Dr. Emily C. Cook

Department, Office, or School
Department of Psychology
  • Professor


B.S. Psychology, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
M.A. Educational Psychology, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC
Ph.D. Human Development and Family Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC
NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Cook, E. C. (2020). Affective and physiological synchrony in friendships during late 
adolescence. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 37(4), 1296-1316.

Cook, E. C. (2020). Understanding the associations between helicopter parenting and 
emerging adults’ adjustment. Journal of Child and Family Studies 

Cook, E. C., Blair, B., & Buehler, C. (2018). Individual differences in 
adolescents’ emotional reactivity across relationship contexts. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 47(2), 290-305.

Cook, E. C., Duncan, O., Fernandez, M. E., Mercier, B., Windrow, J., & Stroud, L. R. (2018). Affective and physiological response to a novel parent–adolescent conflict stressor. Stress, 1-11.

Cook, E. C., Wilkinson, K., & Stroud, L. R. (2018). The role of stress response in the association between autonomy and adjustment in adolescents. Physiology & Behavior, 189, 40-49. 

Cook, E. C., Chaplin, T. C., & Stroud, L.R. (2015). The Relationship between Autonomy 
and Relatedness and Adolescents’ Adrenocortical and Cardiovascular Stress Response. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44, 1999-2011. 

Cook, E. C., Pflieger, J.C., Connell, A. Connell, C. M. (2015). Do specific transitional patterns of antisocial behavior during adolescence increase risk for problems in young adulthood? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 95-106. PMID: 24893667

Cook, E. C., Buehler, C., Blair, B. (2013). Adolescents' emotional reactivity across relationship contexts. Developmental Psychology, 49, 341-352. PMID: 22545839



Research Methods in Developmental Psychology

Research Methods

Adolescent Development

Human Development


Adolescents' social and behavioral development

Developmental psychopathology

The effect of psychological, biological, and contextual factors on adolescents' externalizing

Translation of research into preventive interventions