The Psychology of Humor: A Reference Guide and Annotated Bibliography

The Psychology of Humor: A Reference Guide and Annotated Bibliography

by Jon Roeckelein
     
 

This work traces the origins and evolution of the concept of humor in psychology from ancient to modern times with an emphasis on an experimental/empirical approach to the understanding of humor and sense of humor. In addition to more than 3,000 important citations and references pertaining to the history, theories, and definitions of the concept of humor, this

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This work traces the origins and evolution of the concept of humor in psychology from ancient to modern times with an emphasis on an experimental/empirical approach to the understanding of humor and sense of humor. In addition to more than 3,000 important citations and references pertaining to the history, theories, and definitions of the concept of humor, this reference guide contains more than 380 recent (post-1970) annotated entries on the psychology of humor in its bibliographic section.

The book describes various psychological, nonpsychological, and philosophical theories and definitions of humor, and focuses on the methodological concerns of psychologists regarding the scientific investigation of humor. The bibliography is organized under 10 categories, including Bibliographies and Literature Reviews of Humor, Cognition and Humor, Methodology and Measurement of Humor, and Social Aspects of Humor.

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Finding that the psychology literature contains a huge number of studies on human, Roeckelein (psychology, Mesa Community College, Arizona) decided it was time for a review, reference, and resource about them. In addition to an annotated bibliography describing 381 published and unpublished works that appeared between 1970 and 2000, he presents essays on terminological aspects and domains of humor, origins and evolution, modern theoretical aspects, differential and functional aspects, and methodological and futuristic aspects. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313315770
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.25(d)
Lexile:
1280L (what's this?)

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Meet the Author

JON E. ROECKELEIN is Professor of Psychology at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona. A past Staff Intelligence Officer and research psychologist for the U.S. Army, he has taught and conducted psychological research for more than 30 years.

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