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Brian Willoughby

Associate Professor in the School of Family Life

Brian Willoughby is a Fellow at the Wheatley Institution and an associate professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University. Willoughby’s research focuses on young adult dating, relationship patterns, sexuality, cohabitation, and marital beliefs.

Dr. Willoughby has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on young adult development, couple dynamics, marriage, and sexuality in the leading family science, psychological and sociological journals. He also currently serves on the editorial boards for Emerging Adulthood, the Archives of Sexual Behavior, the Journal of Sex Research and the Journal of Adult Development, and has been elected as a full member of the International Academy of Sex Research.

Willoughby is a sought-after expert, interviewed regularly by journalists associated with both national print and online outlets. His research has been widely cited in the media, appearing in such outlets as USA Today, MSNBC, Men’s Health, the Washington Post, ABC News, Psychology Today, and Prevention Magazine. He also has a recurring guest role on the Matt Townson Show, a national radio show dedicated to dating and family relationships.