The Psychology of Humor

The Psychology of Humor
Author: Rod A. Martin
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2010-07-27
ISBN 10: 9780080465999
ISBN 13: 0080465994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of Humor Book Review:

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

The Psychology of Humor

The Psychology of Humor
Author: Rod A. Martin
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000109964191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of Humor Book Review:

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

Choices

Choices
Author: Bob Shebib
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2013-02-15
ISBN 10: 9780132766821
ISBN 13: 0132766825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Choices Book Review:

Note: If you are purchasing an electronic version, MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with it. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text and MySearchLab by searching for ISBN 10: 0133253619 / ISBN 13: 9780133253610. Helping students develop professional counselling competency. The preferred text in its discipline, Choices: Interview and Counselling Skills for Canadians,is a practical guide that helps Canadian professionals develop the knowledge, abilities, and attitudes required for effective interviewing and counselling. It strives to help students gain a wide range of skills based on supported theory and evidence-based best practices. Readable, student-friendly, and jargon-free, Choices is appropriate for students from numerous disciplines including social work, youth justice, child and youth care counselling, addictions, psychology, teaching, general nursing, and psychiatric nursing.

Comic Relief

Comic Relief
Author: John Morreall
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-08-24
ISBN 10: 1444358294
ISBN 13: 9781444358292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comic Relief Book Review:

Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor develops an inclusive theory that integrates psychological, aesthetic, and ethical issues relating to humor Offers an enlightening and accessible foray into the serious business of humor Reveals how standard theories of humor fail to explain its true nature and actually support traditional prejudices against humor as being antisocial, irrational, and foolish Argues that humor’s benefits overlap significantly with those of philosophy Includes a foreword by Robert Mankoff, Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker

Humor Works

Humor Works
Author: John Morreall
Publsiher: Human Resource Development
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780874254006
ISBN 13: 0874254000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humor Works Book Review:

Increased productivity. High morale. Effective change management. Reduced workplace conflict, stress, and burnout. These aren't laughing matters -- or are they? Most business leaders today completely overlook one of the most valuable tools available to them humor. Using dozens of examples and anecdotes, this book explores the connections between humor and creativity, teamwork, risk-taking, and effective communication. In addition to exploring the benefits of humor, the author also provides research-based explanations and answers to important questions like: -- What is humor? -- Why is it so closely related to creativity -- How does it reduce stress? The book also includes exercises and tips to help you experience the benefits of humor for yourself, and will show you how to implement them in your work.

Humor Laughter and Human Flourishing

Humor  Laughter and Human Flourishing
Author: Mordechai Gordon
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2013-08-13
ISBN 10: 331900834X
ISBN 13: 9783319008349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humor Laughter and Human Flourishing Book Review:

This book is a philosophical investigation of the significance of humor and laughter, examining its relation to other human phenomena including truth, nihilism, dreams, friendship, intimacy, aesthetic experience, self-transcendence and education. The author addresses the relative neglect of humor and laughter among philosophers of education with this volume, where the focus is on the significance of humor and laughter for human flourishing. Central questions are threaded through this work: What does the study of humor and laughter bring to philosophy and specifically to philosophy of education? How is humorist thinking different from other modes of human knowing? What might happen if we were to respond to the absurdity of human existence with humor and laughter? What insights can be learned from a philosophical investigation of humor in relationship to other human phenomena such as dreams, friendship, intimacy, aesthetic experience and self-transcendence? And, finally, how can humor and laughter enhance human existence and flourishing? The author presents groundbreaking insights into what can be gained from a study of humor and laughter about human existence in general and flourishing in particular. This work will be of interest to philosophers, especially philosophers of education, as well as to teachers and educators. Its unique blend of philosophical investigation and humorous discourse is both a rigorous and accessible analysis of humor.

Humor and Laughter

Humor and Laughter
Author: Hugh Foot
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351514202
ISBN 13: 9781351514200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humor and Laughter Book Review:

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.

Biochemistry

Biochemistry
Author: John T. Tansey
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN 10: 1119402565
ISBN 13: 9781119402565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biochemistry Book Review:

Biochemistry addresses the diverse needs of premed, biochemistry, and life science majors by presenting relevant material while still preserving a chemical perspective. Presented within the next generation of WileyPLUS, Biochemistry emphasizes worked problems through video walkthroughs, interactive elements and expanded end-of-chapter problems with a wide range of subject matter and difficulty. The worked problems in the course are both qualitative and quantitative and model for students the biochemical reasoning they need to practice. Students will often be asked to analyze data and make critical assessments of experiments.

An Integrative Approach to Leader Development

An Integrative Approach to Leader Development
Author: David V. Day,Michelle M. Harrison,Stanley M. Halpin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN 10: 1136675922
ISBN 13: 9781136675928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Integrative Approach to Leader Development Book Review:

This book is a beginning, a first step, in taking leader development in organizations beyond conventional wisdom toward a scientifically sound research-based set of principles and practices. The authors looked beyond their own academic disciplines to bring to bear accumulated wisdom from researchers who have developed well-established and accepted theoretical perspectives on adult development processes in general, then wove in the ideas that have emerged in more targeted research on adult education, development of cognitive skills, identity development, self-regulation, moral and ethical development, and related topics. The authors present an integrative theory that provides a coherent framework for describing an understanding how leader development takes place.

Work Alienation

Work Alienation
Author: Rabindra N. Kanungo
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1982-04
ISBN 10: 0275908321
ISBN 13: 9780275908324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Inside Jokes

Inside Jokes
Author: Matthew M. Hurley,Daniel Clement Dennett,Reginald B. Adams
Publsiher: Mit Press
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2013-02
ISBN 10: 0262518694
ISBN 13: 9780262518697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside Jokes Book Review:

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 of a computational problem that arose when our long-ago ancestors were furnished with open-ended thinking. Mother Nature--aka natural selection--cannot just order the brain to find and fix all our time-pressured misleaps and near-misses. She has to bribe the brain with pleasure. So we find them funny. This wired-in source of pleasure has been tickled relentlessly by humorists over the centuries, and we have become addicted to the endogenous mind candy that is humor.

Humor 101

Humor 101
Author: Mitch Earleywine, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2010-12-15
ISBN 10: 9780826106094
ISBN 13: 0826106099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humor 101 Book Review:

"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.

The Primer of Humor Research

The Primer of Humor Research
Author: Victor Raskin
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 679
Release: 2008-11-06
ISBN 10: 3110198495
ISBN 13: 9783110198492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Primer of Humor Research Book Review:

The book is intended to provide a definitive view of the field of humor research for both beginning and established scholars in a variety of fields who are developing an interest in humor and need to familiarize themselves with the available body of knowledge. Each chapter of the book is devoted to an important aspect of humor research or to a disciplinary approach to the field, and each is written by the leading expert or emerging scholar in that area. There are two primary motivations for the book. The positive one is to collect and summarize the impressive body of knowledge accumulated in humor research in and around Humor: The International Journal of Humor Research. The negative motivation is to prevent the embarrassment to and from the "first-timers," often established experts in their own field, who venture into humor research without any notion that there already exists a body of knowledge they need to acquire before publishing anything on the subject-unless they are in the business of reinventing the wheel and have serious doubts about its being round! The organization of the book reflects the main groups of scholars participating in the increasingly popular and high-powered humor research movement throughout the world, an 800 to 1,000-strong contingent, and growing. The chapters are organized along the same lines: History, Research Issues, Main Directions, Current Situation, Possible Future, Bibliography-and use the authors' definitive credentials not to promote an individual view, but rather to give the reader a good comprehensive and condensed view of the area.

An Introduction to the Psychology of Humor

An Introduction to the Psychology of Humor
Author: Janet M. Gibson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2019-01-31
ISBN 10: 0429671369
ISBN 13: 9780429671364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to the Psychology of Humor Book Review:

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.

Comedy Tragedy and Religion

Comedy  Tragedy  and Religion
Author: John Morreall
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 177
Release: 1999-05-27
ISBN 10: 9780791442067
ISBN 13: 0791442063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comedy Tragedy and Religion Book Review:

Explains the worldviews of comedy & tragedy, & analyzes world religions, finding some to be more comic, other more tragic.

Animal Signaling and Function

Animal Signaling and Function
Author: Duncan J. Irschick,Mark Briffa,Jeffrey Podos
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-01-20
ISBN 10: 047054600X
ISBN 13: 9780470546000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Signaling and Function Book Review:

The diversity of animal signals has been widely documented, and the generality of animal signals also tantalizingly suggests that there are common mechanisms that have selected for their origin. However, while much progress has been made on some fronts, we still lack a general theory about why the diversity of signaling structures exist. Our compilation will directly address this gap by focusing on an exciting new arena of sexual selection, namely using functional approaches to understand signaling. This approach is rooted in the idea that many signals are designed to transmit important functional imformation that is both important for issues of male quality (and hence male competition), and female choice. The increasing use of technology in sexual selection studies has enabled researchers to test whether signaling is either constrained by, or accurately transmits information about functional capacities. Further, in animals that fight vigorously, functional capacities such as endurance or strength may make the difference between winning and losing. This volume brings together a diverse collection of researchers who are actively investigating how function and signaling are related. These researchers use both a variety of methods and taxa to study animal signaling, and we believe that this integrative view is important to open up fresh vistas for why animal signals have evolved.

Humor Theory

Humor Theory
Author: Igor Krichtafovitch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000087221622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humor Theory Book Review:

At last, the resution of eternal puzzle: WHY PEOPLE LAUGH. Igor Krishtafovich discovered a formula of laughter. As it turned out, humor is a weapon. Humor is a bloodless verbal fight aiming to raise your status and strengthen your position. Even a friendly banter is a sort of intellectual clash, a kind of training before serious battles. In fact, we try to figure out who's the boss in the family when we poke fun at our loved ones. "If laughter is akin to aggression, why women have a liking for jesters?" "A sense of humor is a strong male quality. It is a sign of good intellect. Evolution stakes precisely on the intellect since a smart fellow has more chances of survival. That is why a sense of humor can be a much bigger sign of masculinity than the pumped-up muscles".

Humor as Survival Training for a Stressed Out World

Humor as Survival Training for a Stressed Out World
Author: Paul McGhee
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010-07-14
ISBN 10: 9781452021836
ISBN 13: 145202183X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humor as Survival Training for a Stressed Out World Book Review:

The evidence is now in! Humor and laughter are good medicine. The companion to this book, Humor: The Lighter Path to Resilience and Health (2010, also published by AuthorHouse) discusses the exciting new research supporting the long-held claim that laughter is the best medicine. Humor as Survival Training for a Stressed-Out World shows how to get these benefits of humor into your own life. It contains the first-ever humor skills training program that has evidence from multiple countries documenting its effectiveness in boosting your sense of humor and learning to use humor to cope with the stress in your life. No other program for improving your sense of humor can make this claim. The basic idea is to build key foundation humor skills on your good days—when you’re in a good mood. While strengthening one habit/skill at a time, you don’t extend these skills to daily stressors until the habits are well developed (otherwise, your sense of humor abandons you when you’re under stress). The 7 Humor Habit Program first builds the habit of becoming a more playful person in general (humor is a form of mental play), and then focuses on verbal humor skills, finding humor in everyday life, laughing at yourself and other key humor skills. Studies in the USA, Switzerland, Australia and Germany have confirmed the effectiveness of this program in boosting your sense of humor. Evidence also shows that it improves your daily mood, boosts optimism and improves your ability to cope with stress. There is even evidence that the 7 Humor Habits Program is an effective tool in reducing clinical depression and anxiety. It has been shown to be effective for all ages, from college students to seniors in their eighties. So it’s never too late to improve your own sense of humor.

Encyclopedia of Humor Studies

Encyclopedia of Humor Studies
Author: Salvatore Attardo
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 984
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN 10: 1483364704
ISBN 13: 9781483364704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Humor Studies Book Review:

The Encyclopedia of Humor: A Social History explores the concept of humor in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. This work’s scope encompasses the humor of children, adults, and even nonhuman primates throughout the ages, from crude jokes and simple slapstick to sophisticated word play and ironic parody and satire. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, child development, social psychology, life style history, communication, and entertainment media. Readers will develop an understanding of the importance of humor as it has developed globally throughout history and appreciate its effects on child and adult development, especially in the areas of health, creativity, social development, and imagination. This two-volume set is available in both print and electronic formats. Features & Benefits: The General Editor also serves as Editor-in-Chief of HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research for The International Society for Humor Studies. The book’s 335 articles are organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes (approximately 1,000 pages). This work is enhanced by an introduction by the General Editor, a Foreword, a list of the articles and contributors, and a Reader’s Guide that groups related entries thematically. A Chronology of Humor, a Resource Guide, and a detailed Index are included. Each entry concludes with References/Further Readings and cross references to related entries. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and cross references between and among related entries combine to provide robust search-and-browse features in the electronic version. This two-volume, A-to-Z set provides a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers in such diverse fields as communication and media studies, sociology and anthropology, social and cognitive psychology, history, literature and linguistics, and popular culture and folklore.

The Psychology of Humor

The Psychology of Humor
Author: Jon E. Roeckelein
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 579
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015054274207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of Humor Book Review:

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.