Humor: The Psychology of Living Buoyantly / Edition 1

Humor: The Psychology of Living Buoyantly / Edition 1

by Herbert M. Lefcourt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0306464071

ISBN-13: 9780306464072

Pub. Date: 01/31/2001

Publisher: Springer US

In his earlier work the author has studied stress and the personality characteristics that protect us from its effects on health and well-being. In this new book he places humor firmly within the literatures of coping processes, the moderation of stressful experiences, and health by showing how humor can help create and encourage feelings of community, closeness, and…  See more details below

Overview

In his earlier work the author has studied stress and the personality characteristics that protect us from its effects on health and well-being. In this new book he places humor firmly within the literatures of coping processes, the moderation of stressful experiences, and health by showing how humor can help create and encourage feelings of community, closeness, and control. Lefcourt blends empirical research with anecdotal reports in this thoughtful volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306464072
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
01/31/2001
Series:
The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements. 1. The changing concerns of psychology. 2. The experiencing of humor in everyday life. 3. Early Conceptions of Humor in Religion, Medicine, Philosophy, and Psychology. 4. The Pervasiveness of Humor. 5. The Many Faces of Humor: Variations in the Types and Definitions of Humor. 6. The Development of Humor: Accounting for Individual Differences in Humor. 7. The Effects of Stress Upon Emotion and Health. 8. Humor as an Emotion-Focused Coping Strategy. 9. Humor as a Means of Retaining Social Cohesion and Support. 10. Sense of Humor and Physiological Stress Responses. 11. Sex and Humor: Interactive Predictors of Health? 12. Summing Up. Appendices. References. Author Index. Subject Index.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >