Corey L. Cook

Associate Professor of Psychology

Corey L. Cook

Office Location: Ramstad Hall - 111A

Status:On Leave

  • Professional
  • Biography

Additional Titles/Roles

  • Title IX Formal Process Team
  • Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Germany


  • Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Florida, 2012
  • M.S., Social Psychology, University of Florida, 2009
  • B.S., Psychology, Arizona State University, 2005

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Stereotyping and Prejudice
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Morals, Values, and Beliefs


  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship, 2023-2024


My research explores how social motives and beliefs (e.g., religious, existential, or social beliefs) influence perceptions of threats and opportunities regarding others in our social environment. My research largely focuses on how such beliefs influence stereotyping and prejudice toward a wide range of groups, including atheists, immigrants, LGBT, and Muslims. My other research interests include morality/values, evolutionary psychology, and “alternative” belief systems (e.g., conspiracies, the occult, etc.).

Selected Publications

Cook, C. L., & Franks, A. S. (2022). Religious identity and intersectional privilege: (A)Symmetric biases in Christians and atheists are unaffected by prompts to consider religious and racial privilege. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.
Klein, R. A., Cook, C. L., Ebersole, C. R., Vitiello, C., Nosek, B. A. … Ratliff, K. A. (2022). Many Labs 4: Failure to replicate mortality salience effect with and without original author involvement. Collabra: Psychology, 8, 1-15.
Cook, C. L., & Cottrell, C. A. (2021). You don’t know where he’s been: Sexual promiscuity negatively affects responses toward both gay and straight men. Psychology of Men & Masculinities, 21, 63-76.
Cook. C. L., Krems, J. A., & Kenrick, D. T. (2021). Fundamental motives illuminate a broad range of individual and cultural variations in thought and behavior. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 30, 242-250