Curriculum Vitae

Ethan S. Young, Ph.D.


Education

2019Doctorate of Philosophy
University of Minnesota
Psychology
2017Master's of Arts
University of Minnesota
Psychology
2012Bachelor's of Science
University of Minnesota
Psychology

Academic Positions

2020-2022Postdoctoral Researcher
Utrecht University
Dr. Willem Frankenhuis
2019-2020Postdoctoral Researcher
Radboud University
Dr. Willem Frankenhuis
2013-2019PhD Student
University of Minnesota
Drs. Jeffry Simpson & Vladas Griskevicius
2012-2016Graduate Research Assistant
University of Minnesota
Drs. Jeffry Simpson & Glenn Roisman
2012-2013Graduate Research Assistant
University of Minnesota
Drs. Jeffry Simpson & Vladas Griskevicius
2012-2013Lab Manager
University of Minnesota
Dr. Kathleen Vohs

Honors & Awards

Awards

2019Best Article of the Year Award
Self & Identity

Fellowships

2018-2019Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
Graduate School
University of Minnesota
2017-2018Thomas J. Bouchard Fellowship
Department of Psychology
University of Minnesota

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

2021

Young, E. S., Doom, J. R., Farrell, A. K., Carlson, E. A., Englund, M. M., Miller, G. E., ... & Simpson, J. A. (2021). Life stress and cortisol reactivity: An exploratory analysis of the effects of stress exposure across life on HPA-axis functioning. Development and Psychopathology, 33(1), 301-312.

Waters, T. E., Facompré, C. R., Dagan, O., Martin, J., Johnson, W. F., Young, E. S., ... & Roisman, G. I. (2021). Convergent validity and stability of secure base script knowledge from young adulthood to midlife. Attachment and Human Development, 1-21.

2020

Frankenhuis, W. E., Young, E. S., & Ellis, B. J. (2020). The hidden talents approach: Theoretical and methodological challenges. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 24(7), 569-581.

Young, E. S., Frankenhuis, W. E., & Ellis, B. J. (2020). Theory and measurement of environmental unpredictability. Evolution and Human Behavior, 41(6), 550-556.

2019

Farrell, A. K., Waters, T. E., Young, E. S., Englund, M. M., Carlson, E. A., Roisman, G. I., & Simpson, J. (2019). Early maternal sensitivity, attachment security in young adulthood, and cardiometabolic risk at midlife. Attachment and Human Development, 21(1), 70-86.

Young, E. S., Simpson, J. A., Griskevicius, V., Huelsnitz, C. O., & Fleck, C. (2019). Childhood attachment and adult personality: a life history perspective. Self and Identity, 18(1), 22-38.

Young, E. S., Farrell, A. K., Carlson, E. A., Englund, M. M., Miller, G. E., Gunnar, M. R., Roisman, G. I., & Simpson, J. A. (2019). The dual impact of early and concurrent life stress on adults’ diurnal cortisol patterns: A prospective study. Psychological Science, 30, 739-747.

2018

Young, E. S., Griskevicius, V., Simpson, J. A., Waters, T. E. A., & Mittal, C. (2018). Can an Unpredictable Childhood Environment Enhance Working Memory? Testing the Sensitized-Specialization Hypothesis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 114(6), 891–908.

Martin, J., Anderson, J. E., Groh, A. M., Waters, T. E. A., Young, E. S., Johnson, W. F., … Roisman, G. I. (2018). Maternal Sensitivity During the First 3 1/2 Years of Life Predicts Electrophysiological Responding to and Cognitive Appraisals of Infant Crying at Midlife. Developmental Psychology, 54(10), 1917–1927.

2017

Szepsenwol, O., Griskevicius, V., Simpson, J. A., Young, E. S., Fleck, C., & Jones, R. E. (2017). The effect of predictable early childhood environments on sociosexuality in early adulthood. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 11(2), 131

2015

Mittal, C., Griskevicius, V., Simpson, J. A., Sung, S., & Young, E. S. (2015). Cognitive Adaptations to Stressful Environments: When Childhood Adversity Enhances Adult Executive Function. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109(4), 604–621.

Chapters

2020

Young, E. S., & Simpson, J. A. (2020). An evolutionary, life history perspective on relationship maintenance. In B. G. Ogolsky & J. K. Monk (Eds.), Relationship maintenance: Theory, process, and context (pp. 29-46). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

2017

Simpson, J. A., Griskevicius, V., Szepsenwol, O., & Young, E. S. (2017). An evolutionary life history perspective on personality and mating strategies. In A. T. Church (Ed.), The Praeger handbook of personality across cultures. Volume 3: Evolutionary, ecological, and cultural contexts of personality (pp. 1-29). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

In Progress

under review

Young, E. S., Frankenhuis, W. E., DelPriore, D. J., & Ellis, B. J. (under review). Hidden talents in context: Can ecologically relevant stimuli improve cognitive performance among adversity-exposed youth? Child Development.

revise & resubmit

Doom, J. R., Young, E. S., Farrell, A. K., Carlson, E. A., Englund, M. M., Roisman, G. I., & Simpson, J. A. (revise & resubmit). Behavioral, cognitive, and socioemotional pathways from early childhood adversity to BMI: Evidence from two prospective longitudinal cohorts. Development and Psychopathology.

Conference Presentations

Talks

2021

Young, E. S. (2021, September). Multiverse Analysis: Being transparent about subjective decisions in data analysis. Preseneted at Open Science Community Utrecht Symposium 2021, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Young, E. S., Frankenhuis, W. E., DelPriore, D. J., & Ellis B. J. (2021, June). Can ecologically-relevant stimuli improve cognitive performance among adversity-exposed youth? Presented at Human Behavior & Evolution Society 2021.

Young, E. S., Frankenhuis, W. E., & Ellis B. J. (2021, March). Can ecologically relevant stimuli improve task performance for people living in poverty? Preseneted at Psychology and Economics of Poverty 2021, Berkeley, CA, United States.

2019

Young, E. S., Griskevicius, V., Simpson, J. A., Waters, T. E. A., & Mittal, C. (2019, February). Can an Unpredictable Childhood Environment Enhance Working Memory? Testing the Sensitized-Specialization Hypothesis. Presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Portland, OR.

2018

Young, E. S., Griskevicius, V., Simpson, J. A., Waters, T. E. A., & Mittal, C. (2018, October). Can an Unpredictable Childhood Environment Enhance Working Memory? Testing the Sensitized-Specialization Hypothesis. Presented at Society for Research in Child Development - Special Topics Meeting on Character Development, Philadelphia, PA.

2017

Young, E. S., Griskevicius, V., Simpson, J. A., Waters, T. E. A., & Mittal, C. (2017, May). Can an Unpredictable Childhood Environment Enhance Working Memory? Testing the Sensitized-Specialization Hypothesis. Presented at Human Behavior & Evolution Society, Boise, ID.

Posters

2019

Young, E. S., Griskevicius, V., Simpson, J. A., Waters, T. E. A., & Mittal, C. (2019, November). Can an unpredictable childhood environment enhance aspects of executive function and working memory? Poster Presented at The Cognition, Behavior & Evolution Network, Amsterdam, NL.

2015

Young, E. S., Griskevicius, V., Simpson, J. A., Waters, T. E. A., & Mittal, C. (2015, May). Cognitive Specialization of Memory: Early life stress enhances working memory in the face of economic uncertainty. Poster presented at Human Behavior & Evolution Society, Columbia, MO.

Young, E. S., Griskevicius, V., Simpson, J. A., Waters, T. E. A., & Mittal, C. (2015, February). Cognitive Specialization of Memory: Early life stress enhances working memory in the face of economic uncertainty. Poster presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

2013

Young, E. S., Mittal, C., Griskevicius, V., & Simpson, J. A. (2013, July). Biological Sensitivity to Context and Life History Theory: How the same trait leads to different behavior. Poster presented at Human Behavior & Evolution Society, South Beach Miami, FL.

Teaching

Instructor

Fall 2017Introduction to Individual Differences (Psy 3135)
University of Minnesota

Section Leader

Spring 2018Introduction to Psychological Measurement and Data Analysis (Psy 3801)
University of Minnesota
Spring 2017Introduction to Psychological Measurement and Data Analysis (Psy 3801)
University of Minnesota
Fall 2016Introduction to Psychological Measurement and Data Analysis (Psy 3801)
University of Minnesota

Teaching Assistant

Spring 2018Honors Practicum (Psy 4993V)
University of Minnesota
Spring 2017Introduction to Individual Differences (Psy 3135)
University of Minnesota
Fall 2016Introduction to Individual Differences (Psy 3135)
University of Minnesota

Peer Reviews

Child Development
  • Mar. 2020, editor: Dr. Koraly Perez-Edgar, 1 revision
  • Jun. 2020, editor: Dr. Glenn Roisman, 1 revision
  • Nov. 2018, editor: Dr. Glenn Roisman, 2 revisions
Development & Psychopathology
  • Jan. 2021, editor: Dr. Dante Cicetti, 2 revisions
  • Aug. 2021, editor: Dr. Bruce Ellis, 1 revision
Developmental Reivew
  • Mar. 2020, editor: Dr. David Geary, 1 revision
Evolution and Human Behavior
  • Oct. 2019, editor: Dr. Willem Frankenhuis, 1 revision
  • Dec. 2019, editor: Dr. Willem Frankenhuis, 1 revision
  • Mar. 2017, editor: Dr. Marco Del Guidice, 1 revision
Evolutionary Psychology
  • Jul. 2019, editor: Dr. Rose McDermott, 1 revision
  • Aug. 2019, editor: Dr. Todd Shackelford, 1 revision
Infant and Child Deveopment
  • Apr. 2021, editor: Dr. Moin Syed, 1 revision
  • Oct. 2021, editor: Dr. Moin Syed, 1 revision
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Dec. 2019, editor: Dr. Charles Zeanah, 2 revisions
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
  • Oct. 2019, editor: Dr. Joanna Schug, 2 revisions
Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • Jun. 2020, editor: Dr. Robert Danzter, 2 revisions


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