Jessica Jachimowicz

Weinhardt / Puppe / Scheibehenne

Information Systems Economics Psychology


Emotions are omnipresent in our lives. They influence our health, decision-making, and social interactions—bilateral as well as multilateral. Hence, also modern forms of opinion building and exchange, e.g., on e-participation platforms, should consider the effects of emotions on individual and group level. Previous research on group interactions demonstrated that providing the members with information about the affective state of the entire group reciprocally influences the affective states of the individuals. In this dissertation project, it will be investigated how real-time physiological information (e.g. heart rate changes as an indicator of activation/arousal) can influence platform participant's behaviors like conflict escalation and resolution or engagement in discussion processes.