Curriculum Vitae

Janet M Gibson

Professor Emerita
Offices, Departments, or Centers: Psychology ,

As a cognitive psychologist, Professor Gibson’s research focused on executive functions (flexibility, updating, and managing resources) and on implicit memory (the influence of past experience in the absence of conscious recollection) with a focus on aging and problem solving. In recent years, Professor Gibson studied the psychology of humor and wrote a textbook in 2019 for undergraduates to highlight extensive research by experimental psychologists on humor. Her empirical research on humor focused on cognition, fluency, and creativity.

In the News

Getting serious about funny: Psychologists see humor as a character strength

The Conversation - August 23, 2016


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