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Dr. Hannes-Vincent Krause


Karl-Marx-Straße 67
14482 Potsdam

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Hannes-Vincent Krause studied Psychology at the University of Hamburg (B. Sc.) and the Humboldt University of Berlin (M. Sc.). After completing his studies, he joined the Weizenbaum Institute and the Chair for Business Informarics, esp. Social Media and Society at the University of Potsdam as a research associate in 2018. In his dissertation, he investigated the effects of social media usage on users’ well-being, focusing on the interplay of technological platform features and psychological processes to explain this relationship. He completed his Ph.D. in November 2022. His work as a postdoctoral researcher in the research group “Well-being in the digital world” at the Weizenbaum Institute and at the chair, led by Prof. Hanna Krasnova, is dedicated to further examining the impact of digital technologies on human well-being, emotions, cognitions, and behavior. Methodologically, he focusses on experimental (e.g., pretest-posttest control group designs, online experiments) and survey designs (cross-sectional and longitudinal). His work has been published in leading journals (e.g., Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Current Opinion in Psychology) and conference proceedings (e.g., International Conference on Information Systems, European Conference on Information Systems).

Research Interests

  • Social Networking Site Usage and Well-Being
  • Affective and Behavioral Consequences of Social Networking Site Usage
  • Envy on Social Networking Sites
  • Causes of Online Aggression
  • Experimental Research
  • Objective Measures of Social Networking Site Usage

List of Publications

Journal Publications


  • Krause, H. V., große Deters, F., Baumann, A., & Krasnova, H. (2023). Active social media use and its impact on well-being—an experimental study on the effects of posting pictures on Instagram. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication28(1), zmac037.



  • Krause, H.-V., Baum, K., Baumann, A., Krasnova, H. (2019) “Unifying the Detrimental and Beneficial Effects of Social Network Site Use on Self-Esteem: A Systematic Literature Review”, Media Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/15213269.2019.1656646 

Conference Proceedings


  • Krause, H.-V.  and A. Baumann (2021). “The Devil in Disguise: Malicious Envy’s Impact on Harmful Interactions Between Social Networking Site Users.” In: Proceedings of the Forty-Second International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Austin, Texas (US).


  • Krause, H.-V., F. große Deters and A. Baumann (2020). “The Envy Spiral: Unraveling The Black Box Of Social Media Positivity.” In: Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS2020). A Virtual AIS Conference.  


  • Krause, H.-V., Wagner, A., Krasnova, H., große Deters, F., Baumann, A., Buxmann, P. (2019, December). Keeping Up with the Joneses: Instagram Use and its Influence on Conspicuous Consumption. In: Proceedings of the Fortieth International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Munich, Germany. 

Conference Presentations


  • Krause, Hannes-Vincent. “The Devil in Disguise: Malicious Envy’s Impact on Harmful Interactions Between Social Networking Site Users.“. 42nd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Austin, Texas (US). December 15th 2021.
  • Meier, Adrian and H.-V. Krause. "Debate Club: Passive social media use harms mental health and well-being!". Media Psychology Conference. Aachen. September 9th 2021. 


  • Krause, Hannes-Vincent. “The Envy Spiral: Unraveling The Black Box Of Social Media Positivity“. 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS2020). Virtual AIS Conference. June 17th 2020. 


  • Krause, Hannes-Vincent. „Keeping Up with the Joneses: Instagram Use and its Influence on Conspicuous Consumption“. 14th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2019). Munich. December 17th 2019. 
  • Krause, Hannes-Vincent. „Social Networking Site Use: Understanding the Effects on Users’ Well-Being and Behavior“. Doctoral Consortium, European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2019). Stockholm. June 8th 2019. 

Service for the Research Community


  • Communications of the Association for Information Systems 
  • Computers in Human Behavior 
  • Current Psychology 
  • Internet Research 
  • Psychology of Popular Media 
  • Weizenbaum Journal 
  • European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)  
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)  
  • Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 
  • International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI) 

Teaching and Transfer


  • Online and Social Media Marketing (Master Seminar) 
  • Digital Marketing Strategy (Master Seminar) 
  • Social Media and Business Analytics (Master Seminar) 
  • Social Media and Business Analytics II (Master Seminar) 
  • Advanced Research Methods – Guest Lecture: Scale Development (Master Lecture) 



  • "Social Media wissenschaftlich betrachtet: Was macht das mit uns? Was kann ich darauf für meine eigene Nutzung lernen?" (01.10.2020, 12. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Nephrologie, Berlin, Germany) 


Invited Talks 



  • "Ein neues Fenster zum Hof? Soziale Medien, ihr Stellenwert und ihre Risiken in Zeiten des Lockdowns" (13.10.2020, Weizenbaum-Forum: Lockdown - und wie das Leben digital weiterging, Berlin, Germany) 


  • "Der Eros im Endgerät: Wandel der Liebe durch Online-Dating" (14.09.2019, Tagung „Das ‚Humanum‘ im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung“, Tutzing, Deutschland)  
  • "Soziale Medien für eine bessere Welt?" (26.11.2019, Kaminabend Partnerkreis Industrie & Wirtschaft - Universität Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany)