This edition: Studying Marital Interaction: John Gottman's Research Program
Looks into over two decades of research on marital interactions conducted by John Gottman and his associates. The class begins with an overview of Gottman’s major contributions to the literature on marital interactions, including such proprietary concepts as the three categories of marital styles, the “negativity-to-positivity ratio”, and “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”. In a visit to Gottman’s research laboratory, students see this important multi-methodological research in action. The role of the psychological process in marital relations is also discussed.
Featured interview: Professor John Gottman (University of Washington - Seattle)