John Gottman, Ph.D., is the nation’s foremost researcher of marriages and families. World renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction, Dr. Gottman’s 35 years of breakthrough research have earned him numerous major awards, and he was voted as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Therapists of the past quarter-century by Psychotherapy Networker.
He is the co-founder of the Gottman Relationship Institute™ with his wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, and is the executive director of the affiliated Relationship Research Institute. He is also a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Washington, where he founded “The Love Lab,” at which much of his research on couples’ interactions was conducted.
Stories by John Gottman
Articles: John Gottman on Trust and BetrayalBy John Gottman | October 29, 2011
The nation's top marriage expert explains why trust is essential to couples and communities--and how we can build it.
Videos and Podcasts: The Importance of TrustBy John Gottman | October 28, 2011
John Gottman explains how trust may be the most vital ingredient to a successful relationship.
Videos and Podcasts: How to Build TrustBy John Gottman | October 23, 2011
John Gottman explains that couples build trust the small moments of a relationship, when we’re emotionally attuned to our partner.
A new study maps what happens in our bodies and brains when we witness acts of kindness and compassion.
Stress doesn't always lead to fight-or-flight, says Kelly McGonigal. It can also activate brain systems that help us connect with other people.
A new study of five year olds reveals what forces stop us from helping people in need—and what we can do to overcome them.
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