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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 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.
Shaun K. Lappi
Shaun K. Lappi is a Ph.D. student in Social Psychology at the University of Wyoming. He received his M. A. in Psychology from Western Carolina University in 2016. His research interests focus on questions related to emotions and self-regulation, and the relationship between humor styles and happiness.
Emma C. O’Connor
Emma C. O’Connor is a second-year M. A. student at Western Carolina University. She received her B. A. in psychology from SUNY College at Buffalo in 2015. Her research focuses on the social construction of masculinity, and the social functions of disparagement humor.
Noely C. Banos
Noely C. Banos is a second-year M. A. student at Western Carolina University. She received her B. A. in psychology from University of Mississippi in 2015. Her research interests include prejudice, stereotypes and masculinity, and the role of disparagement humor in fostering in interpersonal contexts.
Published Online: 2017-02-18
Published in Print: 2017-05-01