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Timothy Worley

Timothy Worley

Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences

227C Sparks Building
University Park, PA 16802

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  1. B.A., Samford University, 2007
  2. M.A., University of Georgia, 2009
  3. Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2013

Timothy Worley studies how partners in close relationships discuss difficult topics, such as recurring arguments, complaints, and jealousy. One current area of research explores how people’s conversational goals change over the course of conflict interactions, and the implications of these goal shifts for communicators’ conflict outcomes and relational well-being. He is also examining how relational, cognitive, and neurophysiological factors are linked to the ways in which romantic partners express complaints about one another, and the relational implications of different types of complaint messages. He has received several top paper awards at national and regional conferences, as well as the Robert Bostrom Young Scholar Award from the Southern States Communication Association. His work appears in journals such as Communication Research, Communication Studies, Western Journal of Communication, and Communication Reports. Professor Worley teaches courses on interpersonal communication (COM 203) and communication and conflict resolution (COM 404).