Professor, University of California, Los Angeles and the RAND Corporation
Benjamin Karney is a Professor of Social Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an adjunct behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation. His research examines interpersonal relationships, especially marriage, and focuses on how relationship processes and interactions are facilitated or constrained by the contexts in which they take place. Currently, he co-directs the UCLA Relationship Institute and leads the Los Angeles Project on Newlywed Development (LAPOND), a longitudinal study of low-income couples. He has also consulted on the Strengthening Healthy Marriage project, a national experimental study of marital interventions for low-income populations, sponsored by the Administration on Children and Families. He has twice been the recipient of the National Council on Family Relation’s Reuben Hill Research and Theory Award for outstanding contributions to family science.