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

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

Tepper, K, and Hoyle, RH. "Latent variable models of need for uniqueness." Multivariate Behavioral Research 31.4 (1996): 467-494.

Leff, SS, and Hoyle, RH. "Young athletes' perceptions of parental support and pressure." Journal of Youth and Adolescence 24.2 (1995): 187-203. Full Text

Hoyle, RH, and Crawford, AM. "Use of Individual-Level Data to Investigate Group Phenomena Issues and Strategies." Small Group Research 25.4 (November 1994): 464-485. Full Text

Hoyle, RH. "Introduction to the Special Section: Structural Equation Modeling in Clinical Research." Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 62.3 (1994): 427-428. Full Text

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. "Response to the Commentary." Health Education Quarterly 20.2 (July 1993): 182-183. 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. 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

Pages