John Gottman

John Gottman, PhD, has conducted 40 years of breakthrough research with thousands of couples, and is world renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction. He is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Washington, where he founded the world famous ” Love Lab.” Dr. Gottman is co-founder of The Gottman Institute and is also the executive director of the affiliated Relationship Research Institute. His work has earned him numerous major awards, including four National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Awards and the American Psychological Association’s Presidential Citation for Outstanding Lifetime Research Contribution.

Book titles in collaboration with Idea Architects

  • Man's Guide to Women: Scientifically Proven Secrets from the "Love Lab" About What Women Really Want
  • 8 Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

8 Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

From the leading research scientist on marriage and family and author of the million-copy bestseller The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, a program of eight lively, conversation-based dates for couples to capture essential conversations for a lifetime of love and commitment.

Press Features & Reviews

"Working with Idea Architects was the most fun I have ever had writing anything. Doug looked at a manuscript I'd written and thought it had merit when no one else did. Then Doug and I decided to work on it together. As we got started both Doug's wife and my wife started arguing with us and we had so much fun arguing that we decided to write the book as two couples. we met periodically at one another's houses and worked on every chapter thoroughly. It was the most loving and creative experience I'd ever had with a team. Then Lara Love helped us write up our conversations and debates as chapters and we went to town editing it all. It came out as a book filled with wisdom, humor, creativity, insight, and totally true to scientific research findings from my lab. I love the book. I have never met anyone like Doug, so filled with energy and optimism. It's just a delight to work with Idea Architects."

“Working with Doug Abrams and Idea Architects has been a life-changing experience for me and my wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman."