Jan Yager, Ph.D. has spent the last 20 years extensively studying relationships
including friendship which was the subject of her sociology dissertation (City
University of New York, 1983) where she had a pre-doctoral fellowship in medical
sociology from the National Science Foundation.
In addition to When Friendship Hurts (Simon and Schuster, 2002), Dr. Yager is the
author of the highly-acclaimed Friendshifts?: The Power of Friendship and How It
Shapes Our Lives, which has been translated into five foreign editions, as well
as numerous other groundbreaking books including Single in America and Victims
(published under her maiden name of J.L. Barkas).
Frequently interviewed by broadcast and print media, including The Oprah Winfrey
Show, The Today Show, The View, National Public Radio, CBS Radio, The Wall Street
Journal, The New York Times, Time, Reader's Digest, Seventeen, People, and Redbook,
Dr. Yager has authored articles that have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and
online publications including Parade, The New York Times, Woman's Day, Glamour,
Modern Bride, American Baby, Harper's, and The Wall Street Journal's
Dr. Yager delivers keynote addresses and conducts workshops to corporate,
association, and government audiences on friendship and workplace issues including
time management. She most recently has been teaching part-time in the Department of
Sociology at the University of Connecticut; previously, she has taught at Temple
University, Pennsylvania State University, St. John's University, and The New School.
In addition to her doctoral dissertation, Dr. Yager's educational background
includes a masters degree in criminal justice and a year of graduate work in
For more information about Dr. Jan Yager, as well as her friendship research,
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Dr. Yager's mailing address is: P.O. Box 8038, Stamford, CT 06905-8038. Her e-mail address is:
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