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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.
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.