Photo credit: Joshua Miller

Photo credit: Joshua Miller

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I'm a social psychology professor who studies interpersonal attraction, marriage, conflict resolution, and how our social relationships influence our goal achievement. I work at Northwestern, with appointments in psychology and Kellogg. My undergraduate degree is also from Northwestern (1997), and I earned my MA (1999) and PhD (2001) degrees with Caryl Rusbult at UNC Chapel Hill. I was a postdoc with Margaret Clark at Carnegie Mellon University from 2001 to 2003. I live in Evanston, IL, with my wife, two kids, and an aging stepcat. I hate roller coasters. I love hang gliding.

Formal Bio: Eli Finkel -- author of the bestselling book The All-Or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work -- is a professor at Northwestern University, where he has appointments in the psychology department and the Kellogg School of Management. In his role as director of Northwestern’s Relationships and Motivation Lab (RAMLAB), he has published 140+ scientific papers and is a regular contributor to the Op-Ed page of The New York Times. The Economist has identified him as "one of the leading lights in the realm of relationship psychology.”