Miczo Delivers Thompson Lecture
Nathan Miczo will present the Thompson Professor Lecture on October 20th at 7:30 pm in the Sandburg Theatre, with a reception following in the Sandburg Lounge. The title of his lecture is “Buttons, Dog Weddings and other Considerations: Humor Usage in Conversations.”
Humor is an important, if understudied, aspect of social life. A sense of humor has been found to bring personal benefits, such as enhanced coping abilities, as well as relational benefits, such as partner satisfaction. While a great deal of research has been done on what makes something humorous and why people appreciate humor, less is known about how people produce humor. Read more.