Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Kory Floyd, PhD - The Importance of Being Prosocial: Communication, Health & Well-Being

This invited talk by Kory Floyd, PhD (Arizona State University) deals with the topic of prosociality and its important to our health and well-being. Dr. Floyd is the author of many books, including Communicating Affection: Interpersonal Behavior and Social Context (2008), Biological Dimensions of Communication: Perspectives, Methods, and Research (2009, co-authored), and co-editor of Widening the Family Circle: New Research on Family Communication (2013).

Here is a bio-sketch from his Amazon page:
Kory Floyd is professor and associate director of the school of human communication at Arizona State University, where he is also on the doctoral faculties of nursing, social psychology, clinical psychology, and family studies. He received his PhD in communication from the University of Arizona, his MA in speech communication from the University of Washington, and his BA in English literature from Western Washington University. His research focuses on the communication of affection in personal relationships and on the interplay between interpersonal behavior, physiology, and health. He has authored or edited eight books and nearly 75 journal articles and book chapters in the areas of interpersonal communication, family communication, nonverbal communication, health, and physiology.
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This talk was given as Stanford University's Center for Compassion And Altruism Research And Education (CCARE).

Kory Floyd, Ph.D. - The Importance of Being Prosocial: Communication, Health, and Well-Being

Published on Sep 9, 2014

Kory Floyd is professor of human communication at Arizona State University, where he is also on the doctoral faculties of nursing, clinical psychology, and social psychology. His research focuses on the communication of affection in personal relationships and its association with physical health and mental well-being. He has written 12 books and nearly 100 journal articles and book chapters on the topics of affection, nonverbal behavior, family communication, and psychophysiology. Dr. Floyd is currently editor-in-chief of Communication Monographs and is past editor of Journal of Family Communication. He received his PhD in human communication from the University of Arizona. He delivered a talk on "The Importance of Being Prosocial: Communication, Health, & Well-Being."
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