Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

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Denissen, Jaap

  • Jaap Denissen
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_2140-1

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.

Professional Career

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...

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Selected Bibliography

  1. 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
  2. Denissen, J. J. A., & Penke, L. (2008). Individual reaction norms underlying the five factor model of personality: First steps towards a theory-based conceptual framework. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 1285–1302.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Denissen, J. J. A., Bleidorn, W., Hennecke, M., Luhmann, M., Orth, U., Specht, J., & Zimmermann, J. (2018). Uncovering the power of personality to shape income. Psychological Science, 29(1), 3–13.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 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
  5. 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

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tilburg UniversityTillburgThe Netherlands

Section editors and affiliations

  • Virgil Zeigler-Hill
    • 1
  1. 1.Oakland UniversityRochesterUSA