John Grych
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Dr. Grych’s primary research interests focus on the causes and consequences of aggression in adolescent romantic relationships, the effects of family violence on children’s development, and resilience in individuals exposed to violence and adversity.


Ph.D., U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1991

Teaching Interests

At the undergraduate level, Dr. Grych teaches Psychology of Marriage and Family, Introduction to Psychology, and Child Psychopathology. At the graduate level, he teaches courses on child psychopathology, models of psychotherapy, and couples/family therapy, and supervises clinical practica.

Research Interests

Dr. Grych and his students study a range of questions related to violence in close relationships, including the origins of physical and sexual aggression in adolescent relationships, resilience in children exposed to violence, the impact of family conflict and aggression on children’s development, and processes linking childhood sexual abuse to revictimization in adolescence and adulthood. He also has published work on intervention and prevention for children exposed to violence and other forms of adversity.

In addition to the work in his lab at Marquette, Dr. Grych is currently is collaborating on a research project with Drs. Sherry Hamby and Vicki Banyard that uses mixed methods to explore adversity and resilience in Appalachia (for more information, see, and with Dr. Ernie Jouriles on a study of bystander intervention in sexual assaults.

Selected Publications (last 10 years)

Note: Asterisks indicate current or former graduate student

Grych, J.H. & Hamby, S.L. (in press). Advancing the Measurement of Violence: Challenges and Opportunities. Psychology of Violence

*Fosco, G.M., & Grych, J.H. (2013). Capturing the Family Context of Emotion Regulation: A Family Systems Model Comparison Approach. Journal of Family Issues, 34, 557-578. DOI: 10.1177/0192513X12445889

Hamby, S.L. & Grych, J.H. (2013). The Web of Violence: Exploring connections among forms of interpersonal violence.  Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-55963

*Kunz, J.H. & Grych, J.H. (2013). Parental psychological control and autonomy granting: Distinctions and associations with child and family functioning. Parenting: Science and Practice,13, 77-94. 10.1080/15295192.2012.709147

Grych, J.H., *Oxtoby, C.M., & *Lynn, M.G.(2013). Effects of interparental conflict on children. In M. Fine & F. Fincham (Eds.), Handbook of Family Theories:  A Content-Based Approach (pp.228-248). New York: Routledge

Grych, J.H. & Swan, S.C. (2012). Toward a more comprehensive understanding of interpersonal violence: Introduction to the special issue on Interconnections among different types of violence. Psychology of Violence,2, 105-110. DOI:10.1037/a0027616

Jouriles, E.N., McDonald, R.M., Mueller, V. & Grych, J.H. (2012). Youth Experiences of Family Violence and Teen Dating Violence Perpetration: Cognitive and Emotional Mediators. Clinical Child and Family Review, 15, 58-68, DOI: 10.1007/s10567-011-0102-7.

*DeBoard, R.M., & Grych, J.H. (2011). Children’s Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence: Causes, consequences, and coping. Journal of Family Violence, 26, 343-354. DOI: 10.1007/s10896-011-9368-2

Jouriles, E.N., Grych, J.H., McDonald, R.M., Rosenfield, D.M., Dodson, M (2011). Automatic Cognitions and Teen Dating Violence.  Psychology of Violence, 1, 302-314. DOI: 10.1037/a0025157

Noll, J.N. & Grych, J.H. (2011). Read-React-Respond: An integrative model for understanding sexual revictimization. Psychology of Violence, 1, 202-215. DOI: 10.1037/a0023962

*DeBoard, R.L.; Fosco, G.M., Raynor,S.R., & Grych, J.H.  (2010). The role of parenting in understanding the association between children’s appraisals of interparental conflict and adjustment problems. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39, 163-175.

*Fosco, G.M., & Grych, J.H. (2010). Adolescent Triangulation into Parental Conflicts: Longitudinal Implications for Appraisals and Adolescent-Parent Relations. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 72, 254-266 .

Grych, J.H., & *Kinsfogel, K.M. (2010). Exploring the role of attachment style in the relation between family aggression and abuse in adolescent dating relationships. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 19, 624-640

*Fosco , G.M., & Grych, J.H. (2008). Integrating emotional, cognitive, and family systems mediators of children’s adjustment to interparental conflict. Journal of Family Psychology, 22, 843-854

*Fosco, G.M. & Grych, J.H. (2007). Emotional expression in the family as a context for children’s appraisals of interparental conflict.  Journal of Family Psychology, 21, 248-258.

*Fosco, G.M., *DeBoard, R.L. & Grych, J.H. (2007).  Making sense of family violence:  Implications of children’s appraisals of interparental aggression for their short- and long-term functioning. European Psychologist, 12, 6-16.

McDonald, R., & Grych, J.H. (2006). Young Children’s Appraisals of Interparental Conflict:  Measurement and Links with Adjustment Problems. Journal of Family Psychology, 20, 88-99.

Grych, J.H. (2005). Interparental conflict as a risk factor for child maladjustment: Implications for the development of prevention programs.  Family Court Review, 43, 97-108.

Grych, J.H., *Raynor, S.R., & *Fosco, G.M. (2004). Family processes that shape the impact of conflict on adolescents. Development and Psychopathology, 16, 649-665.

*Kinsfogel, K., & Grych, J.H. (2004). Interparental conflict and adolescent dating relationships: Integrating cognitive, emotional, and peer influences.  Journal of Family Psychology, 18, 505-515.


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