Gerhard Maletzke

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Gerhard Maletzke (born January 6, 1922 in Neustettin / Pomerania; † December 6, 2010 ) was a German communication scientist and psychologist .

Maletzke studied psychology, philosophy and German in Hamburg. His research led him a. a. to the Hans Bredow Institute (1952–1964), the German Development Institute (1964–1969), the Asian Mass Communication Research and Information Center in Singapore (1972–1976) and the Berlin Science Center . From 1978 to 1987 he was a media officer at Süddeutscher Rundfunk . He is the author of several books on the problems of mass communication . His publication Psychology of Mass Communication (1963) was and continues to be particularly well received . Maletzke has also recently published publications on the subject of intercultural communication . Since 1983 he has taught as an honorary professor at the University of Hohenheim in the field of communication science / journalism . Maletzke is regarded as a classic of the subject, which made a significant contribution to the formation of terms and research culture in the subject after 1945. He dealt with the research status of his American colleagues and provided German communication science with a set of concepts and methods. Despite the great success of the psychology of mass communication , Gerhard Maletzke never had a permanent professorship.

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