Niobe Way

In an age of increasing rates of loneliness, suicide, and mass violence, Niobe Way is a leading researcher into the social and emotional development of adolescents. She is particularly focused on understanding why boys and young men are particularly at risk for such problems and behaviors. Currently Professor of Developmental Psychology at New York University, Founder of the Project for the Advancement of Our Common Humanity, and Past President of the Society for Research on Adolescents, Niobe has authored dozens of journal articles and books including Deep Secrets: Boys’ Friendships and the Crisis of Connection and Everyday Courage: The Lives and Stories of Urban Teenagers. An internationally recognized leader in the study of adolescence, Niobe’s research has been primarily funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, The National Science Foundation, The William T. Grant Foundation, The Einhorn Family Charitable Trust Foundation, and The Spencer Foundation.

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Adolescent Development Researcher