Slotter, E. B. & Ward, D. (in press). Finding the silver lining: The role of redemptive narratives in individuals’ emotional distress after the end of a romantic relationship. Journal of Personal and Social Relationships.
Slotter, E. B., & Gardner, W. L. (2014). Remind me who I am: Social interaction strategies for maintaining the self after a threat. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 9, 1148-1161.
Slotter, E.B.,Emery, L.F., & Luchies, L.B. (2014). Me after you: Partner influence and perceived effort predict rejecting aspects from the self and self-concept clarity after relationship dissolution. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 831 - 844.
Slotter, E. B., Duffy, C., & Gardner, W.L. (2014). Balancing the need to be me with the need to be we: Multiple motives in relationships: Applying Optimal Distinctiveness Theory to romantic relationships. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 52, 71–81.
Slotter, E. B., & Luchies, L. B. (2014). The benefits of perceived relationship quality in promoting the desire for relational closeness among avoidantly attached individuals. Personal Relationships, 21, 22-34.
Slotter, E. B., Lucas, G. M., Jakubiak, B., & Lasslett, H. (2013). Changing me to keep you: State jealousy promotes perceiving similarity between the self and a romantic rival. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1280-1292.
Slotter, E. B., & Lucas, G. M. (2013). Validating a scale of self and partner change in romantic relationships: The Perceived Change in Relationships Scale. Self and Identity, 12, 177-185.
Slotter, E.B., & Gardner, W.L. (2012). The dangers of dating the bad boy (or girl): Romantic desire encourages the adoption of even negative qualities of potential partners. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 1173-1178.
Slotter, E. B., & Gardner, W. L. (2012). How needing you changes me: The influence of attachment anxiety on self-concept malleability in romantic relationships. Self and Identity, 11, 386-408.
Slotter, E. B., Finkel, E. J., DeWall C. N., Pond, R. S., Lambert, N. M., Bodenhausen, G. & Fincham, F. (2012). Putting the brakes on aggression toward a romantic partner: The inhibitory influence of commitment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 291-305.
Slotter, E. B., Gardner, W. L., & Finkel, E. J. (2010) Who am “I” without “you”? The influence of romantic breakup on self-concept clarity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 147-160.
Slotter, E. B., & Gardner, W. L. (2009). Where do “You” end and “I” begin? Pre- emptive self-other inclusion as a motivated process. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 1137-1151.
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