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The Psychology of Humor

The Psychology of Humor Book
Author : Rod A. Martin,Thomas Ford
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-07-14
ISBN : 0128135093
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Most of us laugh at something funny multiple times during a typical day. Humor serves multiple purposes, and although there is a sizable and expanding research literature on the subject, the research is spread in a variety of disciplines. The Psychology of Humor, 2e reviews the literature, integrating research from across subdisciplines in psychology, as well as related fields such as anthropology, biology, computer science, linguistics, sociology, and more. This book begins by defining humor and presenting theories of humor. Later chapters cover cognitive processes involved in humor and the effects of humor on cognition. Individual differences in personality and humor are identified as well as the physiology of humor, the social functions of humor, and how humor develops and changes over the lifespan. This book concludes noting the association of humor with physical and mental health, and outlines applications of humor use in psychotherapy, education, and the workplace. In addition to being fully updated with recent research, the second edition includes a variety of new materials. More graphs, tables, and figures now illustrate concepts, processes, and theories. It provides new brief interviews with prominent humor scholars via text boxes. The end of each chapter now includes a list of key concepts, critical thinking questions, and a list of resources for further reading. Covers research on humor and laughter in every area of psychology Integrates research findings into a coherent conceptual framework Includes brain imaging studies, evolutionary models, and animal research Integrates related information from sociology, linguistics, neuroscience, and anthropology Explores applications of humor in psychotherapy, education, and the workplace Provides new research, plus key concepts and chapter summaries

An Introduction to the Psychology of Humor

An Introduction to the Psychology of Humor Book
Author : Janet M. Gibson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-01-31
ISBN : 0429671369
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An Introduction to the Psychology of Humor provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of psychologists’ research on humor. Drawing on research from a variety of psychological perspectives, from cognitive and biological to social and developmental, the book explores factors that affect our detection, comprehension, liking, and use of humor. Throughout the book, theories and paradigms of humor are explored, with each chapter dedicated to a distinct field of psychological research. Covering topics including humor development in children and older adults, humor’s effectiveness in advertisements, cross-cultural psychology and humor’s functions in the workplace, the book addresses the challenges psychologists face in defining and studying humor despite it being a universal and often daily experience. Featuring a wealth of student-friendly features, including learning objectives and classroom activities, An Introduction to the Psychology of Humor is an essential read for all students of humor.

The Psychology of Humor

The Psychology of Humor Book
Author : Jon E. Roeckelein
Publisher : Greenwood
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides a current and comprehensive review of the literature on humor in psychology, gives terminological distinctions, traces the evolution of humor, and explains theoretical and methodological aspects of humor.

The Psychology of Humor at Work

The Psychology of Humor at Work Book
Author : Christopher Robert
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2016-12-19
ISBN : 1317370783
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the first book to look at the psychological processes that enable humor to affect people and teams in the workplace. It recognizes that humor plays many roles beyond making people feel happier and more productive, and acknowledges humor’s potential darker side as well. Bringing together a small but growing field of study, the book features chapters around core psychological topics such perception, creativity and stress, while also addressing organizational issues such as leadership, teamwork, and social networks. The collection concludes with chapters on the role of humor in recruitment processes, as well as how humor consultants work with organizations. Each chapter in The Psychology of Humor at Work not only provides a comprehensive review of what is known in that area, but also considers future directions for research and practice. It will prove fascinating reading for students, practitioners and researchers in organizational psychology, HRM, and business and management.

The Psychology of Humor and Wit

The Psychology of Humor and Wit Book
Author : Donald M. Johnson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Social Psychology of Humor

The Social Psychology of Humor Book
Author : Madelijn Strick,Thomas E Ford
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-04-06
ISBN : 1000371174
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This important new book provides a comprehensive analysis of humor from a social-psychological perspective, addressing questions about the use of humor and its effects in daily life. It examines the social psychology of humor on micro-level phenomena, such as attitudes, persuasion, and social perception, as well as exploring its use and effect on macro-level phenomena such as conformity, group processes, cohesion, and intergroup relations. Humor is inherently a social experience, shared among people, essential to nearly every type of interpersonal relationship. In this accessible volume, Strick and Ford review current research and new theoretical advancements to identify pressing open questions and propose new directions for future research in the social psychology of humor. The book explores fascinating topics such as humor in advertising, political satire, and the importance of a sense of humor in maintaining romantic relationships. It also examines how racist or sexist humor can affect personal and intergroup relations, and discusses how to confront inappropriate jokes. Offering new, precise, and operational conceptions of humor in social processes, this book will be essential reading for students and academics in social psychology, media, and communication studies.

Humor

Humor Book
Author : Herbert M. Lefcourt
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 1461542871
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In his earlier work the author has studied stress and the personality characteristics that protect us from its effects on health and well-being. In this new book he places humor firmly within the literatures of coping processes, the moderation of stressful experiences, and health by showing how humor can help create and encourage feelings of community, closeness, and control. Lefcourt blends empirical research with anecdotal reports in this thoughtful volume.

The Psychology of Humor

The Psychology of Humor Book
Author : Jeffrey H Goldstein
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2013-10-22
ISBN : 1483288544
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Psychology of Humor: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Issues examines theoretical perspectives and empirical issues concerning the psychology of humor. Theoretical views of humor range from the physiological to the sociological and anthropological. The relations between humor, laughter, and smiling are considered, along with the connection between collative variables and arousal. Comprised of 13 chapters, this book begins with an introduction to the history of thought and major theoretical issues on humor, followed by a description of models of different aspects of humor. The next section deals with empirical issues in which selected research areas are given detailed attention. The relations between humor, laughter, and smiling, on the one hand, and collative variables and arousal, on the other, are analyzed. Subsequent chapters explore the cognitive origins of incongruity humor by comparing fantasy assimilation and reality assimilation; a two-stage model for the appreciation of jokes and cartoons; and the social functions and physiological correlates of humor. The relationship between arousal potential and funniness of jokes is also explored, together with humor judgments as a function of reference groups and identification classes. The final chapter presents an annotated bibliography of published papers on humor in the research literature and an analysis of trends between 1900 and 1971. This monograph will be of interest to psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, and behavioral scientists.

Laughing a Psychology of Humor

Laughing  a Psychology of Humor Book
Author : Norman Norwood Holland
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1982
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Surveys the various psychological theories which attempt to explain the nature of laughter, and explores the relationship between humor and a person's sense of identity

The Psychology of Laughter

The Psychology of Laughter Book
Author : Boris Sidis
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1913
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A look at the main psychological principles that underlie laughter and humor their various manifestations.

Personality and Sense of Humor

Personality and Sense of Humor Book
Author : Avner Ziv
Publisher : Springer
Release : 1984
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Psychology of Military Humour

The Psychology of Military Humour Book
Author : J. Nazareth
Publisher : Lancer International Lancer Press
Release : 1988
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is the most comprehensive work on the subject, and perhaps the only one that focuses on military humor. Everyone enjoys humor, and military humor has a particular appeal because it is created in an environment that offers the maximum opportunity for its exploitation. It will also make the general reader familiar with the military milieu and the working of the military mind. The student of psychology should find this book useful because it presents the difficult subject of humor in general, in a comprehensive and readable form. However, this book should prove most useful to the service officer, for whom the pleasure of the humor will be enhanced because familiarity with the military environment. It will also give a new dimension in the exercise of military command by the use of humor to mitigate the stresses and strains of peace and war.

Humor and Laughter

Humor and Laughter Book
Author : Hugh Foot
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-07-05
ISBN : 1351514202
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Humor and laughter play a vital part in our everyday social encounters. This book is concerned with the exploration of the psychology of humor and laughter by the foremost professional researchers in these areas. It examines the major theoretical perspectives underlying current approaches and it draws together for the first time the main empirical work done over the course of this century. Peter Berks brings this story up to the moment.The two major parts of the book deal with perception of and responses to humor, and its uses in society at large. The chapters themselves range from cognitive aspects of humor development, through the functions of humor and laughter in social interaction, to the use of humor by comedians and by the mass media. One of the general features of the volume is the concern with the variety of techniques and research methods which are used in studies aimed at understanding our responsiveness to humor and the contexts in which we create it.Humor and Laughter contains chapters by psychologists with longstanding research interests in humor and laughter, including Thomas R. Shultz, Mary K. Rothbart, Goran Nerhardt, Michael Godkewitsch, Walter E. O'Connell, and Harvey Mindess. Humor and Laughter presents wide-ranging theoretical, methodological, and empirical perspectives on an important area of human behavior and social interaction. This book should interest many behavioral scientists and practitioners, particularly those in social and clinical psychology, psychiatry, child psychology and education, sociology, and related disciplines.

Tickles n Tears

Tickles  n Tears Book
Author : Spec
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016-02-11
ISBN : 9781490766737
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Comments & Acclaim 14 Year-Old after the first chapter: ?Wow! You should call this the TRUTH about humor!? Former Head of Counseling and Guidance, UMASS: ?I?m so glad you?re doing this, bringing it up, so humor can be talked about and explored. You really should do a monograph in a professional journal.? Biofeedback Psychotherapist: ?I really like this.? Whacky, Unconventional Doctor, of movie fame: ?What IS humor?! Who cares! Just enjoy it! ?maybe you?re whining.? Clinical Psychiatrist: ?I don?t know much theory about humor; I know the Dali Lama laughs a lot and that?s good enough for me.? Councilor General for Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, Rome: ?I find that so interesting! I did my Divinity Masters Thesis on The Spirituality of Humor.? Mystery Writer: ?I didn?t read it too critically, but after I was done I felt happier?? Author of historical fiction: ?I want more, more, more!? www.ticklesntears.com

The Psychology of Humor Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Issues Edited by Jeffrey H Goldstein And Paul E Mcghee With a Foreword by H J Eysenck

The Psychology of Humor  Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Issues  Edited by Jeffrey H  Goldstein  And  Paul E  Mcghee  With a Foreword by H J  Eysenck Book
Author : Jeffrey H. Goldstein
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1972
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Psychology of Humor Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Issues Edited by Jeffrey H Goldstein And Paul E Mcghee With a Foreword by H J Eysenck book written by Jeffrey H. Goldstein, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Humor 101

Humor 101 Book
Author : Mitch Earleywine, PhD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2010-12-15
ISBN : 9780826106094
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Humor is complex, and the author, Mitch Earleywine, does an exceptional job of covering the big bases of humor from a research perspective in a small space with a readable content. When I first picked up this book and began reading it, I was looking for depth. What I found was an overview and at the same time a very exciting way to provide an entrÈe into psychology-a vehicle for students to grab hold of topics central to psychology but studiedand researched in terms of modern themes, and particularly humor." --PsycCRITIQUES "I've just finished reading Humor 101 with great interest and admiration. The book combines psychological research and practicality beautifully and humorously." -- Bob Mankoff Cartoon Editor, The New Yorker Magazine "In lucid, cheerful prose, Earleywine offers up the impossible: an explanation of humor that is as thoughtful, fascinating, and entertaining as humor itself." Elisa Albert Author of ,The Book of Dahliaand How This Night is Different "Dr. Earleywine's witty insight on this topic will make you funny, happy, and wise. Mitch has that rare ability to clearly explain something that is mysterious as it is magical: the power of laughter. Read this book and laugh while you learn." Brett Siddell Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Personality "Dr. Earleywine has written the perfect guide to understanding humor. No one else has the unique combination of witty stage time, outstanding teaching expertise, and impressive scientific background. You'll love this book." Derrick Jackson Winner, Ultimate Laff-Down What makes something funny? How does humor impact health and psychological well-being? How can you incorporate humor into everyday life? A concise, reader-friendly introduction to an important but often underappreciated topic in modern psychology, Humor 101 explains the role of comedy, jokes, and wit in the sciences and discusses why they are so important to understand. Psychology professor Dr. Mitch Earleywine draws from his personal experiences in stand-up comedy to focus on how humor can regulate emotion, reduce anxiety and defuse tense situations, expose pretensions, build personal relationships, and much more. He irreverently debunks the pseudoscience on the topic of humor and leaves readers not only funnier, but better informed. The Psych 101 Series Short, reader-friendly introductions to cutting-edge topics in psychology. With key concepts, controversial topics, and fascinating accounts of up-to-the-minute research, The Psych 101 Series is a valuable resource for all students of psychology and anyone interested in the field.

Humour Seriously

Humour  Seriously Book
Author : Jennifer Aaker,Naomi Bagdonas
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2020-10-08
ISBN : 0241986818
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'A smart, funny, brilliant book on how to be smart about being funny, brilliantly' Sarah Cooper 'This book has finally convinced me that joking around can actually be important and powerful' Ed Gamble 'Eye-opening, important and utterly enjoyable. Come for the humour, stay for the insights' Arianna Huffington Humour is a superpower. If you're not using it, the joke's on you. When we're kids we laugh all the time. The average four year-old laughs as many as 300 times a day, while the average forty year-old laughs 300 times every two and a half months! We grow up, start working and suddenly become "serious and important people", trading laughter for bottom lines, slide decks and mind-dumbing conference calls. But the benefits of humour for our work and life are huge. Research has shown that humour makes us appear more competent and confident, strengthens our relationships and boosts resilience during difficult times. Dr. Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas are on a mission to help everyone discover the power of humour. Based on the popular Stanford Business course, this book will explore the Four Deadly Humour Myths, show you how to mine your life for material, and help you figure out which style of humour you fall into - The Magnet, The Sweetheart, The Sniper or the Stand Up. You'll learn how to use humour to: - enhance creativity and problem-solving - influence and motivate others - build bonds and defuse tension - create a happy culture where people feel appreciated Drawing on behavioural science, advice from world-class comedians and stories from top leaders, Humour, Seriously will show you how to harness the power of humour every day.

An Anatomy of Humor

An Anatomy of Humor Book
Author : Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-07-05
ISBN : 1351531964
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Humor permeates every aspect of society and has done so for thousands of years. People experience it daily through television, newspapers, literature, and contact with others. Rarely do social researchers analyze humor or try to determine what makes it such a dominating force in our lives. The types of jokes a person enjoys contribute significantly to the definition of that person as well as to the character of a given society. Arthur Asa Berger explores these and other related topics in An Anatomy of Humor. He shows how humor can range from the simple pun to complex plots in Elizabethan plays.Berger examines a number of topics?ethnicity, race, gender, politics?each with its own comic dimension. Laughter is beneficial to both our physical and mental health, according to Berger. He discerns a multiplicity of ironies that are intrinsic to the analysis of humor. He discovers as much complexity and ambiguity in a cartoon, such as Mickey Mouse, as he finds in an important piece of literature, such as Huckleberry Finn. An Anatomy of Humor is an intriguing and enjoyable read for people interested in humor and the impact of popular and mass culture on society. It will also be of interest to professionals in communication and psychologists concerned with the creative process.

The Sense of Humor

The Sense of Humor Book
Author : Willibald Ruch
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Release : 1998-01-01
ISBN : 3110804603
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Kids who Laugh

Kids who Laugh Book
Author : Louis R. Franzini
Publisher : Square One Publishers, Inc.
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780757000089
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Instilling the gift of laughter as a lifetime tool for success"--Cover.