Christopher Eckhardt

Degree: Ph.D. Hofstra University, 1994

Research Interests:

My general research interests involve the investigation of cognitive, affective, and behavioral risk factors that relate to intimate partner violence etiology and intervention.

Recent Publications:

Crane, C.*, & Eckhardt, C.I.* (2013). Negative affect, alcohol consumption, and female to-male intimate partner violence: A daily diary investigation.Partner Abuse, 4, 332-355.

Crane, C.*, & Eckhardt, C.I.* (2013). Evaluation of a single-session brief motivational enhancement intervention for partner abusive men. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 180-187.

Eckhardt, C.I.,* Murphy, C.*, Whitaker, D., Sprunger, J., Dykstra, R., & Woodard, K. (2013). The effectiveness of intervention programs for perpetrators and victims of intimate partner violence: Findings from the Partner Abuse State of Knowledge Project. Partner Abuse, 4, 196-231.

Whitaker, D.*, Murphy, C., & Eckhardt, C.I., Hodges, A., & Cowart, M. (2013). Effectiveness of primary prevention efforts of intimate partner violence: A report for the Partner Abuse State of Knowledge Project. Partner Abuse, 4, 175-195.

Finkel, E.*, & Eckhardt, C.I.* (2013). Intimate partner violence. In J.A. Simpson & L. Campbell (Eds.) Handbook of close relationships (pp. 452-474). NY: Oxford.

Eckhardt, C. I.*, & Crane, C. (2014). Male perpetrators of intimate partner violence and implicit attitudes towards violence: Associations with treatment outcomes. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 38, 291-301.

LaMotte, A. D., Taft, C. T.*, Weatherill, R. P., Panuzio Scott, J., & Eckhardt, C. I. (2014). Examining intimate partner aggression assessment among returning veterans and their partners. Psychological Assessment, 26, 8-15.

Eckhardt, C. I.*, Murphy, C., & Sprunger, J. (2014). The effectiveness of intervention programs for perpetrators of intimate partner abuse. Psychiatric Times, 31 (8), 29-32.

Eckhardt, C. I.*, Crane, C.*, & Sprunger, J.* (2014). CBT for perpetrators of intimate partner violence: The “I3” approach. In Tafrate, R. C. & Mitchell, D. (Eds.) Forensic CBT: A practitioner’s guide. (pp. 187–210). NY: Wiley.

Eckhardt, C. I.*., & Sprunger, J. (2014). Treating perpetrators of intimate partner violence. In Walfish, S., & Grossman, L. (Eds.), Translating research into practice: A desk reference for practicing mental health professionals (pp. 443-446). NY: Springer.

Eckhardt, C. I.*, Parrott, D. J.*, & Sprunger, J. G. (2015). Mechanisms of alcohol-facilitated intimate partner violence. Violence Against Women, 21, 939-957. DOI: 10.1177/1077801215589376

Sprunger, J. G.*, Eckhardt, C. I.*, & Parrott, D. J. (2015) Anger, problematic alcohol use, and intimate partner violence victimization and perpetration. Criminal Behavior and Mental Health, 25, 273-286. DOI: 10.1002/cbm.1976

Crane, C.*, Schlauch, R., & Eckhardt, C. I.* (2015). Dyadic violence and readiness to change among male intimate partner violence offenders. Criminal Behavior and Mental Health 25, 287-298. DOI: 10.1002/cbm.1977

Birkley, E.*, & Eckhardt, C. I.* (2015). Anger, hostility, internalizing negative emotions, and intimate partner violence perpetration: A meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 37, 40-56. DOI: 10.1016/j.cpr.2015.01.002

Eckhardt, C. I.*, & Crane, C. (2015). Cognitive and aggressive reactions of male dating violence perpetrators to anger arousal. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30, 1348-1368. DOI: 10.1177/0886260514540330

Crane, C.*, Eckhardt, C. I.*, & Schlauch, R. C. (2015). Motivational enhancement mitigates the effects of problematic alcohol use on treatment compliance among partner violent offenders: Results of a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83, 689-695.

Taft, C.*, Weatherill, R. P., Scott, J. P., Thomas, S. A., Kang, H. K., & Eckhardt, C. I.* (2015). Social information processing in anger expression and partner violence in returning veterans. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 28, 314-321. DOI: 10.1002/jts.22017

Hales, A.*, Williams, K.*, & Eckhardt, C. I.* (2015). A participant walks into a bar...: Subjective intoxication buffers ostracism’s negative effects. Social Psychology, 46, 157-166. DOI: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000235.

LaMotte, A. D.*, Taft, C. T.*, Weatherill, R. P., Scott, J. P., & Eckhardt, C. I.* (2015). Correlates of intimate partner violence perpetrated by female partners of OIF/OEF veterans. Partner Abuse, 6, 143-156. DOI: 0.1891/1946-6560.6.2.14

LaMotte, A. D., Taft, C. T., Weatherill, R. P., Scott, J. P., & Eckhardt, C. I. (2016). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, traumatic reminders, and partner aggressive tendencies among veterans. Journal of Family Violence, 31, 461-466.

Birkley, E., Eckhardt, C. I., & Dykstra, R. (2016). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and interpersonal relationships: A preliminary quantitative review. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 29, 397-405.

Leone, R. M., Crane, C. A., Parrott, D. J., & Eckhardt, C. I. (2016). Alcohol use, impulsivity, and physical IPV perpetration: A dyadic analysis. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 30, 356-366.

Parrott, D. J., & Eckhardt, C. I. (2016). Effects of alcohol and other drugs on human aggression. To appear in B. Bushman (Ed.), Aggression and violence (pp. 199-222). NY: Routledge.

Sprunger, J., & Eckhardt, C. I. (2017). Predicting past and future intimate partner violence from implicit and explicit attitudes: An experimental manipulation of provocation in close relationships. Partner Abuse, 8, 361-376.

LaMotte, A. D., Taft, C. T., Weatherill, R. P., & Eckhardt, C. I. (2017). Social skills deficits as a mediator between PTSD symptoms and intimate partner aggression in returning veterans. Journal of Family Psychology, 31, 105-110.

Eckhardt, C. I., & Parrott, D. J. (2017). Stress and intimate partner aggression. Current Opinion in Psychology, 13, 153-157.

Parrott, D. J., Swartout, K. M., Eckhardt, C. I., & Subramani, O. S. (2017). Deconstructing the associations between executive functioning, problematic alcohol use, and intimate partner aggression: A dyadic analysis. Drug and Alcohol Review, 36, 88–96.

Blake, K. R., Hopkins, R. E., Sprunger, J. G., Eckhardt, C. I., & Denson, T. F. (2018). Relationship quality and cognitive reappraisal moderate the effects of negative urgency on behavioral inclinations toward aggression and intimate partner violence. Psychology of Violence, 8, 218-228. 

Parrott, D. J., & Eckhardt, C. I. (2018). The effects of alcohol on human aggression. Current Opinion in Psychology 19, 1-5.


Christopher Eckhardt

Professor, Clinical Psychology

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA

Campus Address:
Psychological Sciences, Room 1242

Telephone: (765) 494-6983
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