Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 288 pages, 3.12 × 2.04 × 0.23 in
Published: March 15, 2000
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0609805797
ISBN - 13: 9780609805794
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Chapter 1 Inside the Seattle Love Lab: The Truth about Happy Marriages It''s a surprisingly cloudless Seattle morning as newlyweds Mark and Janice Gordon sit down to breakfast. Outside the apartment''s picture window, the waters of Montlake cut a deep-blue swath, while runners jog and geese waddle along the lakeside park. Mark and Janice are enjoying the view as they munch on their French toast and share the Sunday paper. Later Mark will probably switch on the football game while Janice chats over the phone with her mom in St. Louis. All seems ordinary enough inside this studio apartment--until you notice the three video cameras bolted to the wall, the microphones clipped talk-show style to Mark''s and Janice''s collars, and the Holter monitors strapped around their chests. Mark and Janice''s lovely studio with a view is really not their apartment at all. It''s a laboratory at the University of Washington in Seattle, where for sixteen years I have spearheaded the most extensive and innovative research ever into marriage and divorce. As part of one of these studies, Mark and Janice (as well as forty-nine other randomly selected couples) volunteered to stay overnight in our fabricated apartment, affectionately known as the Love Lab. Their instructions were to act as naturally as possible, despite my team of scientists observing them from behind the one-way kitchen mirror, the camer
From the Publisher
John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage by using
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From the Jacket
John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over many years. Here is the culmination of his life''s work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Packed with practical questionnaires and exercises, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.
About the Author
JOHN M. GOTTMAN, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of Washington and cofounder and codirector of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute.
From Our Editors
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