Jacob Young

Assoc Professor

  • 852 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
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Personal profile

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Washington

… → 2011

M.A., Sociology, University of Washington

… → 2006

B.A., Criminology, University of Washington

… → 2004

B.A., Psychology, University of Washington

… → 2004

External positions

School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Arizona State Univeristy

Jan 1 2011 → …

School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Arizona State Univeristy

2011 → …


  • Social Networks
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Norms and Social Institutions
  • Deviance and Social Control
  • Social Psychology
  • Criminology

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Research Output 2001 2019

  • 852 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
  • 49 Article
  • 22 Paper
  • 5 Chapter

Could peers influence intelligence during adolescence? An exploratory study

Meldrum, R. C., Young, J., Kavish, N. & Boutwell, B. B., Jan 1 2019, In : Intelligence. 72, p. 28-34 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Care
Peer Influence
8 Citations (Scopus)
administrative policy
police officer
police organization

On the Positive Relationship Between Breastfeeding & Intelligence

Boutwell, B. B., Young, J. & Meldrum, R. C., Jun 28 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Developmental Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Feeding
9 Citations (Scopus)

Friends in locked places: An investigation of prison inmate network structure

Schaefer, D. R., Bouchard, M., Young, J. & Kreager, D. A., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Social Networks.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

correctional institution
informal structure
social integration
12 Citations (Scopus)

Reassessing the relationship between general intelligence and self-control in childhood

Meldrum, R. C., Petkovsek, M. A., Boutwell, B. B. & Young, J., Jan 1 2017, In : Intelligence. 60, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Behavior Control

Projects 2012 2017