISC since 2011, Website Editor of ECREA's Digital Games Research Temporary Working Group (

Co-authors (29)

Publications (5)

  • Hardware reverse engineering: Overview and open challenges

    • Fyrbiak M
    • Strauß S
    • Kison C
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  • Group formation for small-group learning: Are heterogeneous groups more productive?

    • Wichmann A
    • Hecking T
    • Elson M
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  • Is small group collaboration beneficial in large scale online courses? An investigation of factors influencing satisfaction and performance in groupmoocs

    • Kyewski E
    • Krämer N
    • Christmann N
  • Kommentar zum Positionspapier zur Lage der Allgemeinen Psychologie aus medienpsychologischer Perspektive

    • Rosenthal-Von Der Pütten A
    • Elson M
    • Winter S
  • Digital Games Research: A Survey Study on an Emerging Field and Its Prevalent Debates

    • Quandt T
    • Van Looy J
    • Vogelgesang J
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Professional experience

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ruhr University Bochum Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, Bochum, DE

January 2015 - Present

Research Associate

University of Münster

October 2012 - December 2014(2 years)

Research Associate

Interactive Media and Online Communication, University of Hohenheim

May 2012 - September 2012(4 months)

Junior Researcher

IBBT-MICT-Ghent University

September 2011 - April 2012(7 months)

Student Assistant

Educational Quality and Evaluation, German Institute for International Educational Research

January 2010 - September 2011(2 years)

Student Assistant

Social and Media Psychology, University of Cologne

June 2007 - December 2009(3 years)

Education history


Department of Psychology, University of Cologne

October 2005 - July 2011(6 years)