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 David Doyle

David Doyle

Lecturer in Social Psychology

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 Washington Singer 103

 

Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

Overview

Dr. David Matthew Doyle joined the Department of Psychology at University of Exeter as Lecturer in Social Psychology in 2016. Previously, he held a post-doctoral fellowship in psychiatric epidemiology at Columbia University funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Dr. Doyle earned his doctorate in social psychology from Tulane University in 2014. His interdisciplinary program of research focuses on social identities, relationships and health, with the aim of remediating social disparities.

Qualifications

Ph.D., Tulane University

Research group links

Research

Research interests

Health is a more dynamic construct than many recognize; it encompasses a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being” (World Health Organization, 1946). In my work, I investigate interrelationships among these three components, with the aim of elucidating factors that shape health differentially across social groups. My research spans levels of analysis—from cells to minds to societies—and considers the life course of the individual. In doing so, I utilize methodologies from social psychology (e.g., experiments, daily diary studies), epidemiology (e.g., directed acyclic graphs, prospective cohort studies) and behavioral medicine (e.g., neuroendocrine assays, psychophysiological techniques), as well as other related fields.

Research projects

How do threats to social identity affect close relationships (e.g., romantic relationships)?

In what ways does exposure to prejudice and discrimination become biologically embedded?

What factors shape the distribution of social health throughout the population?

Grants/Funding:

(2018-2019) Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health Research Support Grant, Transforming Knowledge about the Outcomes of Gender Identity Service Use: Co-development of a Research Agenda.

(2017-2019) British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant, Testing Modulation of the Effects of Psychosocial Stress on Romantic Relationships by Oxytocin Receptor Genotype.

(2015-2016) Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Seed Grant, Dynamics of Relationship Functioning among Black Americans following Social Identity Threat.

(2012-2013) Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Grant-in-Aid, Many Pathways to Impaired Mental Health: Testing a Dynamic Model of Acute Social Identity Threat among Gay Men.

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Juster R-P, Doyle DM, Hatzenbuehler ML, Everett BG, DuBois LZ, McGrath JJ (In Press). Sexual Orientation, Disclosure, and Cardiovascular Stress Reactivity. Stress Full text.
Zhang M, Barreto M, Doyle DM (In Press). Stigma-based rejection experiences affect trust in others. Social Psychological and Personality Science Full text.
Doyle DM, Factor-Litvak P, Link BG (2018). Modeling racial disparities in physical health via close relationship functioning: a life course approach. Social Science and Medicine, 204, 31-38. Full text.
Doyle DM, Molix L (2018). Stigma Consciousness Modulates Cortisol Reactivity to Social Stress in Women. European Journal of Social Psychology, 48, 217-224. Full text.
Foster-Gimbel O, Doyle DM, Engeln R (2018). The Gay Community Involvement Index: an exploratory factor analysis and initial validation of a new measure of gay community involvement. Archives of Sexual Behavior Full text.
Alcántara C, Giorgio Cosenzo LA, Fan W, Doyle DM, Shaffer JA (2017). Anxiety sensitivity and racial differences in sleep duration: Results from a national survey of adults with cardiovascular disease. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 48, 102-108.
Doyle DM, Molix L (2016). Disparities in Social Health by Sexual Orientation and the Etiologic Role of Self-Reported Discrimination. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45(6), 1317-1327.
Doyle DM, Molix L (2016). Minority stress and inflammatory mediators: covering moderates associations between perceived discrimination and salivary interleukin-6 in gay men. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 39(5), 782-792.
Doyle DM, Molix L (2015). Perceived Discrimination and Social Relationship Functioning among Sexual Minorities: Structural Stigma as a Moderating Factor. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 15(1), 357-381.
Doyle DM, Molix L (2015). Social Stigma and Sexual Minorities’ Romantic Relationship Functioning: a Meta-Analytic Review. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(10), 1363-1381. Full text.
Doyle DM, Engeln R (2014). Body size moderates the association between gay community identification and body image disturbance. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 1(3), 279-284.
Štulhofer A, Šević S, Doyle DM (2014). Comparing the Prevalence and Correlates of Sexual Health Disturbances Among Heterosexual and Nonheterosexual Men: an Overview of Studies. Sexual Medicine Reviews, 2(3-4), 102-111.
Doyle DM, Molix L (2014). How does stigma spoil relationships? Evidence that perceived discrimination harms romantic relationship quality through impaired self-image. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44(9), 600-610.
Doyle DM, Molix L (2014). Love on the margins: the effects of social stigma and relationship length on romantic relationship quality. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5(1), 102-110. Full text.
Doyle DM, Molix L (2014). Perceived discrimination and well-being in gay men: the protective role of behavioural identification. Psychology & Sexuality, 5(2), 117-130.
Doyle DM, Molix L (2014). Perceived discrimination as a stressor for close relationships: identifying psychological and physiological pathways. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 37(6), 1134-1144.
Engeln-Maddox R, Miller SA, Doyle DM (2011). Tests of Objectification Theory in Gay, Lesbian, and Heterosexual Community Samples: Mixed Evidence for Proposed Pathways. Sex Roles, 65(7-8), 518-532.

Publications by year


In Press

Juster R-P, Doyle DM, Hatzenbuehler ML, Everett BG, DuBois LZ, McGrath JJ (In Press). Sexual Orientation, Disclosure, and Cardiovascular Stress Reactivity. Stress Full text.
Zhang M, Barreto M, Doyle DM (In Press). Stigma-based rejection experiences affect trust in others. Social Psychological and Personality Science Full text.

2018

Doyle DM, Factor-Litvak P, Link BG (2018). Modeling racial disparities in physical health via close relationship functioning: a life course approach. Social Science and Medicine, 204, 31-38. Full text.
Doyle DM, Molix L (2018). Stigma Consciousness Modulates Cortisol Reactivity to Social Stress in Women. European Journal of Social Psychology, 48, 217-224. Full text.
Foster-Gimbel O, Doyle DM, Engeln R (2018). The Gay Community Involvement Index: an exploratory factor analysis and initial validation of a new measure of gay community involvement. Archives of Sexual Behavior Full text.

2017

Alcántara C, Giorgio Cosenzo LA, Fan W, Doyle DM, Shaffer JA (2017). Anxiety sensitivity and racial differences in sleep duration: Results from a national survey of adults with cardiovascular disease. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 48, 102-108.

2016

Doyle DM, Molix L (2016). Disparities in Social Health by Sexual Orientation and the Etiologic Role of Self-Reported Discrimination. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45(6), 1317-1327.
Doyle DM, Molix L (2016). Minority stress and inflammatory mediators: covering moderates associations between perceived discrimination and salivary interleukin-6 in gay men. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 39(5), 782-792.

2015

Doyle DM, Molix L (2015). Perceived Discrimination and Social Relationship Functioning among Sexual Minorities: Structural Stigma as a Moderating Factor. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 15(1), 357-381.
Doyle DM, Molix L (2015). Social Stigma and Sexual Minorities’ Romantic Relationship Functioning: a Meta-Analytic Review. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(10), 1363-1381. Full text.

2014

Doyle DM, Engeln R (2014). Body size moderates the association between gay community identification and body image disturbance. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 1(3), 279-284.
Štulhofer A, Šević S, Doyle DM (2014). Comparing the Prevalence and Correlates of Sexual Health Disturbances Among Heterosexual and Nonheterosexual Men: an Overview of Studies. Sexual Medicine Reviews, 2(3-4), 102-111.
Doyle DM, Molix L (2014). How does stigma spoil relationships? Evidence that perceived discrimination harms romantic relationship quality through impaired self-image. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44(9), 600-610.
Doyle DM, Molix L (2014). Love on the margins: the effects of social stigma and relationship length on romantic relationship quality. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5(1), 102-110. Full text.
Doyle DM, Molix L (2014). Perceived discrimination and well-being in gay men: the protective role of behavioural identification. Psychology & Sexuality, 5(2), 117-130.
Doyle DM, Molix L (2014). Perceived discrimination as a stressor for close relationships: identifying psychological and physiological pathways. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 37(6), 1134-1144.

2011

Engeln-Maddox R, Miller SA, Doyle DM (2011). Tests of Objectification Theory in Gay, Lesbian, and Heterosexual Community Samples: Mixed Evidence for Proposed Pathways. Sex Roles, 65(7-8), 518-532.

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External Engagement and Impact

Committee/panel activities

Steering Committee Member, Sexual and Gender Minority Health Section of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) 


Editorial responsibilities

Editorial Board, Archives of Sexual Behavior

Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

  • Esma Ciftci
  • Tom Lewis

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