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


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, the impact of family violence on children’s development, and processes linking childhood sexual abuse to revictimization in adolescence and adulthood. He also has published work on children’s perceptions of interparental conflict and aggression, family processes related to child psychopathology, and interventions for children from conflictual and violent families.

Dr. Grych also is collaborating on a research project with Drs. Sherry Hamby and Vicki Banyard that currently is underway in Tennessee. The Life Paths study uses mixed methods to explore adversity and resilience in primarily rural communities.
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Selected Publications

Hauser, J.K. & Grych, J.H. (in press). Parental psychological control and autonomy granting: Distinctions and associations with child and family functioning. Parenting: Science and Practice.

Fosco, G.M., & Grych, J.H. (in press). Capturing the Family Context of Emotion Regulation: A Family Systems Model Comparison Approach. Journal of Family Issues

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.

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.

DeBoard, R.M. & Grych, J.H. (2011). The effects of intimate partner violence on school-aged children. In S. Graham-Bermann & A. Levandosky (Eds.) A Developmental Approach to Understanding and Treating the Effects of Intimate Partner Violence across Childhood (pp. 155-177). APA: Washington, D.C.

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

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

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. (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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