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Dr A. (Arjen) Noordhof

Assistant professor
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group Clinical Psychology
Photographer: B. Heus

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
  • Room number: 1.36
Postal address
  • Postbus 15933
    1001 NK Amsterdam
  • Profiel

    I work in the group on personality and psychodiagnostics of clinical psychology. I have a background in quantitative approaches and epidemiological research. In this line of research I have contributed to dimensional models of psychopathology and informant discrepancies, network conceptualizations, research on demoralization and treatment utility of clinical assessment. In the past decade I have developed an ever increasing  interest in psychoanalysis, philosophy and qualitative research and I am very motivated to continue this line of research.

    Expertise and research fields

    • Diagnostic concepts
    • Case conceptualization
    • Demoralization
    • Treatment utility of clinical assessment
    • Psychoanalysis
  • Research

    Research methods

    • Multilevel modelling
    • Structural equation modelling
    • Network models
    • Thematic analysis
    • Qualitative interviewing

    Current research projects

    1. I am co-promotor of a project on the experience of the self in psychosis.
    2. I am running a series of qualitative studies in which students interview experts in therapeutic practices on their clinical uses of core therapeutic or diagnostic concepts

    Current cooperation with organisations

    • The group of prof. JH Kamphuis on personality and psychodiagnostics
    • Kwalitatief Onderzoekscollectief GGZ
  • Teaching & PhD supervision
    • BA: Clinical Interviewing and Diagnostic Skills
    • BA: Personality and Personality Disorders
    • MA: Practicum Klinische Psychodiagnostiek
  • Publications


    • Conradi, H. J., Noordhof, A., Dingemanse, P., & Kamphuis, J. H. (2022). Do high-risk couples profit more or less from couple relationship education programs than low-risk couples? Room for improvement and vulnerability effects. Family Process, 62(2), 591-608.




    • Conradi, H. J., Dingemanse, P., Noordhof, A., Finkenauer, C., & Kamphuis, J. H. (2018). Effectiveness of the 'Hold me Tight' Relationship Enhancement Program in a Self-referred and a Clinician-referred Sample: An Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy-Based Approach. Family Process, 57(3), 613-628. [details]
    • Noordhof, A., Kamphuis, J. H., Sellbom, M., Eigenhuis, A., & Bagby, R. M. (2018). Change in self-reported personality during major depressive disorder treatment: A reanalysis of treatment studies from a demoralization perspective. Personality Disorders : Theory, Research, and Treatment, 9(1), 93-100. [details]
    • Verschuere, B., van Ghesel Grothe, S., Waldorp, L., Watts, A. L., Lilienfeld, S. O., Edens, J. F., Skeem, J. L., & Noordhof, A. (2018). What features of psychopathy might be central? A network analysis of the psychopathy checklist-revised (PCL-R) in three large samples. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 127(1), 51-65. [details]


    • Conradi, H. J., Noordhof, A., Dingemanse, P., Barelds, D. P. H., & Kamphuis, J. H. (2017). Actor and Partner Effects of Attachment on Relationship Satisfaction and Sexual Satisfaction Across the Genders: An APIM Approach. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 43(4), 700-716. [details]
    • Eigenhuis, A., Kamphuis, J. H., & Noordhof, A. (2017). Personality in general and clinical samples: Measurement invariance of the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire. Psychological Assessment, 29(9), 1111-1119. [details]


    • Tio, P., Epskamp, S., Noordhof, A., & Borsboom, D. (2016). Mapping the manuals of madness: Comparing the ICD-10 and DSM-IV-TR using a network approach. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 25(4), 267-276. [details]


    • Eigenhuis, A., Kamphuis, J. H., & Noordhof, A. (2015). Personality differences between the United States and the Netherlands: The influence of violations of measurement invariance. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 46(4), 549-564. [details]
    • Kamphuis, J. H., Noordhof, A., & Eigenhuis, A. (2015). What is beyond general personality? Some clinical reflections on contextualized traits, goals and narratives. European Journal of Personality, 29(3), 332-333. [details]
    • Noordhof, A., Krueger, R. F., Ormel, J., Oldehinkel, A. J., & Hartman, C. A. (2015). Integrating autism-related symptoms into the dimensional internalizing and externalizing model of psychopathology: the TRAILS study. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43(3), 577-587. [details]
    • Noordhof, A., Sellbom, M., Eigenhuis, A., & Kamphuis, J. H. (2015). Distinguishing between demoralization and specific personality traits in clinical assessment with the NEO-PI-R. Psychological Assessment, 27(2), 645-656. [details]


    • Eaton, N. R., Keyes, K. M., Krueger, R. F., Noordhof, A., Skodol, A. E., Markon, K. E., ... Hasin, D. S. (2013). Ethnicity and Psychiatric Comorbidity in a National Sample: Evidence for Latent Comorbidity Factor Invariance and Connections with Disorder Prevalence. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 48(5), 701-710. [details]
    • Eigenhuis, A., Kamphuis, J. H., & Noordhof, A. (2013). Development and validation of the Dutch brief form of the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire (MPQ-BF-NL). Assessment, 20(5), 565-575. [details]


    • Borsboom, D., van der Sluis, S., Noordhof, A., Wichers, M., Geschwind, N., Aggen, S. H., ... Cramer, A. O. J. (2012). What kind of causal modelling approach does personality research need? European Journal of Personality, 26(4), 392-393. [details]
    • Cramer, A. O. J., van der Sluis, S., Noordhof, A., Wichers, M., Geschwind, N., Aggen, S. H., ... Borsboom, D. (2012). Measurable like temperature of mereological like flocking? On the nature of personality traits. European Journal of Personality, 26(4), 451-459. [details]
    • Cramer, A. O. J., van der Sluis, S., Noordhof, A., Wichers, M., Geschwind, N., Aggen, S. H., Kendler, K. S., & Borsboom, D. (2012). Dimensions of normal personality as networks in search of equilibrium: you can’t like parties if you don’t like people. European Journal of Personality, 26(4), 414-431. [details]
    • Huijts, I., Kleijn, W. C., van Emmerik, A. A. P., Noordhof, A., & Smith, A. J. M. (2012). Dealing with man-made trauma: the relationship between coping style, posttraumatic stress, and quality of life in resettled, traumatized refugees in the Netherlands. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25(1), 71-78. [details]


    • van Emmerik, A. A. P., Kamphuis, J. H., Noordhof, A., & Emmelkamp, P. M. G. (2011). Catch me if you can: do the Five-Factor Model personality traits moderate dropout and acute treatment response in post-traumatic stress disorder patients? Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 80(6), 386-388. [details]



    • Noordhof, A., Oldehinkel, A. J., Verhulst, F. C., & Ormel, J. (2008). Optimal use of multi-informant data on co-occurrence of internalizing and externalizing problems: the TRAILS study. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 17(3), 174-183. [details]


    • Boyette, L-L., & Noordhof, A. (2021). A Commentary on “Developments in the Rorschach Assessment of Disordered Thinking and Communication” (Kleiger & Mihura, 2021). Rorschachiana, 42(2), 281-288. [details]


    • Noordhof, A., Kamphuis, J. H., Eigenhuis, A., Boyette, L-L., & Conradi, H. J. (2017). Let all flowers bloom: There is no need for complete integration of different approaches to personality. European Journal of Personality, 31(5), 560-562. [details]


    • van Emmerik, A., Nederveen, F., Noordhof, A., & Kamphuis, J-H. (2018). Zelfactualisatie anno 2019: psychometrische kenmerken van de Nederlandse Short Index of Self-Actualization (SISA-NL). Gedragstherapie, 51(4), 267-281. [details]
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  • Ancillary activities
    • Universiteit Groningen
    • Psychotherapie praktijk Amsterdam E.O.
      Therapie onder supervisie