Rosmary Cogan, Ph.D.

Professor - Experimental

Ph.D., 1971, University of Missouri-Columbia

Board Certified in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology

Phone: (806) 834-7739
Fax: (806) 742-0818
Office: 319, Lab: 153A

Professional Services

  • Instructor, Dallas Psychoanalytic Institute
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Health Sciences Center, Texas Tech University
  • Chair of the TTU Institutional Review Board

Research Interests

Research study of discomfort thresholds in childbirth and lab contexts led me to psychoanalytic theory and then to full clinical and psychoanalytic training. My research interests are focused on quantitative research involving theoretical questions about the psychological dynamics of partner and stranger violence and quantitative research about the outcome of psychoanalysis. Research data involve undergraduate students and clinical research data from practicing clinicians.

Selected Research

  • Cogan, R., & Porcerelli, J. H. (in press). Validation of the SWAP Insight Scale. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.
  • Cogan, R., & Porcerelli, J. H. (2011). Test-retest reliability and discriminant validity of the SWAP-200 in a psychoanalytic treatment sample. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice.DOI:10.1111/j.2044-8341.2011.02020.x
  • Porcerelli, J. H., Cogan, R., & Bambery. (2011). The Mental Functioning Axis of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual: An Adolescent Case Study. Journal of Personality Assessment, 93, 177-184. Doi/10.1080/00223891.2011.542724
  • Porcerelli, J. H., Cogan, R., Markova, T., Miller, K., & Mickens, L. (2011). The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition Defensive Functioning Scale: A validity study. Contemporary Psychiatry, 52, 225-230.
  • Porcerelli, J. H., Cogan, R., Markova, T., Murdoch, W., & Porcerelli, M. A. (2010). Abuse, outpatient charges and utilization, and psychiatric symptoms among urban women on Medicaid. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 23, 363-370.
  • Cogan, R., Stringer, A., Aldredge-Clanton, J., Porcerelli, J. H., Clason, W., & Scott, B. (2009). Diagnosis of ovarian cancer: and object relationships in early memories: A pilot study. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 197, 196-199.[ Download PDF file ]
  • Cogan, R. & Fennell, T. (2007). Sexuality and the commission of physical violence to partners and non-partners. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75, 960-967.[ Download PDF file ]
  • Cogan, R. (2007). Therapeutic aims and outcomes of psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 24, 193-207.[ Download PDF file ]
  • 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. (2007). Sexual fantasies, sexual functioning, and hysteria among women: A test of Freud's (1905) Hypothesis. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 24, 697-700.
  • Cogan, R. & Ballinger, B.C. (2006). Alcohol problems and the differentiation of partner, stranger, and general violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21,1-12.[ Download PDF file ]
  • Kim, M., Cogan, R., Carter, S., & Porcerelli, J. H. (2005). Defense mechanisms and self-reported violence toward strangers. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 69, 305-312.
  • Cogan, R., & Porcerelli, J. H. (2005). Clinician reports of personality pathology of patients beginning and patients ending psychoanalysis. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice78, 235-248.[ Download PDF file ]
  • Porcerelli, J. H., Cogan, R., Kamoo, R., & Leitman, S. (2004). Defense mechanisms and self-reported violence toward partners and strangers by college men. Journal of Personality Assessment82, 317-320. [ Download PDF file ]
  • Cogan, R., Porcerelli, J. H., Kamoo, R., & Leitman, S. (2004). Defense mechanisms and violence toward partners and strangers: Defense mechanism manual and defense mechanisms rating scale. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association52, 477-478.
  • Porcerelli, J. H., Cogan, R., & Hibbard, S. (2004). Personality characteristics of partner violent men: A Q-sort approach. Journal of Personality Disorders18, 151-162.
  • Porcerelli, J. H., Cogan, R., West, P., Severson, R. K., et al. (2003). Violent victimization of women and men: Physical and psychiatric symptoms. Journal of the American Board of Family Practice16, 32-39. [Download PDF file ]
  • Cogan, R., & Porcerelli, J. H. (2003). Psychoanalytic psychotherapy with people in abusive relationships: A treatment outcome study. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma7, 29-46.
  • Cogan, R., Larrabee, L. K., Wyatt, I. M., Ontiberoz, A., Waters, S. K., Werner, M. L., Miller, A. L., Lovelady, A. C., Hunt, T. J., Hardin, E. D. III, & Gonzalez, P. M. (2002). Castration anxiety and phobias.Psychological Reports91, 1244-1246.
  • Cogan, R., Porcerelli, J. H., Sharp, D., & Ballinger, B. (2001). Core conflictual relationship themes of men and women who are violent toward their partners. Psychological Reports89, 672-674.
  • Cogan, R., Porcerelli, J. H., & Dromgoole, K. (2001). Dynamics of partner, stranger, and generally violent college student men. Psychoanalytic Psychology18, 515-533.
  • Porcerelli, J., Thomas, S., Hibbard, S. & Cogan, R. (1998). Defense mechanisms in children, adolescents, and young adults: A TAT validity study. Journal of Personality Assessment71, 411-420.

Student Projects

  • Ballinger, B. (2000). Factor analysis of partner and stranger versions of the Conflict Tactics Scales
  • Sharp, D. (2000). Core Conflictual Relationship Themes of women with bulimia symptoms
  • Kim, M. (2001). Defense mechanisms of stranger violent college student men
  • Carter, S. (2001). The use of defense mechanisms in partner violent college men