Mathematics of Marriage by John M. Gottman
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Mathematics of Marriage
By John M. Gottman

The Mathematics of Marriage

Dynamic Nonlinear Models

By (author) See other recent books by John M. Gottman See other recent books by James D. Murray See other recent books by Catherine C. Swanson
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $72.00
Your Price: $64.80 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $7.20! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.24 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Mathematics of Marriage by John M. Gottman

Book Description

Divorce rates are at an all-time high. But without a theoretical understanding of the processes related to marital stability and dissolution, it is difficult to design and evaluate new marriage interventions. The Mathematics of Marriage provides the foundation for a scientific theory of marital relations. The book does not rely on metaphors, but develops and applies a mathematical model using difference equations. The work is the fulfillment of the goal to build a mathematical framework for the general system theory of families first suggested by Ludwig Von Bertalanffy in the 1960s.The book also presents a complete introduction to the mathematics involved in theory building and testing, and details the development of experiments and models. In one "marriage experiment," for example, the authors explored the effects of lowering or raising a couple's heart rates. Armed with their mathematical model, they were able to do real experiments to determine which processes were affected by their interventions. Applying ideas such as phase space, null clines, influence functions, inertia, and uninfluenced and influenced stable steady states (attractors), the authors show how other researchers can use the methods to weigh their own data with positive and negative weights. While the focus is on modeling marriage, the techniques can be applied to other types of psychological phenomena as well.

Buy Mathematics of Marriage book by John M. Gottman from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780262572309
ISBN-10: 0262572303
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 500
Imprint: Bradford Books
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author John M. Gottman

Man's Guide to Women by John M. Gottman Man's Guide to Women, Hardback (February 2016)

A great "philosopher" once said "trying to understand women is like trying to smell the color 9." But the fact is, men can understand women to their great benefit. All they need is the right teacher. There is no better teacher than John Gottman, a world-renowned relationships researcher.

10 Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy by John M. Gottman 10 Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy, Hardback (December 2015)

From a leading couple therapist duo, a practical guide to what makes it all work.

Science of Trust by John M. Gottman Science of Trust, Hardback (May 2011)

An eminent therapist explains what makes couples compatible and how to sustain a happy marriage.

Time-series Analysis by John M. Gottman Time-series Analysis, Paperback (March 2009)

This book is a comprehensive introduction to all the major time-series techniques, both time-domain and frequency-domain.

» View all books by John M. Gottman

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Mathematics of Marriage book by John M. Gottman and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - John M. Gottman

Kristin R. Swanson is Senior Fellow in Pathology and Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by John M. Gottman close
Man's Guide to Women by John M. Gottman
10 Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy by John M. Gottman
Science of Trust by John M. Gottman
Time-series Analysis by John M. Gottman
And Baby Makes Three by John M. Gottman
Why Marriages Succeed or Fail by John M. Gottman
Relationship Cure by John M. Gottman
Marriage Clinic by John M. Gottman
Breaking the Cycle by John M. Gottman
Observing Interaction by John M. Gottman
Observing Interaction by John M. Gottman
Development of Children's Friendships by John M. Gottman
»
Recent books by James D. Murray close
Mathematics of Marriage by James D. Murray
»
Recent books by Catherine C. Swanson close
Mathematics of Marriage by Catherine C. Swanson
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close