Julie Woodzicka, professor of psychology at Washington and Lee University, gave her inaugural lecture marking her appointment as the Abigail Grigsby Urquhart ’11 Term Professor on January 15, 2016, at 4:30 pm in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library. The lecture was titled: “Just a Joke? The Social Consequences of Disparagement Humor.” She talks about prevalence of disparagement humor and the idea that it is harmless (or “just a joke”). She discusses research delineating the effects of disparagement humor, most notably sexist humor. Woodzicka also talks about recent research on confronting sexist and racist humor, and the mismatch between how people imagine they will respond to disparaging humor and how they actually do.
“Just a Joke? The Social Consequences of Disparagement Humor,” with Prof. Julie Woodzicka
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