Dr. Lars Orbach

Affect, Cognition, Psychotherapy


Validation of the state- and trait-MAQ in Chile

Together with great colleagues Anabel Fernández-Blanco, Cristian A. Rojas-Barahona from the University of Talca in Chile and Macarena Dib from Deakin University Melbourne, Australia, an article was published this summer 2023 in Current Psychology. The article validates the State-MAQ and Trait-MAQ questionnaires for assessing mathematics anxiety in Chile, enabling the use of a valid instrument in Spanish-speaking Latin American countries. Many thanks for the great collaboration, Annabel, Cristian and Macarena. (Photocopyright by Current Psychology)


First Article and Research Report of the MeHeMa-Project

In October 2022, the first research report of our MeHeMa project was published. The publications address the impact of distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research report can be find here.

In February 2023 the first article was published in Frontiers in Education. The article focuses the impact of home-learning conditions and teaching approaches during the pandemic on basic math skills in Germany. You can find the article here.

Presentation at the MCLS Conference 2022 in Antwerp, Belgium
On June 3rd I gave a presentation at a great symposium organized by Elise Klein and Liane Kaufmann.

Two New Publications in Brain Sciences and Frontiers in Education

Recently, two new articles appeared in Brain Sciences and Frontiers in Education. While one article addresses the interplay between anxiety and attention, the review provides an overview of intervention options to reduce math anxiety. Specifically thanks to the great co-authors and the academic editors.

New Publication in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

We are pleased to inform you that our manuscript "A latent profile analysis of math anxiety and core beliefs towards mathematics among children" was published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. It is wonderful to publish in such a prestigious journal. Thanks to the editor-in-chief Douglas Braaten and Reviewers. The article is part of the special issue "Math Anxiety: Experimental and Developmental Perspectives" edited by Flavia Santos, Ann Dowker, Krzysztof Cipora and Karin Kucian, (Photocopyright by The New York Academy of Sciences)