Chair Psychology Department
Full professor Work & Organizational Psychology
Annelies van Vianen obtained a MSc (1977) in Educational Psychology at the University of Leiden. From 1978 until 1988 she was appointed as contract researcher and senior researcher Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Leiden, where she received her PhD in1987. During the following three years she was project manager at the department of industrial psychology, Dutch Post and Telecom Company. In 1990 she jointed the Work and Organizational Psychology program at the University of Amsterdam. She is professor since 2005. Her first chair (Career competencies in work and learning careers) was funded by the Nederlandse Stichting voor Psychotechniek (Dutch Psychotechnical Foundation) until September 2010. In addition, since 2007 she is full professor Work and Organizational Psychology and from 2008 until September 2018 she was chair of the program group Work and Organizational Psychology. Van Vianen was the Editor of the Dutch scientific journal Gedrag en Organisatie (Behavior and Organisation) and she is serving or has served in the editorial boards of Personnel Psychology, International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance. She is the (co)author of about 200 national and international scientific articles, book chapters, and professional articles on topics including person-organization fit, gender and work, intelligence, justice, self-regulation, career development, and coaching.
Research interests cover a broad area of issues in organizational and personnel psychology. Central to Van Vianen's research is the interaction between persons and their environment. She studied this subject at different levels, i.e. the interaction and fit between: (1) individuals in teams (person-person fit), (2) individuals and their organization, and (3) individuals and the national culture they are employed in. Her current research projects concern: Determinants of people's fit perceptions, self-regulation during unemployment, career development, organizational justice and health, norm violation, leadership, and coaching.