Jay G. Hull
The Dartmouth Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Former Associate Dean of Faculty for the Social Sciences
My primary research interests concern the structure of self-knowledge and the dynamics of self-regulation. In pursuing these interests, I have published work in three related content areas: (a) cognitive processes associated with self-awareness and self-consciousness, (b) affective processes associated with self-perception and self-regulation — with a special focus on depression, (c) behavioral consequences of self-regulation — with a special focus on behavioral deviance (including alcohol use and abuse, cigarette smoking, and reckless driving). In all of these areas I have followed a general philosophy that endorses the importance of theory building and model testing as a means of advancing knowledge. As a consequence, I have also published work that explores methodological issues with a special interest in the utility of structural equation modeling in solving practical problems associated with theory testing. I am no longer taking graduate students or research assistants.
Psychological and Brain Sciences
Dean of Faculty
- B.A. University of Texas at Austin
- Ph.D. Duke University, 1979
THE ROLE OF SELF AND IDENTITY IN BEHAVIORAL DEVIANCE (AGGRESSION, ALCOHOL USE, CIGARETTE SMOKING, AND RECKLESS DRIVING)
Prescott, A.T., Sargent, J.D., & Hull, J.G. (2018). Metaanalysis of the relationship between violent video game play and physical aggression over time. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi/10.1073/pnas/1611617114
Hull, J.G., Brunelle, T.J., Prescott, A.T., & Sargent, J.D. (2014). A longitudinal study of risk-glorifying video games and behavioral deviance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106, 300-325.
Hull, J.G., Draghici, A.M., & Sargent, J.D. (2012). A longitudinal study of risk-glorifying video games and reckless driving. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 1, 244-253.