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Kyle De Young, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Eating and related behaviors, particularly as they are relevant to eating disorders

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

*Dr. De Young is currently accepting graduate students for Fall 2022

Academic Positions:

2020-present  Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Wyoming
2016-2020      Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Wyoming
2013-2016      Adjunct Scientist, Neuropsychiatric Research Institute
2011-2016      Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of North Dakota

Service Positions:

2020-present     Member at Large. Coalition for the Advancement and Application of Psychological Science
                      (CAAPS) Executive Committee
2020-present     Member. Academy for Eating Disorders Nominations Committee
2019-present     Associate Editor. Eating Behaviors
2019-2020         Immediate Past-President. Academy for Eating Disorders
2018-2019         President. Academy for Eating Disorders
2017-2018         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:

Eating Behaviors Laboratory

I have broad interests in eating and related behaviors insofar as they inform understanding of eating disorders. In my lab, we generally take a biobehavioral approach to formulating research questions, though we often employ cognitive theories as well. We recruit and conduct studies with general and student populations in addition to specific clinical populations, often working with our valued collaborators to access the latter. My personal active line of research concerns manipulating the circadian expression of stress regulation systems to reduce binge eating, but work in my lab is always much more varied. I have secondary interests in psychometrics and research design, particularly single-case experimental designs and time series data analysis. Please see samples of recent publications to get a sense of the breadth of the research in my lab.

Teaching:

PSYC 1000 General Psychology
PSYC 3250 Health Psychology
PSYC 5380 Theories and Techniques of Psychotherapy
PSYC 5450/5460 Clinical Practicum/Advanced Clinical Practicum
PSYC 5520 Introduction to Research

Recent and Representative Publications:

Kambanis, P. E., Bottera, A. R., & De Young, K. P. (in press). Eating disorder prevalence among Amazon MTurk workers assessed using a rigorous online, self-report anthropometric assessment. Eating Behaviors

Bottera, A. R., Mancuso, C. J., Kambanis, P. E., & De Young, K. P. (2021). Examining heart rate variability as an indicator of top-down inhibitory control over emotions and eating behaviors among individuals with and without binge eating. Appetite, 159, 105071.

Kambanis, P. E., Bottera, A. R., & De Young, K. P. (2020). Development and validation of a questionnaire assessing weighing tendencies: The Approach/Avoidance of Weighing Questionnaire (AAWQ). Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention.

Kambanis, P. E., Bottera, A. R., Mancuso, C. J., & De Young, K. P. (2020). Motivation to change predicts naturalistic changes in binge eating and purging, but not fasting or driven exercise, among individuals with eating disorders. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. 

Bottera, A. R., Kambanis, P. K., & De Young, K. P. (2020). The differential associations of shame and guilt with eating disorder behaviors. Eating Behaviors, 39, 1-6.

De Young, K. P., Kambanis, P. E., Bottera, A. R., Mancuso, C. M., Thomas, J. J., Franko, D. L., Herzog, D. B., Walker, D. C., Anderson, D. A. & Eddy, K. T. (2020). Identifying duration criteria for eating-disorder remission and recovery through intensive modeling of longitudinal data. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 53, 1224-1233.

Thiel, A. M., Kilwein, T. M., De Young, K. P., & Looby, A. R. (2019). Differentiating motives for nonmedical prescription stimulant use by personality characteristics. Addictive Behaviors, 88, 187-193.

De Young, K. P., Zander, M., Towne, T., Della Longa, N. M., Hovrud, L., & Murtha-Berg, E. (2019). The relation of dietary restraint and affect with food choice and the experience of guilt after eating. Current Psychology, 38, 92-99.

Bottera, A. R., Thiel, A. M., & De Young, K. P. (2018). Negative affect and past-month binge eating may drive perceptions of loss of control. Appetite, 128, 116-119.

Della Longa, N. M., & De Young, K. P. (2018). Experiential avoidance, eating expectancies, and binge eating: A preliminary test of an adaptation of the acquired preparedness model of eating disorder risk. Appetite, 120, 423-430.

De Young, K. P., & Bottera, A. R. (2018). A summary of reporting guidelines and evaluation domains for using single-case experimental designs and recommendations for the study of eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51, 617-628.

De Young, K. P., & Anderson, D. A. (2017). An interactive, graphical tool for retrospectively assessing symptom frequency and severity: An illustration with eating disorder behaviors, body weight, and stress. Assessment, 24, 835-852.

Towne, T. L. & De Young, K. P., & Anderson, D. A. (2017). Trends in professionals’ use of eating disorder assessment instruments. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 48, 243-250.

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.

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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