Mathematics of Marital Conflict: Qualitative Dynamic Mathematical Modeling of Marital Interaction

  title={Mathematics of Marital Conflict: Qualitative Dynamic Mathematical Modeling of Marital Interaction},
  author={Julian Cook and Rebecca Tyson and Jane White and Regina Rushe and John M. Gottman and James D. Murray},
  journal={Journal of Family Psychology},
This article presents a new nonstatistical mathematical approach to modeling marital interaction by means of nonlinear difference equations. The application made of this modeling process in this article is to generate theory in order to understand J. M. Gottman and R. W. Levenson's (1992) report of the ability of one variable derived from a balance view of marital interaction to predict marital dissolution in a prospective study. Parameters are introduced that reflect uninfluenced husband and… 

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