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David Bennett <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 21 Oct 1998 13:03:56 -0400

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List members,

I joined this list a few weeks ago and noticed some people were introducing
themselves, so here I go. I haven't decided if the narrator should be Jack
Perkins or Peter Graves. . .

I'm a cognitive psychologist working at Simmons College in Boston, MA, USA,
having received my doctorate from University of South Florida in 1996. My
interests in humor research began when I was studying for my comprehensive
exams. Because of this, I included a section on the use of humor in
teaching on my list, but (surprise surprise) none of my committee members
asked me a single question on the topic. Hmmmphh. Humor, after all, is not
a topic for serious scientists, right?

That experience aside, my interest has flourished as of late. I taught a
Psychology of Humor seminar in the Spring of 1998 and have recently
proposed it as a permanent course that meets a departmental "upper-level
theory" requirement, with full support of my fellow psychologists. Ahhh,
it's nice to be home.

Being a bit of a neophyte in the area, my research interests are not yet
well (narrowly?) defined.

Dave

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David J. Bennett Ph.D.        Voice: 617/521-2603
Department of Psychology   Email:[log in to unmask]
Simmons College
300 The Fenway                               ObQuote:
Boston, MA  02115          "Life does not cease to be funny when people
FAX: 617-521-3086         die any more than it ceases to be serious when
                                          people laugh."
                                                            -George Bernard
Shaw
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