Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Bradbury, Thomas N.

  • Joanne DavilaEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_718


Thomas N. Bradbury, Ph.D. (b. 1959)


Dr. Bradbury is a nationally and internationally renowned clinical scientist who had dedicated his career to the study of intimate relationships. His research focuses on how relationships, especially marriages, develop and change over time, naturally and through intervention. To date, he has over 170 publications, which have been cited widely. He has won numerous prestigious awards, including the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions from the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Reuben Hill Award from National Council on Family Relations, and awards from the International Network on Personal Relationships, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and APA Division 12 (Clinical Psychology). He was awarded an honorary doctorate, the Laurea Honoris Causa, from Catholic University in Milan in 2013. Dr. Bradbury has mentored numerous graduate and postdoctoral students, most of whom have...

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  1. Bodenmann, G., Meuwly, N., Germann, J., Nussbeck, F. W., Heinrichs, M., & Bradbury, T. N. (2015). Effects of stress on the social support provided by men and women in intimate relationships. Psychological Science, 26, 1584–1594.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
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  5. Williamson, H. C., Altman, N., Hsueh, J., & Bradbury, T. N. (2016). Effects of relationship education on couple communication and satisfaction: A randomized controlled trial with low-income couples. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84, 156–166.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Stony Brook UniversityStony BrookUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Corinne Datchi
    • 1
  • Ryan M. Earl
    • 2
  1. 1.Seton Hall UniversitySouth OrangeUSA
  2. 2.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA