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Patrick Doyle

PhD Student

Basic Information

Psychology Building, Room 437
Office Hours:
By Appointment

Patrick completed his undergraduate training at the University of Dayton in 2016 with a degree in Psychology and Communication a minor in Anthropology, and a concentration in Public Relations. He then earned a Master of Arts in Psychological Sciences from Northern Arizona University in 2018 where he studied the social factors that influence disclosure of concussion symptoms for NCAA football players.

His research centers around media-based relationships, especially those that exist between celebrities and their fans. Specifically, he studies the linguistic structures people use to establish psychological closeness with distant others.

Patrick is interested in applying his work in the entertainment industry, specifically within fan engagement analytics and personal brand development. He is available for consulting opportunities.



Celebrity/Fan Relationships

Media Use (Especially for LGBTQ Individuals)

Disclosure of Stigmatized Identities

Computational Social Psychology

Selected Publications:

Eiler, B. A., Al-Kire, R., Doyle, P. C., & Wayment, H. A. (2019). Power and trust dynamics of sexual violence: A textual analysis of Nassar victim impact statements and #MeToo disclosures on Twitter. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 13(2). 290-310. 10.1123/jcsp.2018-0056

Wayment, H. A., Huffman, A. H., Lininger, M. R., & Doyle, P. C. (2019). Football team social structure and perceived support for reporting concussion symptoms: Insights from a social network analysis. International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training. 10.1123/ijatt.2018-0121


University of Dayton, 2016
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and Communication (Public Relations), minor in Anthropology

Northern Arizona University, 2018
Master of Arts: Psychological Sciences
Thesis: Cultural Factors and Documented Concussion Reports in Collegiate Football Players: Exploring the Effects of Macro- and Exo- System Factors

Of note:

Headshot Credit: Jason Born, The Red & Black

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