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Dr. David Bennett

David Bennett
 
Professor of Psychology

At North Park since: 2002

One reason why David Bennett likes teaching at North Park, in addition to the location and the mission, is the school’s size. “I like the intimacy of small- to medium-size classrooms and being able to do hands-on advising and mentoring,” he says. “Though small, we provide a well-rounded degree in psychology with our eye on standards and trends, and prepare students well for advanced study.”

Dr. Bennett’s teaching interests include cognitive psychology, human memory, learning, introductory psychology, research methods and statistics, sensation and perception, experimental psychology, and the psychology of humor and laughter. His research focuses on memory, pedagogy, and humor.

Dr. Bennett is a member of the International Society for Humor Studies, Psi Chi, and Sigma Xi.

Education

  • PhD, Experimental Psychology/Cognitive-Neural Sciences, University of South Florida
  • MA, Experimental Psychology/Cognitive-Neural Sciences, University of South Florida
  • BS, Psychology, Loyola University, Chicago
  • AAS, Nursing, Prairie State College

Recent Publication

  • D. J. Bennett. "The Humor of Christ: A Different Methodological Approach." HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research vol 24, #3. (August, 2011): 349-356.

"We provide a well-rounded degree in psychology with our eye on standards and trends, and prepare students well for advanced study."