Eli J. Finkel
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Eli J. Finkel

Professor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences; Professor of Management & Organizations

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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

Politics & Elections

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

Politics & Elections

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