Canadian psychologist will discuss humor's role in romance

Dr. Lorne Campbell, associate professor of psychology at the University of Western Ontario, will be the next speaker in the Colloquium Series in Psychological Sciences and Human Behavior at 6 p.m. Oct. 11 in 180 Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center.

Campbell will discuss how humor plays pivotal roles in relationship initiation, romantic attraction and maintaining the quality of existing romantic relationships. His research highlights gender differences in the uses of humor and the importance of both positive and negative forms of humor in the regulation of close relationships.

His talk, “Humor, Interpersonal Attraction and Relationship Maintenance,” is free and open to the public. Parking will be available in the deck attached to the Burke Center.

Campbell earned his Ph.D. in social psychology at Texas A&M University in 2001 and was an assistant professor at Simon Fraser University before joining the faculty at the University of Western Ontario in 2002. He is a former Harrington Faculty Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin and is published in the fields of interpersonal relationships, evolutionary psychology, research design and data analysis.

This Colloquium Series in Psychological Sciences and Human Behavior event is hosted by Penn State Behrend’s bachelor of arts and bachelor of science Psychology degree programs and by the student Psychology Coalition with support from the Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Community Outreach, Research and Evaluation, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Student Activity Fee.

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Last Updated January 09, 2015