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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How Trolls Poison Political Discussions for Everyone Else

Online political debate isn’t inherently toxic, a new study of Reddit commenters finds. Instead, it becomes toxic because of the kind of commenters who opt in.

Researchers: Michalis Mamakos and Eli J. Finkel

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

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

Politics & Elections

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