Professor, Department of Psychology
Project Leader, Templeton Planning Grant Proposal (due October 1), "Across Cultures, Within Contexts: Evangelicalism and Modernity"
Fellow at Biola’s Center for Christian Thought, Fall 2013
Project Director, CCCU Initiative Grant (2008-2012), "Challenges of Emerging Adulthood"
Licensed Clinician, Private Practice
B.A., Math, Georgia College and University, Milledgeville
M.A., Developmental Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Master's Thesis: The verbal and nonverbal sharing of 2-and 3-year-olds
Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Dissertation: The learning of kindness
Kaye Cook has been a member of the psychology department at Gordon College since 1978. She has long-term research interests in culture, values in context, gender issues, qualitative research, and moral and faith development. As a licensed clinician and writer, she specializes in the developmental issues of women and, more recently, of immigrants seeking asylum and of emerging adults.
Ken Olsen Science Center 346
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham MA 01984
EMERGING ADULTHOOD GRANT UPDATE:
ALL PHASES I to III ARE NOW COMPLETED!
Thank you for your participation in this study. We received surveys from over 1,000 of you, including 80 undergraduates, and interviewed 159 of you! Thank you particularly to those 80 who completed the endless survey twice! You 80 then participated in two interviews! We did not realize, at the beginning, how much we were asking of you. At the end, we were overwhelmed by your generosity. Thank you, in particular, to this select group.
I promised that I would publish findings regularly on this website but have not done so. The process of data collection proved mammoth. Nevertheless, we have produced four papers for publication and plan three more. Also, we have produced 22 presentations so far, many with Gordon and Wheaton undergraduates.A few of the findings are reported in the materials that you can access from this page. I am happy to provide further information as you wish.
A press release and more fuller description of one component of the study, which explores the power of Freedom within the Framework of Faith, is available for download by clicking on the links to the right.
For further information, please email: Kaye Cook. Blessings!
Press Release: New Study by Psychology Professor
Report from a four-year longitudinal study by Kaye Cook, Ph.D., and colleagues, based on surveys and interviews exploring faith, identity, attachment and well-being of Christian college graduates.
KAYE COOK'S RESUME (DOC)
A listing of Dr. Cook's accomplishments.
Research Report: Is a Christian Education Worth It (PDF)
A study of student development and well-being by Kaye Cook, Ph.D.
Evangelicals in Brazil and at Gordon (DOCX)
An unlikely partnership?
Spiritual Formation in Emerging Adulthood (DOCX)
Essay distributed to Council of 125
Moralistic Therapeutic Deism (PPTX)
Do Christian College Undergraduates and Alumni Maintain Their Faith?