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Student Dean for the School of Psychology and Education
Academic Director of the Psychology Master's Program in the Learning Sciences
Assistant Director of the Doctoral Training Program in the Learning Sciences
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|May 2009||Habilitation at the University of Munich
Venia Legendi for Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences
|July 2004||Doctorate (Dr. phil.) at the University of Munich
Title of Dissertation: Students’ Emotional Experiences in Mathematics: Examining the Impact of Culture, Classroom Climate and Gender from a Social-Cognitive Perspective
|1999-2001||Study Program "Psychology of Excellence" at the University of Munich
Title of Master’s Thesis: Implicit Learning – Empirical and Pedagogical Issues
|1997-1999||Study Program "Diplom Psychologie" at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg|
The key focus of my research is on teachers' and students' emotional experiences. I consider emotions to be relevant because they are an integral component of subjective well-being. Emotions also impact the quality of teaching, learning and achievement and consequently, play a central role in achievement oriented societies.
I am interested in research questions such as:
- What is the role of emotions during tests of (e.g. visual) working memory in the lab?
- How do teacher-student relationships affect classroom functioning and teacher well-being?
- Can emotions be contagious between teachers and their students?
- How can teacher and student emotions be measured?
- What are the causes and effects of teachers' emotions?
- Can enthusiastic teachers increase students' joy and interest in learning?
Open Science and my Commitment to Research Transparency
I embrace the values of openness and transparency in science. I believe that such research practices increase the informational value and impact of our research, as the data can be reanalyzed and synthesized in future studies. Furthermore, they increase the credibility of the results, as an independent verification and replication is possible.
For this reason, I signed the Commitment to Research Transparency.
Selected Recent Publications
You can find a full list of my publications on my Research Gate Profile. I am also happy to share any non-available papers and chapters through RG.
Recent Peer-reviewed Articles
- Frenzel, A. C., Daniels, L. & Buric, I. (in press). Teacher emotions and their impact on student outcomes. Educational Psychologist. https://doi.org/10.1080/00461520.2021.1985501
- Laybourn, S., Frenzel, A. C., Constant, M., & Liesefeld, R. (in press). Incidental emotions in the laboratory relate to visual working memory performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/sa54z
- Roza, J. M. G., Frenzel, A. C., & Klassen, R. M. (2021, online first). The teacher-class relationship: A mixed-methods approach to validating a new scale. Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie. https://doi.org/10.1024/1010-0652/a000328
- Hilger, K. J. E., Keller, M., Frenzel, A. C., & Scheibe, S. (in press). Exceptional circumstances: Changes in teachers’ work characteristics and well-being during COVID-19 lockdown. School Psychology, 36(6), 516–532. https://doi.org/10.1037/spq0000457.
- Schwartze, M. M., Frenzel, A. C., Goetz, T., Pekrun, R., Reck, C., Marx, A. K. G., & Fiedler, D. (2021). Boredom Makes Me Sick: Adolescents’ Boredom Trajectories and Their Health-Related Quality of Life. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(12). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18126308
- Moè, A., Frenzel, A. C., Au, L. & Taxer, J. L. (2020). Displayed enthusiasm attracts attention and improves recall. British Journal of Educational Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12399
- Chen, J., Yin, H., & Frenzel, A. C. (2020). Editorial: Teacher emotions matter—nature, antecedents, and effects. 11(3052). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.605389
- Frenzel, A. C., Fiedler, D., Marx, A. K. G., Reck, C. & Pekrun, R. (2020). Who enjoys teaching, and when? Between-and within-person evidence on teachers' appraisal-emotion links. Frontiers in Psychology, 11: 1092. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01092
Recently Published Book Sections and Co-edited Volumes
- Kuhbandner, C. & Frenzel, A. C. (2019). Emotionen. In: D. Urhane, M. Dresel, F. Fischer, Psychologie für den Lehrerberuf. Berlin, Germany: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-55754-9
- Loderer K., Pekrun R., Frenzel A. C. (2018) Emotionen beim technologiebasierten Lernen. In: Niegemann H., Weinberger A. (Eds). Lernen mit Bildungstechnologien. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-54373-3_38-2
- Frenzel, A. C. & Taxer, J. (2018). Das kannst Du doch besser! – Effekte von Lehrerärger und –mitleid nach Misserfolg auf das Misserfolgs-Attributionsmuster und die Persistenz von Lernenden. In: G. Hagenauer & T. Hascher, Emotionen und Emotionsregulation in der Schule. Münster, Germany: Waxmann
- Pekrun, R. Muis, K. R., Frenzel, A. C., & Goetz, T. (2017). Emotions at School. New, York: Routledge.
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