Monday, December 21, 2009

How Long Will Your Marriage Last?

Not too long if there is contempt in your conversations. That's what psychologist John Gottman has found in his lab at the University of Washington through which more than 3,000 couples have transited. In fact he's able to predict 18 times out of 20 whether a couple will still be together 15 years later just by listening to 15 minutes of their interactions. Applying this kind of analysis fellow psychologist Nalini Ambady has identified four factors that will prompt a patient to sue her surgeon.

Even if you're not a married doctor you may still want to order Gladwell's bestseller Blink by clicking on the image below to find out about plenty of other interesting stuff like why you should trust your sweat glands when playing cards.

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

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