© Susanne Lüdeling


Research assistant

Department of Communication
Room: E 222
Bispinghof 9-14
D-48143 Münster

Phone: +49 251 83-21273
Fax: +49 251 83-28394

Twitter: @WY_Tang

Consultation hours

by individual arrangement via mail

  • Research interests

    • Media psychology
    • Interactive media and online communication
    • Video games
    • Online sexism
  • Kurzvita / Short CV

    Long standing interest in the psychology of video games and media with a focus on sexual harassment in computer-mediated contexts, such as online video games and social media. Received Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in psychology (2008) from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), Master of Arts (2012) and Doctor of Philosophy (2016) in Communication from Ohio State University (Columbus, USA). Joined the Institute for Communication Science in 2016 as a post-doc (Research focus online communication, Prof Dr. Thorsten Quandt), broadening into virtual reality research.

  • Publications

    • Reer F, Tang W Y, Quandt T. (). Psychosocial well-being and social media engagement: The mediating roles of social comparison orientation and fear of missing out. New Media & Society, 21. doi: 10.1177/1461444818823719.
    • Fox J, Gilbert M, Tang WY. (). Player experiences in a massively multiplayer online game: A diary study of performance, motivation, and social interaction. New Media and Society, 1.
    • Lee-Won RJ, Tang WY, Kibbe MR. (). When Virtual Muscularity Enhances Physical Endurance: Masculinity Threat and Compensatory Avatar Customization Among Young Male Adults. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 20(1), 10-16. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2016.0418.
    • Fox J, Tang WY. (). Sexism in Video Games and the Gaming Community. In Kowert R, Quandt T (Eds.), New Perspectives on the Social Aspects of Digital Gaming: Multiplayer 2 (2nd Ed. , p. 115-135). Routledge.
    • Tang WY, Fox J. (). Men's harassment behavior in online video games: Personality traits and game factors. Aggressive Behavior, 42(6), 513-521. doi: 10.1002/ab.21646.
    • Tang WY. (). An Examination of Specific Situation and Person Factors in Online Video Game Sexual Harassment. (Doctoral Thesis). The Ohio State University. Columbus, Oh.
    • Fox J, Tang WY. (). Women's experiences with general and sexual harassment in online video games: Rumination, organizational responsiveness, withdrawal, and coping strategies. New Media & Society, 19(8), 1290-1307. doi: 10.1177/1461444816635778.
    • Fox J, Tang WY. (). Sexism in online video games: The role of conformity to masculine norms and social dominance orientation. Computers in Human Behavior, 33, 314-320. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2013.07.014.
  • External functions

    National Communication Association (NCA) - Game Studies Division
    International Communication Association (ICA) - Games Studies Division