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Dr A.R. (Sasha) Cook

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group Work and Organizational Psychology

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
Postal address
  • Postbus 15919
    1001 NK Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    I finished my PhD in the field of organizational psychology under the supervision of Dr. Bertolt Meyer at TU Chemnitz, Germany in 2019.  In my dissertation, I analyzed the origins and developments of leadership perceptions with a specific focus on interpersonal behavior. In general, I aim at integrating theoretical and methodological approaches from psychology, biology, computer science, and political science in my research projects. During my PhD, I worked as a researcher and teacher at the Professorship of Organizational Psychology and the Professorship of Social Psychology at TU Chemnitz. From 2019 to 2021, I worked as an assistant professor (Organizational Psychology) at VU Amsterdam. 

  • Teaching
    • Current topics: Introduction to Sports and Performance Psychology
    • Work, Motivation, & Health 
  • Professional Activities

    Editorial Board Member

    • Small Group Research


    • Health Psychology
    • European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology
    • The Journal of Social Psychology
    • Human Factors 
    • European Journal of Personality
    • German Journal of Human Resource Management 
    • Academy of Management Perspectives
    • Applied Psychology: An International Review


  • Publications

    Publications in peer-reviewed journals

    Cook, A. (S.) & Zill, A. (2021). Working with type 1 diabetes. Investigating the associations between diabetes-related distress, burnout and job satisfaction. Frontiers in Psychology2, 697833.

    Cook, A. (S.), Zill, A., & Meyer, B. (2021). Perceiving leadership structures in teams: Effects of cognitive schemas and perceived communication. Small Group Research, 52(3),

    Cook, A. (S.), Zill, A., & Meyer, B. (2020). Observing leadership as behavior in teams and herds – An ethological approach to shared leadership research. Leadership Quarterly, 31(2), 101296.

    Zill, A., Knoll, M., Cook, A. (S.), & Meyer, B. (2020). When do followers compensate for leader silence? The motivating role of leader injustice. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 27(1), 65-79.

    Cook. A. (S.), Meyer, B., Gockel, C., & Zill, A. (2019). Adapting leadership perceptions across tasks: Micro origins of informal leadership transitions. Small Group Research, 50(2), 227-265.

    Book chapters

    Cook, A. (S.) & Meyer, B. (2017). Assessing leadership behavior with observational and sensor-based methods: A brief overview. In B. Schyns, P. Neves, & R. Hall (Eds.) Handbook of Methods in Leadership Research (pp. 73-102). Edward Elgar Publishing.

    Publication in Conference Proceedings

    Cook A. & Zill, A. (2021). Working with chronic illness: Investigating individual health status and burnout. Academy of Management Proceedings.

    Cook A. (2018). An ethological approach towards the analysis of dyadic behavior in informal leadership research. Academy of Management Proceedings.

  • Publications


    • Cook, A. R., & Zill, A. (2023). Individual health status as a resource: Analyzing associations between perceived illness symptom severity, burnout, and work engagement among employees with autoimmune diseases. Applied Psychology.


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  • Ancillary activities
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