Dale McKissick Endowed Professor of Psychology
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Biographical and Research Information
Ernest N. Jouriles, Ph.D. is a Dedman Family Distinguished Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology at Southern Methodist University (SMU). He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University in 1987, at which time he began work as an Assistant Professor at the University of Houston. In 2003, he was hired to chair the Department of Psychology at SMU, and he served as Department Chair for 12 years, until the summer of 2015. During this time, he established the department’s APA-approved doctoral program in clinical psychology.
Dr. Jouriles has two overlapping programs of research. One focuses on violence in adolescent romantic relationships. He is attempting to better understand risk factors for sexual and relationship violence among adolescents, and to use this knowledge to develop and evaluate interventions for preventing such violence. Exciting new developments in this research involve the use of virtual reality and film technology. This research is being conducted with colleagues at SMU as well as colleagues at universities across the United States.
A second research program focuses on children’s exposure to interparental conflict and violence. Together with Dr. Renee McDonald (also on SMU’s faculty), he is attempting to better understand why children’s exposure to interparental conflict and violence sometimes leads to mental health problems and sometimes does not. He is also using this knowledge to develop and evaluate interventions to assist children in high-conflict and violent families.
Dr. Jouriles has published over 100 scientific articles, chapters and books, and he has directed or co-directed numerous funded research projects. He is also committed to teaching the next generation of behavioral scientists, and encouraging students to use empirically-based knowledge for the betterment of society. Toward this end, he teaches research methods at SMU and assists agencies in the Dallas community in helping them provide empirically supported services to families and children. When he is not working at SMU, you can often find him enjoying time with his wife and daughter, sampling BBQ throughout the state of Texas, preparing for his next marathon, or rooting for the Cleveland Indians, Browns, and Cavaliers.
Selected Publications (past two years)
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.
Vu, N. L., Jouriles, E. N., McDonald, R., & Rosenfield, D. (2016). Children’s exposure to intimate partner violence: A meta-analysis of longitudinal associations with child adjustment problems. Clinical Psychology Review, 46, 25-33.
Sargent, K. S., McDonald, R., Vu, N. L., & Jouriles, E. N. (2016). Evaluating an online program to help children exposed to domestic violence: Results of two randomized controlled trials. Journal of Family Violence, 31, 647-654.
Jouriles, E. N., Rosenfield, D., Yule, K., Sargent, K. S., & McDonald, R. (2016). Predicting high-school students’ bystander behavior in simulated dating violence situations. Journal of Adolescent Health, 56, 345-351.
Jouriles, E. N., McDonald, R., Vu, N. L., & Sargent, K. S. (2016). Children’s exposure to intimate partner violence: Should sexual coercion be considered? Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 503-508.
Mueller, V., Jouriles, E. N., McDonald, R., & Rosenfield, D. (2015). Children’s appraisals and involvement in interparental conflict: Do they contribute independently to child adjustment? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 1041-1054.
Simpson Rowe, L, Jouriles, E. N., McDonald, R. (2015). Reducing sexual victimization among adolescent girls: A randomized controlled pilot trial of My Voice, My Choice. Behavior Therapy, 46, 315-327.
Jouriles, E. N., & McDonald, R. (2015). Intimate partner violence, coercive control and child adjustment problems. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30, 459-474.