Author and professor of psychology John Gottman and his colleague Neil Jacobson on this edition of Fresh Air
. Gottman is the author of the new book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
. He is the founder and director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute, he has studied the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over thecourse of many years. Jacobson was a pioneer in the scientific study of marital therapy. He and Gottman co-authored When Men Batter Women
based on their decade of research with 200 couples in which they observed the arguments of severely violent couples. Their research shatters a couple of myths: that women batter too, and that women often provoke meninto battering them.
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