André Melzer is Assistant Professor in Psychology and study programme director of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BAP). He received a doctoral degree in Psychology from the University of Trier. Before he joined the University of Luxembourg in 2008, Dr. Melzer worked in departments of Psychology at the University of Trier, at Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, and in the Institute for Multimedia and Interactive Systems, a Computer Science department at the University of Lübeck.
Dr. Melzer's research mainly focuses on the use and effects of interactive media, with a particular emphasis on video games. His fields of research cover aggression and violence, morality in video games, gender roles and gender stereotypes in the media, children's media use, and parental mediation. He has also published on social engineering and the psychological aspects of data security.
Dr. Melzer is head of the MEXLAB (Media and Experimental Laboratory). Within the Research Unit INSIDE, he is a member of the Institute for Health and Behaviour, working in the research group Health Promotion and Aggression Prevention.
His teaching experiences include courses in Social Psychology and the coordination of experimental courses within the Bachelor of science in Psychology. In the Master of Science in Psychology: Psychological Intervention, Dr. Melzer teaches Media Psychology. In the professional Master Information Systems Security Management, he covered the psychological aspects of data security. Additional teaching experiences cover General Psychology (Perception and Cognition), Work Psychology, Hypermedia Systems, and Entertainment Computing.