Jeff Cookston, Ph.D.

 Contact information

Jeff CookstonOffice - PSY 503b     

cookston@sfsu.edu     

415.405.2133 (office)

415.338.2398 (fax)

Twitter: @jtcookston

Google scholar profile

Courses

PSY 303 - Psychology: The Major and Profession
PSY 305 - Controversial Issues in Psychology

PSY 330 - Child Development
PSY 400 - Research Methods in Psychology
PSY 433 - Social and Emotional Development
PSY 431 - Developmental Psychology
PSY 690 - Future Directions for Psychology Majors
PSY 730 - Current Issues in Developmental Psychology

PSY 735 - Love and the Life Cycle
PSY 735 - Prevention, Intervention, and Family Transitions
PSY 737 - Observation of Children
PSY 739 - Writing for Technical Journals
PSY 770 - Research Methods

Research

My research addresses families with special attention to the role of coparenting, fathering, and divorce. I am currently conducting studies on:
1) how families from diverse cultural experiences adjust to divorce
2) how adolescents socially construct their relationships with their fathers
3) how divorce and
eating practices are related

Areas of focus

·     Social and Emotional Development in Childhood and Adolescence
·     Interparental Conflict, Coparenting Processes, and Child Psychopathology
·     Father-Child Relationship as Buffer between Negative Events and Adjustment
·     Intervention with Families in Crisis and with Families of Divorce
·     Contextual Influences on Parenting Behavior

Dr. Cookston in the media

KQED Forum - July 26th, 2013 - Children and divorce

 

Father's Day 2013 - "Am I the dad you need me to be?" 

 

Father's Day 2014 - Using guided cognitive reframing to improve father-adolescent relationships

 

More on guided cognitive reframing

 

Talking about the results of Juang & Cookston (2009a) on radio and televison:

 

 

EDUCATION

Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX.  B.A. in Psychology.  Minor in Spanish. Undergraduate advisor:  Robert Reinehr, Ph.D.

University of Texas, Austin, TX., M.A. in Human Development and Education, Department of Educational Psychology.  Graduate advisor:  Amanda Harrist, Ph.D.

University of Texas, Austin, TX., Ph.D. in Human Development and Education, Department of Educational Psychology.  Graduate advisor:  Amanda Harrist, Ph.D.  Dissertation  Responsive parenting behavior:  Its relation to role quality, the parenting alliance, and interpersonal context.  Committee:  Cindy Carlson (co-chair), Amanda Harrist (co-chair), Ted Dix, Lucia Gilbert, William Koch

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ., NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow. Program for Prevention Research.  Postdoctoral advisors:  Sanford Braver, Ph.D., and Irwin Sandler, Ph.D.

PUBLICATIONS

NOTE - underlined authors are current and former student collaborators

Parke, R. D., & Cookston, J. T. (September 2018, accepted for publication). Many types of fathers, many types of contexts: An agenda for future progress in fathering research. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development: Advancing Research and Measurement on Fathering and Children's Development.

Stevenson, M. M., Fabricius, W. V., Braver, S. L., & Cookston, J. T. (2018). Associations between parental relocation following separation in childhood and maladjustment in adolescence and young adulthood. Psychology, Public Policy, And Law, doi:10.1037/law0000172

Morford, A. E., Cookston, J. T., & Hagan, M. J. (2017). Parental distress tolerance in three periods of child development: The moderating role of child temperament. Journal Of Child And Family Studies, doi:10.1007/s10826-017-0838-x

Ibrahim, M. H., Somers, J. A., Luecken, L. L., Fabricius, W. V., & Cookston, J. T. (2017). Father-adolescent engagement in shared activities: Effects on cortisol stress response in young adulthood. Journal of Family Psychology, 31(4), 485-494. doi: 10.1037/fam0000259

Schofield, T., Toro, R., Parke, R. D., Cookston, J. T., Fabricius, W. V., & Coltrane, S. (2017). Parenting and substance use among Mexican-origin adolescents: Moderation by preference for a common language. Published online ahead of print on Jan 12, 2017 at Developmental Psychology. doi: 10.1037/dev0000280

Suh, G. W., Fabricius, W. V., Stevenson, M. W., Parke, R. D., Cookston, J. T., Braver, S. L., & Saenz, D. S. (2016). Effects of the interparental relationship on adolescents’ emotional security and adjustment: The important role of fathers. Published online ahead of print in Oct, 2016 at Developmental Psychology. doi: 10.1037/dev0000204

Nieri, T., Grindal, M., Adams, M. A., Cookston, J. T., Fabricius, W. V., Parke, R. D., & Saenz, D. S. (2016). Reconsidering the “acculturation gap” narrative through an analysis of parent-adolescent acculturation differences in Mexican American families. Published online ahead of print at Journal of Family Issues, 37(14), 1919-1944. doi:10.1177/0192513X14551175
 
Cookston, J. T., Olide, A., Parke, R. D., Fabricius, W. V., Saenz, D., & Braver, S. L. (2015). He said what? Guided cognitive reframing about the co-resident father/stepfather-adolescent relationship. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 25(2), 263-278. doi: 10.1111/jora.12120
 
Mauskopf, S., O’Leary, A., Banhashimini, A., Weiner, M., T., & Cookston, J. (2015). Divorce, Family Context, and Eating Behaviors: A Five-Day Diary Study of Pre-Adolescent Obesity Risk. Childhood Obesity, 11(2), 122-129. doi: 10.1089/chi.2014.0053
 

Mauskopf, S., O’Leary, A., Banhashimini, A., Weiner, M., T., & Cookston, J. (in press). Divorce, Family Context, and Eating Behaviors: A Five-Day Diary Study of Pre-Adolescent Obesity Risk. Accepted for publication at Childhood Obesity.

Neiri, T., Grindal, M., Adams, M. A., Cookston, J. T., Fabricius, W. V., Parke, R. D., & Saenz, D. S. (2014). Reconsidering the “acculturation gap” narrative through an analysis of parent-adolescent acculturation differences in Mexican American families. Published online ahead of print at Journal of Family Issues.  doi:10.1177/0192513X14551175

Zhou, Q., Chen, S. H., Cookston, J. T., & Wolchik, S. (2014). Evaluating the cultural fit of the New Beginnings parent program for divorced Asian American mothers: A pilot study. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 5(2), 126-133DOI - 10.1037/a0035519

Cookston, J. T., & Remy, L. N. (2014). Who am I if we aren’t us? Divorce and identity across the lifespan. Oxford Encyclopedia of Identity Development.

Finlay, A. K., Cookston, J. T., Saenz, D. S., Baham, M. E., Parke, R. D., Fabricius, W. V., & Braver, S. L. (2014). Attributions of fathering behaviors among adolescents:  The role of depressive symptoms, ethnicity, and family structure. Journal of Family Issues, 35(4), 501-525. doi:10.1177/0192513X13478404 full text

Stevenson, M. M., Fabricius, W. V., Cookston, J. T., Parke, R. D., Coltrane, S., Braver, S. L. & Saenz, D. S. (2013). Marital problems, maternal gatekeeping attitudes, and father-child relationships in adolescence. Developmental Psychology first published online Dec 23, 2013 as doi: 10.1037/a0035327

Perez-Brena, N. J., Cookston, J. T., Fabricius, W. V., & Saenz, D. (2012).  Patterns of father self evaluations among Mexican and European American men and links to adolescent adjustment.  Fathering, 10(2), 213-235. full text

Cookston, J. T., Olide, A., Adams, M., Fabricius, W. V., Braver, S. L., & Parke, R. D. (2012). In L. Juang & A. Umana-Taylor (Issue Eds.), Family conflict among Chinese and Mexican-origin adolescents and their parents. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development (L. Jensen & R. Larson, Eds.), pp. 83-103. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. full text

Juang, L., Syed, M., Cookston, J., & Wang, Y., & Kim, S.-Y. (2012). Everyday and acculturation-based family conflict among Chinese American parents and adolescents. In L. Juang & A. Umana-Taylor (Issue Eds.), Family conflict among Chinese and Mexican-origin adolescents and their parents. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development (L. Jensen & R. Larson, Eds.), pp. 13-34. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. full text

Weiner, M., & Cookston, J. T. (2012). Dinnertime rituals for children in married and divorced families: Explaining the link between divorce and academic motivation. Advances in Sociology Research, 10, 1-30. full text

Luther, K., Coltrane, S., Parke, R. D., Cookston, J. T., Adams, M. (2011). Youth risk behavior among Mexican origin adolescents: Cross generational differences. In S. S. Chuang & R. P. Moreno (Eds.), Immigrant Children: Change, Adaptation, and Cultural Transformation (pp. 99-124). Boulder, CO: Lexington. full text

Cookston, J. T., & Fung, W. (2011).  The Kids? Turn program evaluation: Probing change within a community-based intervention for separating families.  Family Court Review, 49(2), 348-363full text

Leidy, M. S., Schofield, T. J., Miller, M. A., Parke, R. D., Coltrane, S., Braver, S. L., Cookston, J. T., Fabricius, W. I., Saenz, D., & Adams, M. (2011).  Fathering and adolescent adjustment: Variations by family Structure and ethnic background.  Fathering, 9(1), 44-68. full text

Lowi, A.*, Cookston, J. T., Juang, L. P., & Syed, M. (2011).  Sociocultural adaptation of adolescent third culture kids: A Mixed-methods study of individual, familial, and social influences. In H. HÃ¥kansson (Ed.), Developmental psychology (pp. 79-115). Hauppauge, NJ: Nova Publishers. full text

Juang, L. P., & Cookston, J. T. (2009b).  Acculturation, discrimination, and depressive symptoms among Chinese American adolescents: A longitudinal study.  Journal of Primary Prevention, 30(3-4), 475-496. full text

Juang, L. P., & Cookston, J. T. (2009a).  A longitudinal study of family obligation among Chinese American adolescents: Links to depressive symptoms and family conflict.  Journal of Family Psychology, 23(3), 396-404.  full text

Schenck, C.E., Braver, S.L., Wolchik, S.A., Saenz, D., Cookston, J. T., & Fabricius, W.V. (2009). Relations between mattering to step- and non-residential fathers and adolescent mental health. Fathering, 7(1), 70 - 90. full text

Parke, R. D., Vega, E, Cookston, J. T., Perez, N., & Coltrane (2008). Imagining the future of immigrant fathers.  In S.S. Chuang & R.P. Moreno (Eds.), On New Shores: Understanding Immigrant Fathers in North America, pp. 289 - 318.  New York: Lexington Books. Full text

Sandler, I., Miles, J., Cookston, J. T., & Braver, S. L. (2008).  Effects of father and mother parenting on children’s mental health in high- and low-conflict divorces.  Family Court Review, 46(2), 282-296. Full text

Aceves, M. J., & Cookston, J. T. (2007).  Violent victimization, aggression, and parent-adolescent relations:  Quality parenting as a buffer for violently victimized youth.  Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 36(5).  Full text

Cookston, J. T., Braver, S. L., Griffin, W., deLuse, S. R., & Miles, J. C. (2007).  Effects of the Dads for Life intervention on interparental conflict and co-parenting in the two years after divorce. Family Processes, 46(1), 123-137. Full text

Cookston, J. T., Sandler, I. N., Braver, S. L., & Genalo, T. (2007). Predicting readiness to adopt evidence-based programs for divorcing families:  Champions, attitudes, and access to funding.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 77(4), 573-581. full text

Cookston, J. T. & Finlay, A. K. (2006).  Paternal involvement and adolescent adjustment:  Longitudinal findings from Add Health.  Fathering:  A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice About Men as Father, 4(2), 137-158. Full text

Braver, S. L., Griffin, W. A., Cookston, J.T., Sandler, I. N., & Williams, J. (2005).  Promoting better fathering among divorced non-resident fathers.  In W. M. Pinsof & J. Lebow (Eds.), Family Psychology:  The art of the science.  Oxford University Press.  Full text

Braver, S. L., Griffin, W. A., & Cookston, J. T (2005).  Prevention programs for divorced nonresident fathers.  Family Court Review, 43(1), 81-96. Full text

Cookston, J. T., Harrist, A.W., & Ainslie, R.A. (2003). Affliative and instrumental marital discord, mother’s negative affect, and children’s negative interactions with unfamiliar peers. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 12(2), 185-200.  Full text

Rew, L., Becker, H., Cookston, J., Khosropour, S., & Martinez, S. (2003). Measuring cultural awareness in nursing student. Journal of Nursing Education, 42(6), 249- 257. Full text

Braver, S. L., & Cookston, J. T. (2003).  Controversies, clarifications, and consequences of divorce's legacy: Introduction to the Special Collection. Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies, 52(4), 314-317. Full text

Braver, S.L., Cookston, J. T., & Cohen, B.R. (2002). Experiences of family law attorneys regarding current issues in family law: Results of a survey conducted at a bar association conference. Family Relations, 51, 325-334. Full text

Cookston, J. T., Braver, S. L., Sandler, I., & Genalo, T. (2002).  Prospects for expanded court-based services for children of divorce.  Family Court Review, 40(2), 190-203.  Full text

Becker, H., Cookston, J. T., & Kulberg, V. (2000).  Mailed survey follow-ups:  Are post-card reminders more cost-effective than second questionnaires?  Western Journal of Nursing, 22(5), 642-246. Full text

Cookston, J. T. (1999).  Parental supervision and family structure:  Effects on adolescent problem behavior.  Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 32(1/2), 107-122. Full text

SPECIAL ISSUES OF JOURNALS

S. L. Braver & J. T. Cookston (Eds.) (2003).    The legacy of divorce: Controversies, clarifications and consequences.  Family Relations.