Dr. Bobby Hoffman

Selected Published Works


National and International Refereed Journals

Gewin, A. & Hoffman, B. (2015). Introducing the cultural variables in school-based substance abuse prevention. Drugs Education, Prevention & Policy, Early Online: 1–14. doi: 10.3109/09687637.2015.1071781

Hallett, M. & Hoffman, B. (2014). Performing under pressure: Cultivating the peak performance mindset for workplace excellence. Consulting Psychology Journal: Research and Practice, 66(3), 212-230

Hoffman, B. (2013). Student perceptions of cognitive efficiency: Implications for instruction. International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2(2), 109-143.

Hoffman, B. (2012). Cognitive efficiency: A conceptual and measurement comparison. Learning and Instruction22, 133-144.

Hoffman, B. & Spatariu, A. (2011). Metacognitive prompts and mental multiplication: A qualitative problem-solving model. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 22(4), 603-631.

Hoffman, B. (2010). I think I can, but I’m afraid to try: The influence of self-efficacy and anxiety on problem-solving efficiency. Learning & Individual Differences, 20, 276-283.

Hoffman, B., & Schraw, G. (2010). Conceptions of efficiency: Applications in learning and problem-solving. Educational Psychologist45, 1-14.

Hoffman, B., & Nadelson, L. (2010). Motivational engagement in video gaming: A mixed methods study. Educational Technology Research & Development58(3), 245–270. 

Hoffman, B., & Schraw, G. (2009). The influence of self-efficacy and working memory capacity on problem-solving efficiency. Learning and Individual Differences19, 91-100. 

Gill, M. G., & Hoffman, B. (2009).  Shared planning time: A novel context for studying teachers’ beliefs.  Teacher’s College Record, 111(5), 1242-1273.

Hoffman, B., & Badgett, B., & Parker, R.P. (2008).  The effect of single-sex instruction in a large, urban at-risk high school.  Journal of Educational Research102(1), 15-35.

Hoffman, B., & Spatariu, A. (2008). The influence of self-efficacy and metacognitive prompting on math problem-solving efficiency. Contemporary Educational Psychology33(4), 875-893.


Refereed Book Chapters

Hoffman, B., & Seidel, K. (2014). Measuring teacher beliefs: For what purpose? In H. Fives & M. G. Gill (Eds.), The International Handbook of Research on Teachers’ Beliefs(pp. 106-127).  New York, NY: Routledge.

Hoffman, B., Schraw, G., & McCrudden, M. T.  (2012). Cognitive efficiency.  In N. M. Seel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning, (pp. 590-593).  Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Reference & Database Publishing.


Publications in Business, Leadership, & Management

The Liabilities of Internet Recruiting, Forbes publication (New England Financial Journal), October 2001

The Dynamics of Downsizing, Inc. Magazine, June 2001

Diversity Concepts for Small Business, Inc. Magazine, June 2001.

When Is It Best to Hire a Consultant for the Job? Human Resources Management News, November 15, 2000.

Aligning Training Agenda with Business Strategy, Human Resources Management News, October 1, 2000.

Wanted – Dot Com Leaders: Only the Experienced Need Apply! Career Magazine – September 14, 2000.

Increasing Opportunities for Learning Can Lower Turnover, Human Resources Management News, April 15, 2000.

Non-Compete Agreements Protect Valuable Assets, Human Resources Management News, January 1, 2000.

Will HR Become an Endangered Species, Human Resources Professional, November/December 1999.

It’s the End of the Human Resources World as We Know It, Career Magazine, November 1999.

Good Training Strategy Helps Avoid Discrimination, Human Resources Management News, October 15, 1999.

Workforce Management Policy Can Ease Downsizing Pain, Human Resources Management News, October 1, 1999.

A New Way to Meet the Challenges of the Workplace, New York Post, May 31, 1999.

Ten Reasons you should be using 360-degree feedback, HR Magazine, April 1995.