I have enjoyed training doctoral students for over twenty years, including them in my research team and supervising dissertations. In addition, I have worked closely with some pre-doctoral students on research projects. The publications below represent a portion of the work we have accomplished together. Please see the Goal Orientation and Life Success tab to see the current work of our research team.

Fowers, B. J., Laurenceau, J-P., Penfield, R. D., Cohen, L. M., Lang, S. F., Owenz, M. B., & Pasipandoya, E. (2016). Enhancing relationship quality measurement: The development of the Relationship Flourishing Scale. Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 997-1007.

Lefevor, G. T., & Fowers, B. J. (2016). Traits, situational factors, and their interactions as explanations of helping behavior. Journal of Personality and Individual Differences, 92, 159-163.

Fowers, B. J., & Lefevor, G. T. (2015). The inescapability of intersubjectivity in meaning. American Psychologist, 70, 573-574.

Fowers, B. J., Anderson, A. R., Lefevor, G. T., & Lang, S. (2015). Beyond harms: Exploring the individual and shared goods of psychotherapy. The Counseling Psychologist, 43, 380-392.

Fowers, B. J., Cohen, L. M., Winakur, E., Lang, S., Lefevor, G. T., & Owenz, M. B. (2014). What makes goals choiceworthy? A qualitative study of hedonic, eudaimonic, and structural motives. Journal of Positive Psychology, 9, 235-253.

Fowers, B. J., Ainslie, J. B., & Lefevor, G. T. (2014). Reports of the death of aspiration have been indeed much exaggerated. Theory & Psychology, 24, 399-416.

Fowers, B. J., & Winakur, E. (2014). Key virtues of the psychotherapist: A eudaimonic view. In S. van Hooft & N. Saunders (Eds.), The handbook of virtue ethics (pp. 386-396). Durham, England: Acumen.

Lee, D., Harkless, L. E., Sheridan, D. J., Winakur, E., & Fowers, B. J. (2013). Sex differences in interpersonal problems: Does sexual orientation moderate? Journal of Psychology, 147, 75-87.

Fowers, B. J., & Owenz, M. B. (2010). A eudaimonic theory of marital quality. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 2, 334-352.

Fowers, B. J., Mollica, C. O., & Procacci, E. N. (2010). Constitutive and instrumental goal orientations and their relations with eudaimonic and hedonic well-being. Journal of Positive Psychology, 5, 139-153.

Fowers, A. F., & Fowers, B. J. (2010). Social dominance and sexual self-schema as moderators of sexist reactions to female subtypes. Sex Roles, 62, 468-480.

Malin, J. & Fowers, B. J. (2009). Adolescent self-control and music and movie piracy. Journal of Computing and Human Behavior, 25, 718-722.

Fowers, B. J., Fışıloğlu, H., & Procacci, E. (2008). Positive marital illusions and culture: A comparison of American and Turkish spouses’ perceptions of their marriages. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 25, 267-285.

Wenger, A., & Fowers, B. J. (2008). Positive illusions in parenting: Every child is above average. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38, 611-634.

Fowers, B. J. & Davidov, B. J. (2007). Dialogue as the interplay of otherness and shared humanity. American Psychologist, 62, 705-706.

Fowers, B. J. & Davidov, B. J. (2006). The virtue of multiculturalism: Personal transformation, character, and openness to the other. American Psychologist, 61, 581-594.

Harkless, L. E., & Fowers, B. J. (2005). Similarities and differences in relational boundaries among heterosexuals, gay men, and lesbians. Psychology of Women’s Quarterly, 29, 167-176.

Cohen, J. D., & Fowers, B. J. (2004). Blood, sweat and tears: Biological ties and self-investment as sources of positive illusions about children and stepchildren. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 42, 39-59.

Malin, A. M., & Fowers, B. J. (2004). Adolescent reactions to the destruction of the World Trade Center: A political psychological study of national trauma. Current Psychology, 23, 77-85.

Fowers, B. J., Veingrad, M., & Dominicis, C. (2002). The unbearable lightness of positive illusions: Engaged individuals’ explanations of unrealistically positive relationship perceptions. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 64, 450-460.

Fowers, B. J., Lyons, E., Montel, K., & Shaked, N. (2001). Positive illusions about marriage among married and single individuals. Journal of Family Psychology, 15, 95-109.

Tredinnick, M., & Fowers, B. J. (1999). Individualism and psychotherapy: Are psychologists leading or following individualistic trends. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 12, 303-313.

Fowers, B.J., & Wenger, A. (1997). Are trustworthiness and fairness enough? Contextual family therapy and the good family. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 23, 153-169.

Suarez, S. A., Fowers, B. J., Garwood, C. S., & Szapocznik, J. (1997). Biculturalism, differentness, loneliness, and alienation in Hispanic college students. Hispanic Journal of the Behavioral Sciences, 19, 489-505.

Tredinnick, M., & Fowers, B. J. (1997). Gender bias and individualism: Responses to case vignettes among psychologists, professors, and students. Current Psychology, 15, 291-299.

Fowers, B. J., Tredinnick, M., & Applegate, B. (1997). Individualism and counseling: An empirical examination of the prevalence of individualistic values in psychologists' responses to case vignettes. Counseling and Values, 41, 204-218.

Fowers, B. J., Montel, K. H., & Olson, D. H. (1996). Predicting marital success for premarital couple types based on PREPARE. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 22, 103-119.

Fowers, B. J., Applegate, B., Tredinnick, M., & Slusher, J. (1996). His and her individualisms? Sex bias and individualism in psychologists' responses to case vignettes. Journal of Psychology, 130, 159-174.

Fowers, B. J., Lyons, E. M., & Montel, K. H. (1996). Positive illusions about marriage: Self enhancement or relationship enhancement? Journal of Family Psychology, 10, 192-208.

Fowers, B. J., & Eisen, M. (1994). The cardiac change scale: A brief, self-report research measure. Current Psychology, 13, 185-192.

Fowers, B. J., Applegate, B., Olson, D. H. & Pomerantz, B. (1994). Marital conventionalization as a measure of marital quality: A confirmatory factor analysis. Journal of Family Psychology, 8, 98-103.