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About the article
Thomas E. Ford
Thomas E. Ford is a Professor of Psychology at Western Carolina University. He received his B.S. from Texas Christian University and his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Maryland. His research interests include the role of disparagement humor in promoting expressions of prejudice and the relationship between humor and subjective well-being.
Julie A. Woodzicka
Julie A. Woodzicka is a Professor of Psychology at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, United States. She received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her Ph.D. from Boston College. Her research examines social and interpersonal consequences of disparagement humor.
Whitney E. Petit
Whitney E. Petit is a Ph.D. student studying social psychology at the University of Houston. She received her M.A. in general/experimental psychology from Western Carolina University in 2014. Her research interests focus on disparagement humor and close relationships.
Kyle Richardson is a M.A. student at Western Carolina University. He received his B.A. in psychology at Appalachian State University in 2012. His research interests focus on group processes, social influence, and the relationship between disparagement humor and discrimination.
Shaun K. Lappi
Shaun K. Lappi is a M.A. student at Western Carolina University. He received his B.A. in psychology at Western Carolina University in 2014. His research interests focus on the social consequences of sexist humor, and the relationship between humor styles and happiness.
Published Online: 2015-04-02
Published in Print: 2015-05-01
Funding: This research was supported by National Science Foundation Grants BCS-1014567 awarded to Thomas E. Ford and BCS-1014562 awarded to Julie A. Woodzicka. Funding for this project is gratefully acknowledged.