RESEARCH WITH STUDENTS
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.
Publications

Fowers, B. J., Anderson, A. R., & Lang, S. F. (in press). On properly characterizing moral agency. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Fowers, B. J., & Anderson, A. R. (in press). Aristotelian philia, contemporary friendship, and some resources for studying close relationships. In T. Harrison & D. I. Walker (Eds.), The theory and practice of virtue education. London: Routledge.

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.