Erin Hughes



Erin is a second-year graduate student at Northwestern University. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Monmouth University in 2016 and her M.S. in Psychology from Villanova University in 2018. Erin's research interests include how the self-concept changes within romantic relationships and the subsequent outcomes of this, self-expansion, as well as how individuals feel authentic in their relationships. Click here for Erin's CV. 


Slotter, E.B., & Hughes, E. K. (in press). Antecedents to and moderators of relationship-induced self-change. In Mattingly, B, McIntyre, K., & Lewandowski, G. (Eds) Interpersonal Relationships and the Self-Concept, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland.

Hughes, E. K., Slotter, E. B., & Lewandowski, G. W. (in press). Expanding who I am: Validating the preferences for self-expansion scale. Journal of Personality Assessment. [Download}

Tomlinson, J. M., Hughes, E. K., Lewandowski, G. W., Aron, A., & Geyer, R. (2018). Do shared self-expanding activities have to be physically arousing? Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Advance online publication. [Download]