The Psychology of Humor: An Integrative Approach

The Psychology of Humor: An Integrative Approach

Rod A. Martin

examine on humor is conducted in a few parts in psychology, together with the cognitive (What makes whatever funny?), developmental (when will we increase a feeling of humor?), and social (how is humor utilized in social interactions?) even though there's sufficient curiosity within the region to have spawned numerous societies, the literature is dispersed in a few basic journals, with little within the means of integration of the cloth right into a publication.

Dr. Martin is likely one of the most sensible recognized researchers within the region, and his learn is going throughout subdisciplines in psychology to be of vast allure. it is a singly authored monograph that gives in a single resource, a precis of data researchers may well desire to learn about examine into the psychology of humor. the cloth is scholarly, however the presentation of the cloth is appropriate for individuals unusual with the subject-making the e-book appropriate to be used for complicated undergraduate and graduate point classes at the psychology of humor-which haven't had a textbook source.

2007 AATH booklet Award for Humor/Laughter examine type!

*Up-to-date assurance of analysis on humor and laughter in each quarter of psychology
*Research findings are built-in right into a coherent conceptual framework
*Includes contemporary mind imaging stories, evolutionary types, and animal research
*Draws on contributions from sociology, linguistics, neuroscience, and anthropology
*Provides an outline of theories of humor and early research
*Explores functions of humor in psychotherapy, schooling, and the workplace
*Points out fascinating themes for extra study and promising examine methodologies
*Written in a scholarly but simply available style
*2007 AATH e-book Award for Humor/Laughter learn type

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