Lecture: Sarcasm permeates American culture. It can be the seed of good of humor, a show of personal power, or a killer of relationships. This lecture addresses the many dimensions of sarcasm including how sarcasm affects the brain, how sarcasm
interferes with more productive communications, and how well executed sarcasm can engage and influence others.
Bio: Dr. Nicki Nance has provided mental health, substance abuse, and employee assistance services in hospitals, agencies, correctional facilities, and private
practice. She is a contributor to The Encyclopedia of Theories of Counseling, The Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity, and Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice. She has presented at state and national conferences, and served in higher education for more than 30 years. She currently teaches in the psychology/human services department at Beacon College.