Jay G. Hull

  • Associate Dean of Faculty for the Social Sciences

  • Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain 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.

Contact

603-646-2098
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Education

  • B.A. University of Texas at Austin
  • Ph.D. Duke University, 1979

Selected Publications

  • THE ROLE OF SELF AND IDENTITY IN BEHAVIORAL DEVIANCE (ALCOHOL USE, CIGARETTE SMOKING, AND RECKLESS DRIVING)

    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, in press.

    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.

    Hull, J. G., & Slone, L. B.  (2006).  A dynamic model of the will with an application to alcohol intoxication.  In W. Prinz & N. Sebanz (Eds.) Disorders of volition. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

    Tickle, J.J., Hull, J.G., Sargent, J.D., Dalton, M.A., Heatherton, T.F. (2006). A structural equation model of social influences and exposure to media smoking on adolescent smoking. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 28, 117-129.

    Hull, J. G., & Slone, L. B.  (2004).  Self-regulatory failure and alcohol use.  In R. F. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.) Handbook of self-regulation:  Research, theory, and applications. New York: Guilford Press. Pp. 466-491.

    Sayette, M.A., Martin, C.S., Hull, J.G., Wertz, J.M., & Perrott, M.A. (2003). The effects of nicotine deprivation on craving response covariation in smokers. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 112, 110-118.

    Hull, J. G., & Bond, C. F. (1986). The social and behavioral consequences of alcohol consumption and expectancy: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 99, 347-360.

    Hull, J. G., & Young, R. D. (1983). Self-consciousness, self-esteem, and success-failure as determinants of alcohol consumption in male social drinkers. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 44, 1097-1109.

    Hull, J. G., Levenson, R. W., Young, R. D., & Sher, K. J. (1983). The self-awareness reducing effects of alcohol consumption.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,  44, 461-473.

    Hull, J. G. (1981). A self-awareness model of the causes and effects of alcohol consumption. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 90, 586-600.

  • AFFECTIVE SELF-REGULATION WITH A FOCUS ON DEPRESSION

    Berman, M.I., Buckey, J.C., Hull, J.G., Linardatus, E., Song, S.L., McClellan, R.K., & Hegel, M.T.  (2014).  Feasibility study of an interactive multimedia electronic problem solving treatment program for depression:  A preliminary uncontrolled trial.  Behavior Therapy, xx, xxx-yyy.

    Bakitas, M., Lyons, K.D., Hegel, M.T., Balan, S., Brokow, F.C., Seville, J., Hull, J.G., Li, Z., Tosteson, T.D., Byock, I.B., Ahles, T.A. (2009). Effects of a palliative care intervention on clinical outcomes in patients with advanced cancer. Journal of the American Medical Association, 302, 741-749.

    Oxman, T.E., Hegel, M.T., Hull, J.G., Dietrich, A.J. (2008). Problem-solving treatment and coping styles in primary care minor depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 933-943.

    Oxman, T.E., & Hull, J.G. (2001). Social support and treatment response in older depressed primary care patients. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 56B, 35-45.

    Oxman, T.E., & Hull, J.G. (1997). Social support, depression, and activities of daily living in older heart surgery patients. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 52B, 1-14.

    Hull, J.G., & Mendolia, M. (1991). Modeling the relations of attributional style, expectancies, and depression. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 61, 85-97.

    Hull, J.G., Reilly, N.P., & Ennis, C. (1990). Self-consciousness, role discrepancy, and depressive affect. Anxiety Research, 2, 197-210.

  • COGNITIVE PROCESSES ASSOCIATED WITH SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS AND SELF-AWARENESS

    Hull, J.G., Slone, L.B., Meteyer, K.B., & Matthews, A.R. (2002). The non-consciousness of self-consciousness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 406-424.

    Hull, J.G. (2002). Modeling the structure of self-knowledge and the dynamics of self-regulation. In A. Tesser, D.A. Stapel, & J.V. Wood (Eds.). Self and Motivation: Emerging Psychological Perspectives (pp. 173 - 206). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

    Hull, J.G., Van Treuren, R.R., Ashford, S.J., Propsom, P., & Andrus, B.W. (1988). Self-consciousness and the processing of self-relevant information. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 54, 452-465.

    Hull, J. G., & Levy, A. S. (1979). The organizational functions of the self: An alternative to the Duval and Wicklund model of self-awareness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 37, 756-768.

  • METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES AND STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING

    Krendl, A.C., Magoon, N.S., Hull, J.G., & Heatherton, T.F. (2011). Judging a book by its cover: The differential impact of attractiveness on predicting one’s acceptance to high or low status social groups. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 2583-2550.

    Hull, J.G., Tedlie, J.C., & Lehn, D.A. (1995). Modeling the relation of personality variables to symptom complaints: The unique role of negative affectivity. In R.H. Hoyle (Ed.), Structural equation modeling: Issues and applications. Newbury Park, CA: Sage. Pp. 217-236.

    Hull, J.G., Tedlie, J.C., & Lehn, D.A. (1992). Moderator variables in personality research: The problem of controlling for plausible alternatives. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 18, 115-117.

    Hull, J.G., Lehn, D.A., & Tedlie, J.C. (1991). A general approach to testing multifaceted personality constructs. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 61, 932-945.

Works In Progress

  • "A longitudinal study of facets of depression and mortality among terminal cancer patients"

  • “The private self-conscious brain: An fMRI study of reactions to subliminal emotion primes embedded in a lexical decision task”

  • “Thresholds of self-consciousness: The effects of private self-consciousness and self-relevance on processing degraded word stimuli”