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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 27 July 2010
  • ISBN : 9780080465999
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 voters

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Research on humor is carried out in a number of areas in psychology, including the cognitive (What makes something funny?), developmental (when do we develop a sense of humor?), and social (how is humor used in social interactions?) Although there is enough interest in the area to have spawned several societies, the literature is dispersed in a number of primary journals, with little in the way of integration of the material into a book. Dr. Martin is one of the best known researchers in the area, and his research goes across subdisciplines in psychology to be of wide appeal. This is a singly authored monograph that provides in one source, a summary of information researchers might wish to know about research into the psychology of humor. The material is scholarly, but the presentation of the material is suitable for people unfamiliar with the subject-making The Psychology of Humor suitable for use for advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses on the psychology of humor-which have not had a textbook source. 2007 AATH Book Award for Humor/Laughter Research category! Up-to-date coverage of research on humor and laughter in every area of psychology Research findings are integrated into a coherent conceptual framework Includes recent brain imaging studies, evolutionary models, and animal research Draws on contributions from sociology, linguistics, neuroscience, and anthropology Provides an overview of theories of humor and early research Explores applications of humor in psychotherapy, education, and the workplace Points out interesting topics for further research and promising research methodologies Written in a scholarly yet easily accessible style 2007 AATH Book Award for Humor/Laughter Research category

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The Psychology of Humor

The Psychology of Humor
  • Author : Rod A. Martin
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-07-27
  • ISBN : 9780080465999
GET THIS BOOKThe Psychology of Humor

Research on humor is carried out in a number of areas in psychology, including the cognitive (What makes something funny?), developmental (when do we develop a sense of humor?), and social (how is humor used in social interactions?) Although there is enough interest in the area to have spawned several societies, the literature is dispersed in a number of primary journals, with little in the way of integration of the material into a book. Dr. Martin is one of the

An Introduction to the Psychology of Humor

An Introduction to the Psychology of Humor
  • Author : Janet M. Gibson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-01-31
  • ISBN : 9780429671364
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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,

The Social Psychology of Humor

The Social Psychology of Humor
  • Author : Madelijn Strick,Thomas E Ford
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-04-06
  • ISBN : 9781000371178
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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

The Psychology of Humor

The Psychology of Humor
  • Author : Jeffrey H Goldstein
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • ISBN : 9781483288543
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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

The Psychology of Humor at Work

The Psychology of Humor at Work
  • Author : Christopher Robert
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-19
  • ISBN : 9781317370772
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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 Psychology of Humor and Wit

The Psychology of Humor and Wit
  • Author : Donald M. Johnson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • ISBN : UVA:X004502697
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Humor and Laughter

Humor and Laughter
  • Author : Hugh Foot
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • ISBN : 9781351514200
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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

Humor

Humor
  • Author : Herbert M. Lefcourt
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781461542872
GET THIS BOOKHumor

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.

Humor and Chinese Culture

Humor and Chinese Culture
  • Author : Xiaodong Yue
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-20
  • ISBN : 9781315412436
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This book addresses psychological studies of humour in Chinese societies. It starts by reviewing how the concept of humour evolves in Chinese history, and how it is perceived by Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism respectively. It then compares differences in the Western and the Chinese perceptions of humor and discusses empirical studies that were conducted to examine such differences. It also discusses the cultural origin and empirical evidence of the Chinese ambivalence about humor and presents empirical findings that illustrate its

Laughing, a Psychology of Humor

Laughing, a Psychology of Humor
  • Author : Norman Norwood Holland
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1982
  • ISBN : UOM:39015020702067
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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

What Are You Laughing At?

What Are You Laughing At?
  • Author : Dan O'Shannon
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2012-07-05
  • ISBN : 9781441162939
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This book presents a comprehensive guide to all the variables that can come into play when we come into contact with comedy.

Handbook of Humor Research

Handbook of Humor Research
  • Author : P.E. McGhee,J.H. Goldstein
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781461255727
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About a decade ago we edited The Psychology of Humor. Besides the summary chapter and bibliography of about 400 items, the book contained eleven original papers that represented the state of knowledge at that time. We confess that it was not easy to fill that volume with first-rate contributions. In a few instances we invited contributors only on the basis of having heard through the grapevine that they were doing interesting work on humor. Our sources proved reliable and we were

The Humor Code

The Humor Code
  • Author : Peter McGraw,Joel Warner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781451665413
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Part road-trip comedy and part social science experiment, a scientist and a journalist travel the globe to discover the secret behind what makes things funny, questioning countless experts, including Louis C.K., along the way.

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Humor

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Humor
  • Author : Shelia M. Kennison
  • Publisher : American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Release Date : 2020-06-15
  • ISBN : 1433832054
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Cognitive psychologist Shelia M. Kennison examines how humor is involved in cognition and memory, human development, and overall mental and physical health.

Inside Jokes

Inside Jokes
  • Author : Matthew M. Hurley,Daniel C. Dennett,Reginald B. Adams, Jr.
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-08
  • ISBN : 9780262518697
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An evolutionary and cognitive account of the addictive mind candy that is humor. Some things are funny—jokes, puns, sitcoms, Charlie Chaplin, The Far Side, Malvolio with his yellow garters crossed—but why? Why does humor exist in the first place? Why do we spend so much of our time passing on amusing anecdotes, making wisecracks, watching The Simpsons? In Inside Jokes, Matthew Hurley, Daniel Dennett, and Reginald Adams offer an evolutionary and cognitive perspective. Humor, they propose, evolved out