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Humor: The Psychology of Living Buoyantly
     

Humor: The Psychology of Living Buoyantly

by Herbert M. Lefcourt
 
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

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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.

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Using anecdotes to illustrate his empirical results, Lefcourt (University of Waterloo, Ontario) examines humor as a mechanism for coping with adversity. Chapters address topics like: the experience of humor in everyday life; early conceptions of humor in religion, medicine, philosophy, and psychology; the persuasiveness of humor; variations in the types and definitions of humor; the effects of stress on emotion and health; social cohesion; physiological stress responses; and, sex and humor. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461369233
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

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