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The Psychology of Humor: An Integrative Approach / Edition 1
     

The Psychology of Humor: An Integrative Approach / Edition 1

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by Rod A. Martin
 

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ISBN-10: 012372564X

ISBN-13: 9780123725646

Pub. Date: 10/16/2006

Publisher: Elsevier Science

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

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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 accessible style
• 2007 AATH Book Award for Humor/Laughter Research category

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123725646
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/16/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
295,370
Product dimensions:
7.62(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

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 the Sense of Humor

Chapter 8: The Developmental Psychology of Humor

Chapter 9: Humor and Mental Health

Chapter 10: Humor and Physical Health

Chapter 11: Applications of Humor in Psychotherapy, Education, and the Workplace

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The Psychology of Humor: An Integrative Approach / Edition 1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the classic book on the psychology of humor. It's comprehensive, well-organized, and accessible. I recommend it to my students at least twice a week.