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 resilience in children and adolescents, the potential for bystander intervention to reduce sexual and physical violence, and aggression in family and romantic relationships.

Research Lab: Relationships and Resilience 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, we are studying the development of resilience in youths exposed to violence and other types of adversity. We have been examining intrapersonal, relational, and contextual factors that promote healthy functioning from preschool through high school, and collaborate with local organizations and institutions in this work. Second, we are investigating factors that facilitate and interfere with responsive bystander behavior and efforts to reduce sexual and physical assaults on college campuses. More broadly, we have longstanding interests in the origins, consequences, and assessment of aggression in close relationships and in the dynamics of family interactions.  

Selected Publications (since 2010)

Note: Asterisks indicate current or former graduate student

  • *Caiozzo, C., *Houston, J., & Grych, J. (in press). Predicting Aggression in Late Adolescent Romantic Relationships: A Short-Term Longitudinal Study. Journal of Adolescence
  • *Yule, K. & Grych, J. (in press). College Students’ Perceptions of Barriers to Bystander Intervention. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
  •  *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
  •  *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
  •  Jouriles, E. N., McDonald, R., Rosenfield, D., Levy, N. Sargent, K. S., *Caiozzo, C., & Grych, J. H. (2016). TakeCARE,,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.H. & Hamby, S.L. (2014). Advancing the Measurement of Violence: Challenges and Opportunities. Psychology of Violence, 4, 363-368. DOI: 10.1037/a0037886
  • 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
  • *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

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