2017 and In press

Guinote, A., & Chen, S. (in press). Power as active self: From acquisition to the expression and use of power. In K. Deaux & M. Snyder (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology (2nd edition, pp. XXX-XXX). New York: Oxford University Press.

Zhang, J. W., & Chen, S. (in press). Self-compassion promotes positive adjustment for people who attribute responsibility of a romantic breakup to themselves. Self & Identity.

Gan, M., & Chen, S. (2017). Being your actual or ideal self?: What it means to feel authentic in a relationship. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 465-478.

2015-2016

Zhang, J. W., & Chen, S. (2016). Self-compassion promotes personal improvement from regret experiences via acceptance. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44, 244-258.

Gordon, A. M., & Chen, S. (2016). Do you get where I’m coming from?: Perceived understanding buffers against the negative impact of conflict on relationship satisfaction. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 110, 239-260.

Kuehn, M. M., Chen, S., Gordon, A. M. (2015). Having a thicker skin: Social power buffers the negative effects of social rejection. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 701-709.

2013-2014

Moon, A., & Chen, S. (2014). The power to control time: Power influences how much time (you think) you have. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 54, 97-101.

Williams, M. J., & Chen, S. (2014). When "mom’s the boss": Control over domestic decision making reduces women’s interest in workplace power. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 17, 436-452.

Breines, J., Toole, A., Tu, C., & Chen, S. (2014). Self-compassion, body image, and self-reported disordered eating. Self & Identity, 14, 432-448.

Gordon, A. M., & Chen, S. (2014). The role of sleep in interpersonal conflict: Do sleepless nights mean worse fights? Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 168-175.

Kraus, M. W., & Chen, S. (2014). Seeking and receiving relational self-verification when significant others are brought to mind: Implications for perceptions of one’s honesty and authenticity. Self & Identity, 13, 45-57.

Gordon, A. M., & Chen, S. (2013). Does power help or hurt?: The moderating role of self-other focus on power and perspective-taking in romantic relationships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1097-1110.

Gordon, A. M., Tuskeviciute, R., & Chen, S. (2013). Depressed and misunderstood? Depression influences relationship quality through reduced felt understanding. Personal Relationships, 20, 635-654.

Chen, S., Boucher, H. B., Andersen, S. M., Saribay, S. A. (2013). Transference and the relational self. In J. A. Simpson & L. Campbell (Eds.), Handbook of Close Relationships (pp. xx-xx). New York: Oxford University Press.

Breines, J., & Chen, S. (2013). Activating the inner caregiver: Giving support to othersincreases state self-compassion. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 58-64.

2011-2012

Breines, J., & Chen, S. (2012). Self-compassion increases self-improvement motivation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 1133-1143.

Chen, S., Boucher, H. C., & Kraus, M. W. (2011). The relational self: Emerging theory and evidence. In V. L. Vignoles, S. Schwartz, & K. Luyckx (Eds.), Handbook of Identity Theory and Research (pp. 149-175). New York: Springer.

Kraus, M. W., Chen, S., & Keltner, D. (2011). The power to be me: Power elevates self-concept consistency and authenticity. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 974-980.

English, T., & Chen, S. (2011). Self-concept consistency and culture: The differential impact of two forms of consistency. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 838-849.

2009-2010

Mendoza-Denton, R., Shaw Taylor, L., Chen, S., & Chang, E. (2009). Ironic effects of explicit gender prejudice on women’s test performance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 275-278.

Chen, S., Langner, C. A., & Mendoza-Denton, R. (2009). When dispositional and role power fit: Implications for self-expression and self-other congruence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 710-727.

Chen, S. (2009). Self-concept and relationships. In H. T. Reis and S. K. Sprecher (Eds.),Encyclopedia of human relationships (pp. 1413-1417). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Kraus, M. W., & Chen, S. (2009). Striving to be known by significant others: Automatic activation of self-verification goals in relationship contexts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 58-73.

Fast, N. J., & Chen, S. (2009). When the boss feels inadequate: Power, incompetence, and aggression. Psychological Science, 20, 1406-1413.

Horberg, E. J., & Chen, S. (2010). Significant others and contingencies of self-worth:Activation and consequences of relationship-specific contingencies of self-worth. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98, 77-91.

Kraus, M. W., & Chen, S. (2010). Facial feature resemblance elicits the transference effect.Psychological Science, 21, 518-522.

Kraus, M. W., Chen, S., Straus, L., & Lee, V. (2010). Transference occurs across group boundaries. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 1067-1073.

Gordon, A. M., & Chen, S. (2010). When you accept me for me: The relational benefits of intrinsic affirmations by one’s relationship partner. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 1439-1453.

2006-2008

Chen, S., & Boucher, H. C., & Tapias, M. P. (2006). The relational self revealed: Integrative conceptualization and implications for interpersonal life. Psychological Bulletin, 132, 151-179.

Chen, S., Shaw, L. T., & Jeung, K. Y. (2006). Collective self-verification among members of a naturally-occurring group: Possible antecedents and long-term consequences. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 28, 101-115.

Chen, S., English, T., & Peng, K. (2006). Self-verification and contextualized self-views.Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 930-942.

Chen, S., Fitzsimons, G. M., & Andersen, S. M. (2006). Automaticity and close relationships.In J. A. Bargh (Ed.), Social Psychology and the unconscious: The automaticity of higher mental processes (pp. 133-172). New York: Psychology Press.

English, T., & Chen, S. (2007). Culture and self-concept stability: Consistency across and within contexts among Asian- and European-Americans. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 478-490.

Chen, S., & Andersen, S. M. (2008). The relational self in transference: Intrapersonal andinterpersonal consequences in everyday social life. In J. V. Wood, A. Tesser, & J. G. Holmes (Eds.), Self and Relationships (pp. 231-253). New York: Psychology Press.

Chen, S., & Boucher, H. C. (2008). Relational selves as self-affirmational resources. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 716-733.

English, T., Chen, S., & Swann, W. B., Jr. (2008). A cross-cultural analysis of self-verification motives. In R. M. Sorrentino & S. Yamaguchi (Eds.), Handbook of Motivation and Cognition within and across Cultures (pp. 119-142): Elsevier/Academic Press.

Keltner, D., Van Kleef, G. A., Chen, S., Kraus, M. W. (2008). A reciprocal influence model of social power: Emerging principles and lines of inquiry. In M. P. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol. 40, pp. 151-192). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

2005 and earlier

Gilovich, T., Medvec, V. H., & Chen, S. (1995). Commission, omission, and dissonance reduction: Coping with regret in the "Monty Hall" problem. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 21, 182-190.

Andersen, S. M., Glassman, N. S., Chen, S., & Cole, S. W. (1995). Transference in social perception: The role of chronic accessibility in significant-other representations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69, 41-57.

Chen, S., Shechter, D., & Chaiken, S. (1996). Getting at the truth or getting along: Accuracy- vs. impression-motivated heuristic and systematic information processing. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 71, 262-275.

Chaiken, S., Giner-Sorolla, R. & Chen, S. (1996). Beyond accuracy: Defense and impression motives in heuristic and systematic information processing. In P. M. Gollwitzer & J. A. Bargh (Eds.), The psychology of action: Linking cognition and motivation to behavior (pp. 553-578). New York: Guilford Press.

Andersen, S. M., Reznik, I., & Chen, S. (1997). The self in relation to others: Cognitive and motivational underpinnings. In J. G. Snodgrass & R. L. Thompson (Eds.), The self across psychology: Self-recognition, self- awareness, and the self-concept (pp. 233-275). New York: New York Academy of Science. 

Chen, S., & Chaiken, S. (1999). The heuristic-systematic model in its broader context. In S. Chaiken & Y. Trope (Eds.), Dual-process theories in social and cognitive psychology (pp. 73-96). New York: Guilford Press.

Chen, S., Duckworth, K., & Chaiken, S. (1999). Motivated heuristic and systematic processing. Psychological Inquiry, 10, 44-49.  

Chen, S., & Andersen, S. M. (1999). Relationships from the past in the present: Significant-other representations and transference in interpersonal life. In M. P. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol. 31, pp. 123-190). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Eagly, A. H., Chen, S., Chaiken, S., & Shaw-Barnes, K. (1999). The impact of attitudes on memory: An affair to remember. Psychological Bulletin, 125, 64-89.

Chen, S., Andersen, S. M., & Hinkley, K. (1999). Triggering transference: Examining the role of applicability in the activation and use of significant-other representations in social perception. Social Cognition, 17, 332-365.

Lee-Chai, A. Y., Chen, S., & Chartrand, T. L. (2001). From Moses to Marcos: Individual differences in the use and abuse of power. In A. Y. Lee-Chai & J. A. Bargh (Eds.), The use and abuse of power: Multiple perspectives on the causes of corruption (pp. 57-74). Philadelphia, PA: Psychology Press.                            

Andersen, S. M., Chen, S., & Carter, C. (2001). Fundamental human needs: Making social cognition relevant. Psychological Inquiry, 11, 269-275.

Chen, S. (2001). The role of theories in mental representations and their use in social perception: A theory-based approach to significant-other representations and transference. In G. B. Moskowitz (Ed.), Cognitive social psychology: The legacy and future of social cognition (pp.125-142). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Eagly, A. H., Kulesa, P., Chen, S. & Chaiken, S. (2001). Do attitudes affect memory? Tests of the congeniality hypothesis. Current Directions 10, 5-9.

Andersen, S. M., Chen, S., & Miranda, R. (2001). Significant others and the self. Self and Identity, 1, 159-168.

Chen, S., Lee-Chai, A. Y., & Bargh, J. A. (2001). Relationship orientation as a moderator of the effects of social power. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80, 173-187.

Chen, S., & Welland, J. W. (2002). Examining the effects of power as a function of self-construals and gender. Self and Identity, 1, 251-269.

Andersen, S. M., & Chen, S. (2002). The relational self: An interpersonal social-cognitive theory. Psychological Review, 109, 619-645.

Chen, S. (2003). Psychological-state theories about significant others: Implications for the content and structure of significant-other representations. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 1285-1302.

Chen, S., Chen, K. Y., & Shaw, L. (2004). Self-verification motives at the collective level of self-definition. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 86, 77-94.

Chen, S., Ybarra, O., & Kiefer, A. K. (2004). Power and impression formation: The effects of power on the desire for morality and competence information about others. Social Cognition, 22, 391-421.