Psychology of Humor An Integrative Approach

ISBN-10: 012372564X
ISBN-13: 9780123725646
Edition: 2007
Authors: Rod A. Martin
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $89.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 10/2/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

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 book 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 accessiblestyle *2007 AATH Book Award for Humor/Laughter Research category

Preliminary TOC
Introduction to the Psychology of Humor
Theories and Early Research I: Psychoanalytic and Superiority Theories
Theories and Early Research II: Arousal, Incongruity, and Reversal Theories
The Cognitive Psychology of Humor
The Social Psychology of Humor
The Psychobiology of Humor and Laughter
Personality Approaches to Sense of Humor
The Developmental Psychology of Humor
Humor and Mental Health
Humor, Laughter, and Physical Health
Applications of Humor to Psychotherapy, Education, and the Workplace

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