Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Gottman, John

  • Donald L. ColeEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_994


Gottman, John


Dr. John Gottman is world renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction and has conducted 46 years of breakthrough research with thousands of couples. Dr. Gottman was named one of the top 10 most influential therapists of the past quarter-century by the psychotherapy networker.


John Gottman holds a B.S. in mathematics-physics from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He completed an M.S. in mathematics-psychology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1964, and an M.A. clinical psychology-mathematics, University of Wisconsin in 1967. His Ph.D. in clinical psychology was earned at the University of Wisconsin in 1971.

Dr. Gottman’s career includes: assistant professor, Indiana University 1974–1976; associate professor, Indiana University 1976–1981; associate professor, University of Illinois 1981–1986; professor of psychology, University of Illinois 1986–2002; professor of psychology, University of Washington 1986–2002. He is the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Gottman InstituteSeattleUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Kelley Quirk
    • 1
  • Adam Fisher
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Human Development and Family StudiesColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  3. 3.Brigham Young UniversityProvoUSA