About the Author
Kory Floyd is a professor of communication and professor of psychology at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on interpersonal communication in a variety of contexts, with particular focus on how positive communication contributes to well-being. He has written 16 books and more than 100 scientific papers and book chapters on the topics of interpersonal behavior, emotion, nonverbal behavior, and health. He is a former editor of Communication Monographs and Journal of Family Communication, and he is an elected fellow of the International Communication Association. His work has been recognized with the Charles H. Woolbert Award, the Bernard J. Brommel Award, and the Mark L. Knapp Award from the National Communication Association, as well as the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Western States Communication Association and the Early Career Achievement Award from the International Association for Relationship Research. As an educator, he teaches courses on interpersonal communication, communication theory, nonverbal communication, and quantitative research methods. 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.