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The Psychology of Humor
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 464

The Psychology of Humor

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-07-27
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  • Publisher: Elsevier

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 k...

The Psychology of humor
  • Language: en

The Psychology of humor

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The Fourth Awakening
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 298

The Fourth Awakening

Penelope Drayton Spence made a choice years earlier, and picked marriage and family over a promising career as an investigative reporter. Now, divorced and with her children spread around the country, she is having second thoughts. A mysterious call from the Managing Editor of the Washington Post, offers her a second chance at big time journalism. He has a story so sensitive that the President of the United States personally asked the Post to leave it alone. With rumors of 30 top scientists missing and rich industrialist, Michael Walker, being held incommunicado in a prison typically used for terrorists, the story is too big to ignore. He quietly goes "off the grid" and turns to the only per...

Comic Relief
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

Comic Relief

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

The Sense of Humor
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 508

The Sense of Humor

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Humor and Life Stress
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 142

Humor and Life Stress

This monograph reflects a culmination of influences. Over a decade ago, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Dr. Carl Sordoni, had worked with one of the present authors (H.L.) to develope a dissertation concerned with humor. At that time, the literature on humor was scanty. There was much that had been written by philosophers and scholars in literature. But in psychology, especially empirical research in psychology, there was not an overwhelming literature to give substance to the belief that humor was an important element in human affairs. Memories of that dissertation are fond. The findings were disappoint ing, but the execution of the research provided us with much hilarity. Though the dissertation research did not pan out as we had hoped, we had begun to look for the influence of humor in other investigations that we were conducting. Two published studies from that era are described in this book, one of which grew as an off-shoot of a dissertation by Dr. Paul Antrobus. In these studies not only did we find evidence that humor could be predicted and understood within particular contexts, but again we found enjoyment in doing the studies.

The Art of Creative Thinking
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

The Art of Creative Thinking

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-03-15
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  • Publisher: Penguin

Get ready to get inspired In short and engaging entries, this deceptively simple volume presents examples of creative thinkers from the worlds of writing, music, architecture, painting, technology, and more, shedding light on their process, and showing how each of us can learn from them to improve our lives and our work. Subjects range from the grueling practice schedule of the Beatles and the relentless revisions of Tolkien, Sondheim, and Picasso to the surprisingly slapdash creation of The Simpsons. You’ll learn about the most successful class in history (in which every student won a Nobel Prize), how frozen peas were invented, why J.K. Rowling likes to write in cafes, and how 95 percent of Apocalypse Now ended up on the cutting-room floor. Takeaways include: - Doubt everything all the time. - Plan to have more accidents. - Be mature enough to be childish. - Contradict yourself more often. - Be practically useless. - If it ain’t broke, break it. - Surprise yourself. - Look forward to disappointment. - Be as incompetent as possible. From the Trade Paperback edition.

유머심리학: 통합적 접근 (양장본 HardCover)
  • Language: ko
  • Pages: 508

유머심리학: 통합적 접근 (양장본 HardCover)

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-03-31
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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What Are You Laughing At?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

What Are You Laughing At?

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-07-05
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  • Publisher: A&C Black

This book presents a comprehensive guide to all the variables that can come into play when we come into contact with comedy.

Drama Games and Acting Exercises
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 119

Drama Games and Acting Exercises

Body movement, gesture, voice, and interaction are essential parts of this large selection of games and exercises. Included are: warm-up games, improvisation exercises, public speaking games, dramatic presentation poems, plays, and scenes. Each stand-alone chapter supplies enough material for several semesters.