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

Gallagher, P, Fleeson, W, and Hoyle, RH. "A self-regulatory mechanism for personality trait stability: Contra-trait effort." Social Psychological and Personality Science 2.4 (2011): 335-342. Full Text

vanDellen, MR, Hoy, MB, Fernandez, K, and Hoyle, RH. "Academic-contingent self-worth and the social monitoring system." Personality and Individual Differences 50.1 (2011): 59-63. Full Text

Boynton, MH, Arkes, J, and Hoyle, RH. "Brief report of a test of differential alcohol risk using sibling attributions of paternal alcoholism." Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 72.6 (2011): 1037-1040.

Voils, , I, C, Hoyle, , H, R, Thorpe, , T, C, Maciejewski, , L, M, Yancy, , S, W, and Jr, . "Response to Morisky & DiMatteo Re: On improving the measurement of self-reported medication nonadherence." Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 64 (2011): 258-261. (Academic Article)

vanDellen, MR, Campbell, WK, Hoyle, RH, and Bradfield, EK. "Conpensation, resisting, and breaking: A meta-analytic examination of reactions to self-esteem threat." Personality and Social Psychology Review 15 (2011): 51-74. (Academic Article)

Voils, , I, C, Hoyle, , H, R, Thorpe, , T, C, Maciejewski, , L, M, Yancy, , S, W, and Jr, . "On improving the measurement of self-reported medication nonadherence." Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 64 (2011): 250-254. (Academic Article)

Voils, CI, Hoyle, RH, Thorpe, CT, MacIejewski, ML, and Jr, WSY. "Improving the measurement of self-reported medication nonadherence: Response to authors." Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 64.3 (2011): 258-261. Full Text

Rabiner, DL, Anastopoulos, AD, Costello, EJ, Hoyle, RH, and Swartzwelder, HS. "Predictors of nonmedical ADHD medication use by college students." J Atten Disord 13.6 (May 2010): 640-648. Full Text

Hoyle, RH. "Handbook of Personality and Self-Regulation." Handbook of Personality and Self-Regulation (January 15, 2010). Full Text

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