Lars Orbach

Research Assistant Lars Orbach

Institute of Psychology
Department of Educational Studies
University of Duisburg-Essen

Universitätsstr. 2
45141 Essen

Tel. +49 (0)201-183-4288
Fax: +49 (0)201-183-4350

Office: S06 S03 B12



Workshops and Teaching

For Workshops and Classes taught by Lars Orbach please refer to his German profle.

Focus in Research and Teaching

  • Psychological peculiarities in children and adolescents
  • Affective peculiarities in learning- and performance disorders (math anxiety)
  • ADHD and expansive behavioral disorders
  • Impairments of the executive functions


  • Orbach, L., Herzog, M., & Fritz, A. (in press). Math Anxiety during the transition from primary to secondary school. In M. Knigge, D. Kollosche, O. Skovsmose, R. M. J. d. Souza, & M. G. Penteado (Eds.), Inclusive mathematics education: Research results from Brazil and Germany. New York: Springer.


  • Orbach, L., Herzog, M., & Fritz, A. (2018). State- & Trait-Model of Math Anxiety. Poster presented at the Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society Conference 2018, Oxford, UK.
  • Orbach, L., Herzog, M., & Fritz, A. (2018). State- & Trait-Math Anxieties - performance-inhibiting predictors of math achievement. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities Conference 2018, Gent, B.
  • Orbach, L., Herzog, M., & Fritz, A. (2018). State- & Trait-Math Anxieties: performance-inhibiting predictors of math achievement?. Paper presented at the 16. Conference of Educational Assessment, Szeged, HUN.
  • Orbach, L., Herzog, M., & Fritz, A. (2018). State- und Trait-Mathematikängste in der Übergangsphase von Primar- in die Sekundarstufe. Paper presented at the 6. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung, Basel, CH.
  • Orbach, L., Herzog, M., & Fritz, A. (2017). Trait-Mathematikängste in der Übergangsphase von Primar- in die Sekundarstufe. Paper presented at the Herbsttagung des Arbeitskreises Empirische Sonderpädagogische Forschung, Frankfurt a. M., D.


  • Bundesvereinigung Verhaltenstherapie im Kindes- und Jugendalter ("Federal Association Behavioral Therapy in Children and Adolescents")
  • Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society

Current Third-Party Funded Projects

„Professionalisierung für Vielfalt (ProViel)“ ("Professionalization for Diversity") - subproject „Vielfalt & Inklusion“ ("Diversity and Inclusion). Project sponsorer: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Professional Vita

Since 2016
Research Assistant with the Chair of Educational Psychology, Research Outpatient Clinic of the Institute of Psychology at the University of Duisburg-Essen

Seit 2016
Department Outpatient ClinicInstitutsambulanz at APP Cologne

Child and Youth Psychiatry Düren

Hoch-Begabten-Zentrum-Rheinland (Center for Intellectual Giftedness) Brühl

Involved with studies of the Universities of Gießen, Cologne, Tübingen, Dortmund, and Hamburg

Volunteer in an integrative facility for children and adolescents in Cologne-Longerich


Since 2014
Professional training as a psychotherapist at the Academy of Applied Psychology and Psychotherapy Cologne

Since 2015
Professional training as a trauma therapist (according to DeGPT) at the Munich Institute of Trauma Therapy

Since 2016
Professional training as a DPT-A-therapist (according to DDBT) at the working group for academic psychotherapy (Arbeitsgruppe Wissenschaftliche Psychotherapie), Freiburg

Majored in Development Studies and Educational Psychology at the departments of Educational Studies and Psychology of the University of Regensburg and the University of Cologne


Scholarship of the Kölner Gymnasial- und Stiftungsfonds ("Foundation of Secondary Schools Cologne")

Deutschlandstipendium ("Germany Scholarship")