Bill Cook

Dr. William L. Cook received his B.A. from the University of Alaska, Anchorage in 1969 and his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in 1987.  After a NIMH sponsored postdoctoral fellowship in clinical (psychology) research at UCLA, he taught at the University of Texas, Austin (1989-1995). His research has focused on the application of advanced statistical procedures to the study of family systems, and he co-authored the first comprehensive text on the analysis of interdependence in dyadic relationships (Dyadic Data Analysis, Guilford Press, 2006).  He became the Psychiatric Research Director at Maine Medical Center in 1995, where he continued his research until 2012.  In 2014 he was Visiting Professor at the Catholic University in Milan, Italy and he has conducted numerous workshops on dyadic data analysis in the U.S. and Europe.  Dr. Cook is on the Research Committee of the UNE affiliated Northeast Osteopathic Medical Education Network (NEOMEN) and serves as Research Director for the annual NEOMEN Research and Scholarship Forum.



Selected Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals:

Mother’s Family Psychology: A social relations model analysis of maternal per eptions of the family system.  TPM –Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Appliced Psychology, 22, 2015.

Loeys, T., Cook, W. L., De Smet, O., & Buysse, A. (2014).  The actor-partner model for categorical data: A user friendly guide to GEE.  Personal Relationships, 21, 225 – 241.

Fife, B. L., Weaver, M. T., Cook, W. L., & Stump, T. T. (2013).  Partner interdependence and coping with a life-threatening illness: The impact on dyadic adjustment.  Journal of Family Psychology, 27, 702 – 711.

Woodbury, K. A., McFarlane, W. R., Giuliano, A. J., Verdi, M. B., Cook, W. L., Faraone, S. F., & Siedman, L. J. (2013).  Change in Neuropsychological Functioning over One Year in Youth at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis.  Schizophrenia Research, 146, 87 - 94.

Debrot, A., Cook, W. L., Perrez, M., & Horn, A. (2012, June 11).  Deeds Matter: Daily enacted responsiveness in couple’s daily lives.  Journal of Family Psychology, 26, 617-627.  Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0028666.

McFarlane, W. R., Cook, W. L., Downing, D., Ruff, A., Lynch, S., Adelsheim, S., Calkings, R., Carter, C. S., Cornblatt, B., & Milner, K. (2012).  Early Detection, Intervention, and Prevention of Psychosis Program: Rationale, Design, and Sample Description.  Adolescent Psychiatry (2012).   Adolescent Psychiatry, 2, 112 - 124.

Ruff, A., McFarlane, W. R., Downing, D., Cook, W., & Woodbury, K. (2012). A community outreach and education model for early identification of mental illness in young people.  Adolescent Psychiatry, 2, 140 – 145.

Maloney, A. E., Threlkeld, K. A., Cook, W. L. (2012). Comparative effectiveness of a 12-week physical activity intervention for overweight and obese youth:  Exergaming with Dance Dance Revolution.  Games for Health, 1, 96 - 103.

Eichelsheim, V. I., Dekovic, M., Buist, K. L., Cook, W. L., Manders, W., Branje, S. J. T., Frijns, T., Van Lier, P. A. C., Koot, H. M., Meeus, W. H. J. (2011).  Negativity in problematic and nonproblematic families: A multigroup social relations model analysis with structured means.  Journal of Family Psychology, 25, 152 – 156.

Woodberry, K.A., Seidman, L.J., Giuliano, A.J., Verdi, M.B., Cook, W.L., McFarlane, W.R. (2010). Neuropsychological profiles in individuals at clinical high risk for psychosis: relationship to psychosis and intelligence. Schizophrenia Research, 123, 188-198.

De Mol, J., Buysse, A., & Cook, W. L. (2010).  A family assessment based on the Social Relations Model.  Journal of Family Therapy, 32, 259-279.

McFarlane, W. R., Cook, W. L., Downing, D., Verdi, M. B., Woodbury, K. A., & Ruff, A. (2010).  Portland identification and early Referral: A community-based system for identifying and treating youths at high risk of psychosis.  Psychiatric Services, 61, 512- 515.

Cook, W. L. (2010).  The comparative study of interpersonal relationships.  Family Science, 1, 37-47.

Eichelsheim, V. I., Dekovic, M., Buist, K. L., & Cook, W. L. (2009).  The social relations model in family studies: A systematic review.  Journal of Marriage and the Family 71, 1052-1069.

Manders, W. A., Janssen, J. M. A. M., Cook, W. L., Oud, J. H. L., De Bruyn, E. E. J., & Scholte, R. H. J. (2009).  Perceptions of problem behavior in adolescents’ families: Perceiver, target, and family effects.  Journal of Youth and Adolescents, 38, 1328-1338.

Manders, W. A., Cook, W. L., Oud, J. H. L., Scholte, R. H. J., Janssen, J. M. A. M., & De Bruyn, E. E. J. (2007).  Level validity of self-report whole family measures.  Journal of Family Psychology, 21, 605-613.

McFarlane, W. R., & Cook, W. L. (2007).  Family expressed emotion prior to onset of psychosis.  Family Process 46, 185-197.

Kuyken, W., Watkins, E., Holden, E., & Cook, W. (2006).  Rumination in adolescents at risk for depression.  Journal of Affective Disorders, 96, 39-47.

Cook, W. L., & Kenny, D. A. (2006).  Examining the validity of self-report assessments of family functioning: A question of the level of analysis.  Journal of Family Psychology, 20, 209-216.

Cook, W. L., (2005). The SRM approach to family assessment: An introduction and case example.  European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 21, 216-225.

Cook, W. L., & Kenny, D. A. (2005).  The actor-partner interdependence model: A model for bidirectional effects in developmental studies.  International Journal of Behavioral Development, 29, 101-109).

Cook, W. L., & Snyder, D. K. (2005).  Analyzing nonindependent treatment outcomes in couple therapy using the actor-partner interdependence model.  Journal of Family Psychology, 19 133-141.

Cook, W. L., & Kenny, D. A. (2004).  Application of the social relations model to family assessment.  Journal of Family Psychology, 18, 361-371.

Cook, W. L. (2001).  Interpersonal influence in families: A social relations model analysis.  Child Development, 72, 1179-1197.

Cook, W. L.  (2000). Understanding attachment security in family context.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 285-294.

Kenny, D. A., & Cook, W. (1999).  Partner effects in relationship research: Conceptual issues, analytic difficulties, and illustrations.  Personal Relationships, 6, 433-488.

Cook, W.L. (1998).  Integrating models of interdependence with treatment evaluations in marital therapy research.  Journal of Family Psychology, 12, 529‑542.

Cook, W.L., & Douglas, E.M. (1998).  The looking-glass self in family context: A social relations analysis.  Journal of Family Psychology, 12, 299-309.

Cook, W.L. (1994).  A structural equation model of dyadic relationships within the family system.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 62, 500-509.

Cook, W.L. (1993).  Interdependence and the interpersonal sense of control: An analysis of family relationships.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 64, 587-601.

Cook, W.L., & Goldstein, M.J. (1993).  Multiple perspectives on family relationships: A latent variables model.  Child Development, 64, 1377-1388.

Cook, W.L., Kenny, D.A., and Goldstein, M.J. (1991).  Parental affective style risk and the family system: A social relations model analysis.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 100, 492-501.

Cook, W.L., Asarnow, J.R., Goldstein, M.J., Marshall, V.G., and Weber, E. (1990).  Mother-child dynamics in early-onset depression and childhood schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Development and Psychopathology, 2, 71-84. 

Cook, W. L. and Goethe, J.W. (1990). The effect of being reared with an alcoholic half‑sibling: A classic study reanalyzed.  Family Process, 29, 87-93.

Cook, W.L., Strachan, A.M., Goldstein, M.J., and Miklowitz, D.J. (1989). Expressed emotion and reciprocal affective relationships in the families of disturbed adolescents, Family Process, 28, 337-348.

Cook, W.L. (1988).  Researching disturbed family systems: State of the art.  Journal of Family Psychology, 2, 259-265.

Goethe, J.W., Szurek, B.L., and Cook, W.L. (1988). A comparison of adequately vs. inadequately treated depressed patients. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 176, 465‑470.

Cook, W. and Dreyer, A.S. (1984). The social relations model: A new approach to the analysis of family‑dyadic interaction. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 46, 679‑687.

Other Scholarly Activity

Books, Chapters, Letters

Cook, W. L. (2015).  Preventing hospitalization for psychosis.  Letter to the Editor of Psychiatric Services, 66, October, 2015.

Cook, W. L. (2011).  Foundational issues in nonindependent data analysis.  In Brett Laursen, Todd Little, & Noel Card (Eds.), Handbook of developmental research methods.  New York: Guilford Press.

Cook, W. L. (2009).  Analysis of Family Data.  In Harry T. Reis & Susan K. Sprecher (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Human Relationships.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Cook, W. L. (2008).  Application of the social relations model formulas to developmental research.  In Noel Card, James Selig, & Todd Little (Eds.) Modeling Interdependence in Developmental Psychology.  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates.

Cook, W. L. (2007).  The Round-Robin Family Assessment with Social Relations Model Analysis.  In Steven R. Smith and Leonard Handler (Eds.) The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents.  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates.

Kenny, D. A., Kashy, D. A., & Cook, W. L. (2006).  Dyadic Data Analysis.  New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Cook, W. L. (2003). Quantitative Methods for Deductive (Theory Testing) Research on Parent‑Child Dynamics. In L. Kuczynski (Ed) Handbook of Dynamics in Parent‑Child Relations, pp 347‑372. New York: Sage Publications.

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