Texas Tech University

John L. Cooley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email: john.cooley@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-5194

Office: 220; Lab: 452A-C

Ph.D., Clinical Child Psychology
University of Kansas, 2018

Lab Website:www.peerrelationslab.com

Dr. Cooley will be reviewing applications for the 2022-2023 class.

Dr. John L. Cooley

Research Interests

My program of research is guided by two overarching questions: “Why are some children and adolescents more impacted by peer victimization than others?" and "How can we address the mental health needs of peer-victimized youth?" More specifically, my lab is focused on investigating a) factors that influence risk for peer victimization and its associated negative outcomes, b) methods for identifying victims of peer aggression in need of intervention, and c) prevention and intervention approaches. For additional information, please visit www.peerrelationslab.com.

Selected Publications

  • Cooley, J. L., Blossom, J. B., Tampke, E. C., & Fite, P. J. (2020). Emotion regulation attenuates the prospective links from peer victimization to internalizing symptoms during middle childhood. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2020.1731819
  • Evans, S. C., Cooley, J. L., Blossom, J. B., Pederson, C. A., Tampke, E., & Fite, P. J. (2019). Examining ODD/ADHD symptom dimensions as predictors of social, emotional, and academic trajectories in middle childhood. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2019.1644645
  • Cooley, J. L., & Ritschel, L. A., Frazer, A. L., & Blossom, J. B. (2019). The influence of internalizing symptoms and emotion dysregulation on the association between witnessed community violence and aggression among urban adolescents. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 50(6), 883-893. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-019-00890-9
  • Fite, P. J., Cooley, J. L., Poquiz, J., & Williford, A. (2019). Pilot evaluation of a targeted intervention for peer-victimized youth. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 75(1), 46-65. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22697
  • Cooley, J. L., Fite, P. J. & Pederson, C. A. (2018). Bidirectional associations between peer victimization and functions of aggression in middle childhood: Further evaluation across informants and academic years. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 46(1), 99-111. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-017-0283-8
  • Cooley, J. L., Frazer, A. L., Fite, P. J., Brown, S., & DiPierro, M. (2017). Anxiety symptoms as a moderator of the reciprocal links between forms of aggression and peer victimization in middle childhood. Aggressive Behavior, 43(5), 450-459. https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.21703
  • Cooley, J. L., & Fite, P. J. (2016). Peer victimization and forms of aggression during middle childhood: The role of emotion regulation. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44(3), 535-546. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-015-0051-6
  • Cooley, J. L., Fite, P. J., Rubens, S. L. & Tunno, A. M. (2015). Peer victimization, depressive symptoms, and rule-breaking behavior in adolescence: The moderating role of peer social support. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 37(3), 512-522. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-014-9473-7