2018 Scheidel Lecture: “The Importance of Being Prosocial”

May 16, 2018

Presentation – 3:30 p.m. (CMU 120) || Reception – 4:30 p.m. (CMU 126)

Dr. Kory Floyd of the University of Arizona has spent nearly two decades exploring how prosocial communication, such as the expression of love and affection, benefits physical and mental health and the stability of close relationships. He will describe how positive, loving communication contributes to personal and interpersonal wellness and how individuals can use this information to maximize well-being in their own lives and relationships.

To register for this fascinating lecture, click HERE.

Biography: Dr. Floyd has written 12 books and over 100 scientific papers and book chapters, and he is the current editor of Communication Monographs. His work has been recognized with both the Charles H. Woolbert award and the Bernard J. Brommel award from the National Communication Association, as well as the Early Career Achievement award from the International Association for Relationship Research. His newest book, The Loneliness Cure, examines the problem of affection deprivation and identifies strategies for increasing affection and intimacy in close relationships. A native of Seattle, Professor Floyd received his undergraduate degree from Western Washington University, his master’s degree from the University of Washington, and his PhD from the University of Arizona.

About the Scheidel Lecture:  A long-standing tradition since 1998, this event honors Thomas Scheidel’s lifetime of scholarship, teaching, and academic leadership by bringing distinguished scholars to the UW Department of Communication to meet with and lecture to faculty and students who are pursuing advanced study in communication.