Jennifer Schriver, Ph.D.

Dr. Jennifer Schriver

Psychology Department Chair & Professor
Ph.D. University of Alabama, 2001

Contact Information:
Office:  Root Hall, B-205
Phone:  (812) 237-3950

Research Lab:  Correctional & Forensic Psychology Lab 

Vitae: Schriver vita.docx

Classes Taught:

  • Psychology 306:  Psychology and the Legal System
  • Psychology 368:  Psychopathology
  • Psychology 490/590/690:  Correctional Psychology
  • Psychology 668:  Advanced Psychopathology
  • Psychology 690:  Forensic Psychology

Research Interests

  1. Correctional Psychology
  2. Mental health issues in incarcerated population
  3. Reentry challenges for formerly incarcerated individuals
  4. Police training and response to mental health calls


Mivshek, M. E., & Schriver, J. L. (in press). Attitudes toward treatment among sex offender treatment providers affect burnout and empathy. Journal of Sexual Aggression.

Mivshek, M. E., & Schriver, J. L. (in press). Burnout and empathy in mental health professionals working in community settings, correctional settings, and with sex offenders. Psychology, Crime and Law.

Schriver, J. L., & Harr Kulynych, R. (in press). Do professor-student rapport and mattering predict college student outcomes? Teaching of Psychology.

Schriver, J. L. (2021). Campus police response to mental illness: Training, collaboration, and perceived effectiveness. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 36(2), 307-313.

Fiske, Z. R., Songer, D. M., & Schriver, J. L. (2021). A national survey of police mental health training. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 36(2), 236-242. 

Schriver, J. L., & Teske, N. (2020).  Anticipating college graduation:  The concerns and coping methods of college seniors. Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 32, 79-95.

Schriver, J. L. (2019). The Senior Concerns Survey: An exploratory factor analysis with college seniors and nontraditional students. Psychology and Education Journal, 56, 24-34.

Smith, M. S., & Schriver, J. L. (2018). Judges’ sentencing decisions with older offenders. Psychology, Crime, and Law, 24, 105-116.

Pardini, J., Scogin, F., Schriver, J. L., Domino, M., Wilson, D., & LaRoca, M. (2014).  Efficacy and process of cognitive bibliotherapy for the treatment of depression in jail and prison inmates.  Psychological Services, 11, 141-152.

Bennett, K. K., Behrendt, L. S., & Boothby, J. L. (2011).  Instructor perceptions of plagiarism:  Are we finding common ground? Teaching of Psychology, 38, 29-35.

Behrendt, L. S., Bennett, K. K., & Boothby, J. L. (2010).  Encouraging faculty reporting of plagiarism: Implications for administrators.  Journal of Faculty Development, 24, 15-20.

Boothby, J. L., & Overduin, L. Y. (2007). Attitudes regarding the compassionate release of terminally ill offenders. The Prison Journal, 87, 408-415.

Bennett, K. K., & Boothby, J. L. (2007). Coping with heart disease: Implications for prevention and treatment. In E. Martz and H. Livneh (Eds.), Stress reactions to and coping with chronic illness and disability: Theoretical, empirical, and clinical aspects (pp. 267-287). New York: Springer.

Boothby, J. L. (2007). Contemporary United States corrections, mental health, and social policy. In B. Ax and T. Fagan (Eds.). Corrections, mental health, and social policy: International perspectives (pp. 41-60). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.

Boothby, J. L. (2007). Study guide for use with Abnormal Psychology (4th ed), by Susan Nolen-Hoeksema. Boston: McGraw Hill.

Boccaccini, M. T., Boothby, J. L., & Overduin, L. Y. (2006). Evaluating the validity of pain complaints in personal injury cases: Assessment approaches of forensic and pain specialists. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 6, 51-62.

Boccaccini, M. T., Boothby, J. L., & Brodsky, S. L. (2004). Development and effects of client trust in criminal defense attorneys: The congruence model of trust development. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 22, 197-214.

Boothby, J. L., Thorn, B. E., Overduin, L. Y., & Ward, L. C. (2004). Catastrophizing and perceived partner responses to pain. Pain, 109, 500-506.

Thorn, B. E., Clements, K. L., Ward, L. C., Dixon, K. E., Kersh, B. C., Boothby, J. L., & Chaplin, W.F. (2004). Personality factors in the explanation of sex differences in pain catastrophizing and response to experimental pain. Clinical Journal of Pain, 20, 275-282. 

Boothby, J. L., Kuhajda, M. C., & Thorn, B. E.  (2003). Diagnostic and treatment considerations in chronic pain. In L. M. Cohen, D. E. McChargue, & F. L. Collins (Eds.), The Health Psychology Handbook: Practical Issues for the Behavioral Medicine Specialist (pp. 229-251). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Thorn, B. E., Ward, L. C., Sullivan, M. J. L., & Boothby, J. L. (2003). Communal coping model of catastrophizing: Conceptual model building. Pain, 106, 1-2.

Boccaccini, M. T., Boothby, J. L., & Brodsky, S. L. (2002). Client-relations skills in effective lawyering: Attitudes of criminal defense attorneys and experienced clients. Law and Psychology Review, 26, 97-121.

Boothby, J. L., & Clements, C. B. (2002). Job satisfaction of correctional psychologists: Implications for recruitment and retention. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 33, 310-315. 

Boothby, J. L., & Thorn, B. E. (2002). Evaluating pain patients involved in personal injury litigation. In L. VandeCreek & T. L. Jackson (Eds.), Innovations in Clinical Practice: A Source Book (Vol. 20), pp. 167-182. Sarasota, FL: Professional Resources Press.

Magaletta, P. R., & Boothby, J. L. (2002). Correctional mental health professionals. In T. Fagan & R. Ax (Eds.), Correctional Mental Health Handbook (pp. 21-37). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Thorn, B. E., Boothby, J. L., & Sullivan, M. J. L. (2002). Targeted treatment of catastrophizing for the management of chronic pain. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 9, 127-138.

Boothby, J. L., & Clements, C. B. (2000). A national survey of correctional psychologists. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 27, 716-732.

Stroud, M. W., Thorn, B. E., Jensen, M. P., & Boothby, J. L. (2000). The relation between pain beliefs, negative thoughts, and psychosocial functioning in chronic pain patients. Pain, 84, 347-352. 

Boothby, J. L., & Durham, T. W. (1999). Screening for depression in prisoners using the Beck Depression Inventory. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 26, 107-124. 

Boothby, J. L., Thorn, B. E., Stroud, M. W., & Jensen, M. P. (1999). Coping with chronic pain. In R. J. Gatchel & D. J. Turk (Eds.), Psychosocial Factors in Pain: Critical Perspectives (pp. 343-359). New York: Guilford Publications.

Thorn, B. E., Rich, M. A., & Boothby, J. L. (1999). Pain beliefs and coping attempts: Conceptual model building. Pain Forum, 8, 169-171.

Department of Psychology