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This information is made available in order to facilitate research, mentorship, and teaching opportunities among scholars interested in the psychological study of religion. ALL other uses are prohibited. Name and Title

      Stephen W. Cook, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology & Director, TTU Psychology Clinic

Institutional Affiliation

      Texas Tech University
Mailing Address
      Psychology Department, Department of Psychology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-2051
Email AddressResearch Interests
      I am interested in examining various aspects of religiousness and spirituality, particularly regarding how religiousness and spirituality are associated with mental and physical health variables. I also study stress and coping, as well as gender issues, and how both of these areas are associated with religiousness and spirituality.
Representative Publications
    • Ward, A. Z., & Cook, S. W. (in press). The complex associations between conforming to masculine norms and religiousness in men. Psychology of Men & Masculinity.
    • Cook, S. W., Dixon, L. S., & Fukuyama, M. A. (in press). Integrating sacred writings in therapy. In J. D. Aten, M. R. McMinn, & E. L. Worthington (Eds.), Spiritually oriented interventions for counseling and psychotherapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
    • Bade, M. K., & Cook, S. W. (2008). Functions of Christian prayer in the coping process. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 47, 123-133.
    • Cook, S. W. (2004). Definitions, obstacles, and standards of care for the integration of spiritual and cultural competency within health care chaplaincy. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 13, 59-69.
Research Keywords
      Mental Health and Psychopathology, Measurement
Psychology and Religion Courses, Seminars, or Programs Taught
      Psychology of Religion (PSY 3310) - an undergraduate course at Texas Tech University
Relevant Degrees or Certificates Available at Institution
      TTU offers several different types of degrees at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. The Department of Psychology offers a B.A. in Psychology, terminal M.A. in Experimental Psychology (Applied Cognitive, Human Factors, and Social emphases), and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and Experimental Psychology (Applied Cognitive, Human Factors, and Social emphases). The Clinical and Counseling Psychology Ph.D. programs have maintained APA-accreditation for more than 40 years.
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