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Department of Psychology

College of Arts & Sciences

Kyle De Young

Assistant Professor

Eating behaviors, particularly as they are relevant to eating disorders, weight management, and physical activity.

Clinical Psychology

Clinical Internship: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh PA (2010-2011)
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University at Albany (2011)
M.A. in Psychology, University at Albany (2008)
B.S. in Psychology, University of Iowa (2004)
B.A. in Philosophy, University of Iowa (2004)

kyle.deyoung@uwyo.edu - Bio Sciences Bldg 130 - (307) 314-2233

Academic Positions:

2016-present  Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Wyoming
2013-present  Adjunct Scientist, Neuropsychiatric Research Institute
2011-2016     Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of North Dakota

Service Positions:

2017-Present    President-Elect. Academy for Eating Disorders
2014-2017        Director for Communication. Academy for Eating Disorders
2011-2014        Co-Chair. Academy for Eating Disorders Electronic Media Committee
2009-2011        Member. Academy for Eating Disorders Electronic Media Committee

Research Interests:

My research interests concern proximal and distal factors influencing eating behaviors, particularly as they occur in eating disorders. I have taken a two-pronged approach to studying these phenomena, with one line of work focusing on the function of eating behaviors and exercise, and another line clarifying their longitudinal form, in other words how they cluster together and change over time. I have secondary interests in psychometrics and the application of latent variable modeling, especially in longitudinal research designs.

 Lab Website: http://goo.gl/zN6NUj

Teaching:

PSYC 1000 General Psychology
PSYC 5380 Theories and Techniques of Psychotherapy
PSYC 5410 Clinical Assessment II
PSYC 5450/5460 Clinical Practicum/Advanced Clinical Practicum

Recent and Representative Publications:

De Young, K. P., Zander, M., Towne, T., Della Longa, N. M., Hovrud, L., & Murtha-Berg, E. (in press). The relation of dietary restraint and affect with food choice and the experience of guilt after eating. Current Psychology.

De Young, K. P., Thiel, A., Goodman, E. L., Murtha-Berg, E., & Johnson, N. K. (2016). A preliminary mechanistic test of the effects of light therapy in bulimia nervosa. Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice, 4, 237-249.

De Young, K. P. & Anderson, D. A. (in press). An Interactive, Graphical Tool for Retrospectively Assessing Symptom Frequency and Severity: An Illustration with Eating Disorder Behaviors, Body Weight, and Stress. Assessment.

Towne, T. L. & De Young, K. P., & Anderson, D. A. (in press). Trends in professionals' use of eating disorder assessment instruments. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.

Kilwein, T. M., Goodman, E. L., Looby, A., & De Young, K. P. (2016). Nonmedical prescription stimulant use for suppressing appetite and controlling body weight is uniquely associated with more severe eating disorder symptomatology. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49, 813-816.

De Young, K. P., Lavender, J. M., Crosby, R. D., Wonderlich, S. A., Engel, S. G., Mitchell, J. E., Crow, S. J., Peterson, C. B., & Le Grange, D. (2014). Bidirectional associations between binge eating and restriction in anorexia nervosa: An ecological momentary assessment study. Appetite, 83, 69-74.

De Young, K. P., Lavender, J. M., Steffen, K., Wonderlich, S. A., Engel, S. G., Mitchell, J. E., Crow, S. J., Peterson, C. B., Le Grange, D., Wonderlich, J., & Crosby, R. D. (2013). Restrictive eating behaviors are a non-weight-based marker of severity in anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 46, 849-854.

Lavender, J. M., De Young, K. P., Wonderlich, S. A., Crosby, R. D., Engel, S. G., Mitchell, J. E., Crow, S., Peterson, C. B., & Le Grange, D. (2013). Daily patterns of anxiety in anorexia nervosa: Associations with eating disorder behaviors in the natural environment. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122, 672-683.

De Young, K. P., Lavender, J. M., Wonderlich, S. A., Crosby, R. D., Engel, S. G., Mitchell, J. E., Crow, S., Peterson, C. B., & Le Grange, D. (2013). Moderators of post-binge negative emotion in eating disorders. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47, 323-328.

Lavender, J. M., De Young, K. P., Franko, D. L., Eddy, K. T., Kass, A. E., Sears, M. S. & Herzog, D. B. (2011). An investigation of the joint longitudinal trajectories of purging, binge eating, and low body weight in women with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 44, 679-686.

De Young, K. P., Lavender, J. M., & Anderson, D. A. (2010). Binge eating is not associated with elevated eating, weight, or shape concerns in the absence of the desire to lose weight in men. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 43, 732-736.

De Young, K. P., & Anderson, D. A. (2010). Prevalence and correlates of exercise motivated by negative affect. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 43, 50-58.




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