Prosociality, Responsiveness, and Coordination in Close Relationships 

  • Li, S., Ng, J. C. K., & Hui, C. M. (2022). For you and for me: Harvesting the benefits of prosocial spending in romantic relationships. Journal of Positive Psychology, 17, 59-69. 

  • Hui, C. M., Ng, J. C. K., & Shieh, N. (2020). Perceiving change in responsiveness from the relationship partner’s behaviors. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 11, 835-845.

  • Li, S., & Hui, C. M. (2019). The roles of communal motivation in daily prosocial behaviors: A dyadic experience-sampling study. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 10, 1036-1045. 

  • Hui, C. M., & Tsang, O. S. (2017). The role of materialism in self-disclosure within close relationships. Personality and Individual Differences, 111, 174-177. 

  • Burnette, J. L., Davisson, E., Finkel, E. J., van Tongeren, D. R., Hui, C. M., & Hoyle, R. H. (2014). Self-control and forgiveness: A meta-analysis. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 442-449. 
  • Finkel, E. J., Hui, C. M., Carswell, K. D., & Larson, G. M. (2014). The suffocation of marriage: Climbing Mount Maslow without enough oxygen. Psychological Inquiry, 25, 1-41. [Target article] 

  • Finkel, E. J., Larson, G. M., Carswell, K. D., & Hui, C. M. (2014). Marriage at the summit: Response to commentaries. Psychological Inquiry, 25, 120-145. [Response] 

  • Hui, C. M., Finkel, E. J., Fitzsimons, G. M., Kumashiro, M., & Hofmann, W. (2014). The Manhattan effect: When relationship commitment fails to promote support for partners’ interests. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106, 546-570. 

  • Hui, C. M., Bond, M. H., & Molden, D. C. (2012). Why do(n’t) your partner’s efforts at self-improvement make you happy?: An implicit theories perspective. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 101-113. 

  • Hui, C. M., & Bond, M. H. (2009). To please or to neglect your partner?: Attachment avoidance and relationship-driven self-improvement. Personal Relationships, 16, 129-145. 

 Motivational Concerns in Goal Pursuit 

  • Hui, C. M., Fung, J. M. Y., Hui, Y. Y., & Ng, J. C. K. (2020). Why goal pursuers prefer to seek support from close friends: The roles of concerns for accessibility. Asian Journal of Social Psychology., 23, 435-446.
  • Hui, C. M., Lui, K. F. H., Lai, W. Y., Wong, Y. K., & Wong, A. C. N. (2020). Beauty and the beast: Promotion concerns and the pursuit of physically attractive mates. Journal of Personality, 88, 892-907.
  • Herrenbrueck, L, Xia, X., Eastwick, P., & Hui, C. M. (2018). Smart-dating in speed-dating: How a simple search model can explain matching decisions. European Economic Review, 106, 54-76. 
  • Hui, C. M., & Molden, D. C. (2014). Maintaining commitment in the presence of alternative opportunities: The role of motivations for prevention or promotion. Social Cognition, 32, 571-584.
  • Hui, C. M., Molden, D. C., & Finkel, E. J. (2013). Loving freedom: Concerns with promotion or prevention and the value of autonomy in close relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 61-85. 
  • Kurman, J., & Hui, C. M. (2012). Cultural regulatory fit and self-regulatory strategies after unsuccessful outcomes. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 482-489. 

  • Kurman, J., Hui, C. M., & Dan, O. (2012). Changing the world through changing the self: Understanding a new control strategy through self-reported coping plans in two cultures. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43, 15-22. 

  • Kurman, J., & Hui, C. M. (2011). Promotion, prevention or both: Regulatory focus and culture revisited. Online readings in psychology and culture, 5(3). 

  • Molden, D. C., & Hui, C. M. (2011). Promoting de-escalation of commitment: A regulatory focus perspective on sunk costs. Psychological Science, 22, 8-12. 

  • Hui, C. M., & Bond, M. H. (2010). Relationship between social axioms and subjective well-being: The role of self-regulation. Journal of Psychology in Chinese Societies, 11, 29-52. 

 The Psychological Limit of Self-control 

  • Chow, T. S., Hui, C. M., & Siu, T. S. U. (2022). “It is my choice to control myself!”: Testing the mediating roles of expectancy and value in the association between perceived choice and self-control success. Frontiers in Psychology, 13

  • Chow, J. T. S, & Hui, C. M. (2021). How does trait self-compassion benefit self-control in daily life? An experience-sampling study. Mindfulness, 12, 162-169.

  • Klinger, J., Scholer, A. A., Hui, C. M., & Molden, D. C. (2018). Effortful experiences of self-control foster lay theories that self-control is limited. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 78, 1-13.

  • Molden, D. C., Hall, A., Hui, C. M., & Scholer, A. A. (2017). Understanding how identity and value motivate self-regulation is necessary but not sufficient: A motivated effort-allocation perspective. Psychological Inquiry, 28, 113-121.

  • Molden, D. C., Hui, C. M., & Scholer, A. (2017). What limits self-control? A motivated effort-allocation account. In D. de Ridder, M. Adriaanse, & K. Fujita (Eds.), Routledge international handbook of self-control in health and wellbeing (pp. 129-142). London: Routledge. 

  • Molden, D. C., Hui, C. M., & Scholer, A. (2016). Understanding self-regulation failure: A motivated effort-allocation account. In E. R. Hirt, J. J. Clarkson, & L. Jia (Eds.), Self-regulation and ego-control (pp. 425-459). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. 

  • Chow, J. T. S., Hui, C. M., & Lau, S. (2015). A depleted mind feels inefficacious: Ego-depletion reduces self-efficacy to exert further self-control. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45, 754-768. 

  • Molden, D. C., Hui, C. M., Scholer, A. A., Meier, B. P., Noreen, E. E., D’Agostino, P. R., & Martin, V. (2012). The motivational versus metabolic effects of carbohydrates on self-control. Psychological Science, 23, 1137-1144. 

 Self and Emotions 

  • Zhu, J. Y., Hui, C. M., Chen, S. X., & Guan, Y. (in press). Media influences on group-serving attribution and prosocial intention: Testing the mediation of group identification and the moderation of independent self-construal. Current Psychology.

  • Chen, S. X., Hui, C. M., Ng, J. C. K., & Guan, Y. (2019). How long can cultural events elevate group identity salience? The mediating role of affective adaptation. Self and Identity, 18, 126-143.

  • Chiu, C. D., Chang, J. H., & Hui, C. M. (2017). Self-concept integration and differentiation in subclinical individuals with dissociation proneness. Self and Identity, 16, 664-683. 

  • Chen, S. X., Guan, Y., & Hui, C. M. (2012). Responding to news about a natural disaster: The interplay of group identification and social cynicism in perceived prototypicality. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 36, 586-597.

  • Kwan, V. S. Y., Hui, C. M., & McGee, J. A. (2010). What do we know about the Chinese self?: Illustrations with self-esteem, self-efficacy, and self-enhancement. In M. H. Bond (Ed.), Oxford handbook of Chinese psychology (pp. 279-294). New York: Oxford University Press. 

  • Hui, C. M., Fok, H. K., & Bond, M. H. (2009). Who feels more ambivalence?: Linking dialectical thinking to mixed emotions. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 493-498. 

  • Hui, C. M., Lo, I. Y. M., Bond, M. H., & Kam, C. C. S. (2008). Which aspects of interpersonal experience count in judgments of well-being? Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 501-511.

  • Fok, H. K., Hui, C. M., Bond, M. H., Matsumoto, D., & Yoo, S. H. (2008). Integrating personality, context, relationship, and emotional type into a model of display rules. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 133-150.


  • Sorokowska, A., Saluja, S., Sorokowski, P., et al. (2021). Affective interpersonal touch in close relationships: A cross-cultural perspective. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin., 47, 1705-1721.

  • Sorokowski, P., Sorokowska, A., Karwowski, M., et al. (2021). Universality of the triangular theory of love: Adaptation and psychometric properties of the triangular love scale in 25 countries. Journal of Sex Research, 58, 106-115.

  • Walter, K. V., Conroy-Beam, D., Buss, D. M., et al. (2021). Sex differences in human mate preferences vary across sex ratios. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288, 20211115.  

  • Kowal, M., Sorokowski, P., Sorokowska, A., et al. (2020). Reasons for Facebook usage: Data from 46 countries. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 711. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00711

  • Walter, K. V., Conroy-Beam, D., Buss, D. M., et al. (2020). Sex differences in mate preferences across 45 countries: A large-scale replication. Psychological Science, 31, 408-423

  • Conroy-Beam, D., Buss, D. M., Asao, K., et al. (2019). Contrasting computational models of mate preference integration across 45 countries. Scientific Reports, 916885.

  • Conroy-Beam, D., Roney, J. R., Lukaszewski, A. W., et al. (2019). Assortative mating and the evolution of desirability covariation. Evolution and Human Behavior, 40, 479-491. 

  • Ho, M. Y., Chen, S. X., Bond, M. H., Hui, C. M., Chan, C., & Friedman, M. (2012). Linking adult attachment styles to relationship satisfaction in Hong Kong and the United States: The mediating role of personal and structural commitment. Journal of Happiness Studies, 13, 565-578. 

  • Chan, D. K. S., Ng, T., & Hui, C. M. (2010). Interpersonal relationships in rapidly changing Chinese societies. In M. H. Bond (Ed.), Oxford handbook of Chinese psychology (pp. 515-532). New York: Oxford University Press. 

  • Hui, C. M., & Hui, N. H. H. (2009). The psychological mileage of social axioms: Learning from the past and looking forward. In K. Leung, & M. H. Bond (Eds.), Psychological aspects of social axioms: Understanding global belief systems (pp. 13-30). New York: Springer.