The Psychology of Humor: An Integrative Approach / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$16.72
(Save 81%)
Est. Return Date: 12/01/2014
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$80.46
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $32.00
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 64%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (19) from $32.00   
  • New (8) from $52.02   
  • Used (11) from $32.00   

Overview

Most of us laugh at something funny multiple times during a typical day. Humor serves multiple purposes and though there is a sizable and expanding research literature on the subject, the research is spread in a variety of disciplines. Until now there has been no systematic integration of that literature into a single book. The Psychology of Humor reviews the literature, integrating disperse findings from across subdisciplines in psychology, as well as related fields such as anthropology, biology, computer science, linguistics, and sociology. The book begins by defining humor, followed by a discussion of theories of humor, and then begins analyzing research findings from the various subdisciplines in psychology. Coverage includes the cognitive processes involved in humor, as well as the effects of humor on cognition, the neurobiology of humor, the social functions of humor, individual differences in personality and humor, the development of humor understanding and use over the lifespan, the association of humor with both physical and mental health, and applications of humor use in psychotherapy, education, and the workplace.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123725646
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 10/16/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 462,174
  • Product dimensions: 7.62 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Rod A. Martin has been a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Western Ontario since 1984. Much of his research has focused on the role of humor in mental and physical health, and he has published more than 40 journal articles and book chapters in this area. He is currently president of the International Society for Humor Studies and is on the editorial board of the society’s journal. His research has been featured in numerous national and international newspaper and magazine articles and radio and television programs.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preliminary TOC

Chapter 1 Introduction to the Psychology of Humor
Chapter 2 Theories and Early Research I: Psychoanalytic and Superiority Theories
Chapter 3 Theories and Early Research II: Arousal, Incongruity, and Reversal Theories
Chapter 4 The Cognitive Psychology of Humor
Chapter 5 The Social Psychology of Humor
Chapter 6 The Psychobiology of Humor and Laughter
Chapter 7 Personality Approaches to Sense of Humor
Chapter 8 The Developmental Psychology of Humor
Chapter 9 Humor and Mental Health
Chapter 10 Humor, Laughter, and Physical Health
Chapter 11 Applications of Humor to Psychotherapy, Education, and the Workplace

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)