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The Mathematics of Marriage: Dynamic Nonlinear Models

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Divorce rates are at an all-time high. But without a theoretical understanding of the processes related to marital stability and dissolution, it is difficult to design and evaluate new marriage interventions. The Mathematics of Marriage provides the foundation for a scientific theory of marital relations. The book does not rely on metaphors, but develops and applies a math ...more
Paperback, 500 pages
Published January 14th 2005 by Bradford Book (first published December 20th 2002)
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Meghan
Oct 18, 2014 Meghan rated it really liked it
This is not for the layperson, unless you're a mathematician. And then, it states very clearly that the math has been simplified so the non-math professionals can understand it. So let's be clear, if calculus scares you, don't bother reading. This read like a college dissertation versus an actual book. They clearly outline their theories and their goals and then follow with subsequent scientific and mathematical research and results. As a non-math person and a non-professional in therapy, there ...more
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This is a complete thesis work. Most of the book is with equations and empirical. I skimmed through those parts (most).
Got some talking points from the text though :)
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Very interesting analysis of how marriage works (or doesn't) from a nonlinear perspective.
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