The 71st annual conference of the International Communication Association will be a virtual conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic (May 27-31, 2021). The following studies of MIOS researchers will be presented at the conference:

The instrumental use of media entertainment in coping strategies: understanding media entertainment selection during the COVID-19 lockdown

by Anouk De Ridder, Rowan Daneels, Sara Pabian, Heidi Vandebosch

The ‘Eudaimonic Experience’: A Scoping Review of the Concept in Digital Games Research

by Rowan Daneels, Nicholas D. Bowman, Daniel Possler, Elisa D. Mekler

​Message reminders that encourage brisk walking by taking into account the dynamic factor of cognitive fatigue

by Michelle Symons, Karolien Poels, Heidi Vandebosch

Does social eating equal calorie-dense and unhealthy eating? A quantitative content analysis of Belgian television food advertising.

Katrien Maldoy, Charlotte De Backer, Chinouk Stappenbelt, Karolien Poels

Do Food Media Operate as Barriers or Facilitators on Young Adults’ Food Literacy? 

Lauranna Teunissen, Isabelle Cuykx, Paulien Decorte, Christophe Matthys, Heidi Vandebosch, Sara Pabian, Kathleen Van Royen, Charlotte De Backer

The Magic is in the Mix: A Uses-and-Gratifications Approach to Multimedial Food Media Use

Isabelle Cuykx, Paulien Decorte, Lauranna Teunissen, Heidi Vandebosch, Hilde Van den Bulck, Sara Pabian, Kathleen Van Royen, Charlotte De Backer

Fame as a COVID-19 Vaccine: An Experimental Study Into Audience’s Emotional Responses Towards Online Celebrity COVID-19 Testimonials

Gaëlle Ouvrein, Heidi Vandebosch, Charlotte De Backer

Think Positive, Be Positive: Expressive Writing Changes Young People’s Emotional Reactions Towards a Stressful Event

Sofie Mariën, Karolien Poels, Heidi Vandebosch

Meating Halfway: Exploring the Polarization Processes Between Meat Eaters and Veg*ns on a Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Level

Sara Pabian, Gaelle Ouvrein, Kathleen Van Royen, Karolien Poels, Heidi Vandebosch, Charlotte De Backer

For more information about the studies, please contact the authors