Associate Professor

Reinout E. de Vries

Associate Professor

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


PhD project (Ard Barends): Personality simulations in assessment, funded by LTP.
PhD project (Antonis Koutsoumpis): Automatic personality 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 Pletzer, JK Oostrom, M Bentvelzen & RE de Vries (2020) Comparing domain-and facet-level relations of the HEXACO personality model with workplace deviance: A meta-analysis. Personality and individual differences 152, 109539
K Breevaart & RE de Vries (2019) Followers’ HEXACO personality traits and preference for charismatic, relationship-oriented, and task-oriented leadership. Journal of Business and Psychology, 1-13
PD Dunlop, JS Bourdage, RE De Vries, IM McNeill, K Jorritsma & ... (2019) Liar! Liar!(when stakes are higher): Understanding how the overclaiming technique can be used to measure faking in personnel selection.. Journal of Applied Psychology
AJ Barends, RE de Vries & M van Vugt (2019) Power influences the expression of Honesty-Humility: The power-exploitation affordances hypothesis. Journal of research in personality 82, 1038562
A Karinen, JM Tybur & RE de Vries (2019) Self-other agreement in disgust sensitivity. PsyArXiv
RE de Vries, MC Ashton & K Lee (2019) New Developments in HEXACO Personality Research. Zeitschrift für Psychologie
JL Pletzer, J Oostrom, M Bentvelzen & R de Vries (2019) Comparing domain-and facet-level relations of the HEXACO personality model with workplace deviance. Personality and Individual Differences 152
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, 100-1042
I Thielmann, N Akrami, T Babarović, A Belloch, R Bergh, A Chirumbolo & ... (2019) The HEXACO–100 Across 16 Languages: A Large-Scale Test of Measurement Invariance. Journal of personality assessment, 1-133
JL Pletzer, M Bentvelzen, JK Oostrom & RE De Vries (2019) A meta-analysis of the relations between personality and workplace deviance: Big Five versus HEXACO. Journal of Vocational Behavior 112, 369-38310
AJ Barends & RE de Vries (2019) Noncompliant responding: Comparing exclusion criteria in MTurk personality research to improve data quality. Personality and individual differences 143, 84-893
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 56 (3), 451-4809
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
T Antonucci, R Arslan, MC Ashton, P Banati, M Bornstein, M Bošnjak & ... (2019) The Zeitschrift für Psychologie expresses its thanks to the following colleagues who contributed to the peer review of manu-scripts this year. They reviewed the incoming …. Zeitschrift für Psychologie 227 (4), 307
P Dunlop, JS Bourdage, RE de Vries, IM McNeill, K Jorritsma, M Orchard & ... (2019) What does overclaiming represent? Well, it depends!. International Society for the Study of Individual Differences
AJ Barends, RE de Vries & M van Vugt (2019) Gamified personality assessment: Virtual behavior cues of honesty-humility.. Zeitschrift für Psychologie 227 (3), 2072
D Holtrop, W Van Breda, J Oostrom & R De Vries (2019) Predicting faking in interviews with automated text analysis and personality. EAWOP 2019
JK Oostrom, RE de Vries & M de Wit (2019) Development and validation of a HEXACO situational judgment test. Human performance 32 (1), 1-295
R Tilborg (2018) Extraversion and agreeableness and the relation with network centrality in a changing network. University of Twente
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), 71627

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