|aThe psychology of humor :|ban integrative approach /|cRod A. Martin.
|aAmsterdam :|bElsevier Academic Press,|cc2007.
|axviii, 446 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 373-420) and indexes.
|aCh.1. Introduction to the psychology of humor : The universality of humor and laughter ; What Is humor? ; The many forms of humor ; Psychological functions of humor ; A brief history of humor ; Humor and psychology -- Ch.2. Theories and early research I: Psychoanalytic and superiority theories : Psychoanalytic theory ; Superiority/disparagement theories -- Ch.3. Theories and early research II : Arousal, incongruity, and reversal theories ; Arousal theories ; Incongruity theories ; Reversal theory ; Empirical investigations -- Ch.4. The cognitive psychology of humor : Humor, incongruity, and schemas ; Linguistic approaches to humor ; Psychological approaches to the study of schemas in humor ; Cognitive processes in conversational humor: irony and sarcasm ; Effects of humor on cognition ; Computational approaches to humor ; Humor as cognitive play -- Ch.5. The social psychology of humor : Humor as social interaction ; Interpersonal functions of humor ; Teasing ; Social aspects of laughter ; Humor, social perception, and interpersonal attraction ; Humor and persuasion ; Humor, attitudes, and prejudice ; Humor and intimate relationships ; Humor and gender -- Ch.6. The psychobiology of humor and laughter : The nature of laughter ; Autonomic and visceral concomitants of mirth ; Laughter in nonhuman animals ; Pathological laughter ; Laughter and the brain ; Tickling as a stimulus for laughter ; The neural basis of cognitive processes in humor ; Evolutionary theories of humor and laughter -- Ch.7. Personality approaches to the sense of humor : What Is sense of humor? ; Individual differences in humor appreciation ; Self-report measures of sense of humor dimensions ; Sense of humor as an ability ; Sense of humor as styles of humorous conduct ; How many different senses of humor exist? ; Personality characteristics of professional humorists -- Ch.8. The developmental psychology of humor : Smiling and laughter in infancy and early childhood ; Humor and play ; Humor and cognitive development ; Humor as emotional coping ; Interpersonal aspects of humor in children ; Individual differences in children's sense of humor ; Humor and aging -- Ch.9. Humor and mental health ; Humor and emotional well-being ; Humor, stress, and coping ; Interpersonal aspects of humor in mental health -- Ch.10. Humor and physical health : Popular beliefs about humor and health ; How might humor affect health? ; Humor and immunity ; Humor and pain ; Humor, blood pressure, and heart disease ; Humor and illness symptoms ; Humor and longevity -- Ch.11. Applications of humor in psychotherapy, education, and the workplace : Humor in psychotherapy and counseling ; Humor-based therapies ; Humor in education ; Humor in the workplace.
|aWit and humor|xPsychological aspects.
|aWit and humor|xTherapeutic use.
|3Table of contents|uhttp://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0801/2007295740.html