Thomas N. Bradbury
Distinguished Professor
Clinical Psychology
UCLA Office: 2263C Psychology Building
(310) 825-3735
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Benjamin R. Karney
Social Psychology
UCLA Office: 5546
Pritzker Hall                      (310) 206-3925
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Dr. Bradbury will not be accepting applications for Clinical Psychology graduate students for the 2022-2023 academic year. Dr. Karney will be accepting applications for Social Psychology graduate students for the 2022-2023 academic year.

THOMAS BRADBURY (he/him) is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at UCLA. After earning his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1990 from the University of Illinois, he moved to Los Angeles to start the Marriage and Family Development Laboratory at UCLA. Since then, Bradbury and his team have conducted several longitudinal studies that help explain how marriages change and how couples can keep their relationship healthy and strong. With funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the John Templeton Foundation, Bradbury and his collaborators have published more than 140 research articles, an undergraduate textbook on intimate relationships, and three edited books, including The Psychology of Marriage. Recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award from the UCLA Psychology Department, Bradbury has also been honored with several awards for his research on marriage and intimate relationships, including the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Achievements from the American Psychological Association and, in 2013, an honorary doctorate from Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. Bradbury has served as an expert advisor on government initiatives to promote healthy relationships in the US and Australia, and several of his graduate students and post-doctoral fellows have gone on to hold tenure-track positions, including Rebecca Cobb at Simon Fraser University, Joanne Davila at Stony Brook University, Matthew Johnson at Binghamton University, Benjamin Karney at UCLA, Justin Lavner at the University of Georgia, Erika Lawrence at the University of Arizona, Ronald Rogge at the University of Rochester, Dominik Schoebi at the University of Fribourg, and Kieran Sullivan at Santa Clara University.

BENJAMIN KARNEY (he/him) is a Professor of Social Psychology at UCLA. After receiving his doctorate in Social Psychology from UCLA in 1997, he joined the faculty in the Department of Psychology at the University of Florida, where he was director of the Florida Project on Newlywed Marriage and Adult Development. In 2004, he returned to Los Angeles where he continues to study how relationships are constrained or enhanced by the environments in which they take place. To date, this research has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Administration on Children and Families, and the Fetzer Institute. Dr. Karney is co-author of an undergraduate textbook and video series on Intimate Relationships used by relationship experts around the world. While consulting on family issues for a range of clients, Karney serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Marriage and Family, the Journal of Family Issues, the Journal of Family Psychology, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. In addition to numerous awards for his teaching, Karney has twice received the National Council on Family Relation’s Reuben Hill Research and Theory Award for outstanding contributions to family science.