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


  • BA (UP, 1984)
  • BA (Hons) Psychology (UP, 1986)
  • MA (Psychology) (Unisa, 1991)
  • Dlitt et Phil (Psychology) (Unisa, 2006)
  • PhD Information Science (UP, 2002)

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Fields of academic interests

  • Personality assessment
  • Cognitive assessment
  • Leadership
  • Organisational dynamics

Field of Specialisation

  • Psychological assessment
  • Research methodology


  • Van Eeden, R. and De Beer, M. (2013). Assessment of cognitive functioning. In C. Foxcroft & G. Roodt (Eds.), Introduction to psychological assessment in the South African context (4th ed.) (pp. 127-147). Cape Town: Oxford University Press.
  • Van Eeden, R., Taylor, N. and 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). Johannesburg: Wits University Press.

Journal articles

  • Van Eeden, R., Van Deventer, V. and 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. and 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. doi: 10.4102/sajhrm.v13i1.598.
  • McDonald, E. and 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. doi:10.1177/0081246314522367
  • Strydom, S.C. and 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. doi: 10.1080/14330237.2013.10820670
  • Murphy, R., Te Nijenhuis, J. and Van Eeden, R. (2011). The Flynn effect in South Africa. Intelligence, 39, 456-467.
  • 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.
  • Grieve, K.W. and 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. Doi:  10.1177/008124631004000305List  1
  • 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.
  • Fourie, A.S. and 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.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Research Psychologist (registered 1993)
  • Psychometrist (independent practice) (registered 2006)


  • Reflexive research on second tier registration as psychometrist
  • Test standardisation in a multicultural context