The SPSP Fundraising and Development Committee is excited to announce that Ximena Arriaga is the newest addition to the Heritage Wall, recognizing her contributions to personality and social psychology as a researcher and mentor to the next generation of scholars.

We would also like to thank their colleagues and students, who have made this installation possible through their generous donations.

Dr. Arriaga is a Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University, where she studies how close relational bonds can help people thrive within and beyond their relationships. She has also provided mentoring and support to many students and colleagues, and she continues to be involved in efforts to improve the instruction and training of students.

Learn more about Dr. Arriaga by visiting our Heritage Wall page, where we have detailed her work and included reflections from his friends and colleagues.

The Heritage Fund Initiative was instituted to honor the legacy of our field's most important scholars, by providing a link between generations in personality and social psychology. Funds raised to honor the members of the Heritage Wall are used to support the Heritage Dissertation Research Award.

Additional donations to the Heritage program can be made here. Please indicate in the comment box which scholar (if any) your donation is intended to honor.

If you have a scholar you believe would be appropriate to honor on the Heritage Wall and are willing to champion the fundraising campaign, please contact the Fundraising Committee Co-Chairs, Kerry Kawakami and Kevin Lanning with the individual's name, and a short description of why you believe they deserve Heritage Wall status.