Humour on the Couch: Exploring Humour in Psychotherapy and in Everyday Life / Edition 1

Humour on the Couch: Exploring Humour in Psychotherapy and in Everyday Life / Edition 1

by Alessandra Lemma, Lemma
     
 

ISBN-10: 1861561458

ISBN-13: 9781861561459

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: Wiley

The aim of this book is primarily to highlight humour's communicative, relational and innovative value in everyday life and in the privileged space, carved out of everyday life, that is psychotherapy. Chapter one describes philosophical, social and psychological perspectives on humour. In Chapters two and three humour is presented as a form of playing which

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The aim of this book is primarily to highlight humour's communicative, relational and innovative value in everyday life and in the privileged space, carved out of everyday life, that is psychotherapy. Chapter one describes philosophical, social and psychological perspectives on humour. In Chapters two and three humour is presented as a form of playing which originates in the earliest exchanges between mother and baby and which confers significant advantages on our adaption. In Chapter four the relationship between physical and mental health and humour is examined in the light of the research literature from psychology and medicine. Chapter five restricts itself to a discussion of psychoanalytic views on humour in psychotherapy. Finally, chapter six reviews evolutionary perspectives of humour.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861561459
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - a Funny Thing Happened to me on The way to Therapy. . . .

On Humour's Tightrope.

The First Clown.

The Playroom of The Mind.

Humour and health.

The Analytic Double-act.

Why Humour?.

Conclusion.

Humour.

Truth and freedom.

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