This award recognizes a scholar in relationship science who has received a PhD within the past 8 years.
This paper examines how power influences people's likelihood of pursuing their romantic partner's goals. People with low power in their relationships tended to pursue goals for their partner and to adopt their partner's goals as their own.
Laurin, K., Fitzsimons, G. M., Finkel, E. J., Carswell, K. L., vanDellen, M. R., Hofmann, W., Lambert, N. M., Eastwick, P. W., Fincham, F. D., & Brown, P. C. (in press). Power and the pursuit of a partner’s goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
This paper examines how the needs that people look to their marriages to fulfill have changed over time and argues that these changes have affected people's satisfaction with their marriages. On average, people may be less satisfied with their marriages than in previous eras, but the best marriages today are more fulfilling than were those in earlier times.
Finkel, E. J., Cheung, E. O., Emery, L. F., Carswell, K. L., & Larson, G. M. (2015). The suffocation model: Why marriage in America is becoming an all-or-nothing institution. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24, 238-244.
Kathleen Carswell has received a graduate research grant for her dissertation research, which will examine passion in romantic relationships.
The award recognizes a faculty member who has raised awareness about issues that should be addressed related to diversity on campus.
Lydia Emery has received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, which supports graduate students in STEM fields who are pursuing PhDs.