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hev 100 notes 6-19-07 - RELATIONSHIP RESEARCH John Gottman,...

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RELATIONSHIP RESEARCH John Gottman, Research Psychologist and Mathematician, U. of Washington – Observes couples; analyzes behavior, facial expressions, blood chemistry/stress hormones, heart rhythms, correlates to relationship success. In all styles, satisfied couples maintain a 5 to 1 ratio for positive to negative interactions. at one to one, separation is likely. VOLATILE (“wildly explosive”) relationships (like conflict-habituated) vacillate between arguments and passionate reconciliations; perceived as exciting and intimate by satisfied couples involved. Romance and affection high. Couples who complain about and argue with each other early on have relationships that last longer than do those who never fight. Fighting can be healthy and seems to keep relationships from deteriorating. CONFLICT-AVOIDING (“Emotionally Inexpressive”) (Like Passive-Congenial and Devitalized); successful with as 5 to 1 ration (though far fewer interactions overall). Emotion is scary, peace valued; sloving problems by ignoring
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