Scott M. Stanley Ph.D.
Scott Stanley, Ph.D., is a research professor and codirector 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 relationship commitment, cohabitation, conflict, risk factors for divorce, and the prevention of marital distress. Along with Dr. Howard Markman and colleagues, he has been involved in the research, development, and refinement of the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) for over 30 years. Most relevant to this blog, Stanley, Galena Rhoades and colleagues have conducted many studies on cohabitation, commitment, and relationship development, including research funded by NICHD, a branch of NIH. Stanley has coauthored or authored various books, including Fighting for Your Marriage, and The Power of Commitment, and co-authored relationship education curricula such as PREP, Within My Reach, Within Our Reach, and On My Shoulders. Stanley has a popular blog on issues about marriage and romantic relationships at www.slidingvsdeciding.com. (Sliding vs Deciding is a trademark of Scott Stanley.)