Skip to main content

Verified by Psychology Today

Ritch C. Savin-Williams Ph.D.


Ritch C. Savin-Williams, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Developmental Psychology at Cornell University, has written nine books on adolescent development. The latest are Mostly Straight: Sexual Fluidity among Men (2017) and Becoming Who I Am: Young Men on Being Gay (2016). In 2005 he wrote The New Gay Teenager, which followed "Mom, Dad. I'm Gay." How Families Negotiate Coming Out.

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.

Recent Posts