PDFs of selected publications are supplied for personal use only.

Links to topics below:

Personality Neuroscience (General) -- The biological basis of many individual differences.
Personality Structure -- What are the basic traits, and how are they related?
Openness/Intellect and Cognitive Abilities -- Research focusing on this domain of traits specifically.
Genetics -- Molecular genetic research on various traits.
Self-Deception -- The most important moral guideline I know: No self-deception.
Information Technology -- Assessment of attitudes toward computers and the Internet.


DeYoung, C. G. (2015). Cybernetic Big Five Theory. Journal of Research in Personality. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., & Weisberg, Y. J. (in press). Cybernetic approaches to personality and social behavior. In M. Snyder & K. Deaux (Eds). Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology, Second Edition. Oxford University Press. [PDF]

Personality Neuroscience (General)

Allen, T. A., & DeYoung, C. G. (in press). Personality neuroscience and the Five Factor Model. In T. A. Widiger (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of the Five Factor Model. New York: Oxford University Press. [PDF]

Civai, C., Hawes, D. R., DeYoung, C. G., & Rustichini, A. (2016). Intelligence and Extraversion in the neural evaluation of delayed rewards. Journal of Research in Personality, 61, 99–108. [PDF]

Abram, S. V., Wisner, K. M., Grazioplene, R. G., Krueger, R. F., MacDonald, A. W., & DeYoung, C. G. (2015). Functional coherence of insula networks is associated with externalizing behavior. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 124, 1079–1091. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G. (2013). The neuromodulator of exploration: A unifying theory of the role of dopamine in personality. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, article 762. [PDF]

Corr, P. J., DeYoung, C. G., & McNaughton, N. (2013). Motivation and personality: A neuropsychological perspective. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7, 158–175. [PDF]

Mar, R. A., Spreng, R. N., & DeYoung, C. G. (2013). How to produce personality neuroscience research with high statistical power and low additional cost. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 13, 674–685. [PDF]

Marsolek, C. J., DeYoung, C. G., Domansky, S., & Deason, R. (2013). Hemispheric asymmetries in motivation neurally dissociate self-description processes. Emotion, 13, 462–467. [PDF]

Adelstein, J. S., Shehzad, Z., Mennes, M., DeYoung, C. G., Zuo, X.-N., Kelly, C. Margulies, D. S., Bloomfield, A., Gray, J. R., Castellanos, F. X., & Milham, M. P. (2011). Personality is reflected in the brain’s intrinsic functional architecture. PLoS ONE, 6, e27633. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G. (2010). Personality neuroscience and the biology of traits. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 4, 1165–1180. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., Hirsh, J. B., Shane, M. S., Papademetris, X., Rajeevan, N., & Gray, J. R. (2010). Testing predictions from personality neuroscience: Brain structure and the Big Five. Psychological Science, 21, 820–828. [PDF]  (NY Times article)

DeYoung, C. G. (2010). Mapping personality traits onto brain systems: BIS, BAS, FFFS, and beyond. European Journal of Personality, 24, 404–407. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G. & Gray, J. R. (2009). Personality Neuroscience: Explaining Individual Differences in Affect, Behavior, and Cognition. In P. J. Corr & G. Matthews (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of personality (pp. 323-346). New York: Cambridge University Press. [PDF]

Green, A. E., Munafo, M. R., DeYoung, C. G., Fossella, J. A., Fan, J., & Gray, J. R. (2008). Using genetic data in cognitive neuroscience: From growing pains to genuine insights. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 9, 710-720. [PDF]

Personality Structure

Waller, N. G., DeYoung, C. G., & Bouchard, T. J. (2016). The recaptured scale technique: A method for testing the structural robustness of personality scales. Multivariate Behavioral Research. Online publication before print. [PDF]

Krueger, R. F., & DeYoung, C. G. (2016). The RDoC initiative and the structure of psychopathology. Psychophysiology, 53, 351-354. [PDF]

Wilmot, M. P., DeYoung, C. G., Stillwell, D., & Kosinski, M. (2016). Self-monitoring and the metatraits. Journal of Personality, 84, 335–347. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., Carey, B. E., Krueger, B. F., & Ross, S. R. (2016). Ten aspects of the Big Five in the Personality Inventory for DSM-5. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 7, 113–123. [PDF]

Smillie, L. D., DeYoung, C. G., & Hall, P. J. (2015). Clarifying the relation between Extraversion and positive affect. Journal of Personality, 83, 546–574. [PDF]

Quilty, L. C., DeYoung, C. G., Oakman, J. M., & Bagby, R. M. (2014). Extraversion and behavioural activation: Integrating the components of approach. Journal of Personality Assessment, 96, 87–94. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., Weisberg, Y. J., Quilty, L. C., & Peterson, J. B. (2013). Unifying the aspects of the Big Five, the interpersonal circumplex, and trait affiliation. Journal of Personality. [PDF]

Quilty, L. C., Pelletier, M., DeYoung, C. G., & Bagby, R. M. (2013). Hierarchical personality traits and the distinction between unipolar and bipolar disorders. Journal of Affective Disorders, 147, 247–254 [PDF]

Shiner, R. L., & DeYoung, C. G. (2013). The structure of temperament and personality traits: A developmental perspective. In P. D. Zelazo (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of developmental psychology. New York: Oxford University Press. [PDF]

Ludeke, S., Weisberg, Y. J., & DeYoung, C. G. (2013). Idiographically desirable responding: Individual differences in perceived trait desirability predict overclaiming. European Journal of Personality, 27, 580–592. [PDF]
[Winner of the Wiley Prize for best student paper contributing to a PhD or Master/Diploma thesis.]

Weisberg, Y. J., DeYoung, C. G., & Hirsh, J. B. (2011). Gender differences in personality across the ten aspects of the Big Five. Frontiers in Personality Science and Individual Differences, 2, article 178. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G. (2010). Toward a theory of the Big Five. Psychological Inquiry, 21, 26-33. [PDF]
[a commentary on Jack Block's last article, "The five-factor framing of personality and beyond: Some ruminations"] 

DeYoung, C. G. (2010). Impulsivity as a personality trait. In K. D. Vohs & R. F. Baumeister (Eds.). Handbook of Self-Regulation: Research, Theory, and Applications (Second edition, pp. 485–502). New York: Guilford Press. [PDF]

Hirsh, J. B., DeYoung, C. G., Xu, X., & Peterson, J. B. (2010). Compassionate liberals and polite conservatives: Associations of Agreeableness with political ideology and values. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 655–664. [PDF]

Hirsh, J. B., DeYoung, C. G., & Peterson, J. B. (2009). Metatraits of the Big Five differentially predict engagement and restraint of behavior. Journal of Personality, 77, 1085-1102. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., Peterson, J. B., Séguin, J. R., Pihl, R. O., & Tremblay, R. E. (2008). Externalizing behavior and the higher-order factors of the Big Five. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117, 947-953. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., Quilty, L. C., & Peterson, J. B. (2007). Between facets and domains: 10 Aspects of the Big Five, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 880-896. [PDF]  [Formatted version of the BFASBFAS for peer ratings]

DeYoung, C. G., Hasher, L., Djikic, M., Criger, B., & Peterson, J. B. (2007). Morning people are stable people: Circadian rhythm and the higher-order factors of the Big Five. Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 267-276. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G. (2006). Higher-order factors of the Big Five in a multi-informant sample. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91,1138-1151. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., Peterson, J. B., & Higgins, D. M.. (2002). Higher-order factors of the Big Five predict conformity: Are there neuroses of health? Personality and Individual Differences, 33, 533-552. [PDF]

Openness/Intellect and Cognitive Abilities

Kaufman, S. B., Quilty, L. C., Grazioplene, R. G., Hirsh, J. B., Gray, J. R., Peterson, J. B., & DeYoung, C. G. (2016). Openness to Experience and Intellect differentially predict creative achievement in the arts and sciences. Journal of Personality, 84, 248–258. [PDF]

Grazioplene, R. G., Ryman, S., Gray, J. R., Rustichini, A., Jung, R. E., & DeYoung, C. G. (2015). Subcortical intelligence: Caudate volume predicts IQ in healthy adults. Human Brain Mapping, 36, 1407–1416. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G. (2014). Openness/Intellect: A dimension of personality reflecting cognitive exploration. In R. J. Larsen & M. L. Cooper (Eds.), The APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology, Volume 3: Personality Processes and Individual Differences. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., Quilty, L. C., Peterson, J. B., & Gray, J. R. (2014). Openness to Experience, Intellect, and cognitive ability. Journal of Personality Assessment, 96, 46–52. [PDF]

Hawes, D. R., DeYoung, C. G., Gray, J. R., & Rustichini, A. (2014). Intelligence moderates neural responses to monetary reward and punishment. Journal of Neurophysiology, 111, 1823–1832. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., & Grazioplene, R. G. (2013). “They who dream by day”: Parallels between Openness to Experience and dreaming. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36, 615 [PDF]

Green, A. E., Kraemer, D. J. M., DeYoung, C. G., Fossella, J. A., & Gray, J. R. (2013). A gene-brain-cognition pathway: Prefrontal activity mediates the effect of COMT on cognitive control and IQ. Cerebral Cortex, 23, 552–559. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., Grazioplene, R. G., & Peterson, J. B. (2012). From madness to genius: The Openness/Intellect trait domain as a paradoxical simplex. Journal of Research in Personality, 46, 63–78. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., Cicchetti, D., Rogosch, F. A., Gray, J. R., Eastman, M., & Grigorenko, E. L. (2011). Sources of cognitive exploration: Genetic variation in the prefrontal dopamine system predicts Openness/Intellect. Journal of Research in Personality, 45, 364-371. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G. (2011). Intelligence and personality. In R. J. Sternberg & S. B. Kaufman (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of intelligence (pp. 711–737). New York: Cambridge University Press. [PDF]

Kaufman, S. B., DeYoung, C. G., Gray, J. R., & Reis, D. L. (2011). General intelligence predicts reasoning ability even for evolutionarily familiar content. Intelligence, 39, 311–322. [PDF]

Kaufman, S. B., DeYoung, C. G., Gray, J. R., Jiménez, L., Brown, J., & Mackintosh, N. J. (2010). Implicit learning as an ability. Cognition, 116, 321–340. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., Shamosh, N. A., Green, A. E., Braver, T. S., & Gray, J. R. (2009). Intellect as distinct from Openness: Differences revealed by fMRI of working memory. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 883-892. [PDF]

Kaufman, S. B., DeYoung, C. G., Gray, J. R., Brown, J., & Mackintosh, N. J. (2009). Associative learning predicts intelligence above and beyond working memory and processing speed. Intelligence, 37, 374–382. [PDF]

Choi, Y. Y., Shamosh, N. A., Cho, S. H., DeYoung, C. G., Lee, M. J., Lee, J.-M., Kim, S. I., Cho, Z.-H., Kim, K., Gray, J. R., & Lee, K. H. (2008). Multiple bases of human intelligence revealed by cortical thickness and neural activation. Journal of Neuroscience 28, 10323-10329. [PDF and Supplemental materials]

Shamosh, N. A., DeYoung, C. G., Green, A. E., Reis, D. L., Johnson, M. R., Conway, A. R. A., Engle, R. W., Braver, T. S., & Gray, J. R. (2008). Individual differences in delay discounting: Relation to intelligence, working memory, and anterior prefrontal cortex. Psychological Science, 19, 904-911. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., Flanders, J. L., & Peterson, J. B. (2008). Cognitive abilities involved in insight problem solving: An individual differences model. Creativity Research Journal, 20, 278-290. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., Peterson, J. B., & Higgins, D. M. (2005). Sources of Openness/Intellect: Cognitive and neuropsychological correlates of the fifth factor of personality. Journal of Personality, 73, 825-858. [PDF]

Peterson, J. B. & DeYoung, C. G. (2000). Metaphoric threat is more real than real threat. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23, 992-993. (commentary) [PDF]


Grazioplene, R. G., DeYoung, C. G., Rogosch, F. A. & Cicchetti, D. (2013). A novel differential susceptibility gene: CHRNA4 and moderation of the effect of maltreatment on child personality. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54, 872–880. [PDF]

Clark, R., DeYoung, C. G., Sponheim, S. R., Bender, T. L., Polusny, M., Erbes, C., & Arbisi, P. A. (2013). Predicting post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans: Interaction of number of traumatic events with COMT gene variation. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47, 1849–1856. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., & Clark, R. (2012). The gene in its natural habitat: The importance of gene-trait interactions. Development and Psychopathology, 24, 1307–1318. [PDF]

Shehzad, Z., DeYoung, C. G., Kang, Y., Grigorenko, E. L., & Gray, J. R. (2012). Interaction of COMT Val158Met and externalizing behavior: Relation to prefrontal brain activity and behavioral performance. NeuroImage, 60, 2158–2168. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., Cicchetti, D., & Rogosch, F. A. (2011). Moderation of the association between childhood maltreatment and Neuroticism by the corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor 1 gene. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52, 898–906. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., Getchell, M., Koposov, R. A., Yrigollen, C. M., Haeffel, G. J., af Klinteberg, B., Oreland, L., Ruchkin, V. V., Pakstis, A. J., & Grigorenko, E. (2010). Variation in the catechol-O-methyltransferase Val158Met polymorphism associated with conduct disorder and ADHD symptoms. Psychiatric Genetics, 20, 20–24. [PDF]

Müller, D.J., Mandelli, L., Serretti, A., DeYoung, C.G., De Luca, V., Sicard, T., Tharmalingam, S., Gallinat, J., Muglia, P., De Ronchi, D., Jain, U., & Kennedy, J.L. (2008). Serotonin Transporter Gene and Adverse Life Events in Adult ADHD. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 147B, 1461-1469. [PDF]

Haeffel, G. J., Getchell, M., Koposov, R. A., Yrigollen, C. M., DeYoung, C. G., af Klinteberg, B., Oreland, L., Ruchkin, V. V., & Grigorenko, E. L. (2008). Association between polymorphisms in the dopamine transporter gene and depression: Evidence for a gene-environment interaction in a sample of juvenile detainees. Psychological Science, 19, 62-69. [PDF]

Grigorenko, E., DeYoung, C. G., Getchell, M., Haeffel, G. J., af Klinteberg, B., Koposov, R. A., Oreland, L., Pakstis, A. J., Ruchkin, V. V., & Yrigollen, C. M. (2007). Exploring interactive effects of genes and environments in etiology of individual differences in reading comprehension. Development and Psychopathology, 19, 1089-1103. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., Peterson, J. B., Séguin, J. R., Mejia, J. M., Pihl, R. O., Beitchman, J. H., Jain, U., Tremblay, R. E. Kennedy, J. L., & Palmour, R. M. (2006). The dopamine D4 receptor gene and moderation of the association between externalizing behavior and IQ. Archives of General Psychiatry, 63, 1410-1416. [PDF]


Mar, R. A., DeYoung, C. G., Higgins, D. M., & Peterson, J. B. (2006). Self-liking and self-competence separate self-evaluation from self-deception: Associations with personality, ability, and achievement. Journal of Personality, 74, 1-32. [PDF]

Peterson, J. B., DeYoung, C. G., Driver-Linn, E., Séguin, J.R, Higgins, D. M., Arseneault, L., & Tremblay, R. E. (2003). Self-deception and failure to modulate responses despite accruing evidence of error. Journal of Research in Personality, 37, 205-223. [PDF]

Peterson, J. B., Driver-Linn, E., & DeYoung, C. G. (2002). Self-deception and impaired categorization of anomaly. Personality and Individual Differences, 33, 327-340. [PDF]

Information Technology

Spence, I., DeYoung, C. G., & Feng, J. (2009). The Technology Profile Inventory: Construction, validation, and application. Computers in Human Behavior, 25, 458-465. [PDF]

DeYoung C. G. & Spence, I. (2004). Profiling information technology users: En route to dynamic personalization. Computers in Human Behavior, 20, 55-65. [PDF]