Associate Professor

Reinout E. de Vries

Associate Professor

Phone: +31 (0) 20 598 8718
Room: MF-C564


PhD project (Max Wildschut): Leader authority: an evolutionary approach
PhD project (Ard Barends): Personality simulations in assessment, funded by LTP.
Sport personality, funded by Abbasfonds


Reinout E. de Vries is Associate Professor at the VU University Amsterdam and Full Professor at the University of Twente. He obtained his master in both Personality and Clinical Psychology at the University of Groningen and his PhD in Work and Organizational Psychology at Tilburg University. Thereafter, he worked at the University of the South Pacific, the University of Western Australia, and the University of Amsterdam before joining the VU. Together with among others Michael Ashton and Kibeom Lee, he has worked on the HEXACO model of personality, showing that it provides a more optimal description of personality than the Big Five model and showing that it is, through its addition of Honesty-Humility, better able to predict a number of counterproductive behaviors than the Big Five model.

Research interests

Reinout de Vries’ main research interests are in the areas of personality, communication styles, and leadership. Recent work has focused on the construction of a six-dimensional Communication Styles Inventory (CSI), a Brief HEXACO personality Inventory (BHI), the relation between Impression Management and Overclaiming and HEXACO personality, and on the relation between self- and other-rated HEXACO personality on the one hand and leadership, proactivity, impression management, and overclaiming on the other. He is currently working on lexical studies on sport personality and leadership and followership styles.


  • BA1: Personality Psychology
  • Master: Personality at Work
  • Supervision of BA3 and Master students


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Recent publications

RE de Vries & JW van Prooijen (2019) Voters rating politicians' personality: Evaluative biases and assumed similarity on honesty-humility and openness to experience. Personality and Individual Differences 144, 100-104
AJ Barends & RE de Vries (2019) Noncompliant responding: Comparing exclusion criteria in MTurk personality research to improve data quality. Personality and Individual Differences 143, 84-891
JL Pletzer, M Bentvelzen, J Oostrom & RE De Vries (2019) A meta-analysis of the relations between personality and workplace deviance: Big Five versus HEXACO. Journal of Vocational Behavior
NJ Van Doesum, RE de Vries, AAJ Blokland, JM Hill, DM Kuhlman & ... (2019) Social mindfulness: Prosocial the active way. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 1-11
JL van Gelder, RE de Vries, A Demetriou, I van Sintemaartensdijk & ... (2019) The Virtual Reality Scenario Method: Moving from Imagination to Immersion in Criminal Decision-making Research. Journal of research in crime and delinquency, 0022427818819696
JK Oostrom, RE de Vries & M de Wit (2019) Development and validation of a HEXACO situational judgment test. Human performance 32 (1), 1-292
FH Gerpott, D Balliet, S Columbus, C Molho & RE de Vries (2018) How do people think about interdependence? A multidimensional model of subjective outcome interdependence.. Journal of Personality and Social psychology 115 (4), 71618
JL Pletzer, M Bentvelzen, J Oostrom & R De Vries (2018) Personality and Workplace Deviance: A Meta-Analysis. Academy of Management Proceedings 2018 (1), 123631
RE de Vries, BE Hilbig, I Zettler, PD Dunlop, D Holtrop, K Lee & MC Ashton (2018) Honest people tend to use less—not more—profanity: Comment on Feldman et al.’s (2017) Study 1. Social psychological and personality science 9 (5), 516-5205
D Holtrop, MP Born & RE de Vries (2018) Perceptions of vocational interest: Self-and other-Reports in student–parent dyads. Journal of career assessment 26 (2), 258-2742
JL van Gelder, C Martin, JW Van Prooijen, R De Vries, M Marsman & ... (2018) Seeing is believing? Comparing negative affect, realism and presence in visual versus written guardianship scenarios. Deviant Behavior 39 (4), 461-4745
RE De Vries, BE Hilbig, I Zettler, PD Dunlop, D Holtrop, K Lee, MC Ashton & ... (2018) Still Misinterpreting Lie Scales: Reply to Feldman’s Rejoinder. Unpublished manuscript. https://drive. google. com/open
RE de Vries, V Zeigler-Hill & K Shackelford (2018) Higher-order structures of personality. Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences
RE De Vries (2018) Three nightmare traits in leaders. Frontiers in psychology 9, 8714
RE de Vries, MC Ashton & K Lee (2018) " Advances in HEXACO personality research": A topical issue of the zeitschrift für psychologie. Zeitschrift fur Psychologie/Journal of Psychology 226 (1), 83-83
J Anglim, G Morse, RE De Vries, C MacCann & A Marty (2017) Comparing job applicants to non‐applicants using an item‐level bifactor model on the HEXACO personality inventory. European journal of personality 31 (6), 669-68411
PD Dunlop, JS Bourdage, RE de Vries, BE Hilbig, I Zettler & SG Ludeke (2017) Openness to (reporting) experiences that one never had: Overclaiming as an outcome of the knowledge accumulated through a proclivity for cognitive and aesthetic exploration.. Journal of personality and social psychology 113 (5), 81013
RE de Vries, RD Pathak, JL van Gelder & G Singh (2017) Explaining Unethical Business Decisions: The role of personality, environment, and states. Personality and individual differences 117, 188-1977
RE de Vries (2017) HEXACO personality: An overview. Individual Differences Day 2017
RE de Vries (2017) Substance and style in personality and leadership.

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