New JPSP Paper on Power and Goal Pursuit by Eli Finkel, Kathleen Carswell, and Colleagues

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.

New Current Directions Paper on the All-Or-Nothing Marriage by Eli Finkel, Elaine Cheung, Lydia Emery, Kathleen Carswell, and Grace Larson

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.