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Franziska Eckerskorn

Franziska Eckerskorn

Associated PhD Candidate (fully-funded scholarship)


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät 11
Leopoldstr. 13
D-80802 München

Room: 3103

Further Information

Research Interests and Current Projects

  • emotions in the context of teaching and learning and their potential precursors
  • the interactive effect of self-concept and mindset on emotions such as math anxiety in students and preservice-teachers
  • testing the generalizability of mindset-self-concept interaction on emotions


Since Oct 2022 PhD candidate under supervision of Prof. Frenzel at LMU Munich
Sept 2021 to
Sept 2022
Parental leave

Academic Writing Tutor

Course “Academic Writing” for students enrolled in M.Sc. Psychology: Learning Sciences
Individual Coaching in Academic Writing

August 2021 M.Sc. Psychology: Learning Sciences at LMU Munich
Thesis: Gender, Beliefs, and Achievement in Mathematics – an ever-plaguing Problem?
August 2020 Bavarian State Exam in Teacher Education (Lehramt Gymnasium Englisch, Schulpsychologie, Pädagogik), passed with distinction
Thesis: Social Responsivity in Autism-Spectrum-Conditions: an Empirical Study


  • fully-funded scholarship under the provision of Hanns-Seidel-Foundation (PhD-studies)
  • fully-funded scholarship under the provision of Hanns-Seidel-Foundation (Lehramt-studies)

Conference Contributions

  • Eckerskorn, F. & Frenzel, A. (2022, July). “I just cannot do math now and forever!” – Self-concept and mindset interact in their prediction of anxiety [conference talk]. Network Gender&STEM educational and occupational pathways and participation, Neubiberg/Munich, Germany.
  • Eckerskorn, F., Schwab, C. & Frenzel, A. (2023, April). The (Joint) Effects of Self-Concept, Mindset, and Gender on Math Anxiety: insights from latent SEM and LPA [conference talk]. American Educational Research Association, Chicago, US.