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Lars Jenßen is a researcher at the Department of Educational Research at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in Germany. He is a member of the Self-Regulated Learning Collective since January 2022.

His diploma thesis in Psychology at Freie Universität Berlin was about emotional instability in patients suffering from borderline personality disorder. He received his PhD in Educational Research at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. After that he worked as a guest researcher at the Centre for Educational Measurement at the University of Oslo. Since 2017 he is research coordinator for primary school mathematics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He also works as a psychotherapist in the field of cognitive-behavioral therapy in Berlin.


Since 2015 his research mainly focusses on affective-motivational dispositions in mathematics as a part of teachers’ professional competence. His work on the stability of early childhood teachers’ mathematics anxiety and pre-service primary teachers’ shame and pride in mathematics was awarded in 2015 by the initiative “Modeling and Measuring Competencies in Higher Education” of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and in 2021 by the Berlin University Alliance.

Lars knows emotions (and isn’t afraid to ask). When he's not thinking about emotions, talking about them with others, or researching them, he's out visiting museums, travelling the world or enjoying the diverse life in and around Berlin with his partner, who works as an artist in Berlin.


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