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Rosemary Cogan - Experimental Psychology

Contact Information

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  • I am easiest to reach by email. If you email, please include your major(s) and GPA. You are also welcome to stop by my office during my office hours.

Publications/Presentations with Undergraduate Students

  • Knight, S. M., & Cogan, R. (2003, April). Partner violence by men: Anger and sexual preoccupation. Poster presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Laxton, L. L. & Cogan, R. (2003, April). Partner violence by women: Alcohol, depression, and anger. Poster presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Meier, D., Rothengass, B., Crawford, S., Spake, J., & Cogan, R. (2001, April). Core Conflictual Relationship Themes of women with hysteric vs obsessive personality characteristics. Poster presented at the meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Reno, NV.
  • Powell, F. & Cogan, R. (2001, April). Violence in the T.A.T.: Partner, stranger, and non- violent college men. Poster presented at the meetings of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Reno, NV.
  • *Cogan, R., Cochran, B. S., Velarde, L. C., Calkins, H. B., Chenault, N. E., Cody, D. L., Kelley, M. D., Kubicek, S. J., Loving, A. R., Noriega, J. P., Phelan, K. A., Seigle, S. C., Stout, T. I., Styles, J. W., & Williams, H. A. (in press). Sexual Fantasies, Sexual Functioning, and Hysteria among Women: A Test of Freud's (1905) Hypothesis. Psychoanalytic Psychology.

*Note: Although this research was from a class, the second and third authors helped to complete finishing touches on the work as students in my lab.

Reseach Interests

Dynamics and treatment of partner and stranger violence, violence and health, quantitative research in psychoanalysis

Responsibilities and Expectations for Undergraduate Research Assistants

Students in my lab work with me, with each other, and independently to collect data, score data from projective materials such as responses to the Thematic Apperception Test, and enter data into shared data bases. As the student gains understanding of the data and work of the lab, he or she is welcome to take a special interest in one part of the data and work with me on a proposal for presenting the data at a professional meeting.

Current Projects

My research work involves two areas. Students are most able to join into work studying the dynamics of partner and stranger violence. Another long term research area concerns changes during psychoanalysis. Short-term projects generally concern dynamics of personality, tests of aspects of psychoanalytic theory, and sometimes health-related issues.