DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Christine Gidycz

Professor

Contact Information:

Email: gidycz(->AT<-)ohio.edu
Phone: 740-593-1092
231 Porter Hall
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701


Research Area:
Clinical Psychology

Research Interests

Dr. Gidycz is actively involved with conducting research on sexual assault and is particularly interested in the evaluation of sexual assault prevention and risk reduction programs. She has developed The Ohio University Sexual Assault Risk Reduction Program, a curriculum designed to reduce women's risk for sexual victimization. She has also worked with other experts in the field to develop a curriculum that addresses sexual assault prevention issues with men. Additional interests center around the predictors of sexual aggression in men, the efficacy of risk reduction tactics for women, and the trauma associated with all forms of violence.

Education

Ph.D. (1988) Kent State

Selected Publications

 

Gidycz, C. A., & Dardis, C. M. (in press). Feminist self-defense and resistance training
for college students: A critical review and recommendations for the future.
Trauma, Violence, & Abuse.

Gidycz, C. A., Orchowski, L. M., Probst, D. P., Edwards, K. M., Murphy, M. J., & Tansill, E. C. (in press). Concurrent administration of a sexual assault prevention and risk reduction program for college students : Outcomes for women. Violence Against
Women.

Edwards, K. E., Dixon, K., Gidycz, C. A., & Desai, A. D. (in press). Family-of-origin violence and subsequent IPV perpetration among college men: The role of maladaptive interpersonal patterns. Psychology of Men and Masculinity.

Orchowski, L. M., & Gidycz, C. A. (in press). Psychological consequences associated with positive and negative responses to disclosure of sexual assault among college
Women: A prospective study. Violence Against Women.

Edwards, K. M., Probst, D. R., Tansill, E. C., Dixon, K. J., Bettett, S., & Gidycz, C. A. (in press). Women’s resistance to sexual assault experiences: A content analytic study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Edwards, K. M., & Gidycz, C. A. (in press). Stalking and psychosocial distress following the termination of an abusive dating relationship: A prospective analysis. Violence Against Women.

Edwards, K. M., Sylaska, K., & Gidycz, C. A. (in press). Women’s reactions to participating in dating violence research: A mixed methodological study. Psychology of Violence.

Orchowski, L. M., Untied, A. S., & Gidycz, C. A. (2013). Social reactions to disclosure of sexual victimization and adjustment among survivors of sexual assault. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28, 2005-2023.

Dardis, C. M., Edwards, K. M., Kelley, E. L., & Gidycz, C. A. (2013). Dating violence
perpetration: The predictive roles of maternally versus paternally perpetrated
childhood abuse and subsequent dating violence attitudes and behaviors. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 22, 6-25.


Dardis, C. M., Kelley, E. L., Edwards, K. M., & Gidycz, C. A. (2013). A mixed-methodological examination of investment model variables among abused and nonabused college women. Journal of American College Health, 61, 36-43.

Edwards, K. M., Probst, D. R., Tansill, E. C., & Gidycz, C. A. (2013). Women’s reactions to interpersonal violence research: A longitudinal study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28, 254-272.

Edwards, K. M., Gidycz, C. A., & Desai, A. D. (2012). Men’s reactions to participating
in interpersonal violence research. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27,
3683-3700.

Edwards, K. M., Dardis, C., & Gidycz, C. A. (2012). Women’s disclosure of dating violence: A mixed methodological study. Feminism and Psychology, 22, 507-517.

Murphy, M. J., Mermelstein, L. C., Edwards, K. M., & Gidycz, C. A. (2012). The benefits of dispositional mindfulness in physical health: A longitudinal study of female college students. Journal of American College Health, 60, 341-348.

Karpenko, V., & Gidycz, C. A. (2012). The supervisory relationship and the process of evaluation: Recommendations for supervisors. The Clinical Supervisor, 31, 138-158.

Orchowski, L. M., & Gidycz, C. A. (2012). Who do college women confide in
following a sexual assault? A prospective analysis of predictors of sexual
assault disclosure and social reactions. Violence Against Women, 18, 264-
288.

Tansill, E. C., Edwards, K. M., Kearns, M. C., Gidycz, C. A., & Calhoun, K. S. (2012).
The mediating role of trauma-related symptoms in the relationship between sexual victimization and physical health symptomatology in undergraduate women. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25, 79-85.

Untied, A. S., Orchowski, L. M., & Gidycz, C. A. (2012). College students’ social reactions to the victim in a hypothetical sexual assault scenario: The role of victim and perpetrator alcohol use. Violence and Victims, 27, 957-972.


Edwards, K. M., Murphy, M. J., Tansill, E. C., Myrick, C. A., Probst, D. R., Corsa, R., & Gidycz, C. A.(2012). A qualitative analysis of college women’s leaving processes in abusive relationships. Journal of American College Health, 60,
204-210.

Orchowski, L. M., Untied, A. S., & Gidycz, C. A. (2012). Reducing risk for sexual
victimization: An analysis of perceived socio-emotional
consequences of self-protective behaviors. Journal of Interpersonal
Violence, 27, 1743-1761.

Turchik, J. A., & Gidycz, C. A. (2012). Exploring the intention-behavior relationship in
the prediction of sexual risk behaviors: Can it be strengthened? Journal of
Sex Research, 49, 50-60.

Edwards, K. M., Kearns, M. C., Gidycz, C. A., & Calhoun, K. S. (2012). Predictors of
relationship stability following a sexual assault. Violence and Victims, 27,
25-32.

Turchik, J. A., & Gidycz, C. A. (2012). Prediction of sexual risk behaviors in college students using the Theory of Planned Behavior: A prospective analysis. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 31, 1-27.

Edwards, K. M., Turchik, J. T., Dardis, C., Reynolds, N., & Gidycz, C. A. (2011). Rape
myths: History, individual and institutional-level presence, and implications
for change. Sex Roles, 65, 761-773.

Gidycz, C. A., Orchowski, L. M., & Berkowitz, A. (2011). Preventing sexual
aggression among college men: An evaluation of a social norms and
bystander intervention program. Violence Against Women, 17, 720-742.

Gidycz, C. A. (2011). Sexual revictimization revisted: A commentary. Psychology
of Women Quarterly, 35, 355-361. (Invited Commentary)

Mouilso, E. R., Calhoun, K. S., & Gidycz, C. A. (2011). Effects of participation
in a sexual assault risk reduction program on psychological distress following
revictimization. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26, 769-788.

Edwards, K. M., Gidycz, C. A., & Murphy, M. (2011). College women’s
stay/leave decisions in sexually violent relationships: A prospective analysis
of an expanded investment model. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26,
1446-1462.

Murphy, M. J., Edwards, K. M., Merrill, J. L., & Gidycz, C. A. (2011). College women’s reactions to body image and eating disorder research: Is it distressing? Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance, 18, 55-69.

Gidycz, C. A., Warkentin, J. B., Orchowski, L. M., & Ewards, K. M (2011). College men’s perceived likelihood to perpetrate sexual aggression. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 20, 260-279.

Cook, S., Gidycz, C. A., Murphy, M., & Koss, M. P. (2011). Emerging directions in the measurement of sexual assault. Violence Against Women, 17, 201-218.

Recent Grants

An Investigation of a Sexual Assault Prevention Program, Centers for Disease Control, $383,865, September 1, 2006-August 31, 2009 (Principal Investigator).

 

 

 

 

Courses Taught

Undergraduate:
Abnormal Psychology


Graduate:
Supervision Seminar 
Issues in Professional Psychology
Adult Therapy Practicum
Clinical Orientation Seminar


 

Graduate Students