Christopher Ryan (author)

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Christopher Ryan
Dr. Christopher Ryan.jpg
Born (1962-02-13) February 13, 1962 (age 55)
Residence Los Angeles, California
Education Saybrook University
Occupation Author
Spouse(s) Cacilda Jethá

Christopher Ryan is an American author best known for co-authoring the book Sex at Dawn. He received a B.A. in English and American literature in 1984 and an M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology[citation needed] from Saybrook University, an accredited hybrid low-residency/online learning program based in San Francisco twenty years later.[1] His masters thesis examined difference in specific personality measures between working fashion models and the general public.[2] His doctoral dissertation analyzed the prehistoric roots of human sexuality, and was guided by the psychologist Stanley Krippner,[3] a humanistic psychologist, with additional committee members Sabrina Zirkel and Jürgen W. Kremer.[4]

Ryan gave a TED talk[5] in February 2013, contributes to Psychology Today[6] and has an interview podcast called Tangentially Speaking with Dr. Christopher Ryan.[7]

He is married to his sometime collaborator and co-author of Sex at Dawn, Cacilda Jethá.[8]


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  7. ^ "Tangentially Speaking". Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  8. ^ Ryan, Christopher. "For the Record". Psychology Today. Retrieved 30 July 2012.