Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Can You Pass The Love Test?

A LOVE LAB?

In 1986, Dr. John Gottman joined the University of Washington Department of Psychology and started the Family Research Laboratory


This received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health throughout it’s operation. The physiology laboratory, often referred to as the “Love Lab,” was where couples were screened, interviewed, and observed.


The Lab used video, heart rate monitors, and measures of pulse amplitude, jitteriness and skin conductivity. This information was coded using the Specific Affect Coding System (SPAFF) and techniques of math modelling to assess relationships and predict their pathways. The Lab combined a video data bank of hundreds of couples interacting at different time points in their relationship.

The data surveyed could evaluate whether or not couples had the love combination to sucessfully remain in a relationship together.

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW TO UNDERSTAND THIS FURTHER.

2 comments:

  1. dearest crystal, i'm not finding the link anywhere...wouldn't be the first time i've overlooked something right under my nose!

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  2. Hi sheri, Its directly below this.. Hugs

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