Jaap Denissen is a faculty member at Tilburg University in Tilburg, the Netherlands. He is a personality psychologist who works at the intersection between personality, developmental, and social psychology. His research topic can be summarized as the study of person-environmental interactions.
Life and Educational Background
Denissen was born on February 14, 1978, in Tilburg, the Netherlands. He earned his diploma in Psychology (specialization: Clinical Psychology) from Radboud University in Nijmegen in 2001. He earned his Ph.D. in personality psychology from the Humboldt-University in Berlin in 2005 under the guidance of Jens Asendorpf.
Denissen was a postdoc at Utrecht University between 2005 and 2007 and then worked as Junior Professor of Personality Development at Humboldt-University in Berlin between 2007 and 2012. Since 2012, he has worked as Full Professor in the Department of Developmental Psychology at Tilburg University. Denissen has authored more than 100...
- Bleidorn, W., Klimstra, T. A., Denissen, J. J. A., Rentfrow, P. J., Potter, J., & Gosling, S. D. (2013). Personality maturation around the world: A cross-cultural examination of social-investment theory. Psychological Science, 24, 2530–2540. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797613498396.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
- Denissen, J. J. A., Geenen, R., Soto, C. J., John, O. P., & Van Aken, M. A. G. (in press). The big five Inventory-2 (BFI-2): Replication of psychometric properties of the Dutch adaptation and first evidence for the discriminant predictive validity of the facet scales. Journal of Personality Assessment.Google Scholar
- Denissen, J. J. A., Luhmann, M., Chung, J. M., & Bleidorn, W. (in press). Transactions between life events and personality traits across the adult lifespan. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.Google Scholar