Title

Using a Complex Dynamical Systems View of Marital Stability and Satisfaction to Assist Doctoral Students in Understanding and Protecting Their Marriage Relationships during the Doctoral Journey

Publication Date

2-2013

Document Type

Presentation

Disciplines

Counseling | Education | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Comments

This abstract is located on pg. 267 of the linked conference proceedings.

Abstract

Gottman and Silver (1999) have completed extensive work on the marital relationship using complex dynamical systems theory; this work is germane to understanding marital satisfaction, quality, and ultimately, stability. Thus, the purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of the literature on marital satisfaction, quality, and stability and discuss how the complex dynamical systems theory informs a more comprehensive conceptualization of these constructs. Gottman and Silver’s work is then reviewed and its application, specifically their framework of the Sound Marital House, for doctoral students and their partners is discussed

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