Scott Stanley

Scott Stanley, Ph.D
Scott Stanley, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies, Research Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Denver
B.S., Bowling Green State University, M.S. Ohio University, Ph.D., University of Denver

Scott is a research professor and co-director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver. He has published widely in terms of journal articles and book chapters, with research interests including commitment theory and measurement, communication, conflict, confidence, risk factors for divorce, the prevention of marital distress and cohabitation.

Along with Dr. Howard Markman and colleagues, Scott has been involved in the research, development and refinement of the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) for more than 30 years, including various studies funded by the National Institutes of Health. Scott has co-authored or authored various books, including Fighting for Your Marriage, A Lasting Promise, and The Power of Commitment. He has co-authored curricula such as PREP, Within My Reach, Within Our Reach and On My Shoulders.

Scott has a popular blog on issues about marriage and romantic relationships at



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