John Gottman is am American psychologist world-renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction. He has conducted 40 years of breakthrough research with thousands of couples. His work on marriage and parenting has earned him numerous major awards, including the Four National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Awards and The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Distinguished Research Scientist Award. He is the co-founder of the Gottman Institute with his wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman and was also the Executive Director of the Relationship Research Institute. He is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Washington.