Petra Buchwald did her undergraduate work at the University of Duesseldorf, Germany. There she received her Ph.D. in 1996 in Educational Science. In the year 2000 she got the Bennigsen-Foerder-Award for outstanding research of the Ministry of Science. Since 2004 she has been working at the University of Wuppertal (Germany), where she serves as Professor for Educational Science in the School of Education at the Faculty of Educational and Social Sciences.
She has authored or edited fourteen previous books, including ‚Stress and Anxiety – Application to Health and Well-being, Work Stressors, and Anxiety Assessment‘ (2013), ‚Stress and Anxiety – Application to Economic Hardship, Occupational Demands, and Developmental Challenges (2012), ‚Stress gemeinsam bewältigen‘ (2004) [Communal coping] and ‚Stres ve škole – A jak ho zvládnout‘ (2013). Further, she has published over 60 academic articles and book chapters, including ‚Test anxiety and performance in the framework of the conservation of resources theory‘ (2010), ‚The Exam-Specific Strategic Approach to Coping Scale and Interpersonal Resources‘ (2003) and ‚Social Support and Coping within Facebook? Impact of an Online Social Network on Coping Processes‘ (2012). She was Secretary/Treasurer of the “Stress and Anxiety Research Society” (STAR; www.star-society.org) since 2002 and STAR President from 2008 to 2014. 

Statement of Qualifications and Experience

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2004 to present University of Wuppertal
Arts/ Educational Science
Professor of Education
1994 – 2004 Heine University Duesseldorf
Arts/Educational Science
Lecturer and Assistant Professor

DEGREES

1982 – 1989 Heine University Duesseldorf
Educational Science M.A 1989
1990 – 1996 Heine University Duesseldorf
Educational Science Ph.D. 1996
1996 – 2002 Heine University Duesseldorf
Educational Science Postdoc lecture qualification

THESIS RESEARCH

Master’s Thesis Title: Self-Efficacy, Social Support and Emotions in Students.
Doctoral Thesis Title: Social Support und Kompetenzerwartung im Alter – Eine Kausalanalyse (Social Support and Self-Efficacy in Old Age – A Causal Analysis).
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Habilitation Thesis Title: Dyadisches Coping in mündlichen Prüfungen (Dyadic Coping in Oral Examination)
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MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS

a) Stress and Coping
b) The social psychology of intercultural differences
c) Motivation of achievement
d) Burnout
e) Psychological factors and HIV
f) Psychosocial factors and counseling
g) Aging and its psychological effects

HONOURS

2007 Member, Scientific Advisory Board, 29th STAR conference (Stress and Anxiety Research), United Kingdom, July 16 – 18, 2008.
2006 Nominated for the Best Teacher Award, Department of Educational Science, Bergische University Wuppertal
2006 Nominated for the Position of President-Elect of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society
2006 Member, International Scientific Committee, 28th STAR (Stress and Anxiety Research), Dominican Republic, July 19- 22 2007.
2006 Member, International Scientific Committee, 27th STAR (Stress and Anxiety Research), Crete, Rethymnon, July 13- 15. 2006
2005 Member, International Scientific Committee, 26th STAR (Stress and Anxiety Research) Halle, July 21-23.
1999 – 2005 German National Representative of STAR (Stress and Anxiety Research)
2004 Member, International Scientific Committee, 25th STAR (Stress and Anxiety Research) Amsterdam, July 8-10.
2003 Member, International Scientific Committee, 24th STAR (Stress and Anxiety Research) Lissbon, July 1-12.
2002 Nominated for the Early Career Award of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society
since 2002 Secretary / Treasurer of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society
2001 Member, Scientific Organizing Committee, 2nd Colloquium of Educational Researchers of the University of Haifa, Israel, and the Heine University Duesseldorf, February 1-4.
2000 Bennigsen-Foerder-Award for Outstanding Research of Young Scientists of the Ministry of Northrhine-Westfalia (50.000 €).
1997 Member, Scientific Organizing Committee, 18th STAR (Stress and Anxiety Research) Duesseldorf, July 14-16.
1992 Member, Scientific Organizing Committee, 1st Colloquium of Educational Researchers of the University of Haifa, Israel, and the Heine University Duesseldorf, November 23–26.

MEMBERSHIPS

since 2007 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGP), Division Health Psychology
since 2004 American Psychology Association (APA), Division 52
since 2002 International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP)
since 2001 American Educational Research Association (AERA)
since 1998 European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
since 1996 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (DGfE)
since 1996 Arbeitsgruppe für Empirische Pädagogische Forschung (AEPF)
since 1996 Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR)

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS
Buchwald, P. (2006) (Ed.). Stress and Anxiety – Application to Health, Work Place, Community, and Education. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press.
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Buchwald, P., Schwarzer, C. & Hobfoll, S. E. (2004) (Hrsg.). Stress gemeinsam bewältigen – Ressourcenmanagement und multiaxiales Coping. Göttingen: Hogrefe.
Buchwald, P. (2002). Dyadisches Coping in mündlichen Prüfungen. Göttingen: Hogrefe.
Buchwald, P. (1996). Social Support und Kompetenzerwartung im Alter – Eine Kausalanalyse. Frankfurt: Lang.
Buchwald, P. & Schwarzer, C. & Hobfoll, S. E. (in prep.). Multiaxiales Stressbewältigungsinventar (SBI) mit Stressbewältigungsinventar für Prüfungssituationen (SBI-P). Göttingen: Hogrefe.
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
Buchwald, P. & Schwarzer, C. (in press). Impact of assessment on students test anxiety. In: B. McGaw, E. Baker & P. Peterson (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education, 3rd Edition. Oxford: Elsevier.
Schwarzer, C. & Buchwald, P. (2007). Umlernen und Dazu-Lernen [Learning Processes]. In M. Göhlich, C. Wulf & J. Zirfas (Hrsg.), Pädagogische Theorien des Lernens. Weinheim: Beltz.
Buchwald, P. & Perez, S. (2006). Coping, Personality and Sexual Behavior of HIV+ Men who have Sex with Men. In P. Buchwald (Ed.), Stress and Anxiety – Application to Health, Work Place, Community, and Education. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press.
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Ringeisen, T. & Buchwald, P. (2006). Better take three than two: The tripartite model of self construal and exam-related coping. In P. Buchwald (Ed.), Stress and Anxiety – Application to Health, Community, Work Place and Educational Settings. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press.
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Schwarzer, C. & Buchwald, P. (2006). Beratung in Familie, Schule und Beruf [Counseling in Family, School and Job]. In A. Krapp & B. Weidenmann (Hrsg.), Pädagogische Psychologie (Kap. 12), 5. Auflage. Weinheim: Beltz.
Schwarzer, C. & Buchwald, P. (2005). Emotionsbezogene Verfahren und Diagnosen [Emotional Procedures and Assement]. Bielefelder Studienbriefe des Fernstudienganges ‚Coaching und Moderation‘. Zentrum für wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung an der Universität Bielefeld e.V..
Buchwald, P. (2004). Verschiedene Modelle gemeinsamer Stressbewältigung [Different Models of Communal Coping]. In P. Buchwald, C. Schwarzer & S. E. Hobfoll (Hrsg.), Stress gemeinsam bewältigen – Ressourcenmanagement und multiaxiales Coping (S. 27-42). Göttingen: Hogrefe.
Buchwald, P. (2004). Multiaxiales Coping und Leistung – Die Evaluation von Stressbewältigung in hierarchischen Prüfer-Prüfling-Dyaden [Multiaxial Coping and Achievement – Evalution of Coping in hierarchical Examiner-Examinee-Dyads]. In P. Buchwald, C. Schwarzer & S. E. Hobfoll (Hrsg.), Stress gemeinsam bewältigen – Ressourcenmanagement und multiaxiales Coping (S. 164-181). Göttingen: Hogrefe.
Buchwald, P. & Schwarzer, C. (2004). Ein Messinstrument zur Prüfungsstressbewältigung: Das Multiaxiale Stressbewältigungsinventar für Prüfungssituationen (SBI-P) [An Instrument for Assessing Coping with Examination Stress: The Multiaxial Copinginventory for Exam Situations]. In P. Buchwald, C. Schwarzer & S. E. Hobfoll (Hrsg.), Stress gemeinsam bewältigen – Ressourcenmanagement und multiaxiales Coping (S. 74-88). Göttingen: Hogrefe.
Hobfoll, S. E. & Buchwald, P. (2004). Die Theorie der Ressourcenerhaltung und das multiaxiale Copingmodell – eine innovative Stresstheorie [Conservation of Resources Theory and the multiaxial Model of Coping – An Innovative Stress Theory]. In P. Buchwald, C. Schwarzer & S.E. Hobfoll (Hrsg.), Stress gemeinsam bewältigen – Ressourcenmanagement und multi-axiales Coping (S. 11-26). Göttingen: Hogrefe.
Schwarzer, C. & Buchwald, P. (2004). Social Support. In C. Spielberger (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology (Vol. 10). San Diego: Elsevier Academic Press.
Schwarzer, C. & Buchwald, P. (2004). Mentoring an Universitäten [Mentoring at Universities]. In H. Ehlert & U. Welbers (Hrsg.), Qualitätssicherung und Studienreform (S. 281-292). Düsseldorf: Grupello.
Schwarzer, C., Starke, D. & Buchwald, P. (2004). Die Diagnose von Coping mit dem multiaxialen Stressbewältigungsinventar (SBI) [The Diagnosis of Coping with the Multiaxial Copinginventory]. In P. Buchwald, C. Schwarzer & S. E. Hobfoll (Hrsg.), Stress gemeinsam bewältigen – Ressourcenmanagement und multiaxiales Coping (S. 60-73). Göttingen: Hogrefe.
Hobfoll, S. E. & Buchwald, P. (2003). Burnout. In J. Koblitz & N. Posse (Hrsg.), Weiterbildung und Beratung – Zum Dialog von Theorie und Praxis (S. 87-110). Berlin: Logos.
Buchwald, P. (2002). Gender Differences in Dyadic Coping and its Influence on Performance. In K. Moore (Ed.), STAR 2002: Under the Southern Cross. Proceedings of the 23rd Stress and Anxiety Research Conference (S. 115-121). Melbourne: Australian Psychology Society.
Buchwald, P. & Schwarzer, C. (2002). Analyzing the Mutual Influence of Social Support and Control Beliefs in the Elderly. In C. Schwarzer & M. Zeidner (Eds.), Developmental Issues in Stress and Coping (S. 141-163). Aachen: Shaker.
Schwarzer, C. & Buchwald, P. (2002). Gesundheitsförderung und Beratung [Health Promotion and Counseling]. In R. Tippelt (Hrsg.), Handbuch der Bildungsforschung (S. 707-724). Opladen: Leske & Budrich.
Schwarzer, C. & Buchwald, P. (2002). Motivation, Emotion and Math Performance in School. In C. Schwarzer & M. Zeidner (Eds.), Developmental Issues in Stress and Coping (S. 81-92). Aachen: Shaker.
Schwarzer, C. & Buchwald, P. (2001). Alla ricerca del tipo ottimale di invecchiamento [Optimales Altern]. In C. Domenico (Ed.), Il concetto di tipo tra Ottocento e Novecento. Letteratura, filosofia, scienze umane (S. 353-373). Napoli: Liguori.
Schwarzer, C. & Buchwald, P. (2001). Auf der Suche nach dem optimalen Alternstyp. In R. Baltissen (Hg.), Forschungsberichte aus dem Institut für Soziale Gerontologie und Alternsmedizin an der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal (Nr. 1). ISOGAM: Wuppertal.
Zimmermann, U. & Buchwald, P. (1996). Social Support and Personality Characteristics in University Students. In C. Schwarzer & M. Zeidner (Eds.), Stress, Anxiety, and Coping in Academic Settings (S. 155-169). Tübingen: Francke.
Schwarzer, C. & Buchwald, P. (in prep.). Beratung [Counseling]. In C. Spiel, R. Reimann, B. Schober & P. Wagner (Hrsg.), Bildungspsychologie. Weinheim: Beltz.
Schwarzer, C. & Buchwald, P. (in Vorb.). Beratung, Supervision und Coaching [Counseling, Supervision and Coaching]. In T. Fuhr, P. Gonon & C. Hof (Hrsg.), Handbuch der Erziehungswissenschaften, Bd. 4 Erwachsenenbildung /Weiterbildung. Paderborn: Schöningh.
Schwarzer, C. & Buchwald, P. (in Prep.). Beratung in der Pädagogischen Psychologie [Counseling in Educational Psychology]. In P. Warschburger (Hg.), Beratungspsychologie. Berlin: Springer.
PUBLISHED ARTICLES
*Indicates refereed journals
Ringeisen, T., Buchwald, P. & Schwarzer, C. (2007). Unterrichtsgestaltung aus interkultureller Perspektive [Planing of class instruction from an intercultural perspective]. Interculture Journal – Online-Zeitschrift für Interkulturelle Studien, 4, 27-48.
*Buchwald, P. & Hobfoll, S. E. (2004). Burnout aus ressourcentheoretischer Perspektive [Burnout in the Framework of the Conservation of Resources Theory]. Psychologie in Erziehung und Unterricht, 51, 247-257.
*Buchwald, P. (2003). The Relationship of Individual versus Communal State-Trait Coping and Trust, Empathy, and Responsibility. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 16, 307-320.
*Buchwald, P. & Schwarzer, C. (2003). The Exam-Specific Strategic Approach to Coping Scale and Interpersonal Resources. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 16, 281-291.
*Schwarzer, C. & Buchwald, P. (2003). Examination Stress: Measurement and Coping. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 16, 247-249.
*Schwarzer, C., Starke, D. & Buchwald, P. (2003). Towards a Theory Based Assessment of Coping: The German Adaptation of the Strategic Approach to Coping Scale. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 16, 271-280.
*Ringeisen, T., Buchwald, P. & Trautner, H.M. (under review). Emotions during a high school examination: Unraveling the effects of trait and state components. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping.
*Ringeisen, T., Buchwald, P. & Hodapp, V. (under review). Capturing the multidimensionality of test anxiety in cross-cultural research: An English adaptation of the German Test Anxiety Inventory. European Journal of Psychological Assessment.

BOOK REVIEWS

Buchwald, P. (2007) Book review: Thriving, Surviving, or Going Under: Coping with Everyday Lives. IAP, Greenwich: Frydenberg, E. (Ed.) (2004). Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 20, Issue 3.
Buchwald, P. (2007) Book review: Psychologie des Gesundheitsverhaltens. Einführung in die Gesundheitspsychologie (Psychology of Health Behavior – An Introduction), Hogrefe, Göttingen: Schwarzer, R. (2004). Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 15 (2), p. 83-85.
Buchwald, P.  (1999.  Book review: Stress, Culture, and Community – The Psychology and Philosophy of Stress. Plenum Press, New York: Hobfoll, S.E., 1998.  Verhaltenstherapie & Psychosoziale Praxis, 4, 699-700.

ACADEMIC PAPERS PRESENTED (selected)

Schwarzer, C. & Buchwald, P. (2007). Coping of sexually abused teenagers. Presentation at the Invited Symposium „Stress in adolescence“ (Chair: Petra Buchwald) at the 28. International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) in Bavaro-Punta Cana, 19. – 22. July (Dominican Republic).
Ringeisen, T. & Buchwald, P., Trautner, H.-M., & Schwarzer, C. (2007). Strains and conflicts among teachers in multicultural school settings: Antecedents and consequences. Invited Presentation at the Symposium „Cultural determinants of teachers‘ stress at school: A multi-method perspective” (Chair: Tobias Ringeisen) at the European Congress of Psychology, 3. – 6. July, Prague (Czech Republic).
Buchwald, P. (2006). SARS and Psychosocial Factors. Invited discussant at the 26. International Conference for Applied Psychology (ICAP), Athens (Greece).
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Buchwald, P. (2006). Advancement of stress and coping assessment in different cultural contexts. Invited discussant at the 27. International Conference  of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) Crete. (Greece).
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Buchwald, P. & Ringeisen, T. (2006). Loss of Health but Gain of Support: Transition in Resources of HIV+ Gays. Invited symposium at the 27. International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) Crete. (Greece).
“Electronic proceedings STAR 2006”
Buchwald, P. & Röll, A. (2006). Effects of Training Learning and Social Skills in German Students Entering a Middle School. Invited paper at the 26. International Conference for Applied Psychology (ICAP), Athens (Greece).
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Buchwald, P. & Schwarzer, C. (2006). Auswirkungen struktureller Zwänge in der Berufseinstiegsphase bei Lehrern [Effects of structural restrains while becoming a teacher]. Invited paper at the Congress of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (DGfE) an der Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität, (Germany).
Ringeisen, T. & Buchwald, P. (2006). Outcomes or antecedents? A longitudinal analysis of stress-related emotions in German adolescents. Invited paper at the 26. International Conference for Applied Psychology (ICAP), Athens (Greece).
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Ringeisen, T., Buchwald, P. & Hodapp, V. (2006). Does multidimensionality of test anxiety hold across cultures? A cross-validation of the German Test Anxiety Inventory. Invited symposium at the 27. International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) Crete. (Greece).
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Buchwald, P. & Schwarzer, C. (2005). How powerful is the German Strategic Approach to Coping Scale in different settings? Invited paper at the 26.
Buchwald, P., Etzion, D., Greenglass, E., Hobfoll, S., Kellmann, M. & Schwarzer, C. (2005). Burnout – Theoretical Models, Prevention, and Future Research Directions (Chair: P. Buchwald). Invited Roundtable at the 26. International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) Halle (Germany).
Lucio, E., Buchwald, P., Rangel, V., & Villegas, C. (2005). Preliminary Results on the Adaptation of the Strategic Approach to Coping Scale to a Mexican Population. Invited paper at the 26. International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) Halle (Germany).
Ringeisen, T., Buchwald, P. & Trautner, J. (2005). Emotions at different stages of a high school examination: Unravelling the effects of affective trait and state components. Invited paper at the 26. International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) Halle (Germany).
Ringeisen, T., Trautner, H. & Buchwald, P. (2005). Communal coping with an upcoming examination: Investigating the role of self construals in understanding cultural differences between Germany and South Africa. Invited paper at the 26. International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) Halle (Germany).
Schwarzer, C. & Buchwald, P. (2005). Teacher Burnout (Chair: R. Cieslak). Invited paper at the 26. International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) Halle (Germany).
Schwarzer, C., Buchwald, P. & Dückers-Klichowski, S. (2005). Burnout schon bei Lehramtsanwärterinnen? Eine empirische Längsschnittstudie bei Lehramtsanwärterinnen im Primarbereich [Burnout in young teachers – a longitudinal analysis]. Invited paper at the 66. International Conference of the Arbeitsgruppe für Empirische Pädagogische Forschung (AEPF) at the Free University Berlin, (Germany).
Buchwald, P. (2004). Das multiaxiale Copingmodell – Soziale und gemeinschaftliche Aspekte der Stressbewältigung aus ressourcentheoretischer Perspektive [The multiaxial model of coping  – Social and communal aspects of coping]. Keynote Address on the Conference of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Sportpsychologie (ASP) in Halle (Germany).
Buchwald, P., Erktin, E. & Phillipi, N. (2004). Social Competencies and Communal Mastery of Turkish and German Pupils. . Invited paper at the 25. International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) Amsterdam (The Netherlands).
Buchwald, P. (2003). Effects of Cooperative Learning on Test Anxiety, Coping and Performance. . Invited paper at the 24. International Conferenz of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), Lisbon (Portugal).
Buchwald, P. (2003). The Impact of Coping and Social Interaction on Stress Reactions. Invited paper at the 24. International Conferenz of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), Lisbon (Portugal).
Buchwald, P. (2002). The Role of State-Trait Coping and Communal Resources in Examination Stress. Invited paper at the 25. International Conference for Applied Psychology (ICAP), 6.-12.7., Singapur (Malaysia).
Buchwald, P., Meijer, J., Spielberger, C. & Zeidner, M. (2002). Test Anxiety – Past Achievements, Present Developments, and Future Directions. Invited Roundtable at the 23. International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), Melbourne (Australia).
Buchwald, P., Frydenberg, E., Erktin, E. & Hobfoll, S.E. (2001). Shooting at a Moving Target: Looking at Stress Dynamically. Invited Roundtable at the 22. International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), Palma de Mallorca (Spanien).
Schwarzer, C. & Buchwald, P. (2001). Burnout in Teachers and Counselors. Eingeladener Vortrag auf dem Symposium (Chair: K. Moore) der 22. Internationalen Konferenz der Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) an der Universitat de les Illes Balears,
12.-14.7., Palma de Mallorca (Spanien).

ONLINE PUBLICATION

Buchwald, P., Ringeisen, T., Reith, M. & Baumann, R. (in Vorb.) Loss of Health but Gain of Support – Transition in Resources of HIV+ Men who have Sex with Men. Electroning STAR proceedngs 2006.
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