Serena Chen
2121 Berkeley Way, Room 3316 and 3444
Ph.D., New York University
Research Area: 
Research Interests: 
Self and identity, self-compassion, close relationships/relationship well-being, social hiearchy (social power, inequality)
  • whatshotResearch Description

    See my laboratory website for our latest publications to get a sense of the topics on which my graduate students and I are currently working. 



  • placeSelected Publications

    Chen, S. & Boucher, H.C., & Tapias, M.P. (in press). The relational self revealed: Integrative conceptualization and implications for interpersonal life. Psychological Bulletin.

    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.

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

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

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