Concepts and methods of explicit marital negotiation training with the marriage contract game

Elaine A. Blechman, Claire Rabin

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Abstract

The Marriage Contract Game was designed to help couples negotiate relationship and task problems in an explicit, rational manner. This paper describes the game's conceptual ties to modes of behavioral family intervention and to the social psychology of bargaining. The game's procedures are described in detail to permit the replication and dismantling required for empirical investigation. The paper concludes with an example of the game's application to a distressed couple.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-55
Number of pages9
JournalThe American Journal of Family Therapy
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982

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