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Benjamin R. Karney

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Benjamin R. Karney, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at UCLA and is internationally acclaimed for his research and teaching on couples and relationships. He lives in Southern California. Visit UCLARelationshipInstitute.org.

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Benjamin R. Karney

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Benjamin R. Karney, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at UCLA and is internationally acclaimed for his research and teaching on couples and relationships. He lives in Southern California. Visit UCLARelationshipInstitute.org.

(c) Jessica Schulman

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How to lose weight with your partner from Love Me Slender

Love Me Slender authors Thomas N. Bradbury and Benjamin R. Karney share tips on how to work with your partner to lose weight and stay healthy.

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Benjamin R. Karney
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. My kids know this well: "We do hard things." (Cooler when you say it in Latin: Faciemus ligatorum.)

Q. What was/is your favorite job?

A. Being a professor is the best job in the world (if you have tenure).

Q. What were your previous occupations?

A. Summer jobs included: soft frozen yogurt purveyor, book boxer, and errand runner for a television producer. Otherwise, I have mostly been a social scientist in one for or another.

Q. What is your favorite television show?

A. Batman the Animated Series.

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Beethoven is Beethoven for a reason.

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