Rick Hoyle

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1988

  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1986

  • B.A., Appalachian State University 1983

Overview

Research interests include (1) The foundations of self-esteem. This includes an interest in the interplay of self-evaluations across different domains (e.g., appearance, social life), processes of self-attention and self-regulation as they are implicated in the maintenance of self-esteem, and the influence of social acceptance and rejection on self-esteem processes. (2 )The role of personality in problem behavior. Particular interest in how prevention interventions can be designed to capitalize on the link between certain personality dimensions (e.g., sensation seeking) and problem behaviors (e.g., use of illicit drugs, sexual risk taking). (3) Strategic applications of structural equation modeling and related techniques for the purpose of modeling complex processes that unfold over time. Particular focus on measurement and design issues relevant for models that include mediated and moderated effects.

Expertise

Self-regulation, personality, adolescent problem behavior, research methods

Voils, CI, MacIejewski, ML, Hoyle, RH, Reeve, BB, Gallagher, MP, Bryson, CL, and Yancy, WS. "In response." Medical Care 51.5 (2013): 468-469. Full Text

Voils, CI, Maciejewski, ML, Hoyle, RH, Reeve, BB, Gallagher, P, Bryson, CL, and Yancy, WS. "Initial validation of a self-report measure of the extent of and reasons for medication nonadherence." Medical care 50.12 (December 2012): 1013-1019. Full Text

Jonassaint, CR, Ashley-Koch, A, Whitfield, KE, Hoyle, RH, Richman, LS, Siegler, IC, Royal, CD, and Williams, R. "The serotonin transporter gene polymorphism (5HTTLPR) moderates the effect of adolescent environmental conditions on self-esteem in young adulthood: a structural equation modeling approach." Biol Psychol 91.1 (September 2012): 111-119. Full Text Open Access Copy

Fuemmeler, BF, Yang, C, Costanzo, P, Hoyle, RH, Siegler, IC, Williams, RB, and Ostbye, T. "Parenting styles and body mass index trajectories from adolescence to adulthood." Health Psychol 31.4 (July 2012): 441-449. Full Text

Voils, CI, Maciejewski, M, Hoyle, R, Reeve, B, Gallagher, P, and Yancy, W. "DEVELOPING A THEORETICALLY INFORMED MEASURE TO DETECT AND ADDRESS SELF-REPORTED MEDICATION NONADHERENCE." ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE 43 (April 2012): S178-S178. Open Access Copy

Berntsen, D, Johannessen, KB, Thomsen, YD, Bertelsen, M, Hoyle, RH, and Rubin, DC. "Peace and War: Trajectories of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Before, During, and After Military Deployment in Afghanistan." Psychological Science 23.12 (2012): 1557-1565. Full Text Open Access Copy

Rubin, DC, Hoyle, RH, and Leary, MR. "Differential predictability of four dimensions of affect intensity." Cogn Emot 26.1 (2012): 25-41. Full Text Open Access Copy

vanDellen, MR, Hoyle, RH, and Miller, R. "The regulatory easy street: Self-regulation below the self-control threshold does not consume regulatory resources." Personality and Individual Differences 52.8 (2012): 898-902. Full Text

Voils, CI, Hoyle, RH, Thorpe, CT, Maciejewski, ML, and Yancy, WS. "Improving the measurement of self-reported medication nonadherence." J Clin Epidemiol 64.3 (March 2011): 250-254. Full Text

vanDellen, MR, Campbell, WK, Hoyle, RH, and Bradfield, EK. "Compensating, resisting, and breaking: a meta-analytic examination of reactions to self-esteem threat." Personality and social psychology review : an official journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc 15.1 (February 2011): 51-74. Full Text

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