UCLAlogo.pngGrace L. Jackson

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Grace Jackson is a quantitative researcher with over 10 years of experience designing, conducting, analyzing and presenting cutting-edge research on marriage and families. Her research investigates the trajectory of relationships to understand what factors predict why some relationships fail when others succeed over time. She makes use of advanced quantitative methods to better understand the roles of internal psychological processes as well as external (social and environmental) forces that can affect marital quality and longevity in the early years of marriage. Her research examines the effects of financial and social capital on relationships through multilevel modeling and social network analysis, person perception processes, the effects of our relationships on health outcomes, as well as statistical and research methodology.

Grace is currently a 5th year Social Psychology doctoral student under the advisement of Professor Benjamin Karney at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Grace graduated magna cum laude with dual Bachelor degrees in Communication and Psychology from the University of Southern California, and later as a Masters Scholar with a Masters degree in General Psychology from New York University, and recently completed her Masters  in Social Psychology while at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Her research has been featured in the Huffington Post, Daily Mail, International Business Times, United Press International, CBS Houston and the Science of Relationships and published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Marriage and Family and the Journal of Family Psychology.