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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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., 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.
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., & 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.
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.
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.
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.