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Jeronimus, Dr Bertus

Bertus Jeronimus

Bertus Jeronimus is an assistant professor and personality researcher at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences. Jeronimus studied Dutch Law and Clinical and Developmental Psychology at the UG. In 2015, he obtained his PhD at the UG for a thesis on the influence of environmental factors (such as stressful incidents) on neuroticism, a personality trait that makes people more emotionally unstable than others.

In his current research, Jeronimus is mostly focused on the differences in personality and feelings of happiness between people and the environmental factors that might influence this, such as work, social contact and other daily activities. To this end, he has received a Veni grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO).

Due to his research and expertise, Jeronimus regularly appears in the media. He was recently in the news a number of times to discuss the psychological consequences that the coronavirus and the restriction measures have on individuals. Among other things, he predicts that people will become less open-minded and tolerant in the long term due to the reduction of social contact. Still, there are also positive consequences, according to Jeronimus, as people may value their current social activities more. In order to map these consequences effectively, he began a research study via the platform hoegekis.nl.

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Publications

2021

Larsen, R. J., Buss, D. M., Wismeijer, A., Song, J., van den Berg, S. M., & Jeronimus, B. F. (Accepted/In press). Disorders of Personality. In R. Larsen, D. Buss, A. Wismeijer, J. Song, & S. van den Berg (Eds.), Personality Psychology: Domains of Knowledge about Human Nature (3 ed., pp. 491-521). London: McGraw-Hill.
Larsen, R. J., Buss, D. M., Wismeijer, A., Song, J., van den Berg, S. M., & Jeronimus, B. F. (Accepted/In press). Stress, Coping, Adjustment and Health. In R. Larsen, D. Buss, A. Wismeijer, J. Song, & S. van den Berg (Eds.), Personality Psychology: Domains of Knowledge about Human Nature (3 ed., pp. 464-490). London: McGraw-Hill.
Larsen, R. J., Buss, D. M., Wismeijer, A., Song, J., van den Berg, S. M., & Jeronimus, B. F. (Accepted/In press). Summary and Future Directions. In Personality Psychology: Domains of Knowledge about Human Nature (3 ed., pp. 522-529). London: McGraw-Hill.

2020

Brouwer, S., Zon, van, S., Bultmann, U., Riese, H., & Jeronimus, B. F. (2020). Personality as a Resource for Labor Market Participation among Individuals with Chronic Health Conditions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(17), [6240]. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17176240
Buijs, V. L., Jeronimus, B. F., Lodder, G. M. A., Steverink, N., & de Jonge, P. (2020). Social Needs and Happiness: A Life Course Perspective. Journal of Happiness Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-020-00287-9
Nisa, C., Belanger, J. J., Faller, D., Mierau, J., Austin, M., Buttrick, N., ... Leander, P. (Accepted/In press). Appealing to economic (vs. health) risk may be more effective to fight COVID-19: A multilevel analysis in 24 countries. PsyArXiv Preprints. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/tkq5r
Han, Q., Zheng, B., Cristea, M., Agostini, M., Belanger, J. J., Gützkow, B., ... Leander, P. (Accepted/In press). Trust in government and its associations with health behaviour and prosocial behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic. PsyArXiv Preprints. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/p5gns
Kuranova, A., Booij, S. H., de Jonge, P., Jeronimus, B., Lin, A., Wardenaar, K. J., ... Wigman, J. T. W. (2020). Don't worry, be happy: Protective factors to buffer against distress associated with psychotic experiences. Schizophrenia Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2020.05.019
Klimstra, T. A., Jeronimus, B. F., Sijtsema, J. J., & Denissen, J. J. A. (2020). The unfolding dark side: Age trends in dark personality features. Journal of Research in Personality, 85, [103915]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2020.103915
Jeronimus, B. F. (Accepted/In press). Personality and the Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic: A Natural Experiment. In Happy Neurotics: The lessons to be learned from Happy Neurotics University of Groningen.
Jeronimus, B. F. (2020). Commentary: Contextualizing Neuroticism in the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, [175]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00175
Ernst, A. F., Albers, C. J., Jeronimus, B. F., & Timmerman, M. E. (2020). Inter-individual differences in multivariate time-series: Latent class vector-autoregressive modelling. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 36(3), 482–491. https://doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000578

2017

Krause, J. (Author), & Jeronimus, B. F. (Author). (2020). GENTLE: The Graphical Ego-Network Tool for Longitudinal Examination. Software, University of Groningen. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3604009
Jeronimus, B. F., & Laceulle, O. M. (2020). Frustration. In V. Zeigler-Hill, & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences (1st ed., pp. 1-5). Springer.
Mund, M., Jeronimus, B. F., & Neyer, F. J. (2018). Personality and social relationships: As thick as thieves. In C. Johansen (Ed.), Your personality makes you ill: Scientific proof or wishful thinking? (1 ed., pp. 153-183). San Diego: Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-805300-3.00009-8
Snippe, E., Jeronimus, B. F., Aan Het Rot, M., Bos, E. H., de Jonge, P., & Wichers, M. (2018). The reciprocity of prosocial behavior and positive affect in daily life. Journal of Personality, 86(2), 139-146. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12299
Schenk, H. M., Jeronimus, B. F., van der Krieke, L., Bos, E. H., de Jonge, P., & Rosmalen, J. G. M. (2018). Associations of positive affect and negative affect with allostatic load: A Lifelines Cohort Study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 80(2), 160-166. https://doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0000000000000546
Liguori, G. R., Jeronimus, B. F., Liguori, T. T. D. A., Moreira, L. F. P., & Harmsen, M. C. (2017). Ethical Issues in the Use of Animal Models for Tissue Engineering: Reflections on Legal Aspects, Moral Theory, Three Rs Strategies, and Harm-Benefit Analysis. Tissue Engineering. Part C: Methods, 23(12), 850-862. https://doi.org/10.1089/ten.tec.2017.0189
Realo, A., van der Most, P. J., Allik, J., Esko, T., Jeronimus, B. F., Koots-Ausmees, L., ... Ormel, J. (2017). SNP-Based Heritability Estimates of Common and Specific Variance in Self-and Informant-Reported Neuroticism Scales. Journal of Personality, 85(6), 906-919. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12297
Jeronimus, B. F., Ormel, J., & Riese, H. (2017). Who is Pulling the Strings? European Journal of Personality, 31(5), 547-549. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.2128
Jeronimus, B. (2017, Jun 28). Frustration Is a Catalyst! Groningen: Department of Psychology of the University of Groningen .
Wigman, J. T. W., Wardenaar, K. J., Wanders, R. B. K., Booij, S. H., Jeronimus, B. F., van der Krieke, L., ... de Jonge, P. (2017). Dimensional and discrete variations on the psychosis continuum in a Dutch crowd-sourcing population sample. European Psychiatry, 42, 55-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpsy.2016.11.014
Ormel, J., Von Korff, M., Jeronimus, B. F., & Riese, H. (2017). Set-Point Theory and personality development: Reconciliation of a paradox. In J. Specht (Ed.), Personality Development Across the Lifespan (pp. 117-137). Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-804674-6.00009-0
Beijers, L., Jeronimus, B. F., Turner, E. H., de Jonge, P., & Roest, A. M. (2017). Spin in RCTs of anxiety medication with a positive primary outcome: A comparison of concerns expressed by the US FDA and in the published literature. BMJ Open, 7(3), [e012886]. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012886
Jeronimus, B. F., Riese, H., Oldehinkel, A. J., & Ormel, J. (2017). Why Does Frustration Predict Psychopathology? Multiple Prospective Pathways Over Adolescence: A TRAILS Study. European Journal of Personality, 31(1), 85-103. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.2086

2018

Jeronimus, B. F., Snippe, E., Emerencia, A. C., de Jonge, P., & Bos, E. H. (2019). Acute stress responses after indirect exposure to the MH17 airplane crash. British Journal of Psychology, 110(4), 790-813. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjop.12358
de Zwart, P. L., Jeronimus, B. F., & de Jonge, P. (2019). Empirical evidence for definitions of episode, remission, recovery, relapse and recurrence in depression: a systematic review. Epidemiology and psychiatric sciences, 28(5), 544-562. https://doi.org/10.1017/S2045796018000227
Richards, J. S., Hartman, C. A., Jeronimus, B. F., Ormel, J., Reijneveld, S. A., Veenstra, R., ... Oldehinkel, A. J. (2019). Beyond not bad or just okay: Social predictors of young adults' wellbeing and functioning (a TRAILS study). Psychological Medicine, 49(9), 1459-1469. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291718001976
Bennik, E. C., Jeronimus, B. F., & Aan Het Rot, M. (2019). The relation between empathy and depressive symptoms in a Dutch population sample. Journal of Affective Disorders, 242, 48-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2018.08.008
Bos, E. H., ten Have, M., van Dorsselaer, S., Jeronimus, B. F., de Graaf, R., & de Jonge, P. (2018). Functioning before and after a major depressive episode: Pre-existing vulnerability or scar? A prospective three-wave population-based study. Psychological Medicine, 48(13), 2264-2272. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291717003798
Albers, C., Ernst, A., Jeronimus, B. F., & Timmerman, M. (2018). Disentangling Individual Dynamics: An Adaptive Dynamic Clustering Model for Longitudinal Data. Paper presented at European Conference on Data Analysis, Paderborn, Germany.
Fisher, A. J., Medaglia, J. D., & Jeronimus, B. F. (2018). Lack of group-to-individual generalizability is a threat to human subjects research. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(27), E6106-E6115. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1711978115
Wardenaar, K. J., Wanders, R. B. K., Jeronimus, B. F., & de Jonge, P. (2018). The Psychometric Properties of an Internet-Administered Version of the Depression Anxiety and Stress Scales (DASS) in a Sample of Dutch Adults. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 40(2), 318-333. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-017-9626-6
Booij, S. H., Snippe, E., Jeronimus, B. F., Wichers, M., & Wigman, J. T. W. (2018). Affective reactivity to daily life stress: Relationship to positive psychotic and depressive symptoms in a general population sample. Journal of Affective Disorders, 225, 474-481. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.08.051
Jeronimus, B. F., & Reitsema, A. M. (2018). Yes, Let's Enrich the Big Five Personality Taxonomy! But How Far Do We Go? European Journal of Personality, 32(5), 552-553.

2019

Ernst, A. F., Timmerman, M. E., Jeronimus, B. F., & Albers, C. J. (2019). Insight Into Individual Differences in Emotion Dynamics With Clustering. Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191119873714
Stadel, M., Daniels, J. K., Warrens, M. J., & Jeronimus, B. F. (2019). The gender-specific impact of emotional tears. Motivation and Emotion, 43(4), 696-704. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11031-019-09771-z
Hovenkamp-Hermelink, J. H. M., Jeronimus, B. F., van der Veen, D. C., Spinhoven, P., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Schoevers, R. A., & Riese, H. (2019). Differential associations of locus of control with anxiety, depression and life-events: A five-wave, nine-year study to test stability and change. Journal of Affective Disorders, 253, 26-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2019.04.005
van der Gaag, M. A. E., de Ruiter, N. M. P., Jeronimus, B. F., & Kunnen, S. (2019). Conclusion and discussion: what we can gain from a dynamic systems approach to psychosocial development in adolescence. In E. S. Kunnen, N. M. P. de Ruiter, B. F. Jeronimus, & M. A. E. van der Gaag (Eds.), Psychosocial Development in Adolescence: Insights from the Dynamic Systems Approach (pp. 223-238). Oxon: Routledge.
Jeronimus, B. F. (2019). Dynamic System Perspectives on Anxiety and Depression. In S. Kunnen, N. de Ruiter, B. Jeronimus, & M. van der Gaag (Eds.), Psychosocial Development in Adolescence: Insights from the Dynamic Systems Approach (1 ed.). (Studies in Adolescent Development). Routledge.
de Ruiter, N. M. P., van der Gaag, M. A. E., Jeronimus, B. F., & Kunnen, E. S. (2019). Introduction to a dynamic systems approach to psychosocial development in adolescence. In E. S. Kunnen, N. M. P. de Ruiter, B. F. Jeronimus, & M. A. E. van der Gaag (Eds.), Psychosocial Development in Adolescence: Insights from the Dynamic Systems Approach (Studies in Adolescent Development). Routledge.
Kunnen, E. S., de Ruiter, N. M. P., Jeronimus, B. F., & van der Gaag, M. A. E. (2019). Psychosocial Development in Adolescence: Insights from the Dynamic Systems Approach. (Studies in Adolescent Development). Routledge.
Megdalia, J., Jeronimus, B. F., & Fisher, A. (2019). Reply to Adolf and Fried: Conditional equivalence and imperatives for person-level science. PNAS, 116(14), 6542-6543. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1820221116
Fisher, A. J., Jeronimus, B. F., & Medaglia, J. D. (2019). Reply to Hamaker and Ryan: Within-sample temporal instability in cross-sectional estimates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116(14), 6546-6547. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1820222116
Hovenkamp-Hermelink, J. H. M., Veen, van de, D. C., Oude Voshaar, R. C., Batelaan, N. M., Penninx, B. W. H. J., Jeronimus, B. F., ... Riese, H. (2019). Anxiety sensitivity, its stability and longitudinal association with severity of anxiety symptoms. Scientific Reports, 9(1), [4314 ]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-39931-7
Ernst, A. F., Albers, C., Jeronimus, B. F., & Timmerman, M. (2019). Dynamic Clustering - Uncovering inter-individual differences in time series. International Conference of Psychological Science, Paris, France.
Jachimowicz, J., Frey, E., Matz, S., Jeronimus, B. F., & Galinsky, A. (2019). Financial Scarcity is Linked to Higher Negative Affect Variability and Reduced Well-Being. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/m9k2f

2016

van der Krieke, L., Blaauw, F. J., Emerencia, A. C., Schenk, H. M., Slaets, J. P. J., Bos, E. H., ... Jeronimus, B. F. (2017). Temporal dynamics of health and well-being: A crowdsourcing approach to momentary assessments and automated generation of personalized feedback. Psychosomatic Medicine, 79(2), 213-223. https://doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0000000000000378
Blaauw, F. J., Schenk, H. M., Jeronimus, B. F., van der Krieke, L., de Jonge, P., Aiello, M., & Emerencia, A. C. (2016). Let's get Physiqual - An intuitive and generic method to combine sensor technology with ecological momentary assessments. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 63, 141-149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbi.2016.08.001
Jeronimus, B. F., Kotov, R., Riese, H., & Ormel, J. (2016). Neuroticism's prospective association with mental disorders halves after adjustment for baseline symptoms and psychiatric history, but the adjusted association hardly decays with time: a meta-analysis on 59 longitudinal/prospective studies with 443 313 participants. Psychological Medicine, 46(14), 2883-2906. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291716001653
Blaauw, F., Schenk, H., Jeronimus, B. F., van der Krieke, L., de Jonge, P., Aiello, M., & Emerencia, A. C. (2016). Let's get Physiqual: Combining electronic diary data with commercial sensor data.. Abstract from Supporting health by technology VII, Groningen, Netherlands.
Bos, E. H., van der Meulen, L., Wichers, M., & Jeronimus, B. F. (2016). A primrose path? Moderating effects of age and gender in the association between green space and mental health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(5), [492]. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13050492
Schenk, H. M., Jeronimus, B. F., de Jonge, P., & Rosmalen, J. G. (2016). Positive Affect More Important for Metabolic Health Status than Negative Affect. Psychosomatic Medicine, 78(3), A149-A149. https://doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0000000000000343
Bos, E. H., Snippe, E., de Jonge, P., & Jeronimus, B. F. (2016). Preserving subjective wellbeing in the face of psychopathology: Buffering effects of personal strengths and resources. PLoS ONE, 11(3), [e0150867]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0150867
Jeronimus, B., & Riese, H. (2016). If it ain't broke, don't fix it: Depressive traits are part and parcel of neuroticism revisited. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 65, 165-165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.12.005
Riese, H., Ormel, J., Aleman, A., Servaas, M. N., & Jeronimus, B. F. (2016). Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater: Depressive traits are part and parcel of neuroticism. Neuroimage, 125, 1103-1103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.11.012
Wigman, J., Wardenaar, K., Wanders, R., Booij, S., Jeronimus, B. F., van der Krieke, L., ... de Jonge, P. (2016). Empirically based qualitative and quantitative variations on the psychosis continuum in the ‘HowNutsAreTheDutch’ population sample.

2015

van der Krieke, L., Jeronimus, B. F., Blaauw, F., Wanders, R., Emerencia, A. C., Schenk, H., ... de Jonge, P. (2016). HowNutsAreTheDutch (HoeGekIsNL): A crowdsourcing study of mental symptoms and strengths. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 25(2), 123-144. https://doi.org/10.1002/mpr.1495
Jeronimus, B. F., Stavrakakis, N., Veenstra, R., & Oldehinkel, A. J. (2015). Relative Age Effects in Dutch Adolescents: Concurrent and Prospective Analyses. PLoS ONE, 10(6), [e0128856]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0128856
Jeronimus, B. F., Riese, H., & Ormel, J. (2015). Environmental influences on adult neuroticism: A systematic review. In B. F. Jeronimus (Ed.), Environmental influences on neuroticism : A story about emotional (in) stability Groningen: Ridderprint BV..
Jeronimus, B. (2015). Environmental influences on neuroticism : a story about emotional (in)stability. [S.l.]: [S.n.].
Laceulle, O. M., Jeronimus, B. F., van Aken, M. A. G., & Ormel, J. (2015). Why Not Everyone Gets Their Fair Share of Stress: Adolescent's Perceived Relationship Affection Mediates Associations Between Temperament and Subsequent Stressful Social Events. European Journal of Personality, 29(2), 125-137. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.1989

2014

Jeronimus, B. F., Riese, H., Sanderman, R., & Ormel, J. (2014). Mutual reinforcement between neuroticism and life experiences: a five-wave, 16-year study to test reciprocal causation. Journal of personality and social psychology, 107(4), 751-764. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0037009
Jeronimus, B. F., & Riese, H. (2014). Comment on Hogan and Foster: The Future is Here. International Journal of Personality Psychology, 3(1), 20-22.
Blaauw, F., Bos, E., van der Krieke, J., Emerencia, A. C., Schenk, H., Jeronimus, B. F., ... de Jonge, P. (2014). HowNutsAreTheDutch: Personalized feedback on a national scale. In AAAI Fall Symposium on Expanding the Boundaries of Health Informatics Using AI (pp. 6-10). (HIAI'14).
Riese, H., Snieder, H., Jeronimus, B. F., Korhonen, T., Rose, R. J., Kaprio, J., & Ormel, J. (2014). Timing of Stressful Life Events Affects Stability and Change of Neuroticism. European Journal of Personality, 28(2), 193-200. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.1929
Ormel, J., Laceulle, O. M., & Jeronimus, B. F. (2014). Why Personality and Psychopathology Are Correlated: A Developmental Perspective Is a First Step but More Is Needed. European Journal of Personality, 28(4), 396-398. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.1971

2013

Jeronimus, B. F., Ormel, J., Aleman, A., Penninx, B. W. J. H., & Riese, H. (2013). Negative and positive life events are associated with small but lasting change in neuroticism. Psychological Medicine, 43(11), 2403-2415. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291713000159
Ormel, J., Jeronimus, B. F., Kotov, R., Riese, H., Bos, E. H., Hankin, B., ... Oldehinkel, A. J. (2013). Neuroticism and common mental disorders: Meaning and utility of a complex relationship. Clinical Psychology Review, 33(5), 686-697. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2013.04.003
Pijnenborg, G. H. M., Spikman, J. M., Jeronimus, B. F., & Aleman, A. (2013). Insight in schizophrenia: Associations with empathy. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 263(4), 299-307. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00406-012-0373-0
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