Ritch C Savin-Williams Ph.D.

Ritch C. Savin-Williams

Ritch C. Savin-Williams, Ph.D., Professor of Developmental Psychology at Cornell University, has written eight books on adolescent development. The latest is Becoming Who I Am: Young Men on Being Gay (2016, Harvard University Press).  Another in the works is tentatively titled, Mostly Straight, Sexually Fluid Young Men. In 2005 he wrote The New Gay Teenager, which followed "Mom, Dad. I'm Gay." How Families Negotiate Coming Out. He is also Director of the Sex and Gender Lab at Cornell University.

Dr. Savin-Williams continues to write about the sexual and romantic development of youth and young adults. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and has consulted for MTV, 20/20, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Dr. Savin-Williams has been interviewed by National Public Radio, Newsweek, Time, Rolling Stone, New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today. Dr. Savin-Williams gave the American Psychological Association Science Directorate's Master Lecture in developmental psychology.

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