Ty Tashiro, Ph.D.
AWKWARD: The Science of Why We’re Awkward and Why That’s Awesome (William Morrow, 2017)
THE SCIENCE OF HAPPILY EVER AFTER: What Really Matters in the Quest for Enduring Love (Harlequin Nonfiction, 2014)

Ty Tashiro received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Minnesota. During his graduate studies, he developed research interests in emotion in close relationships, coping with relationship loss, and growth following traumatic events. His graduate work provided rigorous training for psychological test construction, research methodology, and enhancing the accuracy of clinical decisions.

He was awarded Professor of the Year at the University of Colorado and University of Maryland, and his research has been published in top-tier academic journals, including Psychological Science and a seminal article in the American Psychological Association’s flagship journal, American Psychologist. He is often cited as an expert on relationship breakups, enhancing long-term relationships, and online dating. His program of research has continued to focus on interpersonal relationships and how to translate compelling findings from laboratory studies into practical treatment components. He lives in New York City.