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.
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.