Rick Hoyle

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


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.


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

Yang, C, Nay, S, and Hoyle, RH. "Three Approaches to Using Lengthy Ordinal Scales in Structural Equation Models: Parceling, Latent Scoring, and Shortening Scales." Applied Psychological Measurement 34.2 (March 2010): 122-142. Full Text

vanDellen, MR, and Hoyle, RH. "Regulatory accessibility and social influences on state self-control." Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin 36.2 (February 2010): 251-263. Full Text

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

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

Hoyle, RH. "Personality and Self-Regulation." (January 15, 2010): 1-18. (Chapter) Full Text

vanDellen, MR, Bradfield, EK, and Hoyle, RH. "Self-Regulation of State Self-Esteem Following Threat: Moderation by Trait Self-Esteem." (January 15, 2010): 430-446. (Chapter) Full Text

Davis, CE, Carlson, CR, Studts, JL, Curran, SL, Hoyle, RH, Sherman, JJ, and Okeson, JP. "Use of a structural equation model for prediction of pain symptoms in patients with orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders." Journal of orofacial pain 24.1 (2010): 89-100.

Rabiner, DL, Anastopoulos, AD, Costello, EJ, Hoyle, RH, McCabe, SE, and Swartzwelder, HS. "Motives and perceived consequences of nonmedical ADHD medication use by college students: are students treating themselves for attention problems?." Journal of Attention Disorders 13.3 (November 2009): 259-270. Full Text

Rogers, GM, Park, J-H, Essex, MJ, Klein, MH, Silva, SG, Hoyle, RH, Curry, JF, Feeny, NC, Kennard, B, Kratochvil, CJ, Pathak, S, Reinecke, MA, Rosenberg, DR, Weller, EB, and March, JS. "The dysfunctional attitudes scale: psychometric properties in depressed adolescents." Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology : the Official Journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53 38.6 (November 2009): 781-789. Full Text

Ginsburg, GS, Silva, SG, Jacobs, RH, Tonev, S, Hoyle, RH, Kingery, JN, Reinecke, MA, Curry, JF, and March, JS. "Cognitive measures of adolescent depression: unique or unitary constructs?." J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 38.6 (November 2009): 790-802. Full Text