Hubert J.M. Hermans, Ph.D.

Emeritus-professor of psychology at the Radboud University
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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Affiliation: Emeritus-professor of psychology at the Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Born: Maastricht, the Netherlands, as the oldest son of a local baker who made excellent pies

Marriages: In 1961 he married Els Hermans-Jansen with whom he cooperated in the development of the Self-Confrontation Method. From 2008 he is married to Agnieszka Hermans-Konopka with whom he cooperates on the further development of Dialogical Self Theory. Hubert has two children and two grand-children.


  • Gymnasium alpha (high school) in Maastricht
  • Psychology at the University of Nijmegen
  • Doctoral degree at the University of Nijmegen

Professional Career:

  • Staff member at the Psychological Laboratory at the University of Nijmegen (1965)
  • Associate Professor at the University of Nijmegen (1972)
  • Full Professor at the University of Nijmegen (1980-2002)

Career Related Activities:

Honors and Awards:

  • Fellow Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (1976-)
  • First International Associate of the Society for Personology (USA) (1992-)
  • Address to the Queen of the Netherlands and Representatives of science, art and politics (1993)
  • Quality of research rated as “excellent” by two subsequent international committees for the evaluation of research programs of Dutch universities (1994 and 1999)
  • Knight in the Society of the Netherlands Lion (Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw): decoration received in the name of the Queen of the Netherlands for exceptional personal scientific achievements in the service of society (2002)
  • Honorary member of the Dutch Assocation of SCM Practitioners (2007)
  • His book Dialoog en Misverstand (2006) was used by Herman Wijffels during the preparation of the Dutch government (Balkenende 4, 2007)

Member of Editorial Board:

  • Culture & Psychology
  • European Journal of School Psychology
  • Theory & Psychology
  • The Narrative Study of Lives
  • Journal of Constructivist Psychology
  • Polish Psychological Bulletin
  • Revista de Psicopatologia Y Clinica
  • Human Systems: Journal of Therapy,
  • Consultation and Training Significant (electronic journal)

Hubert J.M. Hermans, Ph.D. BOOKS:

Click HERE for Huberts summary of the Dialogical Self on You Tube.

H.J.M. Hermans in Wikipedia/English 
H.J.M. Hermans in Wikipedia/Nederlands 
Dialogical self in Wikipedia/English