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Cybernetic Theory

Cybernetic Theory – Integrative theory of personality and psychopathology.

DeYoung, C. G. (2015). Cybernetic Big Five Theory. Journal of Research in Personality, 56, 33–58. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., & Tiberius, V. (2023). Value fulfillment from a cybernetic perspective: A new psychological theory of well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Review. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., & Krueger, R. F. (2018). A cybernetic theory of  psychopathology. Psychological Inquiry, 29, 117–138. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., & Krueger, R. F. (2018). Understanding psychopathology: Cybernetics and psychology at the boundary between order and chaos. Psychological Inquiry, 29, 165–174. [PDF] (Reply to comments on "A cybernetic theory of psychopathology.")

DeYoung, C. G., & Krueger, R. F. (2023). A cybernetic perspective on the nature of psychopathology: Transcending conceptions of mental illness as statistical deviance and brain disease. Journal of Psychopathology and Clinical Science, 132, 228–237. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., & Weisberg, Y. J. (2019). Cybernetic approaches to personality and social behavior. In M. Snyder & K. Deaux (Eds). Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology, Second Edition (pp. 387–414). New York: Oxford University Press. [PDF]

Safron, A., & DeYoung, C. G. (2021). Integrating Cybernetic Big Five Theory with the Free Energy Principle: A new strategy for modeling personalities as complex systems. In D. Wood, S. J. Read, P. D. Harms, & A. J. Slaughter (Eds), Measuring and modeling persons and situations. New York: Elsevier. [PDF]

Rogers, M. A., Elison, J. T., Blain, S. D., & DeYoung, C. G. (2023). A cybernetic theory of autism: Autism as a consequence of low trait Plasticity. Journal of Personality, online before print. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., & Krueger, R. F. (2020). To wish impossible things: On the ontological status of latent variables and the prospects for theory in psychology. Psychological Inquiry, 31(4), 289–296. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G. (2020). The Big Five model remains a good choice for personality theory and research. European Journal of Personality, 34, 511–590. [Commentary on Ashton & Lee (2020) "Objections to the HEXACO model of personality structure—And why those objections fail"] [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G. (2017). A cybernetic perspective on integrating personality structure, personality process, and personality development. European Journal of Personality, 31, 538–539. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G. (2017). In defense of (some) trait theories: Commentary on Hogan and Foster (2016). International Journal of Personality Psychology3, 13–16. [full text]

Quirin, M., Robinson, M. D., Rauthmann, J., Kuhl, J., Read, S. J., Tops, M., & DeYoung, C. G. (2020). The dynamics of personality approach (DPA): Twenty tenets for uncovering the causal mechanisms of personality. European Journal of Personality, 34, 947–968. [PDF]

Personality Neuroscience

Personality Neuroscience – The biological basis of many individual differences.

DeYoung, C. G., Grazioplene, R. G., & Allen, T. A. (2021). The neurobiology of personality. In O.P. John & R. W. Robbins (Eds.), Handbook of personality: Theory and research, Fourth Edition. New York: Guilford Press. [PDF]

Blain, S. D., Grazioplene, R. G., Ma, Y., & DeYoung, C. G. (2020). Toward a neural model of the Openness-psychoticism dimension: Functional connectivity in the default and frontoparietal control networks. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 46, 540–551. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., & Blain, S. D. (2020) Personality neuroscience. In P. J. Corr & G. Matthews (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of personality psychology (2nd Edition; pp. 273–291). New York: Cambridge University Press. [PDF]

Wang, X., Blain, S. D., Wei, D. Yang, W., Yang, J., Zhuang, K., He, L., DeYoung, C. G., & Qiu, J. (2020). The role of frontal-subcortical connectivity patterns in the relationship between coping styles and reactivity and downregulation of negative emotion. Brain and Cognition, 146, 105631. [PDF]

Sohrabi, H. R., Goozee, K. Weinborn, M., Shen, ... DeYoung, C. G., ... & Martins R. (2020). Personality factors and cerebral glucose metabolism in community-dwelling older adults. Brain Structure and Function, 225, 1511–1522. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., & Allen, T. A. (2019). Personality neuroscience: A developmental perspective. In McAdams, D. P., Shiner, R. L., & Tackett, J. L. (Eds.). The Handbook of Personality Development (pp. 79–105). New York: Guilford Press. [PDF]

Rueter, A. R., Abram, S. V., MacDonald, A. W., Rustichini, A., & DeYoung, C. G. (2018). The goal priority network as a neural substrate of Conscientiousness. Human Brain Mapping, 39, 3574–3585. [PDF]

Allen, T. A., Rueter, A. R., Abram, S. V., Brown, J. S., & DeYoung, C. G. (2017). Personality and neural correlates of mentalizing ability. European Journal of Personality, 31, 599–613. [PDF]

Allen, T. A., & DeYoung, C. G. (2017). Personality neuroscience and the Five Factor Model. In T. A. Widiger (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of the Five Factor Model (pp. 319–349). New York: Oxford University Press. [PDF]

Abram, S. V., & DeYoung, C. G. (2017). Using personality neuroscience to study personality disorder. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 8, 2–13. [PDF]

Hou, X., Allen, T. A., Wei, D.,* Huang, H., Wang, K., DeYoung, C. G., & Qiu, J. (2017). Trait compassion is associated with the neural substrate of empathy. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 17, 1018–1027. [PDF]

Grazioplene, R. G., Chavez, R.S., Rustichini, A., & DeYoung, C. G. (2016). Personality, psychosis, and connectivity: White matter correlates of psychosis-linked traits support continuity between personality and psychopathology. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125, 1135–1145. [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

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 and Correlates

Personality Structure – What are the basic traits, how are they related, and what do they predict?

Blain, S. D., Sassenberg, T. A., Xi, M., Zhao, D., & DeYoung, C. G. (2020). Extraversion but not depression predicts reward sensitivity: Revisiting the measurement of anhedonic phenotypes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. [PDF]

Allen, T. A., DeYoung, C. G., Bagby, M. B., Pollock, B. G., & Quilty, L. C. (2020). A hierarchical integration of normal and abnormal personality dimensions: Structure and predictive validity in a heterogeneous sample of psychiatric outpatients. Assessment, 27, 643–656. [PDF]

Syed, M., DeYoung, C. G., & Tiberius, V. (2020). Self, motivation, and virtue, or how we learned to stop worrying and love deep integration. In N. E. Snow & D. Narvaez (Eds.), Self, motivation, and virtue: Innovative, interdisciplinary research (pp. 7-24). New York: Routledge. [PDF]

Widiger, T. A., Sellbom, M., Chmielewski,, M., Clark, L. A., DeYoung, C. G., ... & Wright, A. G. C. (2019). Personality in a hierarchical model of psychopathology. Clinical Psychological Science, 7, 77–92. [PDF]

Allen, T. A., Carey, B. E., McBride, C., Bagby, R. M., DeYoung, C. G., & Quilty, L. C. (2018). Big Five aspects of personality interact to predict depression. Journal of Personality, 86, 714–725. [PDF]

Noll, R., DeYoung, C. G., & Kendler, K. S. (2017). Thomas Verner Moore. American Journal of Psychiatry, 174, 729–730. [PDF]

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. (2014). 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, Intelligence, Creativity, etc.

Openness/Intellect and Cognitive Abilities – Research focusing on this domain of traits specifically.

DeYoung, C. G. (2020). Intelligence and personality. In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), The Cambridge handbook of intelligence, Second edition (pp. 1011–1047). New York: Cambridge University Press. [PDF]

Blain, S. D., Longenecker, J. M., Grazioplene, R. G., Klimes-Dougan, B., & DeYoung, C. G. (2020). Apophenia as the disposition to false positives: A unifying framework for Openness and Psychoticism. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 129, 279–292. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., & Grazioplene, R. G. (2019). Birth of a field: Neuroscience of creativity. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, 26, 397-399. [PDF]

Conner, T. S., DeYoung, C. G., & Silvia, P. J. (2018). Everyday creative activity as a path to flourishing. The Journal of Positive Psychology31, 181–189. [PDF]

Oleynick, V. C., DeYoung, C. G., Hyde, E., Kaufman, S. B., Beaty, R. E., & Silvia, P. J. (2017). Openness/Intellect: The core of the creative personality. In G. J. Feist, R. Reiter-Palmon, & J. C. Kaufman (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook for Creativity and Personality Research (pp. 9–27). New York: Cambridge University Press. [PDF]

Ludeke, S. G., Rasmussen, S. H. R., & DeYoung, C. G. (2017). Verbal ability drives the link between intelligence and ideology in two American community samples. Intelligence, 61, 1–6. [PDF]

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. (2015). 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]

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]

Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP)

DeYoung, C. G., Kotov, R., Krueger, R. F. Cicero, D. C. ... & Wright, A. G. C. (2022). Answering questions about the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP): Analogies to whales and sharks miss the boat. Clinical Psychological Science 10, 279–284. [PDF]

Kotov, R., Krueger, R. F., Watson, D., Cicero, D. C., Conway, C. C., DeYoung, C. G., ... & Wright, A. G. (2021). The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP): A quantitative nosology based on consensus of evidence. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology17, 19.1–19.26. [PDF]

DeYoung, C. G., Chmielewski, M., Clark, L. A., Condon, D. M., Kotov, R., ... & the HiTOP Normal Personality Workgroup. (2021). The distinction between symptoms and traits in the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP). Journal of Personality. [PDF]

Hopwood, C. J., Bagby, R. M., Gralnick, T., Ro, E., Ruggero, C., Mullins-Sweatt, S., Kotov, R., Bach, B., Cicero, D. C., Krueger, R. F., Patrick, C. J., Chmielewski, M., DeYoung, C. G., ... (2020). Integrating psychotherapy with the hierarchical taxonomy of psychopathology (HiTOP). Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 30, 477–497. [PDF]

Mann, F. D., Atherton, O. E., DeYoung, C. G., Krueger, R. F., Conger, R. D., & Robins, R. W. (2020). Big five personality traits and common mental disorders within a hierarchical taxonomy of psychopathology: A longitudinal study of Mexican-origin youth. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 129, 769–787. [PDF]

Latzman, R. D., DeYoung, C. G., & The HiTOP Neurobiological Foundations Workgroup (2020). Using empirically-derived dimensional phenotypes to accelerate clinical neuroscience: The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) framework. Neuropsychopharmacology, 45, 1083–1085. [PDF]

Perkins, E. R., Joyner, K. J., Patrick, C. J., Bartholow, B. D., Latzman, R. D., DeYoung, C. G., ... (2020). Neurobiology and the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology: Progress toward ontogenetically informed and clinically useful nosology. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 22, 51–63. [PDF]


DeYoung, C. G., & Tiberius, V. (2022). Value fulfillment from a cybernetic perspective: A new psychological theory of well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Review. [PDF]

Mann, F. D., DeYoung, C. G., Tiberius, V., Krueger, R. F. (2021). Stability and well-being: Associations among the Big Five domains, metatraits, and three kinds of well-being. Journal of Personality. [PDF]

Mann, F. D., DeYoung, C. G., & Krueger, R. F. (2021). Patterns of cumulative continuity and maturity in personality and well-being: Evidence from a large longitudinal sample of adults. Personality and Individual Differences, 169, 109737. [PDF]

Mann, F. D., DeYoung, C. G., Tiberius, V., & Krueger, R. F. (2019). Social-relational exposures and well-being: Using multivariate twin data to rule-out heritable and shared environmental confounds. Journal of Research in Personality, 83, 103880. [PDF]

Bedford-Petersen, C., DeYoung, C. G., Tiberius, V., & Syed, M. (2019). Integrating philosophical and psychological approaches to well-being: The role of success in personal projects. Journal of Moral Education, 48, 84–97. [PDF]


Genetics – Molecular genetic research on various traits.

Waszczuk, M. A., Eaton, N. R., Krueger, R. F., Shackman, A. J., Waldman, I. D., Zald, D. H., Lahey, B. B., Patrick, C. J., Conway, C. C., Ormel, J., Hyman, S. E., Fried, E. I., Forbes, M. K., Docherty, A., Althoff, R. R., Bach, B., Chmielewski, M., DeYoung, C. G., ... (2020). Redefining phenotypes to advance psychiatric genetics: Implications from the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 129, 143–161. [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]


Self-Deception – The most important ethical guideline I know: No self-deception.

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

Information Technology – Assessment of attitudes toward computers and the Internet.

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]

Jung (History of Science)

For those interested in Jung, here is the thesis I wrote for my degree in History of Science, investigating Jung's theory of the collective unconscious in its historical context.

DeYoung, C. G. M. (1998). C. G. Jung's collective unconscious: An evaluation of an historically contingent scientific theory. Honors thesis, Harvard University. [PDF]