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Rick Hoyle

Associate Director, Duke Center for Child and Policy; PI for the Center for the Study of Risk and Resilience


Rick Hoyle is a principal investigator for the Center for the Study of Adolescent Risk and Resilience (C-StARR), part of the Center for Child and Family Policy.

The primary focus of his research program is self-regulation. He works from an integrative model of self-regulation that brings executive functioning, temperament, personality, and cognitive processing to bear on question about the role of self-regulation in adaptive and maladaptive behavior.

A social psychologist, Hoyle’s primary appointment is in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. He completed undergraduate studies at Appalachian State University in 1983, and earned a Ph.D. in psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988. Prior to joining the faculty at Duke, he held a faculty appointment at the University of Kentucky.

Research Interests:

  • Adolescent Substance Abuse
  • Data and Survey Methods