PhD Defence: “Humor in Interpersonal Communication. The Functions and Benefits of Humor for Older Adults”

Ioana Schiau, an affiliated ACT student from the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest, Romania, is defending her PhD thesis next week, on September 29th. Her research explores the use of humor by older adults, its social and psychological benefits, as well as particular gender-specific and culture-specific communicational practices in the humor production of older adults.

 She would like to thank Loredana Ivan and Kim Sawchuk, the two ACT members who have played an invaluable role for her work, providing feedback at key stages, offering advice and encouragement.

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