Caryl Rusbult Close Relationships Award

Award Info


Generous donations to FPSP from friends and colleagues of the late Caryl Rusbult have endowed an annual award to a young investigator who specializes in research on relationship science.

Caryl Rusbult was an inspiring scholar, colleague and mentor who made many contributions to social psychology through her research and through the young scholars whom she encouraged. Her many important contributions to the social psychology of close relationships can be seen at

The award winner is invited to speak at the Relationships preconference of the annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. The award honorarium is intended to help defray travel expenses to the meeting.