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Journal Publications

2018 and in press

Eastwick, P. W., Finkel, E. J., & Simpson, J. A. (in press). Best practices for testing the predictive validity of ideal partner preference-matching. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. [Download Article]

Eastwick, P. W., Keneski, E., Morgan, T. A., McDonald, M. A., & Huang, S. A. (2018). What do short-term and long-term relationships look like? Building the Relationship Coordination and Strategic Timing (ReCAST) Model. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147, 747-781. [Download Article] [Supplemental Materials] [Materials and Preregistration] [Stylist] [IFL Science]

Eastwick, P. W., & Smith, L. K. (in press). Sex-differentiated effects of physical attractiveness on romantic desire: A highly powered, preregistered study in a photograph evaluation context. Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology. [Download Article] [Data]

Ledgerwood, A., Eastwick, P. W., & Smith, L. K. (in press). Toward an integrative framework for studying human evaluation: Attitudes towards objects and attributes. Personality and Social Psychology Review. [Download Article]

Herrenbrueck, L., Xia, X., Eastwick, P. W., & Hui, C. M. (2018). Smart-dating in speed-dating: How a simple search model can explain matching decisions. European Economic Review, 106, 54-76. [Download Article]

Joel, S. & Eastwick, P. W. (2018). Intervening earlier: An upstream approach to improving relationship quality. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 5, 25-32[Download Article]

Joel, S., Eastwick, P. W., & Finkel, E. J. (2018). Open sharing of data on close relationships and other sensitive social psychological topics: Challenges, tools, and future directions. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1, 86-94[Download Article]

2017

Eastwick, P. W., Harden, K. P., Shukusky, J. A., Morgan, T. A., & Joel, S.. (2017). Consistency and Inconsistency among romantic partners over time. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 112, 838-859 [Download Article] [OSF Data Files and Scripts]

Finkel, E. J., Eastwick, P. W., & Reis, H. T. (2017). Replicability and other features of a high-quality science: Toward a balanced and empirical approach. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113, 244-253. [Download Article]

Finkel, E. J., Simpson, J. A., Eastwick, P. W. (2017). The psychology of close relationships: Fourteen core principles. Annual Review of Psychology, 68, 383-411[Download Article]

Joel, S., Eastwick, P. W., & Finkel, E. J. (2017). Is romantic desire predictable? Machine learning applied to initial romantic attraction. Psychological Science, 28, 1478-1489[Download Article] [Data] [Materials] [Dr. Joel's Tedx Talk] [Dr. Eastwick's BYURadio Interview]

Lu, J.G., Hafenbrack, A.C., Eastwick, P.W., Wang, D., Maddux, W.W., & Galinsky, A.D. (2017). “Going Out” of the Box: Close intercultural relationships spark creativity, workplace innovation, and entrepreneurship. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102, 1091-1108. [Download Article]

Tidwell, N. D., Eastwick, P. W., & Kim, A. (2017). She's not one of us: Group membership moderates the effect of fertility cues on attractiveness ratings. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8, 689-697. [Download Article] [OSF Preregistration]

2016

Durante, K. W., Eastwick, P. W., Finkel, E. J., Gangestad, S. W., Simpson, J. A. (2016). Pair-bonded relationships and romantic alternatives: Toward an integration of evolutionary and relationship science perspectives. In J. M. Olson & M. P. Zanna (Eds.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (pp.1-74). Burlington: Academic Press. [Download Article]

Eastwick, P. W. (2016). The emerging integration of close relationships research and evolutionary psychology. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 25, 183-190. [Download Article]

Laurin, K., Fitzsimons, G. M., Finkel, E. J., Carswell, K. L., vanDellen, M. R., Hofmann, W., Lambert, N. M., Eastwick, P. W., Fincham, F. D., & Brown, P. C. (2016). Power and the pursuit of a partner’s goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, 840-868. [Download Article]

Park, L. E., Young, A. F., Eastwick, P. W. Troisi, J. D., & Streamer, L. (2016). Desirable but not smart: Preference for smarter romantic partners impairs women’s STEM outcomes. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 46, 158-179.  [Download Article]

Vacharkulksemsuk, V., Reit, E., Khambatta, P., Eastwick, P. W., Finkel, E. J., & Carney, D. R. (2016). Dominant, open nonverbal displays are attractive at zero-acquaintance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113, 4009-4014. [Download Article]

2015

Eastwick, P. W., & Durante, K. W. (2015). Adaptive workarounds. Current Opinion in Psychology, 1, 92-96. [Download Article]

Finkel, E. J., & Eastwick, P. W. (2015). Attachment and pair-bonding. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 3, 7-11. [Download Article]

Finkel, E. J., Eastwick, P. W., & Reis, H. T. (2015). Best research practices in psychology: Illustrating epistemological and pragmatic considerations with the case of relationship science. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108, 275-297. [Download Article]

Finkel, E. J., Norton, M. I., Reis, H. T., Ariely, D., Caprariello, P. A., Eastwick, P. W., Frost, J. H., & Maniaci, M. R. (2015). When does familiarity promote versus undermine interpersonal attraction? An integrative model from erstwhile adversaries. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 10, 3-19. [Download Article]

Hunt, L. L., Eastwick, P. W., & Finkel, E. J. (2015). Leveling the playing field: Acquaintance length predicts reduced assortative mating on attractiveness. Psychological Science, 26, 1046-1053.  [Download Article] [OSF Materials] [NYTimes]

Kelley, N. J., Eastwick, P. W., Harmon-Jones, E., & Schmeichel, B. J. (2015). Induced relative left frontal cortical activity increases jealousy. Emotion, 15, 550-555. [Download Article]

Park, L. E., Young, A. F., & Eastwick, P. W. (2015). (Psychological) distance makes the heart grow fonder: Effects of psychological distance and relative intelligence on men’s attraction to women. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin41, 1549-1473.  [Download Article]

2014

Eastwick, P. W. & Buck, A. A. (2014). Too much matching: A Social Relations Model enhancement of the pairing game. Teaching of Psychology, 41, 246-250[Download Article]

Eastwick, P. W. & Hunt, L. L. (2014). Relational mate value: Consensus and uniqueness in romantic evaluations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106, 728-751. [Download Article] [NYTimes Op-Ed]

Eastwick, P. W., Luchies, L. B., Finkel, E. J, & Hunt, L. L. (2014). The predictive validity of ideal partner preferences: A review and meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 140, 623-665. [Download Article]

Eastwick, P. W., Luchies, L. B., Finkel, E. J, & Hunt, L. L. (2014). The many voices of Darwin's descendants: Reply to Schmitt (2014). Psychological Bulletin, 140, 673-681. [Download Article] [Commentary]

Eastwick, P. W., Neff, L. A., Finkel, E. J., Luchies, L. B., & Hunt, L. L. (2014). Is a meta-analysis a foundation or just another brick? Comment on Meltzer, McNulty, Jackson, & Karney (2014). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology106, 429-434. [Download Article] [Original Article]

2013

Eastwick, P. W. (2013). The psychology of the pair-bond: Past and future contributions of close relationships research to evolutionary psychology. Psychological Inquiry, 24, 183-191. [Download Commentary] [Target article]

Eastwick, P. W., Hunt, L. L., & Neff, L. A. (2013). External validity, why art thou externally valid? Recent studies of attraction provide three theoretical answers. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7,275-288. [Download Article]

Eastwick, P. W., Wilkey, B. M., Finkel, E. J., Lambert, N. M., Fitzsimons, G., Brown, P. C., & Fincham, F. D. (2013). Act with authority: Romantic desire at the nexus of power possessed and power perceived. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 267-271.  [Download Article]

Luchies, L. B., Wieselquist, J., Rusbult, C. E., Kumashiro, M., Eastwick, P. W., Coolsen, M. K. & Finkel, E. J., (2013). Trust and biased memory of transgressions in romantic relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104, 673-694. [Download Article]

Tidwell, N. D., & Eastwick, P. W. (2013). Sex differences in succumbing to sexual temptations: A function of impulse or control? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1620-1633. [Download Article]

Tidwell, N. D., Eastwick, P. W., & Finkel, E. J. (2013). Perceived, not actual, similarity predicts initial attraction in a live romantic context: Evidence from the speed-dating paradigm. PersonalRelationships, 20, 199-215[Download Article]

2012

Eastwick, P. W. & Finkel, E. J. (2012). The evolutionary armistice: Attachment bonds moderate the function of ovulatory cycle adaptations. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 174-184. [Download Article]

Eastwick, P. W., & Neff, L. A. (2012). Do ideal partnerpreferences predict divorce? A tale of two metrics. Social Psychological andPersonality Science, 3, 667-674. [Download Article]

Finkel, E. J., Eastwick, P. W., Karney, B. R., Reis, H. T., & Sprecher, S. (2012). Online dating: A critical analysis from the perspective of psychological science. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 13, 3-66. [Download Article]

2011

Eastwick, P. W., Eagly, A. H., Finkel, E. J., & Johnson, S. E. (2011). Implicit and explicit preferences for physical attractiveness in a romantic partner: A double dissociation in predictive validity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 993-1011[Download Article] [Chicago Tribune]

Eastwick, P. W., Finkel, E. J., & Eagly, A. H. (2011). When and why do ideal partner preferences affect the process of initiating and maintaining romantic relationships? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 1012-1032[Download Article]

Ireland, M. E., Slatcher, R. B., Eastwick, P. W., Scissors, L. E., Finkel, E. J., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2011). Language style matching predicts relationship initiation and stability. Psychological Science, 22, 39-44[Download Article] [Reuters]

Reis, H. T., Maniaci, M. R., Caprariello, P. A., Eastwick, P. W., & Finkel, E. J. (2011). Familiarity does indeed promote attraction in live interaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 557-570.[Download Article]

Reis, H. T., Maniaci, M. R., Caprariello, P. A., Eastwick, P. W., & Finkel, E. J. (2011). In live interaction, does familiarity promote attraction or contempt? A reply to Norton, Frost, & Ariely, (2011). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 575-578. [Download Article] [Commentary]

2010

Eastwick, P. W., Saigal, S. D., & Finkel, E. J. (2010). Smooth operating: A structural analysis of social behavior perspective on initial romantic encounters. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1, 344-352. [Download Article]

2009

Eastwick, P. W. (2009). Beyond the Pleistocene: Using phylogeny and constraint to inform the evolutionary psychology of human mating. Psychological Bulletin135, 794-821[Download Article]

Eastwick, P. W., Richeson, J. A., Son, D., & Finkel, E. J. (2009). Is love colorblind? Political orientation and interracial romantic desire. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1258-1268[Download Article]

Eagly, A. H., Eastwick, P. W., & Johannesen-Schmidt, M. C. (2009). Possible selves in marital roles: The impact of the anticipated division of labor on the mate preferences of women and men. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 403-414. [Download Article]

Eastwick, P. W. & Gardner, W. L. (2009). Is it a game? Evidence for social influence in the virtual world. Social Influence, 4, 18-32. [Download Article]

Finkel, E. J. & Eastwick, P. W. (2009). Arbitrary social norms influence sex differences in romantic selectivity. Psychological Science20, 1290-1295. [Download Article]

 2008

Eastwick, P. W. & Finkel, E. J. (2008). The attachment system in fledgling relationships: An activating role for attachment anxiety. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 628-647. [Download Article]

Eastwick, P. W. & Finkel, E. J. (2008). Sex differences in mate preferences revisited: Do people know what they initially desire in a romantic partner? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology94, 245-264. [Download Article] [Newsweek]

Eastwick, P. W., Finkel, E. J., Krishnamurti, T., & Loewenstein, G. (2008). Mispredicting distress following romantic breakup: Revealing the time course of the affective forecasting error. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 800-807. [Download Article] [Washington Post]

Finkel, E. J. & Eastwick, P. W. (2008). Speed-dating. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 17, 193-197. [Download Article] [Nature] [Chicago Tribune]

2007

Eastwick, P. W., Finkel, E. J., Mochon, D., & Ariely, D. (2007). Selective versus unselective romantic desire: Not all reciprocity is created equal. Psychological Science, 18, 317-319. [Download Article] [New York Times]

Finkel, E. J., Eastwick, P. W., & Matthews, J. (2007). Speed-dating as an invaluable tool for studying romantic attraction: A methodological primer. Personal Relationships14, 149-166. [Download Article]

2006

Eastwick, P. W., Eagly, A. H., Glick, P., Johannesen-Schmidt, M. C., Fiske, S. T., Blum, A. M. B., Eckes, T., Freiburger, P., Huang, L., Fernández, M. L., Manganelli, A. M., Pek, J. C. X., Castro, Y. R., Sakalli-Ugurlu, N., Six-Materna, I., & Volpato, C. (2006). Is traditional gender ideology associated with sex-typed mate preferences? A test in nine nations. Sex Roles, 54, 603-614. [Download Article]

Book Chapters and Encyclopedia Entries

Finkel, E. J., & Eastwick, P. E. (2015). Interpersonal attraction: Toward a theoretical integration of the literature. In J. A. Simpson & J. F. Dovidio (Eds.), Handbook of personality and social psychology: Interpersonal relations and group processes, (pp. 179-210). Washington: American Psychological Association. [Download Article]

Eastwick, P. W. (2013). Cultural influences on attraction. In Jeffry A. Simpson & Lorne Campbell (Eds.), Handbook of Close Relationships (pp. 161-182). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. [Download Article]

Eastwick, P. W., & Tidwell, N. D. (2013). To pair bond or not: The evolutionary psychological approach to human mating. In C. Hazan & M. Campa (Eds.), Human Bonding. (pp. 132-160). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Hunt, L. L., & Eastwick, P. W. (2013). The uniquely valuable mate. In L. Bormans (Ed.), The World Book of Love (262-265). Tielt, Belgium: Lannoo Publishers.

Tidwell, N. D., & Eastwick, P. W. (2013). Mate selection. In K. D. Keith (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology (855-858). New York: Wiley.

Eastwick, P. W. & Finkel, E. J. (2009). Infatuation. In Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships (pp. 843-846). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Eastwick, P. W. & Finkel, E. J. (2009). Reciprocity of Liking. In Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships (pp. 1333-1336). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Finkel, E. J. & Eastwick, P. W. (2009). Hard-to-get phenomenon. In Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships (pp. 788-790). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Finkel, E. J. & Eastwick, P. W. (2009). Speed-dating. In Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships (pp. 1587-1589). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Finkel, E. J., Molden, D. C., Johnson, S. E., & Eastwick, P. W. (2009). Regulatory focus and romantic alternatives. In J. P. Forgas, R. F. Baumeister, and D. M. Tice (Eds.), Self-regulation: Cognitive, affective, and motivational processes (pp. 319-335). New York: Psychology Press.

Eastwick, P. W. & Finkel, E. J. (2008). Speed-dating: A powerful and flexible paradigm for studying romantic relationship initiation. In S. Sprecher, A. Wenzel, & J. Harvey (Eds.), The Handbook of Relationship Initiation (pp. 217-234). New York, NY: Erlbaum. [Download Article]