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Valentin Emslander

Valentin Emslander

Doctoral researcher

Faculty or Centre Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Department LUCET
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSH, E03 45-150
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 9005

Valentin Emslander is a PhD student at the Luxembourg Centre for Educational Testing (LUCET) at the University of Luxembourg. In cooperation with the Observatoire National de la Qualité Scolaire, he works on a project aiming to systematically identify high value added in educational contexts in Luxembourg. Valentin’s further research interests include meta-analytic methods, executive functions and (academic) achievement as well as LGBTQ+ psychology and well-being.

He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology at the University of Trier, Germany, with research stays in Norway, Luxembourg, and Australia. Before that, Valentin completed a one-year program of liberal arts and sciences at the Leibniz Kolleg Tübingen, Germany.

Last updated on: Tuesday, 19 July 2022


Research Support Grant
Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
for research on Teacher-Student-Relationships during a stay at Centre for Educational Measurement, Oslo, Norway

Top Cited Article 2020-2021
British Journal of Health Psychology, Wiley
“The coronavirus (COVID-19) fatality risk perception of US adult residents in March and April 2020”


First Jury Prize
Luxembourg’s Young Researchers Association (LuxDoc) Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition
for the video "Inhibition and Math Skills"

Emerging Researcher Award
Division of Educational Psychology of the German Psychological Society (DGPs)
[Nachwuchsförderpreis, Fachgruppe Pädagogische Psychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie]

Award for an Outstanding Master’s Thesis in Personality Psychology
Division of Differential Psychology, Personality Psychology and Psychological Diagnostics of the German Psychological Society and Pearson (DGPs)
[Preis für eine herausragende Masterarbeit, Differentiellen Psychologie und Persönlichkeitspsychologie, DPPD Fachgruppe der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie & Pearson Verlag]

2016 - 2020

Scholarship and multiple Travel Grants
Foundation of German Business (sdw)
[Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (sdw) gGmbH Berlin, Germany]

Last updated on: 19 Jul 2022