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Garcia, S. M., Weaver, K., & Chen., P. (In press). The Status Signals Paradox. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Chen., P., Ellsworth, P. C. (In press). Lay Theories of How Passion for Work is Achieved. In R. J. Vallerand & N. Houlfort (Eds.), Passion for Work: Determinants and Consequences. New York: Oxford University Press.

Chen, P., Chavez, O., Ong, D. C., Gunderson, B. (2017). Strategic Resource Use for Learning: A Self-administered Intervention that Guides Self-Reflection on Effective Resource Use Enhances Academic Performance. Psychological Science, 28, 774-785.

Chen., P. (2017). A Self-Administered Strategic Resource Use Intervention Promotes Academic Achievement among College Students. The Studying & Self-Regulated Learning SIG Newsletter, American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group, Summer 2017, 22.

Chen, P., Ellsworth, P.C., & Schwarz, N. (2015). Finding A Fit or Developing It: Lay Theories about Passion for Work. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 1411-1424.


Huberth, M., Chen, P., Tritz, J., & McKay, T.A. (2015). E2Coach: Computer-tailored Student Support in Introductory Physics. PLOS ONE, 10(9): e0137001.


Garcia, S.M., Chen, P., & Gordon, M. (2014). The Letter Versus The Spirit of The Law: A Lay Perspective on Culpability. Judgment and Decision Making, 9, 479-490.


Chen, P., Myers, C.G., Kopelman, S., & Garcia, S.M. (2012). The Hierarchical Face: Higher rankings lead to less cooperative looks. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 479-486.


Chen, P., Garcia, S.M. (2010). Yin and Yang of Competition: Reciprocal Natures of Social Comparison and Evaluation Apprehension. University of Michigan PsycholoJournal.





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Commentary: Will you keep your New Year’s resolutions? Easier said than done

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Before You Study, Ask for Help


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A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Stanford News. May 2017.

Strategizing resources leads to improved exam scores, according to Stanford scholars

U.S. News. May 2017.

Study: Survey Helped College Students' Test Scores

Business Insider: Deutschland. May 2017.

Dieser 15-Minuten-Trick einer Stanford-Forscherin kann helfen, eure Noten radikal zu verbessern

Science Daily. May 2017.

Thinking strategically about study resources boosts students' final grades

World Economic Forum. May 2017.

This Stanford researcher has designed a 15-minute study hack to boost grades

Forbes. Jan 2016.

Want A Job You Love? Stop Looking And Job Craft It


Fortune. Dec 2015.

Following your passion is not the only path to success


The Washington Post. Nov 2015.

The problem with following your passion

Los Angeles Times. Nov 2015.

Having a passion for your work may be overrated as a key to success


Psychology Today. Oct 2015.

What Drives Your Happiness With Work? Is your work satisfaction related to your fit to your job?

Business Insider: Strategy. Aug 2015.

Psychologists just debunked the idea that you have to find the perfect job fit to be happy at work


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Don't Love Your Job Yet? You May Just Need More Time

Science Daily. Aug 2015. 

Passion for your job? If not, it's attainable

CNNMoney. Oct 2012.

Saying no to the boss: Why it’s essential


Business Insider. March 2012.

Success Written All Over Your Face

Business Insider. Dec 2011.

How can you pick the highest ranked people out of photos?


Boston Globe. Nov 2011.

Bring your Ivy League game face

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National Affairs. Nov 2011.

The hierarchical face: Higher rankings lead to less cooperative looks

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