Dr. Ansgar Opitz, Dipl.-Psych.


Dr. Ansgar Opitz, Dipl.-Psych.
+49 89 62306-599
Deutsches Jugendinstitut
Nockherstr. 2
81541 München
  • Nutzung und Wirkung präventiver Maßnahmen in der frühen Kindheit
  • Training von Diagnosekompetenzen mit Hilfe von Simulationen
  • Psychometrie, insbesondere Testerstellung und -evaluation

Allgaier, A.-K., Krick, K., Opitz, A., Saravo, B., Romanos, M. & Schulte-Körne, G. (2014). Improving early detection of childhood depression in mental health care: The Children’s Depression Screener (ChilD-S). Psychiatry Research, 217(3), 248-252.


Fischer, F., & Opitz, A. (Eds.). (2022). Springer eBook Collection. Learning to Diagnose with Simulations: Examples from Teacher Education and Medical Education (1st ed. 2022). Springer International Publishing; Imprint Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-89147-3

Heitzmann, N., Opitz, A., Stadler, M., Sommerhoff, D., Fink, M. C., Obersteiner, A., Schmidmaier, R., Neuhaus, B. J., Ufer, S., Seidel, T., Fischer, M. R., & Fischer, F. (2021). Cross-Disciplinary Research on Learning and Instruction - Coming to Terms. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 562658. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.562658

Heitzmann, N., Seidel, T., Opitz, A., Hetmanek, A., Wecker, C., Fischer, M. R., ... Fischer, F. (2019). Facilitating Diagnostic Competences in Simulations in Higher Education. Frontline Learning Research, 7(4), 1-24.


Hetmanek, A., Engelmann, K., Opitz, A., & Fischer, F. (2018). Beyond intelligence and domain knowledge: Scientific reasoning and argumentation as a set of cross-domain skills. In F. Fischer, C. A. Chinn, K. Engelmann, & J. Osborne (Eds.), Scientific reasoning and argumentation: The roles of domain-specific and domain-general knowledge. Taylor & Francis.

Lenz, H., Opitz, A., Huber, D., Jacobs, F., Paik, W. G., Roche, J., & Fischer, M. R. (2019). Language Matters: Development of an Objective Structured Language Test for Foreign Physicians–Results of a Pilot Study in Germany. GMS Journal for Medical Education, 36(1).

Opitz, A., Heene, M., & Fischer, F. (2017). Measuring scientific reasoning – a review of test instruments. Educational Research and Evaluation, 23(3–4), 78–101.

Opitz, A., Heene, M., & Fischer, F. (2021). Using Differential Item Functioning to Analyze the Domain Generality of a Common Scientific Reasoning Test. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, Article 1015-5759/a000662. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000662