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||Name and Title
Stephen W. Cook, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology & Director, TTU Psychology Clinic
Email AddressResearch Interests
Department of Psychology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-2051
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.
- 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.
Psychology and Religion Courses, Seminars, or Programs Taught
Mental Health and Psychopathology, Measurement
Relevant Degrees or Certificates Available at Institution
Psychology of Religion (PSY 3310) - an undergraduate course at Texas Tech University
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.