As promised in Tuesday’s posting (in which we discussed this 1994 study by Drs. Gottman, Kahen, and Katz), today we will systematically take you through the researcher's findings about the roles of mothers and fathers in the social development of their children.
In 1994, Drs. Gottman, Kahen, and Katz of the University of Washington conducted a study which examined how parenting behavior relates to a child’s ability to successfully interact with their peers.
The Research: Patterns of Marital Conflict Predict Children’s Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors Part II
In the research study we introduced in Monday's posting on The Gottman Relationship Blog, "Patterns of Marital Conflict Predict Children's Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors" (1993), Drs. Gottman and Lynn Katz found that a child’s temperament does not have a statistically significant affect on marital satisfaction, its change over time, or the style in which the couple engages in marital conflict.
The Research: Patterns of Marital Conflict Predict Children’s Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors
In 1993, seeking to address the deficiency of research on the subject at the time, Drs. John Gottman and Lynn Katz performed a longitudinal study which examined the effects of marital interaction styles on children.
In relationships that are working well, the couple's interaction style is constructive, affirming, and enjoyable.
From 1980 to 1983, Dr. Gottman and his close friend and colleague Dr. Robert Levenson worked together to study the physiological and affective predictors of change in relationship satisfaction.
In 1992, Dr. Gottman and two of his colleagues, Kim Buehlman and Lynn Katz, conducted a clinical research study which was to astonish the world of relationship psychology.
Hollywood has dramatically distorted our notions of romance and confused us entirely about what makes passion burn.
We are excited to announce a brand-new series from The Gottman Relationship Blog! Over the next six weeks, The Research will chronicle the four decades of clinical research performed by Dr. Gottman with over 3,000 couples.