Jay G. Hull

Academic Appointments
  • 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.

Contact

603-646-2098
358 Moore
HB 6207

Education

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

Selected Publications

  • 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.

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