In Press

Day, L. C., & Impett, E. A. (in press). Giving when it costs: How interdependence shapes willingness to sacrifice and satisfaction with sacrifice in romantic relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. [PDF]

Dubé, J. P., Bergeron, S., Muise, A., Impett, E. A., & Rosen, N. O. (in press). A comparison of approach and avoidance sexual goals in couples with vulvodynia and community controls. Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Gere, J., & Impett, E. A. (in press). Shifting priorities: Effects of partners’ goal conflict on goal pursuit processes and relationship quality in developing romantic relationships.  Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. [PDF]

Impett, E. A. (in press). Autobiographical entry. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences.

Kim, J. J., Muise, A., & Impett, E. A. (in press). What to do when you’re not in the mood: The relationship implications of rejecting a partner for sex kindly versus having sex reluctantly. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Le, B. M., & Impett, E. A. (in press). Parenting goal pursuit is linked to emotional well-being, relationship quality, and responsiveness. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Le, B. M., Impett, E. A., Lemay, E. P., Muise, A., & Tskhay, K. O. (in press). Communal motivation and subjective well-being in interpersonal relationships: An integrative review and meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin. [PDF]

Righetti, F., & Impett, E. A. (in press). Sacrifice in close relationships: Motives, emotions, and relationship outcomes. Social and Personality Psychology Compass. [PDF]

Rosen, N. O., Muise, A., Impett, E. A., Delisle, I., Baxter, M. L., & Bergeron, S. (in press). Sexual cues mediate the daily relations between interpersonal goals, pain, and well-being in couples coping with vulvodynia. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. [PDF]

Visserman, M., Righetti, F., Impett, E., A., Keltner, D., & Van Lange, P. (in press). It’s the perceived motive that counts! Perceptions of a romantic partner’s sacrifice motives and the emergence of gratitude. Emotion. [PDF]

2017

Day, L. C., Muise, A., & Impett, E. A. (2017). Is comparison the thief of joy? Sexual narcissism and comparisons in the domain of sexuality. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 233-244. [PDF]

Debrot, A., Meuwly, N., Muise, A., Impett, E. A., & Schoebi, D. (2017). More than just sex: Affection accounts for the association between sex and well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 1-13. [PDF]

Maxwell, J., Muise, A., MacDonald, G., Day, L., Rosen, N. O., & Impett, E. A. (2017). How implicit theories of sexuality shape sexual and relationship well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 112, 238-279. [PDF]

Muise, A., Bergeron, S., Impett, E. A., & Rosen, N. O. (2017). The costs and benefits of sexual communal motivation for couples coping with vulvodynia. Health Psychology.  [PDF]

Muise, A., Rosen, N. O., Kim, J. J., & Impett, E. A.(2017). Understanding when a partner is not in the mood: Sexual communal strength in couples transitioning to parenthood. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 1993-2006. [PDF]

2016

Day, L. C., & Impett, E. A. (2016). For it is in giving that we receive: The benefits of sacrifice in romantic relationships (pp. 211-231). In C. Knee & H. Reis (Eds.), Advances in Personal Relationships, Vol. 1: Positive approaches to optimal relationship development, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. [PDF]

Le, B. M., & Impett, E. A. (2016). The costs of suppressing negative emotions and amplifying positive emotions during parental caregiving. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42, 323-336. [PDF]

Muise, A., & Impett, E. A. (2016). Applying theories of communal motivation to sexuality. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 10, 455-467. [PDF]

Muise, A., Kim, J. J., McNulty, J., & Impett, E. A. (2016). The positive implications of sex for relationships (pp. 124-147). In C. Knee & H. Reis (Eds.), Advances in Personal Relationships, Vol. 1: Positive approaches to optimal relationship development, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. [PDF]

Muise, A., Schimmack, U., & Impett, E. A. (2016). Sexual frequency predicts greater well-being in romantic relationships, but more is not always better. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, 295-302. [PDF]

Muise, A., Stanton, S. C. E., Kim, J. J., & Impett, E. A. (2016). Men under (not over) perceive their romantic partner’s sexual desire in established intimate relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, 725-742. [PDF]

Shakil, A., Day, L. C., Impett, E. A. (2016). When conflict is less costly: Interdependence buffers against some of the costs of daily conflict in romantic relationships. Journal of Interpersonal Relations, Intergroup Relations, and Identity9, 34-31.

Spielmann, S. S., MacDonald, G., Joel, S., & Impett, E. A. (2016). Longing for ex-partners out of fear of being single. Journal of Personality, 80, 799-807.  [PDF]

2015

Day, L., Muise, A., Joel, S., & Impett, E. A. (2015). To do it or not to do it? How communally motivated people navigate sexual interdependence dilemmas. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 791-804 [PDF]

Impett, E. A., Muise, A., & Rosen, N. O. (2015). When is it good to be giving in the bedroom? A prosocial perspective on sexual health and well-being in romantic relationships. Current Sexual Health Reports, 7, 180-190. [PDF]

Le, B. M., & Impett, E. A. (2015). The rewards of caregiving for communally motivated parents. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 758-765. [PDF]

Muise, A., & Impett. E. A. (2015). Good, giving, and game: The relationship benefits of communal sexual responsiveness. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 164-172. [PDF]

Rosen, N. O., Muise, A., Bergeron, S., Impett, E. A., & Boudreau, G. (2015). Approach and avoidance sexual goals in couples with provoked vestibulodynia: Associations with pain, sexual, relational, and psychological well-being. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 12, 1781-1790. [PDF]

Vandenbosch, L., Muise, A., Eggermont, S., & Impett, E. A. (2015). Sexualizing reality television: Associations with trait and state self-objectification. Body Image, 13, 62-66. [PDF]

2014

Dutra, S. J., West, T. V., Impett, E. A., Oveis, C., Kogan, A., Keltner, D, & Gruber, J. (2014). Rose-colored glasses gone too far? Mania predicts biased emotion experience and perception in couples. Motivation and Emotion, 38, 157-165[PDF]

Impett, E. A., Gere, J., Kogan, A., Gordon, A. M., & Keltner, D. (2014). How sacrifice impacts the giver and the recipient: Insights from approach-avoidance motivational theory. Journal of Personality, 82, 390-401[PDF]

Impett, E. A., Le, B. M., Kogan, A., Oveis, C., & Keltner, D. (2014). When you think your partner is holding back: The costs of perceived partner suppression during relationship sacrifice. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 542-549. [PDF]

Kogan, A., Oveis, C., Gruber, J., Mauss, I. B., Shallcross, A., Impett, E. A., van der Lowe, I., Hui, B., Cheng, C., & Keltner, D. (2014). Vagal activity is quadratically related to prosocial traits, prosocial emotions, and observer perceptions of prosociality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 1051-1063. [PDF]

Muise, A., Giang, E., & Impett, E. A. (2014). Post sex affectionate exchanges promote sexual and relationship satisfaction. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 43, 1391-1403. [PDF]

2013

Gere, J., MacDonald, G., Joel, S., Spielmann, S. S., & Impett, E. A. (2013). The independent contributions of social rewards and social threats to romantic commitment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 961-977[PDF]

Impett, E. A., Javam, L., Le, B. M., Asyabi-Eshghi, B., & Kogan, A. (2013). The joys of genuine giving: Approach and avoidance sacrifice motivation and authenticity. Personal Relationships, 20, 740-754[PDF]

Impett, E. A., Le, B. M., Asyabi-Eshghi, B., Day, L. C., & Kogan, A. (2013). To give or not to give? Sacrificing for avoidance goals is not costly for the highly interdependent. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 649-657. [PDF]

Impett, E. A., Muise, A., & Breines, J. (2013). From risk to pleasure: Toward a positive psychology of sexuality. In M. Hojjat & D. Cramer (Eds). Positive psychology of love (pp. 57-76).New York: Oxford University Press. [PDF]

Impett, E. A., Muise, A., & Peragine, D. (2013). Sexuality in the context of relationships. In L. Diamond and D. Tolman (Eds.), APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology (Vol 1, pp. 269-316)Washington DC: American Psychological Association. [PDF]

Joel, S., Gordon, A., Impett, E. A., MacDonald, G., & Keltner, D. (2013). The things you do for me: Perceptions of a romantic partner’s investments promote gratitude and commitment. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1333-1349[PDF]

Le, B. M., & Impett, E. A. (2013). When holding back helps: Suppressing negative emotions during sacrifice feels authentic and is beneficial for the highly interdependent. Psychological Science, 24, 1809-1815. [PDF]

Le, B. M., Impett, E. A., Kogan, A., Webster, G. D., & Cheng, C. (2013). The personal and interpersonal benefits of communal orientation. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 30, 695-712.[PDF]

Muise, A., Impett, E. A., & Desmarais, S. (2013). Getting it on versus getting it over with: Sexual motivation, desire, and satisfaction in intimate bonds. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1320-1332[PDF]

Muise, A., Impett, E. A., Kogan, A., & Desmarais, S. (2013). Keeping the spark alive: Being motivated to meet a partner’s sexual needs sustains sexual desire in long-term romantic relationships. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 267-273. [PDF]

Saslow, L. R., John, O. J., Piff, P. K., Willer R., Wong, E., Impett, E. A., Kogan, A., Antonenko, O., Clark, K., Feinberg, M., Oveis, C., Keltner, D., & Saturn, S. R. (2013). The social significance of spirituality: New perspectives on the compassion-altruism relationship. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 5, 201-218. [PDF]

Saslow, L. R., Muise, A., Impett, E. A., & Dubin, M. (2013). Can you see how happy we are? Facebook images and relationship satisfaction. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4,411-418. [PDF]

Spielmann, S., MacDonald, G., Maxwell, J., Joel, S., Peragine, D., Muise, A., & Impett, E. A. (2013). Settling for less out of fear of being single. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 1049-1073[PDF]

2012

Gable, S. L., & Impett, E. A. (2012). Approach and avoidance motives and close relationships. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 6, 95-108. [PDF]

Gordon, A., Impett, E. A., Kogan, A., Oveis, C., & Keltner, D. (2012). To have and to hold: Gratitude promotes relationship maintenance in intimate bonds. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103, 257-274. [PDF]

Impett, E. A., Kogan, A., English, T., John O., Oveis, C., Gordon, A., & Keltner, D. (2012). Suppression sours sacrifice: Emotional and relational costs of suppressing emotions in romantic relationships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 707-720.[PDF]

Pearson, M. R., Kholodkov, T., Henson, J. M., & Impett, E. A. (2012). Pathways to early coital debut for adolescent girls: A recursive partitioning analysis. The Journal of Sex Research. Vol 49 (1), pp. 13-26. [PDF]

 2010-2011

Impett, E. A., English, T., & John, O. (2011). Women’s emotions during interactions with their grown children in later adulthood: The moderating role of attachment avoidance. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 42-50. [PDF]

Impett, E. A., Henson, J. M., Breines, J., Schooler, D., & Tolman, D. L. (2011). Embodiment feels better: Girls’ body objectification and well-being across adolescence. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 35, 46-58. [PDF]

Kogan, A., Saslow, L., Impett, E.A., Oveis, C., Keltner, D., & Saturn, S. (2011). A thin-slicing study of the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene and the evaluation and expression of the prosocial disposition. Proceedings for the National Academy of Sciences, 108, 19189-19192. [PDF]

Impett, E. A., Breines, J. M., & Strachman, A. (2010). Keeping it real: Young adult women’s authenticity in relationships and daily condom use. Personal Relationships, 17, 573-584. [PDF]

Impett, E. A., & Gordon, A. M. (2010). Why do people sacrifice to approach rewards versus to avoid costs? Insights from attachment theory. Personal Relationships, 17, 299-315. [PDF]

Impett, E. A., Gordon, A. M., Kogan, A., Oveis, C., Gable, S. L., & Keltner, D. (2010). Moving toward more perfect unions: Daily and long-term consequences of approach and avoidance goals in romantic relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 948-963. [PDF]

Kogan, A., Impett, E. A., Oveis, C., Hui, B., Gordon, A. M., & Keltner, D. (2010). When giving feels good: The intrinsic benefits of sacrifice in romantic relationships for the communally motivated. Psychological Science, 21, 1918-1924. [PDF]

2008-2009

 

Impett, E. A. (2009). Motivation and relationships. In H. T. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships (pp 1127-1131). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. [PDF]

Impett, E. A., & Gordon, A. M. (2009). Sexual attraction. In H. T. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships (pp 134-137). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. [PDF]

Strachman, A., & Impett, E. A. (2009). Attachment orientations and daily condom use in dating relationships. The Journal of Sex Research, 46, 1-11. [PDF]

Strachman, A., Impett, E. A, Henson, J. M., & Pentz, M. A. (2009). Early adolescent alcohol use and sexual experience by emerging adulthood: A 10-year longitudinal investigation. Journal of Adolescent Health, 45, 478-482. [PDF]

Impett, E. A., & Gordon, A. M. (2008). For the good of others: Toward a positive psychology of sacrifice. In S. J. Lopez (Ed.), Positive psychology: Exploring the best in people (pp 79-100). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing. [PDF]

Impett, E. A., Gordon, A. M., & Strachman, A. (2008). Attachment and daily sexual goals: A study of dating couples. Personal Relationships, 15, 375-390. [PDF]

Impett, E. A., Sorsoli, L., Schooler, D., Henson, J. M., & Tolman, D. L. (2008). Relationship authenticity and girls’ self-esteem across adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 44, 722-733. [PDF]

Impett, E., A., Strachman, A., Finkel, E. J., & Gable, S. L. (2008). Maintaining sexual desire in intimate relationships: The importance of approach goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 808-823. [PDF]

Schooler, D., Impett, E. A., Hirschman, C., & Bonem, L. A. (2008). A mixed-method analysis of body image and sexual health among adolescent boys. American Journal of Men’s Health, 2, 322-339. [PDF]

 2006-2007

Hirschman, C., Impett, E. A., & Schooler, D. (2006). Dis/embodied voices: What late adolescent girls can teach us about sexuality. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 3, 8-20. [PDF]

Impett, E. A., Daubenmier, J., & Hirschman, A. L. (2006). Minding the body: Yoga, embodiment, and well-being. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 3, 39-48. [PDF]

Impett, E. A., & Peplau, L. A. (2006). ‘His’ and ‘her’ relationships?: A review of the empirical evidence. In A. Vangelisti and D. Perlman (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships. (pp. 273-291). New York: Cambridge University Press. [PDF]

Impett, E. A., Schooler, D, & Tolman, D. L. (2006). To be seen and not heard: Femininity ideology and adolescent girls’ sexual health. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 35, 129-142. [PDF]

Impett, E. A. & Tolman, D. L. (2006). Adolescent girls’ sexual experiences and sexual satisfaction. Journal of Adolescent Research, 6, 628-646. [PDF]

Tolman, D. L. Impett, E. A., Tracy, A. J., & Michael, A. (2006). Looking good, sounding good: Femininity ideology and adolescent girls’ mental health. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 30, 85-95. [PDF]

2004-2005

 

Impett, E. A., Gable, S. L., & Peplau, L. A. (2005). Giving up and giving in: The costs and benefits of daily sacrifice in intimate relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89, 327-344. [PDF]

Impett, E. A., & Huppin, M. (2005). When does a woman give valid consent to sexual relations? Review of Alan Wertheimer’s Consent to Sexual Relations. Journal of Sex Research, 42, 273-275.

Impett, E. A., Peplau, L. A., & Gable, S. L. (2005). Approach and avoidance sexual motivation: Implications for personal and interpersonal well-being. Personal Relationships, 12, 465-482. [PDF]

Tolman, D. L., Hirschman, C., & Impett, E. A. (2005). There’s more to the story: The place of qualitative research on female adolescent sexuality in policy making. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 2, 4-17. [PDF]

 

Gable, S. L., Reis, H. T., Impett, E. A., & Asher, E. R. (2004). To whom do you turn when things go right?  The intrapersonal and interpersonal benefits of sharing positive events. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87, 228-245. [PDF]

2001-2003

 

Impett, E. A., & Peplau, L. A. (2003). Sexual compliance: Gender, motivational, and relationship perspectives. Journal of Sex Research, 40, 87-100. [PDF]

Beals, K. P., Impett, E. A., & Peplau, L. A. (2002). Lesbians in love: Why some relationships endure and others end. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 6, 53-63. [PDF]

Impett, E. A., & Peplau, L. A. (2002). Why some women consent to unwanted sex with a dating partner: Insights from attachment theory. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 26, 359-369. [PDF]

Impett, E. A., Beals, K. P., & Peplau, L. A. (Winter 2001/2002). Testing the investment model of relationship commitment and stability in a longitudinal study of married couples. Current Psychology, 20, 312-326. [PDF]

Malamuth, N. M., & Impett, E. A. (2001). Research on sex in the media: What do we know about effects on children and adolescents? In D. G. Singer & J. L. Singer (Eds.), Handbook of Children and the Media (pp. 269-287). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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