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

Hoyle, RH, and Smith, GT. "Formulating Clinical Research Hypotheses as Structural Equation Models: A Conceptual Overview." Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 62.3 (1994): 429-440. Full Text

Goodman, RM, McLeroy, KR, Steckler, AB, and Hoyle, RH. "Development of level of institutionalization scales for health promotion programs." Health Education Quarterly 20.2 (1993): 161-178.

Hoyle, RH. "On the Relation Between Data and Theory." American Psychologist 48.10 (1993): 1094-1096.

Carlson, CR, and Hoyle, RH. "Efficacy of Abbreviated Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training: A Quantitative Review of Behavioral Medicine Research." Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 61.6 (1993): 1059-1067. Full Text

Goodman, RM, McLeroy, KR, Steckler, AB, and Hoyle, RH. "Development of level of institutionalization scales for health promotion programs." Health education quarterly 20.2 (January 1993): 161-178.

Hoyle, RH, Insko, CA, and Moniz, AJ. "Self-esteem, evaluative feedback, and preacquaintance attraction: Indirect reactions to success and failure." Motivation and Emotion 16.2 (1992): 79-101. Full Text

Renner, BR, DeVellis, BM, Ennett, ST, Friedman, CP, Hoyle, RH, Crowell, WM, and Winfield, JB. "Clinical rheumatology training of primary care physicians: The resident perspective." Journal of Rheumatology 17.5 (1990): 666-672.

Insko, CA, Schopler, J, Hoyle, RH, Dardis, GJ, and Graetz, KA. "Individual-Group Discontinuity as a Function of Fear and Greed." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 58.1 (1990): 68-79.

LaPrelle, J, Hoyle, RH, Insko, CA, and Bernthal, P. "Interpersonal attraction and descriptions of the traits of others: Ideal similarity, self similarity, and liking." Journal of Research in Personality 24.2 (1990): 216-240.

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