Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Center for Evangelicalism & Culture
Project Leader, Templeton Planning Grant Proposal, "Evangelicalism in Modernizing Cultures: Brazil and China"
Fellow at Biola’s Center for Christian Thought, Fall 2013, Theme: Spiritual Formation
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, of immigrants seeking asylum, and of emerging adults.
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Wenham MA 01984
FAITH, MORALITY AND STRIVING IN TWO AMERICAN SUBCULTURES 2015
Provost’s Summer Research Fellowship to examine the dominant moral ethics, religious values, and career strivings in Brazilian-American and Chinese-American subcultures in the Boston area. Isabelle Skillen will work with me as student collaborator on this project.
EVANGELICALISM IN MODERNIZING CULTURES: BRAZIL AND CHINA JULY, 2015–OCTOBER, 2016
John Templeton Foundation Planning grant to empower evangelical leaders in Brazil and China to better address social, political, and religious challenges in their home countries. Our hope is to establish an international center at Gordon whose purpose is to support the equipping of evangelical leaders worldwide (consistent with the Gordon mission statement). During this planning grant year, we have made multiple trips to Brazil and China (during which we conducted 230 interviews in Brazil, China and Boston). We have produced a book manuscript with Peter Berger (Faith in a Pluralist Age) and several chapters and presentations. We have hosted Brazilian and Chinese pastors from Boston at a luncheon and mini-conference, academics who do research on the church in Brazil and China, and multiple speakers.
GRACE, SIN AND SUFFERING SUMMER 2016
Provost Summer Research Fellowship to explore everyday understandings of grace, sin, and suffering in Hong Kong Christians, in collaboration with Dr. Harry Hui, Hong Kong University. Also during the summer, Taylor-Marie Funchion and Si-Hua Chang are working with me to complete a book chapter and analyze the data from a parallel study on grace, sin, and suffering that was conducted with Chinese-American students.
EMERGING ADULTHOOD GRANT: ALL PHASES I to III ARE NOW COMPLETED!
We received surveys from over 1,300 of you, including 80 undergraduates, and interviewed 159 of you! Thank you particularly to those 80 who completed the endless survey twice! You 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.
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.
Kaye Cook's CV (DOC)
Click here to download Dr. Cook's curriculum vitae
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?