Department of Psychology

Prof R van Eeden

College of Human Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Tel: 012 429 8252
Fax: 012 429 3414


  • Dlitt et Phil (Psychology) (Unisa, 2006)

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Fields of academic interests

  • Personality Assessment
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Well-being
  • Leadership

Field of Specialisation

  • Psychological assessment
  • Methodology


  • Van Eeden, R., & De Beer, M. (2023). Assessment of cognitive functioning. In C. Foxcroft & F de Kock (Eds.), Introduction to psychological assessment in the South African context (6th ed.) (pp. 242-284). Oxford University Press.
  • Van Eeden, R., Taylor, N., & Prinsloo, C.H. (2013). The Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF) in South Africa. In S. Laher & K. Cockcroft (Eds.), Psychological assessment in South Africa. Research and applications (pp. 203-217). Wits University Press.

Journal articles

  • Erasmus, S., van Eeden, R., & Ferns, I. (2022). Classroom factors that contribute to emotional intelligence in the case of primary school learners. South African Journal of Childhood Education, 12(1), 1-9.
  • Hagen, S., Van Deventer, V., & Van Eeden, R. (2020). Beyond competence: negotiating identity and agency in the professional development of student psychometrists. South African Journal of Psychology, 51(1), 95-106.
  • Haarhoff, C.P., Gadd, C., Semenya, B., & Van Eeden, R. (2020). Standardising the single and double letter cancellation test for South African military personnel. African Journal of Psychological Assessment, 2(0), a19. 10.4102/ajopa.v2i0.19
  • Van Eeden, R., & Van Vuuren, J. (2017). The cognitive processing potential of infants: Exploring the impact of an early childhood development programme. The South African Journal of Childhood Eduaction 7(1)., a499.
  • Van Eeden, R., Van Deventer, V., & Erasmus, H. (2016). The relevance of the psychometrist category as a professional resource: Training-related issues. SA Journal of Industrial Psychology/SA Tydskrif vir Bedryfsielkunde, 42(1), a1307. doi:10.4102/sajip.v42i1.1307
  • Horowitz, D.S., & Van Eeden, R. (2015). Exploring the learnings derived from catalytic experiences in a leadership context. SA Journal of Human Resource Management/SA Tydskrif vir Menslikehulpbronbestuur, 13(1), Art. #598, 10 pages.
  • McDonald, E., & Van Eeden, R. (2014).The impact of home language on the vocabulary used in the South African version of the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire Fifth Edition (16PF5). South African Journal of Psychology, 44(2), 228-242.
  • Strydom, S.C., & Van Eeden, R. (2013). Dimensions of job satisfaction among South African Black middle level managers: A qualitative investigation. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 23(4), 579-584.
  • Te Nijenhuis, J., Murphy, R., & Van Eeden, R. (2011). The Flynn effect in South Africa. Intelligence, 39, 456-467.
  • Fourie, A.S., & Van Eeden, R. (2010). The conceptualisation of psychological empowerment in a South African work context. South African Journal of Labour Relations, 34(1), 7-30.
  • Grieve, K.W. & Van Eeden, R. (2010). A preliminary investigation of the suitability of the WAIS-III for Afrikaans-speaking South Africans. South African Journal of Psychology, 40(3), 262-271.
  • Van Eeden, R. (2010). Combining leadership theory with a psychodynamic perspective to explain the functioning of a management team. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 20(2), 311-320.
  • Van Eeden, R. (2010). Exploring the development of an organisational culture of control and dependency from a systems psychodynamic perspective. South African Journal of Industrial Psychology, 36(1), Art.#854, 11 pages, DOI: 10.4102/sajip.v36i1.854.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Registered with the HPCSA as Research Psychologist
  • Registered with the HPCSA as Psychometrist