Dr. Megan Strain

Associate Professor

Office: COPH 320E   |    Phone: (308) 865-8239   |    Email: strainml@unk.edu

Dr. Megan Strain

Courses Taught

  • Courses Taught
  • Behavioral Statistics
  • Experimental Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Humor
  • General Psychology
  • Psychology of Gender

Research Interests

  • Research Interests
  • Sexist and ethnic humor
  • Humor targeting women who have been raped
  • Gender issues
  • Teaching issues and factors affecting student engagement



Strain, M. L., Martens, A. L., & Saucier, D. A. (2016). "Rape is the new black": Humor's potential for reinforcing and subverting rape culture. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 2, 86-95. doi: 10.1037/tps0000057

Strain, M. L., Hockett, J. M., & Saucier, D. A. (2015). Precursors to rape: Pressuring behaviors and rape proclivity. Violence and Victims, 30,

Strain, M. L., Saucier, D. A., & Martens, A. L. (2015). Sexist humor in Facebook profiles: Perceptions of Humor Targeting Women and Men. HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research, 28, 119-141.

Strain, M. L. (2014). Aggressive and harmless humor. In S. Attardo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of humor studies. SAGE Publications, Inc.

Saucier, D. A., Webster, R. J., Hoffman, B. H., & Strain, M. L. (2014). Social vigilantism and reported use of strategies to resist persuasion. Personality and Individual Differences, 70, 120-125.