Peer-Reviewed Publications

2023 and in press

Bühler, J. L., Orth, U., Bleidorn, W., Weber, E., Kretzschmar, A., Scheling, L., & Hopwood, C. J. (2023). Life events and personality change: A systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Personality. Advance online publication.   

Bücker, S. M., Luhmann, M., Haehner, P., Bühler, J. L., Dapp, L., Luciano, E., & Orth, U. (in press). The development of subjective well-being across the lifespan: A meta-analytic review of longitudinal studies. Psychological Bulletin.


Bühler, J. L., Hopwood, C. J., Nissen, A. T., & Bleidorn, W. (2022). Collective stressors affect the psychosocial development of young adults. Social Psychological and Personality Science. Advance online publication.

Bühler, J. L., Mund. M., Neyer, F. J., & Wrzus, C. (2022). A developmental perspective on personality–relationship transactions in three nationally representative samples. Journal of Personality. Advance online publication.

Bühler, J. L. & Orth, U. (2022). Rank-order stability of relationship satisfaction: A meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Advance online publication.

Mund, M., Weidmann, R., Wrzus, C., Johnson, M. D., Bühler, J. L., Burriss, R. P., Wünsche, J., & Grob, A. (2022). Loneliness and short-term dynamics in partner relationships. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 46(1), 28–38.

Orth, U., Meier, L. L., Bühler, J. L., Dapp, L. C., Krauss, S., Messerli, D., & Robins, R. W. (2022). Effect size guidelines for cross-lagged effects. Psychological Methods.Advance online publication.

Reitz, A. K., Weidmann, R., Wünsche, J., Bühler, J. L., Burriss, R. P., & Grob, A. (2022). In good times and in bad: A longitudinal analysis of the impact of bereavement on self-esteem and life satisfaction in couples. European Journal of Personality, 36(4), 616–639.


Avilés, T. G., Burriss, R. P., Weidmann, R., Bühler, J. L., Wünsche, J., & Grob, A. (2021). Committing to a romantic partner: Does attractiveness matter? A dyadic approach. Personality and Individual Differences, 176(1): 110776. 

Baranski, E., Gardiner, G., Lee, D., Members of ISP, Funder, D. (2021). Who in the world is trying to change their personality traits? Volitional personality change among college students in 56 countries. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 121(5), 1140–1156.

Barbaro, N., Weidmann, R., Burriss, R., Wünsche, J., Bühler, J. L., Shackelford, T., & Grob, A. (in press). The (bidirectional) associations between romantic attachment orientations and mate retention behavior in male-female romantic couples. Evolution and Human Behavior.

Bühler, J. L., Krauss, S., & Orth, U. (2021). Development of relationship satisfaction across the life span: A Systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 147(10), 1012–1053. [PDF]

Bühler, J. L., Wrzus, C., Weidmann, R., Wünsche, J., Burriss, R. P., & Grob, A. (2021). Hard-working in general but lazy at home? Generalized Big Five Traits and relationship-specific traits in romantic couples over time. Journal of Research in Personality, 92, 104087. [PDF]

Johnson, M. D., Lavner, J. A, Mund, M., Zemp M., Stanley, S. M., Neyer, F. J., Impett, E. A., Rhoades, G. K., Bodenmann, G., Weidmann, R., Bühler, J. L., Burriss, R. P., Wünsche, J., & Grob, A. Within-couple associations between communication and relationship satisfaction over time. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 48(4), 534–549.


Baranski, E., Sweeny, K., Gardiner, G., Members of ISP , & Funder, D. C. (2020). International optimism: Correlates and consequences of dispositional optimism across 61 countries. Journal of Personality, 89(2), 288–304.

Bühler, J. L., Finkenauer, C., & Grob, A. (2020). A dyadic personality perspective on the Michelangelo phenomenon: How personality traits relate to people’s ideal selves and their personal growth in romantic relationships. Journal of Research in Personality, 86, 103943. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2020.103943. [PDF]

Bühler, J. L., & Nikitin, J. (2020). Sociohistorical context and adult social development: New directions for 21st century research. American Psychologist, 75(4), 457–469. doi:10.1037/amp0000611. [PDF]

Bühler, J. L., Weidmann, R., & Grob, A. (2020). The actor, agent, and author across the life span: Interrelations between personality traits, life goals, and life narratives in an age-heterogeneous sample. European Journal of Personality, 35(2), 168–196. doi:10.1002/per.2275[PDF]

Bühler, J. L., Weidmann, R., Wünsche, J., Burriss, R. P., & Grob, A. (2020). Daily responsiveness, expectations, and self-disclosure: How the average levels and within-person variability of three relationship components mediate personality–relationship transactions in romantic couples. European Journal of Personality, 34, 367–293. doi:10.1002/per.2255[PDF]

Dunlop, W. L., Bühler, J. L., Maghsoodi, A., Harake, N., Wilkinson, D., & McAdams, D. P. (2020). The stories couples live by. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 38(2), 690–710. [PDF]

Gardiner, G., Lee, D., Baranski, E., Members of ISP, & Funder, D. C. (2020). Happiness around the world: A combined etic-emic approach across 63 countries. PLOS ONE, 15(12), e0242718.

Lee, D. I., Gardiner, G., Baranski, E., Members of ISP, & Funder, D. C. (2020). Situational experience around the world: A replication and extension in 62 countries. Advance Online Publication. Journal of Personality, 88(6), 1091–1110.

Nikitin, J., Wünsche, J., Bühler, J. L., Weidmann, R., Burriss, R. P., & Grob, A. (2020). Interdependence of approach and avoidance goals in romantic couples over the course of days and months. Journal of Gerontology: Series B, 76(7), 1251–1263.


Bühler, J. L., & Dunlop, W. L. (2019). The narrative identity approach and romantic relationships. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 13(4), 1–13. doi:10.1111/spc3.12447. [PDF]

Bühler, J. L., Weidmann, R., Kumashiro, M., & Grob, A. (2019). Does Michelangelo care about age? An adult life-span perspective on the Michelangelo phenomenon. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(4), 1392–1412. doi:10.1177/0265407518766698. [PDF]

Bühler, J. L., Weidmann, R., Nikitin, J., & Grob, A. (2019). A closer look at life goals across adulthood: Applying a developmental perspective to content, dynamics, and outcomes of goal importance and goal attainability. European Journal of Personality, 33, 359–384. doi:10.1002/per.2194. [PDF]

Book Chapters

Gardiner, G., Baranski, E., & Bühler, J. L. (2020). Cross-cultural assessment of situational experience. In D. C. Funder, J. F. Rauthmann, & R. Sherman (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of psychological situations (pp. 219–229). Oxford University Press.

Dunlop, W. L. & Bühler, J. L. (2017). A life course approach to personality. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences. Springer.


Bühler, J. L., Maghsoodi, H., & McAdams, D. P. (2017). The Relationship Narrative Interview (RNI): A manual to assess romantic partners’ relationship stories [Unpublished manuscript]. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Accessible through