John Grych, Ph.D.

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John Grych, Ph.D.Marquette University

Cramer Hall, 328D/317B

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-7460



Dr. Grych’s primary research interests focus on understanding factors that promote resilience in children and adolescents, the potential for bystander intervention to reduce sexual and physical violence, and the study and measurement of aggression in family and romantic relationships.

Research Lab: Resilience and Relationships Lab


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

Courses Taught

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

My students and I currently are conducting research in two areas. First, the development of resilience in youths exposed to violence and other types of adversity. We are investigating intrapersonal, relational, and contextual factors that promote healthy functioning from preschool through adolescence. We are particularly interested in families and schools as contexts for development, and collaborate with local organizations and institutions, including Milwaukee Public Schools, in this work. Second, we have longstanding interests in the origins, consequences, and assessment of aggression in close relationships. At present, we primarily are focused on understanding factors that facilitate and interfere with responsive bystander behavior in high risk situations and on enhancing efforts to reduce sexual and physical assaults on college campuses.  We are collaborating with researchers at several universities across the US in this work. 

Selected Publications

Selected publications (last 10 years)
* Current or former graduate students

  • Banyard, V., Moschella, E., Grych, J., & Jouriles, E. (in press). What happened next? New measures of consequences of bystander actions to prevent interpersonal violence. Psychology of Violence. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1037/vio0000229
  • Krauss, A., Jouriles, E.N., *Yule, K., Grych, J., Sargent, K.S. & Banyard, V. (in press). Adverse consequences to assisting victims of campus violence: Initial investigations among college students. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
  • *Caiozzo, C. N., *Yule, K., & Grych, J. (2018). Caregiver behaviors associated with emotion regulation in high-risk preschoolers. Journal of Family Psychology, 32(5), 565-574. DOI: 10.1037/fam0000425
  • Hamby, S., Banyard, V., & Grych, J. (2018). Resilience Portfolios and Poly-Strengths: Identifying Protective Factors Associated with Thriving After Adversity. Psychology of Violence, 8, 172-183.
  • Jouriles, E. N., Sargent, K. S., Salis, K. L., *Caiozzo, C. Rosenfield, D., Cascardi, M., Grych, J. G., O’Leary, K. D., & McDonald, R. (2017 online). TakeCARE, a video to promote bystander behavior on college campuses: Replication and extension. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
  • *Yule, K. & Grych, J. (2017 online). College Students’ Perceptions of Barriers to Bystander Intervention. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
  • Banyard, V., Hamby, S., Grych, J. (2017). Health effects of adverse childhood events: Identifying promising protective factors at the intersection of mental and physical well-being. Child Abuse & Neglect 65, 88–98.
  • *Caiozzo, C., *Houston, J., & Grych, J. (2016). Predicting Aggression in Late Adolescent Romantic Relationships: A Short-Term Longitudinal Study (in press). Journal of Adolescence, 53, 237-248.
  • *Fosco, G., Xia, M., *Lynn, M. & Grych, J. (2016). Triangulation and Parent-Adolescent Relationships: Implications for Adolescent Dating Abuse and Adaptation. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 26,524-537. DOI: 10.1111/jora.12210
  • Hamby, S., Banyard, V., Grych, J. (2016). Strengths, narrative, and resilience: Restorying resilience research. Psychology of Violence, 6, 1-7.
  • Hamby, S.L., Banyard, V., & Grych, J. (2016). Prevention of interpersonal violence. In J. Norcross, G. VandenBos, & K. Friedman (Eds.), APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology - Volume III: Applications and Methods (pp. 511-522). APA: Washington, D.C. DOI: 10.1037/14861-027
  • *Houston, J. & Grych, J. (2016). Maternal Attachment Buffers the Association between Exposure to Violence and Youth Attitudes about Aggression. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 45,.605-613. DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2014.987380
  • Howell, K., Coffey, J., *Fosco, G., Kracke, K., Nelson, S. K., Rothman, E., & Grych, J. (2016). Seven Reasons to Invest in Well-Being. Psychology of Violence, 6, 8-14
  • Jouriles, E. N., McDonald, R., Rosenfield, D., Levy, N. Sargent, K. S., *Caiozzo, C., & Grych, J.  (2016). Take CARE, a video bystander program to help prevent sexual violence on college campuses: Results of two randomized controlled trials. Psychology of Violence, 6, 410-420.
  • Grych, J., Hamby, S., Banyard, V. (2015). The Resilience Portfolio Model: Understanding Healthy Adaptation in Victims of Violence. Psychology of Violence, 5, 343–354. DOI:10.1037/a0039671
  • Grych, J. & Hamby, S.L. (2014). Advancing the Measurement of Violence: Challenges and Opportunities. Psychology of Violence, 4, 363-368. DOI: 10.1037/a0037886
  • *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
  • Grych, J., *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
  • Hamby, S.L. & Grych, J. (2013). The Web of Violence: Exploring connections among forms of interpersonal violence. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5596-3
  • *Kunz, J.H. & Grych, J. (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. & 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. (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. (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., 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. (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.  (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. (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., & *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

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