Selected Bibliograpy Compiled by Scott Stanley Related to Marriage, Prevention and The Theory Underlying PREP -University of Denver, April, 2000

Note: This list is by no means exhaustive, even of one area of marital research.  However, these are key articles or books that I have found useful or we have cited as we write things related to PREP and marital research more generally. (In other words, please take it to mean nothing if there is some important resource or article that you do not see here, other than the fact that I either did not include it or I have never read it or I too think it�s important but forgot to put it in the list.) -Scott Stanley, PhD, University of Denver

Aguirre, B. E., & Parr, W. C. (1982). Husbands - marriage order and the stability of first and second marriages of White and Black women. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 44, 605-620.

Arp, D., Arp, C., Stanley, S., Markman, H., & Blumberg, S. (in press).  Fighting for Your Empty Nest Marriage.  San Francisco:  Jossey Bass, Inc.

Avery, A.W., Ridley, C.A., Leslie, L.A., & Milholland, T. (1980). Relationship enhancement with premarital dyads: A six-month follow-up. American Journal of Family Therapy, 3, (8) 23-30.

Baron, R.A.  (1987)  Interviewer's moods and reactions to job applicants: The influence of affective states on applied social judgments.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 16, 16-28.

Baucom, D., & Epstein, N. (1990).  Cognitive Behavioral Marital Therapy.  New York: Brunner/Mazel.

Beach, S.R.H., & Broderick, J.E. (1983).  Commitment: A variable in women's response to marital therapy.  The American Journal of Family Therapy, 11, 16-24.

Becker, H.S. (1960).  Notes on the concept of commitment. American Journal of Sociology, 66, 32-40.

Behrens, B. & Halford, K. (1994, August).  Advances in the prevention and treatment of marital distress. Paper presented at the Conference "Helping Families Change",  University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Birchler, G., Weiss, R., & Vincent, J.  (1975).  Multimethod analysis of social reinforcement exchange between maritally distressed and nondistressed spouse and stranger dyads.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 31, 349-360.

Bloom, B. (1985). Community mental health: A general introduction.  Monterey, CA: Brooks-Cole.

Blumberg, S.L. (1991).  Premarital Intervention  Programs:  A Comparison study.  Unpublished doctoral dissertation.  University of Denver:  Denver, Colorado.

Booth, A., & Edwards, J. (1985). Age at marriage and marital instability. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 47, 67-75.

Bradbury, T. N. (1994). Unintended effects of marital research on marital relationships. Journal of Family Psychology, 8, 187-201.

Bumpass, L. L., Martin, T. C., & Sweet, J. A. (1991). The impact of family background and early marital factors on marital disruption. Journal of Family Issues, 12, 22-42.

 Call, V.R. & Heaton, T.B. (1997). Religious influence on marital stability. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 36, 382-392.

Center for Marriage and Family.  (1995).  Marriage preparation in the Catholic Church: Getting it right.  Omaha, NE: Creighton University.

Cherlin, A. J., & Furstenberg, F. F., Jr. (1994). Step families in the United States: A reconsideration. Annual Review of Sociology, 20, 359-381.

Clements, M., Stanley, S.M., & Markman, H.J. (1997).  Predicting Divorce.  Manuscript in preparation.

Coie, J., Watt, N., West, S. G., Hawkins, J. D., Asarnow, J. R., Markman, H. J., Ramey, S. L., Shure, M. B., & Long, B.  (1993). The science of prevention: A conceptual framework and some directions for a national research program.  American Psychologist, 48, 1013-1022.

Cook, K.S., & Emerson, R.M. (1978).  Power, equity and commitment in exchange networks.  American Sociological Review, 43, 721-739.

Cowan, C. P., & Cowan, P. A. (1992). When partners become parents: The big life change for couples. New York: Harper Collins.

Dean, D.G., & Spanier, G.B. (1974).  Commitment--An overlooked variable in marital adjustment?  Sociological Focus, 7, 113-118.

Eidelson, R., & Epstein, N.  (1982).  Cognitions and relationship maladjustment: Development of a measure of dysfunctional relationship beliefs.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 50, 715-720.

Epstein, N., Schlesinger, S., & Dryden, W.  (1988).  Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Families.  Brunner/Mazel:  New York.

Fincham, F., & O'Leary, K.D. (1983). Causal inferences for spouse behavior in maritally distressed and nondistressed couples. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. Vol 1, 42-57.

Fincham, F., Grych, J., & Osborne, L. (1993, March). Interparental conflict and child adjustment: A longitudinal analysis. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, New Orleans, LA.

Floyd, F., & Markman, H.J.  (1984).  An economical observational measure of couples' communication skill.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 52, 97-103.

Floyd, F., Markman, H., Kelly, S., Blumberg, S., & Stanley, S.  (in press)  Prevention:  Conceptual, Research, and Clinical Issues.  In N. Jacobson & A. Gurman (Eds.), Handbook of Marital Therapy, (second edition).

Floyd, F., Markman, H., Kelly, S., Blumberg, S., & Stanley, S.  (1996).  Prevention:  Conceptual, Research, and Clinical Issues.  In N. Jacobson & A. Gurman (Eds.), Handbook of Marital Therapy, (second edition).

Forthofer, M.S., Markman, H.J., Cox, M., Stanley, S., & Kessler, R.C. (1996). Associations between marital distress and work loss in a national sample.  Journal of Marriage and Family, 58, 597-605.
 Fowers, B. J., Montel, K. H., & Olson, D. H. (1996). Predicting marital success for premarital couple types based on PREPARE. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 22, 103-119.

Fraenkel, P., Markman, H., Stanley, S. (1997).  The Prevention Approach to Relationship Problems.  Sexual and Marital Therapy, 12(3), 249-258.

Giblin, P., Sprenkle, D.H., & Sheehan, R.  (1985).  Enrichment outcome research: A meta-analysis of premarital, marital, and family interventions.  Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 11(3), 257-271.

Glenn, Norval D.  (1998).  The course of marital success and failure in five American 10-year marriage cohorts.  Journal of Marriage and the Family, 60, 569-576.

Glenn, N.D. (1982). Interreligious marriage in the United States: Patterns and recent trends. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 44, 555-566.

Glenn, N. D., & Kramer, K. B. (1987). The marriages and divorces of the children of divorce. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 49, 811-825.

Gottman, J. M.  (1993) A theory of marital dissolution and stability.  Journal of Family Psychology, 7, 57-75.

Gottman, J. (1979).  Marital interaction:  Empirical investigations.  New York:  Academic Press.

Gottman, J.M., Coan, J, Carrere, S., & Swanson, C.  (1998).  Predicting marital happiness and stability from newlywed interactions.  Journal of Marriage and the Family, 60, 5-22.

Gottman, J.M., & Krokoff, L.J.  (1989).  Marital interaction and satisfaction: A longitudinal view.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 57, 47-52.

Gottman J., Markman, H. & Notarius, C., (1977).  The Topography of Marital Conflict:  A sequential analysis of verbal and nonverbal behavior.  Journal of Marriage and the family, 39, 461-478.

Gottman, J., Notarius, C. Gonso J. & Markman, H. (1976) A Couple's Guide to Communication. Champaign, IL: Research Press.

Greenstein, T. N. (1990). Marital disruption and the employment of married women. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 52, 657-676.

Grych, J., & Fincham, F. (1990). Marital conflict and children's adjustment. Psychological Bulletin, 108, 267-290.

Guerney, B. G., Jr. (1977). Relationship enhancement.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Hahlweg, K. & Markman, H. (1988).  The effectiveness of behavioral marital therapy: Empirical status of behavioral techniques in preventing and alleviating marital distress.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 56, 440-447.

Hahlweg, K., Markman, H.J., Thurmaier, F., Engl, J. & Eckert, V. (1998).
Prevention of marital distress: Results of a German prospective longitudinal study. Journal of Family Psychology, 12, 543-556.
 

 Halford, K., & Bouma, R. (1997).  Individual psychopathology and marital distress.  In K. Halford & H.J. Markman (Eds.).  Clinical Handbook of Marriage and Couples Intervention, (pp. 291-321).  New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Halford, K. & Markman, H. (1997). Conceptions of a healthy marriage.  In K. Halford & H. Markman (Eds.), Clinical handbook of marriage and marital interaction. London, England: Wiley.

Halford, K. & Markman, H. (Eds.). (1997). Clinical handbook of marriage and marital interaction. London, England: Wiley.

Heavey, C.L., Larson, B.M., Christensen, A., & Zumtobel (1996).  The Communication Patterns Questionnaire: The reliability and validity of a constructive communication subscale.  Journal of Marriage and the Family, 58(3), 796-800.

Heaton, T.B. (1984). Religious homogamy and marital satisfaction reconsidered. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 46, 729-733.

Heaton, T.B., Albrecht, S.L., & Martin, T.K. (1985). The timing of divorce. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 47, 631-639.

Heaton, T.B. & Pratt, E.L. (1990). The effects of religious homogamy on marital satisfaction and stability. Journal of Family Issues, 11, 191-207.

Holtzworth-Munroe, A., Markman, H.J., O'Leary, D.K., Neidig, P., Leber, D., Heyman, R.E., Hulbert, D., & Smutzler, N. (1995). The need for marital violence prevention efforts: A behavioral-cognitive secondary prevention program for engaged and newly-marriage couples. Applied and Preventive Psychology, 4,
77-88.

Jacobson, N.S., & Christensen, A. (1998). Acceptance and change in couple therapy : A therapist's guide to transforming relationships.  New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

Jacobson, N.S., & Margolin, G. (1979).  Marital therapy: Strategies based on social learning and behavior exchange principles.  New York: Brunner/Mazel.

Johnson, M.P. (1973).  Commitment: A conceptual structure and empirical application.  Sociological Quarterly, 14, 395-406.

Johnson, M.P. (1978).  Personal and structural commitment: Sources of consistency in the development of relationships.  Paper presented at the Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop, National Council on Family Relations annual meetings, Philadelphia.

Johnson, M.P. (1982).  The social and cognitive features of the dissolution of commitment to relationships.  In S. Duck (Ed.), Personal relationships: Dissolving personal relationships.  New York: Academic Press.

Johnson, M.P. (1985).  Commitment, cohesion, investment, barriers, alternatives, constraint: Why do people stay together when they really don't want to?  Paper presented at the Theory and Research Methodology Workshop, National Council on Family Relations annual meetings, Dallas.

 Johnson, M.P., & Shuman, S. (1983).  Courtship as the development of commitment to a relationship.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Family Relations, St. Paul.

Jordan, P.L. (1995, November). PREP pilot: Transition to parenthood.  Paper presented at the Association for the Advancement of Behavioral Therapy 29th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

Jordan, P., Stanley, S., & Markman, H.  (1999).  Becoming parents.  San Francisco:  Jossey Bass, Inc.
 Karney, B.R., & Bradbury, T.N.  (1995).  The longitudinal course of marital quality and stability: A review of theory, method, and research.  Psychological Bulletin, 118, 3-34.

Karney, B. R., & Bradbury, T. N. (1997). Neuroticism, marital interaction, and the trajectory of marital satisfaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, xxx-xxx.

Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K., Malarkey, W.B., Chee, M., Newton, T., Cacioppo, J.T., Mao, H.Y., Glaser, R.  (1993). Negative behavior during marital conflict is associated with immunological down-regulation. Psychosomatic Medicine, 55, 395-409.

Kelley, H.H. (1950)  The warm-cold variable in first impressions of persons.  Journal of Personality, 18, 431-439.

Kelly, E. L., & Conley, J. J. (1987). Personality and compatibility: A prospective analysis of marital stability and marital satisfaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 52, 27-40.

Kurdek, L. A. (1991). Marital stability and changes in marital quality in newlywed couples: A test of the contextual model. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 8, 27-48.

Kurdek, L.A. (1993).  Predicting marital dissolution: A 5-year prospective longitudinal study of newlywed couples.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 64, 221-242.

Larsen, A. S., & Olson, D. H. (1989). Predicting marital satisfaction using PREPARE: A replication study. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 15, 311-322.

Lehrer, E.L. & Chiswick, C. (1993). Religion as a determinant of marital stability. Demography, 30, 385-404.

Lindahl, K., & Markman, H.J. (1990). Communication and negative affect regulation in the family. In E. Blechman (Ed.), Emotions and families, New York: Plenum Press.

Leik, R.K., & Leik, S.A. (1977).  Transition to interpersonal commitment.  In R.L. Hamblin and J.H. Kunkel (Eds.), Behavioral theory in sociology.  New Brunswick: Transaction Books.

Levenson, R.W., Carstensen, L.L., & Gottman, J.M.  (1994).  Influence  of age and gender on affect, physiology, and their interrelations: A study of long-term marriages. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 67(1), 56-68.

Levenson, R. W. & Gottman, J. M. (1985).  Physiological   and   affective   predictors   of   change in  relationship satisfaction.  Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 49(1) 85-94

Levinger, G. (1965).  Marital cohesiveness and dissolution: An integrative review.  Journal of Marriage and the Family, 27, 19-28.

Levinger, G. (1979).  A social exchange view on the dissolution of pair relationships.  In R.L. Burgess and T.L. Huston (Eds.), Social Exchange in Developing Relationships.  New York: Academic Press.

Levinger, G. (1980).  Toward the analysis of close relationships.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 16, 510-544.

 Lindahl, K., & Markman, H.J.  (1991).  Impact of Destructive and Constructive Arguing on Child Development.  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association for the Advancement of Behavioral Therapy.  New York, New York.

Locke, H.J., & Wallace, K.M. (1959).  Short marital adjustment and prediction tests: their reliability and validity.  Marriage and Family Living, 21, 251-255.

Lund, M. (1985).  The development of investment and commitment scales for predicting continuity of personal relationships.  Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 2, 3-23.

Mahoney, A., Pargament, K.I., Jewell, T., Swank, A.B., Scott, E., Emery, E., & Rye, M.  (1999).  Marriage and the spiritual realm: The role of proximal and distal religious constructs in marital functioning. Journal of Family Psychology, 13 (3), 321-338.

Maneker, J. S. & Rankin, R. P. (1993). Religious homogamy and marital duration among those who file for divorce in California, 1966-1971. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 19, 233-247.

Margolin, G., John, R., & Gleberman, L.  (1988)  Affective Responses to Conflictual Discussions in Violent and Nonviolent Couples.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 56, 24-33.

Markman, H.J. (1981).  The prediction of marital distress:  a five year follow-up.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 49, 760-762.

Markman, H.J., Blumberg, S.L., & Stanley, S.M.  (1990)  Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program Leader's Manual.  Unpublished Training Manual.

Markman, H., Floyd, F., Stanley, S. & Jamieson, K. (1984).  A Cognitive-Behavioral Program for the Prevention of Marital and Family Distress:  Issues in Program Development and Delivery.  In K. Hahlweg & N. Jacobson (eds), Marital Interaction.  NY, NY: The Guilford Press.

Markman, H., Floyd, F., Stanley, S. & Lewis, H. (1986). Prevention.  In N. Jacobson & A. Gurman (eds), Clinical Handbook of Marital Therapy.  NY, NY: The Guilford Press.

Markman, H., Floyd, F., Stanley, S. & Storaasli, R. (1988).  The Prevention of Marital Distress: A Longitudinal Investigation.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 56, 210-217.

Markman, H.J., & Hahlweg, K. (1993). The prediction and prevention of marital distress: An international perspective. Clinical Psychology Review, 13, 29-43.

Markman, H. J., Halford, W. K., & Cordova, A. D. (1997). A grand tour of future directions in the study and  promotion of healthy relationships. In W. Halford & H. Markman (Eds.), Clinical handbook of marriage and couples interventions. Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons.

Markman, H.J., Jamieson, K., Floyd, F.  (1983).  The assessment and modification of premarital relationships:  Preliminary  findings on the etiology and prevention of marital and family distress.  In J. Vincent (Ed.), Advances in family interventions, assessment and theory.  (Vol. 3). Greenwich, CT; JAI Press.

Markman, H.J., & Kraft, S.A. (1989). Men and women in marriage: Dealing with gender differences in marital therapy. The Behavior Therapist, 12, 51-56.

Markman, H.J., Renick, M.J., Floyd, F., Stanley, S., & Clements, M. (1993). Preventing marital distress through communication and conflict management training: A four and five year follow-up. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 62, 1-8.

Markman, H.J., Silvern, L., Kraft, S., & Clements, M. (1993). Men and women dealing with conflict in heterosexual relationships. Journal of Social Issues

Markman, H.J., Stanley, S.M., & Blumberg, S.L.  (1994)  Fighting for Your Marriage: Positive Steps For A Loving and Lasting Relationship.  San Francisco:  Jossey Bass, Inc.

Markman, H.J., Stanley, S.M., Floyd, F.J., Hahlweg, K., & Blumberg, S.L.  (1991)  Prevention of divorce and marital distress.  In L. Beutler & M. Crago (Eds.), Psychotherapy research:  An international review of programmatic studies, Washington D.C.:  American Psychological Association.

Martin, T. C., & Bumpass, L. L. (1989). Recent trends in marital disruption. Demography, 26, 37-51.

Matthews, L.S., Wickrama, K.A.S., & Conger, R.D. (1996).  Predicting marital instability from spouse and observer reports of marital interaction.  Journal of Marriage and the Family, 58, 641-655.

McCullough, M.E., Worthington, E.L., Jr., & Rachal, K.C. (1997).  Interpersonal forgiving in close relationships.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 73, 321-336.

McManus, M. (1993).  Marriage Savers. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

McCain, S.  (1991)  Impact of intervention, marital and individual distress on couples.  Unpublished doctoral dissertation.  University of Denver:  Denver, Colorado.

Miller, S., Wackman, D.B., & Nunnally, E.W. (1976). A communication training program for couples. Social Casework, 57 (1), 9-18.

Murstein, B.I., & MacDonald, M.G. (1983).  The relationship of "exchange-orientation" and "commitment" scales to marriage adjustment.  International Journal of Psychology, 18, 297-311.

Mynatt, C.R., Doherty, M.E., and Tweney, R.D.  (1977)  Confirmation bias in a simulated research environment: and experimental study of scientific inference.  Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 29, 85-95.

Noller, P. (1996). What is this thing called love? Defining the love that supports marriage and family. Personal Relationships, 3, 97-115.

Notarius, C., & Markman, H. J. (1993). We can work it out: Making sense of marital conflict. New York: Putnam.

Parrott, Les, & Parrott, Leslie. (1995).  Saving your marriage before it starts: seven questions to ask before (and after you marry).  Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

Pasch, L.A., & Bradbury, T.N. (in press). Social support, conflict, and the development of marital dysfunction. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Pistole, C. (1989). Attachment in adult romantic relatinships: Style of conflict resolution and relationship satisfaction. . Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 6,  505-510.

 Prado, L. M., Markman, H. J. (1999). Unearthing the seeds of marital distress: What we have learned from married and remarried couples. In: M. Cox, J. Brooks-Gunn (Eds.), Conflict and cohesion in families. Causes and consequences. Mahwah, NJ: LEA.

Pramann, R.F. (1986).  Commitment to spouse and God: The relationship among measures of marital commitment and spiritual maturity.  (Doctoral dissertation, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary). Dissertation Abstracts International.

Notarius, C.I., & Johnson, J.S. (1982)  Emotional Expression in Husbands and Wives.  Journal of Marriage and The Family, xx, 483-489.

Notarius, C., & Markman, H.J. (1993). We can work it out: Making sense of marital conflict. New York: Putnam.

Notarius, C. & Vanzetti, N., (1984).  The Marital Agenda Protocol.  In E. Filsinger (ed), Marital and Family Assessment.  Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

Renick, M.J., Blumberg, S., & Markman, H.J. (1992). The Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP): An empirically-based preventive intervention program for couples. Family Relations, 41(2), 141-147.

Ridley, C.A., Avery, A.W., Harrell, J.E., Leslie, L.A., & Dent, J. (1981). Conflict management: A premarital training program in mutual problem solving. American Journal of Family Therapy, 9(4), 23-32.

Ridley, C.A., Jorgenson, S.R., Morgan, A.G., & Avery, A.W.  (1982).  Relationship enhancement with premarital couples:  An assessment of effects on relationship quality.  The American Journal of Family Therapy, 10, 41-48.

Rusbult, C.E. (1980).  Commitment and satisfaction in romantic associations: A test of the investment model.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 16, 172-186.

Rusbult, C.E. (1983).  A longitudinal test of the investment model: The development (and deterioration) of satisfaction and commitment in heterosexual involvements.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 45, 101-117.

Rusbult, C.E., Zembrodt, I.M., & Gunn, L.K. (1982).  Exit, voice, loyalty, and neglect:  Responses to dissatisfaction in romantic involvement.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 43, 1230-1242.

Sanders, M.R., Halford, W.K., & Behrens, B.C.  (1999).  Parental divorce and premarital couple communication.  Journal of Family Psychology, 13(1), 60-74.

Silliman, B. & Schumm, W.R. (1989). Topics of interest in premarital counseling: Clients' views. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 15(3), 199-204.

Silliman, B., Schumm, W.R., & Jurich, A.P. (1992). Young adults' preferences for premarital preparation program designs. Contemporary Family Therapy, 14, 89-100.

Silliman, B., Stanley, S.M., Coffin, W., Markman, H.J., & Jordan, P.L.  (in press).  Preventive Interventions for Couples.  In H. Liddle, D. Santisteban, R. Levant, and J. Bray (Eds.), Family Psychology Intervention Science.  Washington, D.C.: APA Publications.

 Smalley, G.  (1996).  Making Love Last Forever. Dallas: Word.

Snyder, M. (1981)  Seek and ye shall find: Testing hypotheses about other people.  In E.T. Higgins, C.P. Herman, & M.P. Zanna.  Social Cognition: The Ontario Symposium, vol. one. Lawrence Earlbaum Associates.

Snyder, M., & Swann, W.B.  (1978)  Behavioral confirmation in social interaction:  From  social perception to social reality.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 14, 148-162.

Spanier, G.B., & Lewis, R.A. (1980).  Marital quality: A review of the seventies.  Journal of Marriage and the Family, 42, 825-839.

Spilka, B., Hood, R., & Gorsuch, R.  (1985)  The Psychology of Religion:  An Empirical Approach.  Prentice-Hall:  Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Stanley, S.M. (1986).  Commitment and the maintenance and enhancement of relationships.  (Doctoral dissertation, University of Denver). Dissertation abstracts International.

Stanley, S.M. (1997).  What=s important in premarital counseling?  Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal, 1, 51-60.

Stanley, S.  (1998).  The heart of commitment: Compelling research that reveals the secrets of a lifelong, intimate marriage.   Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

Stanley, S.M., Blumberg, S.L., & Markman, H.J.  (1999).  Helping Couples Fight for Their Marriages: The PREP Approach.  In R. Berger & M. Hannah, (Eds.), Handbook of preventive approaches in couple therapy.  New York: Brunner/Mazel.

Stanley, S. M., Bradbury, T.N., & Markman, H.J.  (In press).  Structural flaws in the bridge from basic research on marriage to interventions for couples: Illustrations from Gottman, Coan, Carrere, and Swanson (1998).  Journal of Marriage and the Family.

Stanley, S.M., Lobitz, W.C., & Dickson, F. (1999). Using what we know: Commitment and cognitions in marital therapy.  In W. Jones & J. Adams (Eds), Handbook of interpersonal commitment and relationship stability.  New York: Plenum.  pp. 411-424.

Stanley, S.M. & Markman, H.J. (1992).  Assessing commitment in personal relationships.  Journal of Marriage and The Family, 54, 595-608.

Stanley, S.M., & Markman, H.J.(1997) Marriage in the 90s:  A Nationwide Random Phone Survey. Denver, Colorado: PREP, Inc.

Stanley, S.M., & Markman, H.J.  (1998).  Acting on what we know: The hope of prevention.  In Strategies to strengthen marriage: What we know, what we need to know. Washington D.C.: The Family Impact Seminar.

Stanley, S., Markman, H., & Blumberg S. (1991; 1994).  Fighting For Your Marriage:  The PREP Approach.  Video tape series published by PREP Educational Videos, Inc.: Denver, Colorado.  1-800-366-0166.

 Stanley, S.M., Markman, H.J., & Lobitz, W.C. (1995)  Commitment: A Powerful Model for Understanding Key Relationship Dynamics.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy.  Washington D.C.

Stanley, S.M., Markman, H.J., Prado, L.M., Olmos-Gallo, P.A., Tonelli, L., St. Peters, M.,  Leber, B.D., Bobulinski, M., Cordova,  A.,  &  Whitton, S.  (Under review).  Short term effects of premarital training in a religious, community based sample.

Stanley, S.M., Markman, H.J., St. Peters, M., & Leber, D.  (1995)  Strengthening Marriages and Preventing Divorce: New Directions in Prevention Research. Family Relations, 44, 392-401.

Stanley, S.M., & Trathen, D. (1994)  Christian PREP: An Empirically Based Model For Marital and Premarital Intervention.  The Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 13, 158-165.

Stanley, S.M., Trathen, D.W., & McCain, S.C.  (1996).  Christian PREP: An Empirically Based Model For Marital and Premarital Intervention.  In E. Worthington (Ed.), Christian Marital Counseling: Eight Approaches. Grank Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

Stanley, S., Trathen, D., McCain, S., & Bryan, M.  (1998).  A lasting promise.  San Francisco:  Jossey Bass, Inc.

Straus, M. (1979). Measuring intra family conflict and violence: The Conflict Tactics (CT) Scales. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 41, 75-88.

Sullivan, K.T., & Bradbury, T.N. (1997). Are premarital prevention programs reaching couples at risk for marital dysfunction? Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 65 (1), 24-30.

Thurmaier, FR., Engl J., Eckert, V. & Hahlweg, K. (1993). Ehevorbereitung - ein partnerschaftliches lernprogramm EPL. Munich, Germany:  Ehrenwirth.

Trathen, D. W. (1995).  A comparison of the effectiveness of two Christian premarital counseling programs (skills and information-based) utilized by evangelical Protestant churches.  (Doctoral dissertation, University of Denver, 1995).  Dissertation Abstracts International, 56/06-A, 2277.

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