Dr. Karin Sternberg

Research psychologist, compatibility/relationship expert

Ithaca, United States

Dr. Karin Sternberg is a renowned cognitive and personality psychologist who along with her husband, Dr. Robert Sternberg, has spent years studying and writing about relationship compatibility. The Sternberg’s groundbreaking research findings on compatibility have been shown to be valid in 25 countries around the world.

Dr. Sternberg has a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, as well as an MBA with a specialization in banking from the University of Cooperative Education in Karlsruhe, Germany. She completed some of her doctoral research at Yale University and her postdoctoral work at the University of Connecticut. Afterward, she worked as a research associate at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and School of Public Health.

She has held a grant from the National Institutes of Health for the development of a cognitive training program for seniors, and teaches at Cornell University (most recently, child development).

Karin’s interest focuses on the application of psychological/behavioral research with the purpose of improving people’s relationships and lives. She has written and co-edited a number of books on love, and, together with her husband Robert J. Sternberg, has developed the concept of True Compatibility.