John Gottman

JOHN GOTTMAN, PhD. is world renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction, involving the study of emotions, physiology, and communication. His breakthrough research on marriage and parenting has earned him numerous major awards including:

  • Four National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Awards

  • The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Distinguished Research Scientist Award

  • The American Family Therapy Academy Award for Most Distinguished Contributor to Family Systems Research

  • The American Psychological Association Division of Family Psychology, Presidential Citation for Outstanding Lifetime Research Contribution
  • The National Council of Family Relations, 1994 Burgess Award for Outstanding Career in Theory and Research.

He is the author or co-author of 119 published academic articles and 37 books, including: The Relationship Cure, A 5-Step Guide for Building Better Connections with Family, Friends, and Lovers; The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work; Why Marriages Succeed or Fail�and How You Can Make Yours Last; Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting; The Marriage Clinic; The Mathematics of Mariage.

He has appeared on numerous TV programs, including: �Good Morning America,� �Today,� �CBS Morning News,� and �Oprah.� Articles about him have appeared in The New York Times, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Glamour, Woman�s Day, People, Self, Reader�s Digest, Psychology Today, the Seattle Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Dr. Gottman was the co-founder of the Gottman Institute with his wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman.  He is executive director of the nonprofit Relationship Research Institute, currently evaluating interventions for the transition to parenthood.  Dr. Gottman is an emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Washington and founded what the media termed, "The Love Lab", where much of his research on couples' interactions was conducted. Dr. Gottman presents workshops throughout the country.

Further Reading: "The Mathematics of Love"

Beyond Edge: The Gottman Institute