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About the article
Beth Montemurro is an associate Professor of Sociology at Penn State University, Abington. Her research focuses on social constructions of culture, gender, and sexuality. She is the author of Deserving Desire: Women’s Stories of Sexual Evolution (Rutgers University Press, 2014) and Something Old, Something Bold: Bridal Showers and Bachelorette Parties (Rutgers University Press, 2006).
Jacob A. Benfield
Jacob A. Benfield is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Penn State University, Abington, who specializes in applied social and environmental psychology. His interest in humor focuses on its use as a social tool to either facilitate or hinder interpersonal relationships. Disparagement and superiority over others overlap with his more general research interests in aggressive behaviors.
Published Online: 2015-04-25
Published in Print: 2015-05-01