WHAT: University of Nebraska at Kearney Science Café
HOSTED BY: Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Society
TITLE: “The Social Aspects of Aggressive Humor”
PRESENTER: Dr. Megan Strain earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Nebraska Wesleyan University. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in social psychology at Kansas State University. She is now in her third year as an assistant professor of psychology at UNK, researching various topics related to humor and gender.
ABSTRACT: Humor targeting various groups and their stereotypes is ubiquitous, which makes it imperative that research be devoted to understanding the social use and consequences of such humor. This talk will present research investigating how humor on race, gender, and even rape, relates to social norms that may reinforce or subvert hierarchies in our society.
TIME: 5:30 p.m.
DATE: Monday, April 3
PLACE: The Loft, Cunningham’s Journal, 15 W. 23rd St., Kearney
CONTACT: Allen A. Thomas, assistant professor of chemistry, 308.865.8452, firstname.lastname@example.org