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Dr. Danny Flemming
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Dr. Danny Flemming

Member of the Knowledge Construction Lab

Danny Flemming has been a research scientist and PhD student in the Knowledge Construction Lab at the IWM since September 2013. He examines laypeople's understanding of science by conducting laboratory experiments as well as field studies. Before doing so, he researched within the BMBF-project ‘Understanding of the tentativeness of medical findings in participative media environments’, how different personal and situational factors impact laypeople’s processing and understanding of novel medical and scientific findings. His research interests focus on knowledge construction, (public) understanding of science, conceptual change and science education.

Danny Flemming studied psychology (Diploma) at the Dresden University of Technology with the main focus on work and organizational psychology and completed several internships in this field. Until 2013, he worked for a working-psychological consultancy. 2017 he finished his PhD at the IWM. During his doctoral studies, he was responsible for the IWM’s PhD mentoring programme. Besides that he initialised a joint research project with the University of Southern California and completed a lab visit in Los Angeles. Besides his function at the IWM he is a freelancer psychologist and college lecturer.



Projects

Impact of different representations of scientific information on people’s knowledge and attitudes

Transfer of evidence-based and co-produced Knowledge for Human Wolf Coexistence (KnowWolf)

Former Projects

Comprehension of the fragility of medical findings in participatory media formats

Articles in refereed Journals

Flemming, D., Cress, U., Kimmig, S., Brandt, M., & Kimmerle, J. (2018). Emotionalization in science communication: The impact of narratives and visual representations on knowledge gain and risk perception. Frontiers in Communication, 3(3). https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fcomm.2018.00003 Open Access
 

Flemming, D., Cress, U., & Kimmerle, J. (2017). Processing the scientific tentativeness of medical research: An experimental study on the effects of research news and user comments in online media. Science Communication, 39, 745-770. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1075547017738091
 

Flemming, D., Feinkohl, I., Cress, U., & Kimmerle, J. (2017). User comments about research findings: How conflictual information in online science journalistic articles influences laypeople’s understanding of scientific tentativeness. Communications, 42, 465-480. https://dx.doi.org/10.1515/commun-2017-0037
 

Feinkohl, I., Flemming, D., Cress, U., & Kimmerle, J. (2016). The impact of epistemological beliefs and cognitive ability on recall and critical evaluation of scientific information. Cognitive Processing, 17, 213-223. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10339-015-0748-z request document
 

Feinkohl, I., Flemming, D., Cress, U., & Kimmerle, J. (2016). The impact of personality factors and preceding user comments on the processing of research findings on deep brain stimulation: A randomized controlled experiment in a simulated online forum. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18, e59. https://dx.doi.org/10.2196/jmir.4382 Open Access
 

Flemming, D., Feinkohl, I., Cress, U., & Kimmerle, J. (2015). Individual uncertainty and the uncertainty of science: The impact of perceived conflict and general self-efficacy on the perception of tentativeness and credibility of scientific information. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01859 Open Access
 

Kimmerle, J., Flemming, D., Feinkohl, I., & Cress, U. (2015). How laypeople understand the tentativeness of medical research news in the media: An experimental study on the perception of information about deep brain stimulation. Science Communication, 37, 173-189. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1075547014556541 request document
 

Chapters in Edited Books

Kimmerle, J., Bientzle, M., Cress, U., Flemming, D., Greving, H., Grapendorf, J., Sassenrath, C., & Sassenberg, K. (2017). Motivated processing of health-related information in online environments. In J. Buder & F. W. Hesse (Eds.), Informational environments: Effects of use, effective designs (pp. 75-96). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64274-1_4
 

Conference Contributions

Flemming, D., & Kimmerle, J. (2018, Oktober). Der Einfluss narrativer und visueller Emotionalisierung auf Wissenserwerb und Risikowahrnehmung. Lernprozess im Fokus: Forschung zu digitalen Medien in der Hochschullehre (#LearnMap-Konferenz). Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Tübingen. [Vortrag]
 

Flemming, D., Kimmerle, J., & Sinatra, G. (2018, July). Refutation texts as tools to support laypeople’s appraisal of scientific tentativeness. Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse. Brighton, UK. [Poster]
 

Feinkohl, I., Flemming, D., Cress, U., & Kimmerle, J. (2016, April). The impact of epistemological beliefs and cognitive ability on recall and critical evaluation of scientific information. ELSA Statusseminar. BMBF, Berlin. [Poster]
 

Flemming, D. (2016, Juli). Verständnis für die Fragilität medizinischer Befunde in partizipativen Medienformaten. Wissenschaft – Medien – Öffentlichkeit: Wissenstransfer und seine Herausforderungen. Tübingen. [Vortrag]
 

Flemming, D., Feinkohl, I., Cress, U., & Kimmerle, J. (2016, April). Individual uncertainty and the uncertainty of science: The impact of perceived conflict and general self-efficacy on the perception of tentativeness and credibility of scientific information. ELSA Statusseminar. BMBF, Berlin. [Poster]
 

Flemming, D., Feinkohl, I., Cress, U., & Kimmerle, J. (2016, April). User comments about deep brain stimulation: How conflictual information in online science journalistic articles influences laypeople's understanding of scientific tentativeness. ELSA Statusseminar. BMBF, Berlin. [Poster]
 

Kimmerle J., Flemming, D., Feinkohl, I., & Cress, U. (2016, April). How laypeople understand the tentativeness of medical research news in the media. An experimental study on the perception of information about deep brain stimulation. ELSA Statusseminar. BMBF, Berlin. [Poster]
 

Feinkohl, I., Flemming, D., Cress, U., & Kimmerle, J. (2015, September). Internet users’ critical evaluation of an online medical news article: Influencing factors of user discussions of scientific uncertainty. Symposium "How Web 2.0 influences public understanding of science". 9th Conference of the Media Psychology Division. Tübingen. [Talk]
 

Flemming, D. (2015, March). Laypeoples Understanding of Tentativeness. REASON Spring School. München. [Poster]
 

Flemming, D., Feinkohl, I., Cress, U., & Kimmerle, J. (2015, January). Perception of scientific uncertainty in science communication. Workshop Motivated Science Reception. Universität Koblenz-Landau. [Talk]
 

Organisation of Conferences

Clausen, J., Wiesing, U., Cress, U., Flemming, D., Kimmerle, J., & Sassenberg, K. (2016). Wissenschaft – Medien – Öffentlichkeit: Wissenstransfer und seine Herausforderungen. Tübingen, 07.-08.07.2016.
 

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Dr. Danny Flemming

Dr. Danny Flemming

Schleichstraße 6
72076 Tübingen
Room 6.423
phone: +49 7071 979-362
fax: +49 7071 979-105