Eli J. Finkel
Professor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences; Professor of Management & Organizations
One Key to a Happy Marriage? A Joint Bank Account.
Merging finances helps newlyweds align their financial goals and avoid scorekeeping.
Researchers: Jenny G. Olson , Scott I. Rick, Deborah A. Small and Eli J. Finkel
May 9, 2023
4 Science-Backed Strategies to Curb Partisan Animosity
Vilification of the other side is at a fever pitch. But research suggests ways to bridge the gap.
Researchers: Eli J. Finkel and and coauthors
December 1, 2022
One Nation, Too Divided?
Political sectarianism is rampant in the U.S. Three experts discuss whether we can remain united.
Researchers: Eli J. Finkel, Cynthia S. Wang and James Druckman
September 6, 2022
The Political Divide in America Goes Beyond Polarization and Tribalism
These days, political identity functions a lot like religious identity.
Researchers: Eli J. Finkel and Cynthia S. Wang
October 29, 2020
Under Quarantine, It’s Not Marriage-as-Usual
A relationship researcher offers advice for cooped-up couples. Plus, how to preserve your work friendships.
Researchers: Eli J. Finkel
April 27, 2020
Podcast: Our Most Popular Advice on Improving Relationships with Colleagues
Coworkers can make us crazy. Here’s how to handle tough situations.
Researchers: Eli J. Finkel, Ellen Taaffe and Jeanne M. Brett
June 11, 2018
Video: Why You Shouldn’t Hesitate to Be the Bearer of Bad News
Organizations that practice transparency have more leeway to learn and evolve.
Researchers: Eli J. Finkel and Andrew Swinand
March 5, 2018
Podcast: Give Better Feedback
An expert on marriage and a former executive offer advice on giving and receiving constructive criticism.
Researchers: Ellen Taaffe and Eli J. Finkel
November 9, 2017
Video: How Trust Takes Us Out of Our Comfort Zone
The more trusting the relationship, the more you have to gain—or lose.
Researchers: Kent Grayson and Eli J. Finkel
August 4, 2017
Take 5: How Humans Benefit as Machines Get Smarter
Kellogg faculty explain how human–machine partnerships can improve everything from your commute to your self-esteem.
Researchers: Brenna Argall, David Ferrucci, Eli J. Finkel, Todd Murphey, Rima Touré-Tillery, Brian Uzzi and Adam Waytz
June 8, 2017
Take 5: How to Nurture Your Work Relationships
Ways to improve negotiations and better manage conflict at the office.
Researchers: Jeanne M. Brett, Eli J. Finkel, Thomas Lys, Leigh Thompson, Aparna Labroo and Martin Lariviere
February 7, 2017
Need to Vent? Try Talking to a Robot.
Social robots can boost our self-esteem and offer a shoulder to cry on.
Researchers: Gurit E. Birnbaum, Moran Mizrahi, Guy Hoffman, Harry T. Reis, Eli J. Finkel and Omri Sass
January 5, 2017
Podcast: Start the New Year Motivated for Success
Tips for achieving your personal and business goals.
Researchers: Blakeley B. McShane, Miguel Brendl, Eli J. Finkel and Sunil Chopra
January 4, 2017
Podcast: Tips for Managing Conflict at Work
From cross-cultural conflict to annoying coworkers, there are ways to deftly diffuse tension on teams.
Researchers: Jeanne M. Brett and Eli J. Finkel
July 5, 2016
Starting Off 2015 Right
Staying motivated to achieve personal and business growth.
Researchers: Blakeley B. McShane, Eli J. Finkel, Miguel Brendl and Sunil Chopra
January 5, 2015
For Better or for Work
Insights from intimate relationships could soon find their way into the office
Researchers: Eli J. Finkel, Erica B. Slotter, Laura B. Luchies, Gregory M. Walton and James J. Gross
October 6, 2014