Faculty

Ernest Jouriles

Psychology

Ernest Jouriles

Professor and Chair

Expressway Tower 1100K
ejourile@smu.edu
214-768-2360

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RESEARCH SUMMARY
I have two overlapping research programs. The first focuses on children’s exposure to interparental conflict and violence. Together with Dr. Renee McDonald (also on SMU’s faculty), I am attempting to better understand why children’s exposure to interparental conflict and violence sometimes leads to mental health problems—and why sometimes it does not. I am using this knowledge to develop and evaluate intervention strategies to assist children in families that are characterized by frequent and severe interparental conflict and violence.

My second research program focuses on violence in adolescent romantic relationships. Again, with colleagues at SMU, I am attempting to better understand risk factors for teen relationship violence, and I am using this knowledge to develop and evaluate intervention strategies for preventing teen relationship violence. An exciting new development in our research on this topic is our use of virtual reality technology to teach adolescents skills for preventing relationship violence.


REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS
Jouriles, E. N., Mueller, V., Rosenfield, D., McDonald, R., & Dodson, M. C. (2012). Teens' experiences of harsh parenting and exposure to severe intimate partner violence: Adding insult to injury in predicting teen dating violence. Psychology of Violence, 2 , 125-138.

McDonald, R., Jouriles, E. N., Rosenfield, D., Leahy, M. M. (2012). Children’s questions about interparent conflict and violence: What’s a mother to say? Journal of Family Psychology, 26, 95-104.

Simpson Rowe, L, Jouriles, E. N., McDonald, R., Platt, C. G., & Gomez, G. S. (2012). Enhancing women’s resistance to sexual coercion: A randomized controlled trial of the DATE program . Journal of American College Health, 60, 211-218. 

Jouriles, E. N., Grych, J. H., Rosenfield, D., McDonald, R., & Dodson, M. C. (2011). Automatic cognitions and teen dating violence. Psychology of Violence, 1, 302-314. 

Jouriles, E. N., Simpson Rowe, L., McDonald, R., Platt, C. G., & Gomez, G. S. (2011). Assessing women's responses to sexual threat: Validity of a virtual role-play procedure. Behavior Therapy, 42, 475-484. 

Jouriles, E. N., McDonald, R., Rosenfield, D., Norwood, W. D., Spiller, L. C., Stephens, N., Corbitt-Shindler, D., & Ehrensaft, M. (2010). Improving parenting in families referred for child maltreatment: A randomized controlled trial examining effects of Project Support. Journal of Family Psychology, 24, 328-338. 

Jouriles, E. N., McDonald, R., Kullowatz, A., Rosenfield, D., Gomez, G. S., Cuevas, A. (2009). Can virtual reality increase the realism of role plays used to teach college women sexual coercion and rape resistance skills? Behavior Therapy, 40, 337-345

Jouriles, E. N., McDonald, R., Rosenfield, D., Stephens, N., Corbitt-Shindler, D., & Miller, P. C. (2009). Reducing conduct problems among children exposed to intimate partner violence: A randomized clinical trial examining effects of Project Support. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 705-717.