Vossius Center for History of Humanities and Sciences

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prof. dr. D. (Denny) Borsboom


  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • Visiting address
    REC G
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 129  Amsterdam
    Room number: 0.36
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15906
    1001 NK  Amsterdam
  • D.Borsboom@uva.nl
    T: 0205256882
    T: 0205256870

Research interests

Although I am interested in many issues in psychology, my work seems to gravitate around a single question: What are psychological attributes? When using words like "depression" or "neuroticism", what do we designate? A traditional answer is: latent variables. Latent variables are structures that are not directly observable, but can be measured indirectly through their manifestations in behavior. Thus, the latent variable of depression is measured through items like "do you feel sad?" and "are you tired?". This idea has been used to formulate statistical models for psychological measurement. Today, the assumption that such a model is true underlies much research in psychology. In early work, I analyzed the assumptions behind this approach. I concluded that, to use measurement models profitably, one needs to interpret the indicator variables (e.g., insomnia, fatigue, concentration loss)as being caused by the psychological attribute (e.g., depression). This requirement is unreasonably strong in many areas of psychology, and this realization drives the second half of my research life (so far). I developed the hypothesis that attributes like depression are not latent variables, but instead are systems of components that reinforce each other (e.g., insomnia -> fatigue -> concentration loss). That is, they form networks . With a team of methodologists, statisticians, and clinical psychologists, I have initiated the Psychosystems Project in which we apply network modeling and complex systems techniques to psychopathology and personality. Most of my research efforts are now dedicated to this project, which has been sponsored by NWO-Vidi and ERC-consolidator grants. Next to psychometrics and network theory, my interests include general methodological issues, philosophy of science, and the history of psychology.

Selected publications

2017

  • Borsboom, D. (2017). A network theory of mental disorders. World psychiatry, 16(1), 5-13. DOI: 10.1002/wps.20375 [details]
  • Epskamp, S., Borsboom, D., & Fried, E. I. (2017). Estimating Psychological Networks and their Accuracy: a tutorial paper. Behavior Research Methods. DOI: 10.3758/s13428-017-0862-1 [details / files]
  • Epskamp, S., Waldorp, L. J., Mõttus, R., & Borsboom, D. (2017). Discovering Psychological Dynamics: The Gaussian Graphical Model in Cross-sectional and Time-series Data. Multivariate Behavioral Research[details]
  • Fried, E. I., van Borkulo, C. D., Cramer, A. O. J., Boschloo, L., Schoevers, R. A., & Borsboom, D. (2017). Mental disorders as networks of problems: a review of recent insights. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 52(1), 1-10. DOI: 10.1007/s00127-016-1319-z [details] [PDF]
  • Isvoranu, A-M., van Borkulo, C. D., Boyette, L-L., Wigman, J. T. W., Vinkers, C. H., & Borsboom, D. (2017). A Network Approach to Psychosis: Pathways Between Childhood Trauma and Psychotic Symptoms. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 43(1), 187-196. DOI: 10.1093/schbul/sbw055 [details]
  • Kossakowski, J. J., Groot, P., Haslbeck, J. M. B., Borsboom, D., & Wichers, M. (2017). Data from ‘Critical Slowing Down as a Personalized Early Warning Signal for Depression’. Journal of Open Psychology Data, 5(1). DOI: 10.5334/jopd.29 [details] [PDF]
  • van Bork, R., Epskamp, S., Rhemtulla, M., Borsboom, D., & van der Maas, H. L. J. (2017). What is P? Some Risks of General Factor Modeling. Theory and Psychology[details]

2016

  • Borsboom, D. (2016). Zen and the art of validity theory. Assessment in Education, 23(3), 415-421. DOI: 10.1080/0969594X.2015.1073479 [details]
  • Borsboom, D., Rhemtulla, M., Cramer, A. O. J., Van Der Maas, H. L. J., Scheffer, M., & Dolan, C. V. (2016). Kinds versus continua: A review of psychometric approaches to uncover the structure of psychiatric constructs. Psychological Medicine, 46(8), 1567-1579. DOI: 10.1017/S0033291715001944 [details]
  • Borsboom, D., van Bork, R., & Rhemtulla, M. (2016). Composites can be casual too. European Journal of Personality, 30, 307-308. [details]
  • Bringmann, L. F., Pe, M. L., Vissers, N., Ceulemans, E., Borsboom, D., Vanpaemel, W., ... Kuppens, P. (2016). Assessing Temporal Emotion Dynamics Using Networks. Assessment, 23(4), 425-435. DOI: 10.1177/1073191116645909 [details]
  • Bringmann, L. F., Hamaker, E. L., Vigo, D. E., Aubert, A., Borsboom, D., & Tuerlinckx, F. (2016). Changing Dynamics: Time-Varying Autoregressive Models Using Generalized Additive Modeling. Psychological Methods. DOI: 10.1037/met0000085 [details]
  • Cramer, A. O. J., van Borkulo, C. D., Giltay, E. J., van der Maas, H. L. J., Kendler, K. S., Scheffer, M., & Borsboom, D. (2016). Major depression as a complex dynamic system. PLoS One, 11(12), [e0167490]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167490 [details] [PDF]
  • Dalege, J., Borsboom, D., van Harreveld, F., van den Berg, H., Conner, M., & van der Maas, H. L. J. (2016). Toward a formalized account of attitudes: the Causal Attitude Network (CAN) model. Psychological Review, 123(1), 2-22. DOI: 10.1037/a0039802 [details]
  • Deserno, M. K., Borsboom, D., Begeer, S., & Geurts, H. M. (2016). Multicausal systems ask for multicausal approaches: A network perspective on subjective well-being in individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Autism. DOI: 10.1177/1362361316660309 [details]
  • Fried, E. I., Epskamp, S., Nesse, R. M., Tuerlinckx, F., & Borsboom, D. (2016). What are 'good' depression symptoms? Comparing the centrality of DSM and non-DSM symptoms of depression in a network analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders , 189, 314-320. DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2015.09.005 [details]
  • Fried, E. I., van Borkulo, C. D., Epskamp, S., Schoevers, R. A., Tuerlinckx, F., & Borsboom, D. (2016). Measuring depression over time . . . Or not? Lack of unidimensionality and longitudinal measurement invariance in four common rating scales of depression. Psychological Assessment, 28(11), 1354-1367. DOI: 10.1037/pas0000275 [details] [PDF]
  • Isvoranu, A. M., Borsboom, D., van Os, J., & Guloksuz, S. (2016). A Network Approach to Environmental Impact in Psychotic Disorder: Brief Theoretical Framework . Schizophrenia Bulletin, 42(4), 870-873. DOI: 10.1093/schbul/sbw049 [details]
  • Kossakowski, J. J., Epskamp, S., Kieffer, J. M., van Borkulo, C. D., Rhemtulla, M., & Borsboom, D. (2016). The application of a network approach to Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL): introducing a new method for assessing HRQoL in healthy adults and cancer patients. Quality of Life Research, 25(4), 781-792. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-015-1127-z [details] [PDF]
  • Rhemtulla, M., Fried, E. I., Aggen, S. H., Tuerlinckx, F., Kendler, K. S., & Borsboom, D. (2016). Network analysis of substance abuse and dependence symptoms. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 161, 230-237. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.02.005 [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. DOI: 10.1002/mpr.1503 [details]
  • van Borkulo, C. D., Borsboom, D., & Schoevers, R. A. (2016). Group-Level Symptom Networks in Depression—Reply. JAMA Psychiatry, 73(4), 411-412. DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.3157 [details]
  • Boschloo, L., Schoevers, R. A., van Borkulo, C. D., Borsboom, D., & Oldehinkel, A. J. (2016). The network structure of psychopathology in a community sample of preadolescents. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125(4), 599-606. DOI: 10.1037/abn0000150 [details]
  • Boschloo, L., van Borkulo, C. D., Borsboom, D., & Schoevers, R. A. (2016). A Prospective Study on How Symptoms in a Network Predict the Onset of Depression. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 85(3), 183-184. DOI: 10.1159/000442001 [details]
  • Nuijten, M. B., Deserno, M. K., Cramer, A. O. J., & Borsboom, D. (2016). Mental disorders as complex networks: An introduction and overview of a network approach to psychopathology. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 13(4/5), 68-76. [details] [PDF]

2015

  • Borsboom, D. (2015). What is causal about individual differences? : A comment on Weinberger. Theory and Psychology, 25(3), 362-368. DOI: 10.1177/0959354315587784 [details]
  • Borsboom, D., & Molenaar, D. (2015). Psychometrics. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences. - 2nd ed. (pp. 418-422). Amsterdam: Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.43079-5 [details]
  • Bringmann, L. F., Lemmens, L. H. J. M., Huibers, M. J. H., Borsboom, D., & Tuerlinckx, F. (2015). Revealing the dynamic network structure of the Beck Depression Inventory-II. Psychological Medicine, 45(4), 747-757. DOI: 10.1017/S0033291714001809 [details]
  • Bringmann, L., Ferrer, E., Hamaker, E., Borsboom, D., & Tuerlinckx, F. (2015). Modeling nonstationary emotion dynamics in dyads using a semiparametric time-varying vector autoregressive model. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 50(6), 730-731. DOI: 10.1080/00273171.2015.1120182 [details]
  • Cramer, A. O. J., & Borsboom, D. (2015). Problems attract problems: a network perspective on mental disorders. In R. A. Scott, & S. M. Kosslyn (Eds.), Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences: an interdisciplinary, searchable, and linkable resource New York: Wiley. DOI: 10.1002/9781118900772.etrds0264 [details]
  • Fried, E. I., Boschloo, L., van Borkulo, C. D., Schoevers, R. A., Romeijn, J-W., Wichers, M., ... Borsboom, D. (2015). Commentary: "Consistent superiority of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors over placebo in reducing depressed mood in patients with major depression". Frontiers in Psychiatry, 6, [117]. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2015.00117 [details] [PDF]
  • Fried, E. I., Bockting, C., Arjadi, R., Borsboom, D., Amshoff, M., Cramer, A. O. J., ... Stroebe, M. (2015). From loss to loneliness: the relationship between bereavement and depressive symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 124(2), 256-265. DOI: 10.1037/abn0000028 [details]
  • Rhemtulla, M., van Bork, R., & Borsboom, D. (2015). Calling models with causal indicators "measurement models" implies more than they can deliver. Measurement, 13(1), 59-62. DOI: 10.1080/15366367.2015.1016343 [details]
  • Schmittmann, V. D., Jahfari, S., Borsboom, D., Savi, A. O., & Waldorp, L. J. (2015). Making large-scale networks from fMRI data. PLoS One, 10(9), [e0129074]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129074 [details] [PDF]
  • Wagenmakers, E-J., Wetzels, R., Borsboom, D., Kievit, R. A., & van der Maas, H. L. J. (2015). A skeptical eye on psi. In E. May, & S. B. Marwaha (Eds.), Extrasensory perception: support, skepticism, and science. (pp. 153-176). Santa Barbara: Praeger. [details]
  • van Borkulo, C., Boschloo, L., Borsboom, D., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Waldorp, L. J., & Schoevers, R. A. (2015). Association of symptom network structure with the course of depression. JAMA Psychiatry, 72(12), 1219-1226. DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.2079 [details]
  • Aarts, A. A., et al., . U., Borsboom, D., Columbus, S., den Bezemer, B., Deserno, M. K., ... Wagenmakers, E-J. (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349(6251), 943. [aac4716]. DOI: 10.1126/science.aac4716 [details]
  • Boschloo, L., van Borkulo, C. D., Rhemtulla, M., Keyes, K. M., Borsboom, D., & Schoevers, R. A. (2015). The network structure of symptoms of the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders. PLoS One, 10(9), [e0137621]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137621 [details] [PDF]
  • Costantini, G., Richetin, J., Borsboom, D., Fried, E. I., Rhemtulla, M., & Perugini, M. (2015). Development of indirect measures of conscientiousness: combining a facets approach and network analysis. European Journal of Personality, 29(5), 548-567. DOI: 10.1002/per.2014 [details]
  • Costantini, G., Epskamp, S., Borsboom, D., Perugini, M., Mõttus, R., Waldorp, L. J., & Cramer, A. O. J. (2015). State of the aRt personality research: A tutorial on network analysis of personality data in R. Journal of Research in Personality, 54, 13-29. DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2014.07.003 [details]
  • McNally, R. J., Robinaugh, D. J., Wu, G. W. Y., Wang, L., Deserno, M. K., & Borsboom, D. (2015). Mental disorders as causal systems: A network approach to posttraumatic stress disorder. Clinical Psychological Science, 3(6), 836-849. DOI: 10.1177/2167702614553230 [details]
  • Nosek, B. A., Alter, G., Banks, G. C., Borsboom, D., Bowman, S. D., Breckler, S. J., ... Yarkoni, T. (2015). Promoting an open research culture. Science, 348(6242), 1422-1425. DOI: 10.1126/science.aab2374 [details]
  • Ruzzano, L., Borsboom, D., & Geurts, H. M. (2015). Repetitive behaviors in autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder: new perspectives from a network analysis. Journal of Autism and Development Disorders, 45(1), 192-202. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-014-2204-9 [details]
  • Wigman, J. T. W., van Os, J., Borsboom, D., Wardenaar, K. J., Epskamp, S., Klippel, A., ... Wichers, M. (2015). Exploring the underlying structure of mental disorders: cross-diagnostic differences and similarities from a network perspective using both a top-down and a bottom-up approach. Psychological Medicine, 45(11), 2375-2387. DOI: 10.1017/S0033291715000331 [details]

2014

  • Franić, S., Borsboom, D., Dolan, C. V., & Boomsma, D. I. (2014). The big five personality traits: psychological entities or statistical constructs? Behavior genetics, 44(6), 591-604. DOI: 10.1007/s10519-013-9625-7 [details]
  • Franić, S., Dolan, C. V., Borsboom, D., van Beijsterveldt, C. E. M., & Boomsma, D. I. (2014). Three-and-a-half-factor model? The genetic and environmental structure of the CBCL/6-18 internalizing grouping. Behavior genetics, 44(3), 254-268. DOI: 10.1007/s10519-013-9628-4 [details]
  • van Borkulo, C. D., Borsboom, D., Epskamp, S., Blanken, T. F., Boschloo, L., Schoevers, R. A., & Waldorp, L. J. (2014). A new method for constructing networks from binary data. Scientific Reports, 4, [5918]. DOI: 10.1038/srep05918 [details] [PDF]
  • van der Maas, H. L. J., Kan, K-J., & Borsboom, D. (2014). Intelligence is what the intelligence test measures. Seriously. Journal of Intelligence, 2(1), 12-15. DOI: 10.3390/jintelligence2010012 [details] [PDF]
  • Adolf, J., Schuurman, N. K., Borkenau, P., Borsboom, D., & Dolan, C. V. (2014). Measurement invariance within and between individuals: a distinct problem in testing the equivalence of intra- and inter-individual model structures. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, [883]. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00883 [details] [PDF]
  • Ruzzano, L., Borsboom, D., & Geurts, H. M. (2014). Repetitive Behaviors in Autism and Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder: New Perspectives from a Network Analysis. Journal of Autism and Development Disorders, 45(1), 192-202. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-014-2204-9 [details]
  • Wichers, M., Borsboom, D., Tuerlinckx, F., Kuppens, P., Viechtbauer, W., van de Leemput, I. A., ... Scheffer, M. (2014). Reply to Bos and De Jonge: Between-subject data do provide first empirical support for critical slowing down in depression. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(10), E879. [E879]. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1323835111 [details]
  • de Groot, A. D., Wagenmakers, E-J., Borsboom, D., Verhagen, J., Kievit, R., Bakker, M., ... van der Maas, H. L. J. (2014). The meaning of "significance" for different types of research. Acta Psychologica, 148, 188-194. DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2014.02.001 [details]
  • van de Leemput, I. A., Wichers, M., Cramer, A. O. J., Borsboom, D., Tuerlinckx, F., Kuppens, P., ... Scheffer, M. (2014). Critical slowing down as early warning for the onset and termination of depression. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(1), 87-92. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1312114110 [details]

2013

  • Borsboom, D., & Markus, K. A. (2013). Truth and evidence in validity theory. Journal of Educational Measurement, 50(1), 110-114. DOI: 10.1111/jedm.12006 [details]
  • Borsboom, D., & Cramer, A. O. J. (2013). Network analysis: an integrative approach to the structure of psychopathology. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 9, 91-121. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-050212-185608 [details]
  • Borsboom, D., & Haig, B. D. (2013). How to practise Bayesian statistics outside the Bayesian church: What philosophy for Bayesian statistical modelling? British Journal of Mathematical & Statistical Psychology, 66(1), 39-44. DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8317.2012.02062.x [details]
  • Borsboom, D., & Haig, B. D. (2013). In defense of correspondence truth: A reply to Markus. Theory and Psychology, 23(6), 812-818. DOI: 10.1177/0959354313499087 [details]
  • Bringmann, L. F., Vissers, N., Wichers, M., Geschwind, N., Kuppens, P., Peeters, F., ... Tuerlinckx, F. (2013). A Network Approach to Psychopathology: New Insights into Clinical Longitudinal Data. PLoS One, 8(4), e60188. [e60188]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0060188 [details] [PDF]
  • Franić, S., Dolan, C. V., Borsboom, D., Hudziak, J. J., van Beijsterveldt, C. E. M., & Boomsma, D. I. (2013). Can genetics help psychometrics? Improving dimensionality assessment through genetic factor modeling. Psychological Methods, 18(3), 406-433. DOI: 10.1037/a0032755 [details]
  • Kievit, R. A., Frankenhuis, W. E., Waldorp, L. J., & Borsboom, D. (2013). Simpson's paradox in psychological science: a practical guide. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, [513]. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00513 [details] [PDF]
  • Molenaar, D., & Borsboom, D. (2013). The formalization of fairness: issues in testing for measurement invariance using subtest scores. Educational Research and Evaluation, 19(2-3), 223-244. DOI: 10.1080/13803611.2013.767628 [details]
  • Schmittmann, V. D., Cramer, A. O. J., Waldorp, L. J., Epskamp, S., Kievit, R. A., & Borsboom, D. (2013). Deconstructing the construct: A network perspective on psychological phenomena. New Ideas in Psychology, 31(2), 43-53. DOI: 10.1016/j.newideapsych.2011.02.007 [details]
  • Frewen, P. A., Schmittmann, V. D., Bringmann, L. F., & Borsboom, D. (2013). Perceived causal relations between anxiety, posttraumatic stress and depression: Extension to moderation, mediation, and network analysis. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 4, [20656]. DOI: 10.3402/ejpt.v4i0.20656 [details] [PDF]
  • LeBel, E. P., Borsboom, D., Giner-Sorolla, R., Hasselman, F., Peters, K. R., Ratliff, K. A., & Smith, C. T. (2013). PsychDisclosure.org: Grassroot Support for Reforming Reporting Standards in Psychology. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 8(4), 424-432. DOI: 10.1177/1745691613491437 [details]
  • Markus, K. A., & Borsboom, D. (2013). Frontiers of test validity theory: measurement, causation, and meaning. (Multivariate applications series). New York: Routledge. [details]
  • Markus, K. A., & Borsboom, D. (2013). Reflective measurement models, behavior domains, and common causes. New Ideas in Psychology, 31(1), 54-64. DOI: 10.1016/j.newideapsych.2011.02.008 [details]

2012

  • Borsboom, D. (2012). Whose consensus is it anyway? Scientific versus legalistic conceptions of validity. Measurement, 10(1-2), 38-41. DOI: 10.1080/15366367.2012.681971 [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. DOI: 10.1002/per.1865 [details]
  • Cramer, A. O. J., Borsboom, D., Aggen, S. H., & Kendler, K. S. (2012). The pathoplasticity of dysphoric episodes: differential impact of stressful life events on the pattern of depressive symptom inter-correlations. Psychological Medicine, 42(5), 957-965. DOI: 10.1017/S003329171100211X [details]
  • Cramer, A. O. J., van der Sluis, S., Noordhof, A., Wichers, M., Geschwind, N., Aggen, S. H., ... 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. DOI: 10.1002/per.1866 [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. DOI: 10.1002/per.1879 [details]
  • Epskamp, S., Cramer, A. O. J., Waldorp, L. J., Schmittmann, V. D., & Borsboom, D. (2012). Qgraph: Network visualizations of relationships in psychometric data. Journal of Statistical Software, 48(4), 1-18. [details] [PDF]
  • Franić, S., Dolan, C. V., Borsboom, D., & Boomsma, D. I. (2012). Structural equation modeling in genetics. In R. H. Hoyle (Ed.), Handbook of structural equation modeling (pp. 617-635). New York: The Guilford Press. [details]
  • Haig, B. D., & Borsboom, D. (2012). Truth, science, and psychology. Theory and Psychology, 22(3), 272-289. DOI: 10.1177/0959354311430442 [details]
  • Kievit, R. A., van Rooijen, H., Wicherts, J. M., Waldorp, L. J., Kan, K-J., Scholte, H. S., & Borsboom, D. (2012). Intelligence and the brain: a model-based approach. Cognitive Neuroscience, 3(2), 89-97. DOI: 10.1080/17588928.2011.628383 [details]
  • Wagenmakers, E-J., Wetzels, R., Borsboom, D., van der Maas, H. L. J., & Kievit, R. A. (2012). An agenda for purely confirmatory research. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(6), 632-638. DOI: 10.1177/1745691612463078 [details]
  • Wicherts, J. M., Kievit, R. A., Bakker, M., & Borsboom, D. (2012). Letting the daylight in: reviewing the reviewers and other ways to maximize transparency in science. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 6, 20. [20]. DOI: 10.3389/fncom.2012.00020 [details] [PDF]
  • Markus, K. A., & Borsboom, D. (2012). The cat came back: Evaluating arguments against psychological measurement. Theory and Psychology, 22(4), 452-466. DOI: 10.1177/0959354310381155 [details]

2011

  • Borsboom, D., Cramer, A. O. J., Schmittmann, V. D., Epskamp, S., & Waldorp, L. J. (2011). The small world of psychopathology. PLoS One, 6(11), [e27407]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027407 [details] [PDF]
  • Borsboom, D., Epskamp, S., Kievit, R. A., Cramer, A. O. J., & Schmittmann, V. D. (2011). Transdiagnostic networks: commentary on Nolen-Hoeksema and Watkins (2011). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 6(6), 610-614. DOI: 10.1177/1745691611425012 [details]
  • Kievit, R. A., Romeijn, J-W., Waldorp, L. J., Wicherts, J. M., Scholte, H. S., & Borsboom, D. (2011). Mind the gap: a psychometric approach to the reduction problem. Psychological Inquiry, 22(2), 67-87. DOI: 10.1080/1047840X.2011.550181 [details]
  • Kievit, R. A., Romeijn, J-W., Waldorp, L. J., Wicherts, J. M., Scholte, H. S., & Borsboom, D. (2011). Modeling mind and matter: reductionism and psychological measurement in cognitive neuroscience. Psychological Inquiry, 22(2), 139-157. DOI: 10.1080/1047840X.2011.567962 [details]
  • Stringer, S., Borsboom, D., & Wagenmakers, E-J. (2011). Bayesian inference for the information gain model. Behavior Research Methods, 43(2), 297-309. DOI: 10.3758/s13428-010-0057-5 [details] [PDF]
  • Wagenmakers, E-J., Wetzels, R., Borsboom, D., & van der Maas, H. L. J. (2011). Why psychologists must change the way they analyze their data: the case of psi. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100(3), 426-432. DOI: 10.1037/a0022790 [details]
  • Zand Scholten, A., Maris, G., & Borsboom, D. (2011). The emperor’s new measurement model. Measurement, 9(1), 32-35. DOI: 10.1080/15366367.2011.558785 [details]
  • van der Maas, H. L. J., Molenaar, D., Maris, G., Kievit, R. A., & Borsboom, D. (2011). Cognitive psychology meets psychometric theory: on the relation between process models for decision making and latent variable models for individual differences. Psychological Review, 118(2), 339-356. DOI: 10.1037/a0022749 [details]
  • Penke, L., Borsboom, D., Johnson, W., Kievit, R. A., Ploeger, A., & Wicherts, J. M. (2011). Evolutionary psychology and intelligence research cannot be integrated the way Kanazawa (2010) suggested. The American Psychologist, 66(9), 916-917. DOI: 10.1037/a0024626 [details]
  • Rigdon, E. E., Preacher, K. J., Lee, N., Howell, R. D., Franke, G. R., & Borsboom, D. (2011). Avoiding measurement dogma: a response to Rossiter. European Journal of Marketing, 45(11/12), 1589-1600. DOI: 10.1108/03090561111167306 [details]

2010

  • Cramer, A. O. J., Waldorp, L. J., van der Maas, H. L. J., & Borsboom, D. (2010). Comorbidity: a network perspective. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33(2-3), 137-150. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X09991567 [details]
  • Cramer, A. O. J., Waldorp, L. J., van der Maas, H. L. J., & Borsboom, D. (2010). Complex realities require complex theories: refining and extending the network approach to mental disorders. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33(2-3), 178-193. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X10000920 [details]
  • Dooremalen, H., & Borsboom, D. (2010). Metaphors in psychological conceptualization and explanation. In A. Toomela, & J. Valsiner (Eds.), Methodological thinking in psychology: 60 years gone astray?. (pp. 121-144). (Advances in cultural psychology: constructing human development). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. [details]
  • Maris, G., Schmittmann, V. D., & Borsboom, D. (2010). Who needs linear equating under the NEAT design? Measurement, 8, 11-15. DOI: 10.1080/15366361003684653 [details]
  • Wicherts, J. M., Borsboom, D., & Dolan, C. V. (2010). Evolution, brain size, and the national IQ of peoples around 3000 years B.C. Personality and Individual Differences, 48(2), 104-106. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2009.08.020 [details]
  • Wicherts, J. M., Borsboom, D., & Dolan, C. V. (2010). Why national IQs do not support evolutionary theories of intelligence. Personality and Individual Differences, 48(2), 91-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2009.05.028 [details]

2009

  • Wicherts, J. M., Borsboom, D., & Dolan, C. V. (2009). Why national IQs do not support evolutionary theories of intelligence. Personality and Individual Differences, 47(6), 535-540. DOI: 10.1016/S0191-8869(09)00311-0 [details]
  • Zand Scholten, A., & Borsboom, D. (2009). A reanalysis of Lord's statistical treatment of football numbers. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 53(2), 69-75. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmp.2009.01.002 [details]

2008

2007

  • Borsboom, D., & Dolan, C. V. (2007). Theoretical equivalence, measurement invariance, and the idiographic filter. Measurement, 5, 236-243. [details]

2006

  • Borsboom, D. (2006). Can we bring about a velvet revolution in psychological measurement? A rejoinder to commentaries. Psychometrika, 71, 463-467. DOI: 10.1007/s11336-006-1502-3 [details]
  • Borsboom, D. (2006). Evolutionary theory and the riddle of the universe. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 29, 351. [details]
  • Borsboom, D. (2006). The attack of the psychometricians. Psychometrika, 71, 425-440. DOI: 10.1007/s11336-006-1447-6 [details]
  • Borsboom, D. (2006). When does measurement invariance matter? Medical Care, 44, S176-S181. DOI: 10.1097/01.mlr.0000245143.08679.cc [details]
  • Borsboom, D., & Dolan, C. V. (2006). Why g is not an adaptation: A comment on Kanazawa. Psychological Review, 113, 433-437. DOI: 10.1037/0033-295X.113.2.433 [details]
  • Wicherts, J. M., Borsboom, D., Kats, J., & Molenaar, D. (2006). The poor availability of psychological research data for reanalysis. The American Psychologist, 61(7), 726-728. DOI: 10.1037/0003-066X.61.7.726 [details]

2004

  • Borsboom, D., & Mellenbergh, G. J. (2004). Why psychometrics is not pathological: A comment on Michell. Theory and Psychology, 14, 105-120. DOI: 10.1177/0959354304040200 [details]
  • Borsboom, D., Mellenbergh, G. J., & van Heerden, J. H. (2004). The concept of validity. Psychological Review, 111, 1061-1071. DOI: 10.1037/0033-295X.111.4.1061 [details]

2003

  • Borsboom, D., Mellenbergh, G. J., & van Heerden, J. H. (2003). The theoretical status of latent variables. Psychological Review, 110, 203-219. DOI: 10.1037/0033-295X.110.2.203 [details]

2002

  • Borsboom, D., & Krueger, R. F. (2002). The structure of the DSM [8] (multiple letters). Archives of General Psychiatry, 59(6), 569-571. [details]
  • Borsboom, D., & Mellenbergh, G. J. (2002). True scores, latent variables, and constructs: A comment on Schmidt and Hunter. Intelligence, 30(6), 505-514. DOI: 10.1016/S0160-2896(02)00082-X [details]
  • Borsboom, D., Mellenbergh, G. J., & Van Heerden, J. (2002). Different kinds of DIF: A distinction between absolute and relative forms of measurement invariance and bias. Applied Psychological Measurement, 26(4), 433-450. DOI: 10.1177/014662102237798 [details]
  • Borsboom, D., Mellenbergh, G. J., & Van Heerden, J. (2002). Functional thought experiments. Synthese, 130(3), 379-387. DOI: 10.1023/A:1014840616403 [details]

2016

  • Borsboom, D., & Wijsen, L. D. (2016). Frankenstein’s validity monster: the value of keeping politics and science separated. Assessment in Education, 23(2), 281-283. DOI: 10.1080/0969594X.2016.1141750 [details]
  • Van Borkulo, C., Boschloo, L., Borsboom, D., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Waldorp, L. J., & Schoevers, R. A. (2016). Erratum: Association of symptom network structure with the course of longitudinal depression (JAMA Psychiatry (2015) 72:12 (1219-1226)). JAMA Psychiatry, 73(4), 412. DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.0024 [details]

2014

  • Fried, E., Tuerlinckx, F., & Borsboom, D. (2014). Mental health: More than neurobiology. Nature, 508(7497), 458. DOI: 10.1038/508458c [details]
  • Franić, S., Borsboom, D., Dolan, C. V., & Boomsma, D. I. (2014). Erratum to: The Big Five Personality Traits: Psychological Entities or Statistical Constructs (Behavior Genetics DOI 10.1007/s10519-013-9625-7). Behavior genetics, 44(6), 605. DOI: 10.1007/s10519-013-9633-7 [details]
  • Franić, S., Dolan, C. V., Borsboom, D., Van Beijsterveldt, C. E. M., & Boomsma, D. I. (2014). Erratum: Three-and-a-half-factor model? The genetic and environmental structure of the CBCL/6-18 internalizing grouping(Behavior Genetics). Behavior genetics, 44(3), 269. DOI: 10.1007/s10519-013-9635-5 [details]

2013

  • Bakker, M., Cramer, A. O. J., Matzke, D., Kievit, R. A., van der Maas, H. L. J., Wagenmakers, E-J., & Borsboom, D. (2013). Dwelling on the past. European Journal of Personality, 27(2), 120-144. DOI: 10.1002/per.1920 [details]
  • Bakker, M., Wagenmakers, E-J., Borsboom, D., Wicherts, J., & van der Maas, H. (2013). Spelregels in de psychologie: over eerlijk en goed onderzoek. De Psycholoog, 48(12), 68-76. [details]

2012

  • Cramer, A. O. J., Kendler, K. S., & Borsboom, D. (2012). A constructionist account of emotional disorders. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35(3), 146-147. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X11001488 [details]

2011

  • Borsboom, D., Wagenmakers, E-J., & Romeijn, J-W. (2011). Mechanistic curiosity will not kill the Bayesian cat. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34(4), 192-193. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X11000215 [details]
  • Cramer, A. O. J., Kendler, K. S., & Borsboom, D. (2011). Where are the genes? The implications of a network perspective on gene hunting in psychopathology. [A commentary on Johnson et al.]. European Journal of Personality, 25(4), 270-271. DOI: 10.1002/per.834 [details]

2009

  • Borsboom, D., Cramer, A. O. J., Kievit, R. A., Zand Scholten, A., & Franic, S. (2009). The end of construct validity. In R. W. Lissitz (Ed.), The concept of validity (pp. 135-170). Information Age Publ. Inc.. [details]
  • Borsboom, D., Kievit, R. A., Cervone, D. P., & Hood, S. B. (2009). The two disciplines of scientific psychology, or: the disunity of psychology as a working hypothesis. In J. Valsiner, P. C. M. Molenaar, M. C. D. P. Lyra, & N. Chaudary (Eds.), Dynamic process methodology in the social and developmental sciences (pp. 67-97). New York: Springer. [details]

2007

  • Borsboom, D., & Mellenbergh, G. J. (2007). Test validity in cognitive assessment. In J. P. Leighton, & M. J. Gierl (Eds.), Cognitive diagnostic assessment for education: Theory and applications. (pp. 85-115). New York: Cambridge University Press. [details]

2005

  • Borsboom, D. (2005). Measuring the mind: Conceptual issues in contemporary psychometrics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [details]

2003

  • Borsboom, D., van Heerden, J. H., & Mellenbergh, G. J. (2003). Validity and truth. In H. Yanai, A. Okada, K. Shigemasu, Y. Kano, & J. J. Meulman (Eds.), New developments in psychometrics. (pp. 321-328). Tokyo: Springer. [details]

2002

  • Borsboom, D. (2002). The structure of the DSM. Archives of General Psychiatry, 59(6), 569-570. [details]

2013

  • Borsboom, D., & Wagenmakers, E-J. (2013). Derailed: the rise and fall of Diederik Stapel [Review of: D. Stapel (2012) Ontsporing]. APS Observer, 26(1). [details] [PDF]

2009

  • Borsboom, D. (2009). [Review of: R.L. Brennan (2006) Educational measurement. - 4th ed.]. Structural Equation Modeling, 16(4), 702-711. DOI: 10.1080/10705510903206097 [details]

2015

  • Borsboom, D. (2015). Bodemschatten: Wat grondslagenonderzoek de psychologie te bieden heeft. Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details]

2010

  • Boomsma, D. I., van Beijsterveldt, C. E. M., van Soelen, I., Franić, S., Dolan, C. V., Borsboom, D., & Bartels, M. (2010). Genetic analysis of longitudinally measured IQ, educational attainment and educational level in Dutch twin-sib samples. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 13/3, 248-249. DOI: 10.1375/twin.13.3.246 [details]

2017

2003

Award

  • Borsboom, D. (2015): ERC Consolidator grant for the project "Psychosystems: Consolidating Network Approached to Psychopathology".
  • Wicherts, J.M., Borsboom, D., Kats, J. & Molenaar, Dylan (2007): IOPS best paper award.

Others

  • Borsboom, D. (organiser) (11-12-2014 - 12-12-2014): 24th IOPS Winter Conference, Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).

Keynote / Invited lecture

  • Borsboom, D. (invited speaker) (10-2-2015): Netwerkbenaderingen van psychopathologie [Network approaches to psychopathology]., Parnassia symposium psychiatrische diagnostiek en netwerkmodellen., Den Haag.
  • Borsboom, D. (invited speaker) (15-10-2015): The theoretical status of mental disorders: A network perspective., Leuven Philosophy of Medicine Conference: Pathologizing Mind and Body., Leuven.
  • Borsboom, D. (invited speaker) (2-6-2015): Netwerkbenaderingen van psychopathologie [Network approaches to psychopathology]., Voorjaarsdag Subvereniging Assistenten Psychiatrie., Den Bosch.
  • Borsboom, D. (invited speaker) (27-11-2015): Netwerkbenaderingen van psychopathologie [Network approaches to psychopathology]., Symposium 15 Jaar Gedachten Uitpluizen., Bunnik.
  • Borsboom, D. (invited speaker) (3-12-2015): Netwerkbenaderingen van psychopathologie [Network approaches to psychopathology]., 11th Phrenos Psychosis Conference., Zwolle.
  • Borsboom, D. (invited speaker) (9-9-2015): Mental disorders, network models, and dynamical systems., International Conference on Pychometric Nosology., Copenhagen.
  • Borsboom, D. (invited speaker) (13-11-2014): Network models for psychopathology., Symposium ´Wetenschappelijk onderzoek in de GGZ; een kwestie van (net)werken´, Zeist, the Netherlands.
  • Borsboom, D. (invited speaker) (21-5-2014): Rethinking DSM-categories: A network approach., Invited lecture at the Hanze Hogeschool., Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
  • Borsboom, D. (invited speaker) (22-8-2014): Farewell to reductionism: Network analysis as a holistic research strategy., Workshop "Causal explanation in psychiatry", Amsterdam, Free University.
  • Borsboom, D. (invited speaker) (4-6-2014): Validity as the realist views it. Samuel Messick Memorial Lecture., The 36th Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC), Amsterdam, Free University.
  • Borsboom, D. (invited speaker) (6-11-2014): All quiet on the psychometric front?, 25th Jubilee Conference of the Society for Ordering and Classification (VOC)., Kerkrade, the Netherlands.
  • Borsboom, D. (invited speaker) (1-11-2013): Network analysis as an alternative approach to psychometrics., Invited lecture at the University of Boulder., Boulder, U.S.A..
  • Borsboom, D. (invited speaker) (2-11-2013): A science in search of its subject: How psychometrics has shaped, strengthened, and shortchanged psychological science., Keynote lecture at the 29th Boulder Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science, Boulder, U.S.A..
  • Borsboom, D. (invited speaker) (25-5-2013): Network analysis: An integrative approach to research and treatment in psychopathology., Invited lecture at Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Washington, U.S.A..
  • Borsboom, D. (invited speaker) (25-5-2013): Taxons or continua? A network perspective., Invited lecture at the symposium “Paul Meehl’s Legacy”, Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Washington, U.S.A..
  • Borsboom, D. (invited speaker) (25-9-2013): Rethinking mental disorders: A network approach., Invited lecture at the Workshop Philosophy and Psychiatry., Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
  • Borsboom, D. (invited speaker) (7-3-2013): The small world of psychopathology: An alternative paradigm., Keynote at the Meeting of the Dutch Association for Psychotrauma [Nederlandse Vereniging voor Psychotrauma], Amersfoort, The Netherlands.
  • Borsboom, D. (invited speaker) (2012): A network approach to psychopathology., Invited lecture at the Complexity Winterschool., Zandvoort, the Netherlands.
  • Borsboom, D. (invited speaker) (2012): A network model for depression., Invited lecture at the Wintersymposium Depression, NEMO., Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Borsboom, D. (invited speaker) (2012): A problem never walks alone: Network models for psychopathology., Invited lecture at Groningen University, Groningen, the Netherlands.
  • Borsboom, D. (invited speaker) (2012): The nature of psychopathology: A network approach., Invited lecture at the University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.
  • Borsboom, D. (invited speaker) (2012): The structure of human personality: A network approach., Keynote at the European Conference on Personality., Trieste, Italy.
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