Associate Professor

Reinout E. de Vries

Associate Professor

Phone: +31 (0) 20 598 8718
Room: 1B-45


PhD project (Djurre Holtrop): Contextualized personality and interests, funded by NOA.
PhD project (Max Wildschut): Leader authority: an evolutionary approach
PhD project (to be filled): 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

JL van Gelder, C Martin, JW van Prooijen, R de Vries, M Marsman & ... (2017) Seeing is Believing? Comparing Negative Affect, Realism and Presence in Visual Versus Written Guardianship Scenarios. Deviant Behavior, 1-14
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), 669-6842
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.... Journal of personality and social psychology 113 (5), 8102
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, 188-1971
RE de Vries (2017) HEXACO personality: An overview. Individual Differences Day 2017
RE de Vries (2017) Substance and style in personality and leadership.
RE de Vries (2017) Gender differences in scholastic achievements, cognitive abilities, personality, and interests.
FH Gerpott, D Balliet, S Columbus, C Molho & RE de Vries (2017) How Do People Think About Interdependence? A Multidimensional Model of Subjective Outcome Interdependence.. American Psychological Association2
RE de Vries, BE Hilbig, I Zettler, PD Dunlop, D Holtrop, K Lee & MC Ashton (2017) Honest people tend to use less—Not more—Profanity: Comment on Feldman et al.’s (2017) study 1. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 19485506177145862
RE de Vries (2017) The worst nightmare of an employer: Low Honesty-Humility, low Agreeableness, and low Conscientiousness. European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology 2017: Enabling …
PD Dunlop, JS Bourdage, RE de Vries, I McNeill, ME Orchard, T Austen & ... (2017) Improving the instrumentality of the overclaiming questionnaire to detect faking. 32nd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational …
RE de Vries (2017) Blended ASS in 5xP.
RE De Vries, M Van Vugt, JW Van Prooijen, J Kwint, M De Joode & ... (2017) Politieke persoonlijkheden: Perceptie van de publieke persoonlijkheid van partijleiders uit de Nederlandse politiek voorafgaand aan de 2017 Tweede Kamer verkie.... Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & LTP
MC Ashton, RE de Vries & K Lee (2017) Trait variance and response style variance in the scales of the Personality Inventory for DSM–5 (PID–5). Journal of personality assessment 99 (2), 192-20312
K Breevaart & RE de Vries (2017) Supervisor's HEXACO personality traits and subordinate perceptions of abusive supervision. The Leadership Quarterly2
A Engelsberger, FH Gerpott & RE de Vries (2017) Gleich und gleich gesellt sich gern. Personalwirtschaft 9, 72-75
S de Laat, MD Endedijk, EG Ufkes, M van Keulen & RE de Vries (2017) Real-time measures of social interaction as predictors for team effectiveness. WAOP conference 2017
RE de Vries (2017) The leadership circumplex. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2nd ed
D Holtrop, MP Born & RE de Vries (2017) Perceptions of Vocational Interest: Self-and Other-Reports in Student–Parent Dyads. Journal of career assessment, 1069072717692745
JW van Prooijen & RE de Vries (2016) Organizational conspiracy beliefs: Implications for leadership styles and employee outcomes. Journal of business and psychology 31 (4), 479-4912

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