Dr. Eric Cooley
 Professor of Psychology
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 Office: Todd Hall 320

  Telephone: (503)838-8331

  Email:  cooleye@wou.edu 

 

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Position:

Professor of Psychology
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, Oregon 97361

Academic Preparation

Claremont Men's College B.A. in Psychology June 1972

University of Texas at Austin Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology August 1976

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Professional Experience

Licensure

Licensed Psychologist (Oregon #0445) since 1981

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Honors and Awards

Phi Kappa Phi

Faculty Honors Award, Western Oregon University, 1991.

Chair, Psychology Department, 1991-1994.

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Publications

  • Cooley, E. & Spiegler, M. (1980). Cognitive versus emotional coping responses as alternatives to test 
         anxiety. Cognitive Therapy & Research, 4, 159-166.

  • Cooley, E. & Lajoy, R. (1980). Therapeutic relationship and improvement as perceived by clients and
         therapists. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 36, 562-70.

  • Cooley, E. & Keesey, J. (1981). Relationship between life change and illness in coping versus
         sensitive persons. Psychological Reports, 48, 711-714.

  • Cooley, E. & Keesey, J. (1981). Moderator variables in the life stress and illness relationship. Journal
         of Human Stress, 7(3), 35-40

  • Miller, A. & Cooley, E. (1981). Moderator variables for the relationship between life change and
         disorders. Journal of General Psychology, 104, 223-233.


  • Savicki, V. & Cooley, E. (1982). Implications of burnout research and theory for counselor educators.
         Personnel and Guidance Journal, 60, 415-420.

    Savicki, V. & Cooley, E. (1983). Theoretical and research considerations of burnout. Children and
         Youth Services Review, 5, 227-238.

  • Cooley, E. & Ayres, R. (1985). Convergent and discriminant validity of the Mental Processing Scales of the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children. Psychology in the Schools, 22, 373-377.
  • Ayres, R. & Cooley, E. (1986). Sequential versus simultaneous processing of the K-ABC: Validity in
          predicting learning success. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 4, 211-220

  • Wade, D., Cooley, E., & Savicki, V. (1986). A longitudinal study of burnout. Children and Youth
          Services Review, 8, 161-173.

  • Savicki, V. & Cooley, E. (1987). The relationship of work environment and client contact to burnout
         in mental health professionals. Journal of Counseling and Development, 65, 249-253.

  • Cooley, E.J. (1987). Situational and trait determinants of competitive state anxiety. Perceptual and
          Motor Skills, 64, 767-773.

  • Ayres, R. & Cooley, E. (1988). Educational translation of the K-ABC: A prediction study. School
          Psychology Review, 17, 113-124.

  • Cooley, E. & Ayres, R. (1988) Self-concept and success-failure attributions of learning disabled and
          non-handicapped students. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 21, 174-178.

  • Cooley, E. & Ayres, R. (1988) Cluster scores for the Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale.
          Educational and Psychological Measurement, 48, 1019-1024.

  • Cooley, E. & Klinger, C. (1989). Academic attributions and coping with tests. Journal of Social and
          Clinical Psychology, 8, 359-367.

  • Ayres, R., Cooley, E., & Dunn, C. (1990). Self-concept, attribution and persistence in
         learning-disabled students. Journal of School Psychology, 28, 153-163.

  • Cooley, E., Beaird, J., & Ayres, R. (1994). Academic persistence and attributional style in fifth   
         graders.  Psychology in the Schools, 31, 156-163.

  • Savicki, V. & Cooley, E. (1994). Burnout in child protective service workers: a longitudinal study.
          Journal of Organizational Behavior, 15, 655-666.

  • Toray, T., & Cooley, E. (1997). Weight fluctuation, bulimic symptoms, and self-efficacy for control of
          eating. The Journal of Psychology, 131, 383-392.

Toray, T., & Cooley, E. (1998). Coping in female college students: The value of experience.  The
      Journal of College Student Development, 39, 291-295.

Cooley, E., & Toray, T. (2001).  Disordered eating in college freshman women: A prospective study,
     Journal of American College Health, 49, 229-235.

Cooley, E. & Toray, T. (2001) Body image and personality predictors of eating disorder symptoms
     during the college years.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 30, 28-36.

Savicki, V., Cooley, E., & Gjesvold, J. (2003).  Harassment as a predictor of job burnout in
     correctional officers. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 30, 602-619.

Presentations at Professional Meetings

    Savicki, V. & Cooley, E. (1982, November). Burnout inoculation. Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Seattle.

    Savicki, V. & Cooley, E. (1983, August). The relationship of work environment and client contact to burnout in mental health professionals. American Psychological Association, Anaheim.

    Cooley, E. & Lamson, F. (1983, April). A comparison of intellectually average and below average children with learning problems. Western Psychological Association, San Francisco.

    Cooley, E. & Savicki, V. (1983, April). Therapists' attributions about treatment outcomes: The development of a scale. Western Psychological Association, San Francisco.

    Cooley, E. & Rickard, M. (1983, April). The measurement of social supports: A self-report scale. Western Psychological Association, San Francisco.

    Cooley, E. & Keesey, J. C. (1983, April). Success in coping with life change: Some personality and coping style factors. Western Psychological Association, San Francisco.

    Cooley, E. & Ayres. R. (1985, August). Construct validity of the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children. American Psychological Association, Los Angeles.

    Ayres, R. & Cooley, E. (1986, May). Self-concept and attribution differences for handicapped and non-handicapped students. Western Psychological Association, Seattle.

    Wade, D., Cooley, E., & Savicki, V. (1986, May). Stressors, attributions, and burnout: A longitudinal study. Western Psychological Association, Seattle.

    Ayres, R. & Cooley, E. (1986, May). Educational translation of K-ABC mental processing scale results. Western Psychological Association, Seattle.

    Rickard, M. & Cooley, E. (1986, May). Coping with stress: Determinants of success. Western Psychological Association, Seattle.

    Cooley, E. (1986, May). State and trait determinants of competitive anxiety and outcome. Western Psychological Association, Seattle.

    Cooley, E. (1987, September). A process study of cognitions during competition. Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Newport Beach, CA.

    Cooley, E. (1987, June). Cognitions during competition: Factors and their relationship to outcomes. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Vancouver, B. C.

    Cooley, E. (1988, October). A process approach to cognitions during competition. Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Nashua, New Hampshire.

    Cooley, E. & Ayres, R. (1988, April). Piers-Harris cluster scores: Reliability and independence. Western Psychological Association, San Francisco.

    Ayres, R. & Cooley, E. (1988, April). Self-Concept, attributions and persistence in learning disabled students. Western Psychological Association, San Francisco.

    Klinger, C. & Cooley, E. (1988, April). Attributional Style and coping with tests. Western Psychological Association, San Francisco.

    Cooley, E. & Klinger, C. (1988, April). Dimensions of attributional style for academic situations. Western Psychological Association, San Francisco.

    Cooley, E. (1988, October). A process approach to cognitions during competition. Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Nashua, New Hampshire.

    Cooley, E., Ayres, R., & Beaird, J. (1989, February). Attributions, conceptions of ability and persistence in fifth graders. Oregon Academy of Sciences, Portland.

    Cooley, E., Perrin, N., & Ayres, R. (1989, April). A factor analysis of K-ABC mental processing subtests. Western Psychological Association, Reno.

    Ayres, R., Cooley, E., & Beaird, J. (1989, April). Educational attributions and persistence in fifth graders. Western Psychological Association, Reno.

    Beaird, J., Cooley, E., & Ayres, R. (1989, April). Conceptions of ability and persistence in fifth graders. Western Psychological Association, Reno.

    Cooley, E., Harris, R., & Rickard, M. (1990, February). Math attributions, anxiety, procrastination and persistence in college students. Oregon Academy of Science, Pacific University.

    Cooley, E. & Ayres, R. (1990, September). The Attributional Style for Physical Activity Scale: Preliminary scale analysis. Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, San Antonio.

    Cooley, E., Harris, R., Ayres, R., & Beaird, J. (1991, April). Parent attributions for student successes and failures: Scale development. Western Psychological Association, San Francisco.

    Ayres, R., Cooley, E., Beaird, J., & Harris, R. (1991, April). Parental attributions and student responses to academic successes and failures. Western Psychological Association, San Francisco.

    Cooley, E., Ayres, R., & Beaird, J. (1991, October 23-27). Construct validity of the Attributional Style for Physical Activity Scale. Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Savannah, GA.

    Cooley, E., Beaird, J., & Ayres, R. (1992, February 22). Attributions for physical ability: Implications for exercise behaviors. Oregon Academy of Science, Salem, OR.

    Cooley, E. (1992, October). Attributional style for physical activities and health-promoting behaviors. Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Colorado Springs.

    Cooley, E., Beaird, J., & Ayres, R. (1992, May). Attributional style for physical activity: Health and exercise behavior correlates. Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

    Cooley, E. & Rickard, M. (1992, May). Learned helplessness for mathematics: Emotional and behavioral consequences. Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

    Savicki, V. & Cooley, E. (1992, May). A longitudinal study of burnout in Child Protective Service workers. Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

    Cooley, E. & Woodruff, L. (1993, February). Attributional style and physical self-concept associated with physical fitness and exercise behaviors. Oregon Academy of Science, Linfield College.

    Beaird, J., Cooley, E., & Ayres, R. (1994, April). Student and parent assessments of learned helplessness as predictors of academic success. Western Psychological Association meetings, Hawaii.

    Beaird, J., Cooley, E., Ayres, R., & Mitchell, K. (1994, April). School performance characteristics of high and low external students. Western Psychological Association meetings, Hawaii.

    Toray, T. & Cooley, E. (1994). Psychological factors associated with weight fluctuations. Oregon Academy of Science, Corvallis, OR.

    Cooley, E. & Toray, T. (1994, October). Self-Schemas, emotional awareness and self-efficacy in weight fluctuators. Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Lake Tahoe.

    Cooley, E. & Ayres, R. (1994, October). Attributional style influences on physical self-concept, exercise, and fitness. Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Lake Tahoe.

    Hake, T., Cooley, E., & Toray, T. (1995, February). Body image dissatisfaction and the ideal female figure. Oregon Academy of Sciences, Reed College, Portland.

    Cooley, E. & Toray, T. (1995, October). The ideal female figure and body image dissatisfaction. Paper presented at the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, New Orleans.

    Toray, T. & Cooley, E. (1995, October). Bulimic symptoms and self-efficacy in weight fluctuators. Presented at the 123rd American Public Health Association Meeting, San Diego.

    Toray, T. & Cooley, E. (1996, April). Coping styles and class standing in a college population. Presented at Western Psychological Association, San Jose, CA.

    Cooley, E. & Toray, T. Avoidance-Based exercise and eating problems (1996, April). Presented at Western Psychological Association, San Jose, CA.

    Cooley, E. & Toray, T. (1996, April). Eating as emotion-focused coping: Assessing individual differences. Presented at Western Psychological Association, San Jose, CA.

    Cooley, E. & Savicki, V. (1996, April). Supervisory behavior, work environment and burnout in correctional officers. Presented at Western Psychological Association, San Jose, CA.

    Cooley, E. (1997, September). Exercising motivation and maladaptive eating patterns. Presented at the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sports Psychology, San Diego, CA.

    Cooley, E. & Toray, T. (1998, April) Eating as coping behavior: Scale development. Presented at Western Psychological Association and Rocky Mountain Psychological Association meeting. Albuquerque, NM.

    Ayres, R. & Cooley, E. (1998, April) Self-Efficacy in beginning and experienced teachers. Presented at Western Psychological Association and Rocky Mountain Psychological Association meeting, Albuquerque, NM.

    Toray, T. & Cooley, E. (1998, April) The impact of divorce: An assessment of parents with minor children. Presented at Western Psychological Association and Rocky Mountain Psychological Association meeting, Albuquerque, NM.

    Ayres, R. & Cooley, E. (1999, June) Self-Efficacy, Commitment to Teaching and Burnout in Beginning Teachers. Paper presented at the American Psychological Society, Denver.

    Gjesvold, J. & Cooley, E. (1999, June) Guilt and Shame: Psychological Attributions Assessed in Criminal Offenders and College Students. Paper presented at the American Psychological Society, Denver.

    Toray, T. & Cooley, E. (1999, April) A prospective study of maladaptive eating & dieting behvaiors in late adolescence. Paper presented at the biannual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM

 Cooley, E. & Toray, T. (1999, September)Eating as Coping and Eating Pathology. Paper at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Banff, Canada

Cooley, E., Gjesvold, J., & Myers, L. (2000, April). Shame, Guilt and Moral Disengagement and Rule-Breaking Behaviors.  Paper presented at Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Cooley, E., & Toray, T. (2000, April).  Coping Behaviors and Eating Pathology: A 3-year Longitudinal Study. Paper presented at Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Ayres, R. & Cooley, E. (2000, April). Teacher Beliefs and Attitudes After One Year of Teaching. Paper presented at Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Savicki, V., Cooley, E., & Gjesvold, J. (2000, April).  Harassment as a Predictor of Job Burnout in Correctional Officers. Paper presented at Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

 Cooley, E., Winegar, S., Schreiber, S., Rinaker, D., McHone, C., Utter, L., and Diaz-Bach, H. (2001, May) Eating as a Coping Response to Stress: Scale Validation, paper presented at Western Psychological Association, Kanapali, Hawaii.

Cooley, E., Ayres, R., & Schalock, M. (2002, April) Burnout, self-efficacy and     commitment in beginning teachers. Poster presented at Western Psychological Association, Irvine, CA.

Cooley, E., Toray, T., & Wang, M. (2002, April)  Maternal Influences on daughters' body image. Poster presented at Western Psychological Association, Irvine, CA.

Cooley, E. & Toray, T. (2002, October). Maternal Influences on Daughters’ Eating Pathologies.  Poster presented at Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Tucson, AZ.

Cooley, E., Peters, A., Perez, J., Orandon, D., & Bennett, K. (2003, May) Negative self-evaluations, body dissatisfaction and maladaptive eating patterns. Poster presented at Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, B.C.

Ayres, R., Cooley, E., & Schalock, M. (2003, May).  Engagement, commitment, and self-efficacy in early career teachers.  Poster presented at Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, B.C.

Jasper, E., Hall, B., Esposito, L., & Cooley, E. (2004, February)  Impulsivity, attachment styles and disordered eating in college women.  Paper presented at Oregon Academy of Sciences, Portland, OR

Cooley, E., Toray, T, Esposito, L., Friesen, L., Jasper, E., & Hall, B. (2004, April).  Impulsivity, attachment styles and disordered eating in college women.  Poster presented at Western Psychological Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Cooley, E., Toray, T, Esposito, L., Jasper, E.,  Hall, B., Pannas, E., & Terris, E. (2004, April). Attachment styles, impulsivity and the interpersonal model of depression.   Poster presented at Western Psychological Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Toray, T, Cooley, E., Jasper, E., Perry, T., & Pannas, E. (2004, April).  An investigation of complicated grief in college females.  Poster presented at Western Psychological Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Scope of Instructional Experience

Psychology Courses Frequently Taught:

      Introduction to Research Methods (Psy 217/301)

      Social Psychology (Psy 334)

      Introduction to Behavior Modification (Psy 349)

      Psychology of Sports (Psy 415)

      Abnormal Psychology (Psy 450)

      Maladjusted Child (Psy 463)

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