Motivation in Humor

Motivation in Humor

by Jacob Levine


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This is not a funny book-but it is the fi rst to bring together contemporary experimental studies on humor. The fourteen scholarly papers included here mark an important breakthrough in this vital, complex, and largely unexplored subject.Motivation in Humor shows that humor is researchable by scientifi c methods and indicates the diffi culties involved in such work. Here are samples of the important parameters of behavior and attempts at defi ning the factors that infl uence the humor response as well as the effects of this response upon subsequent emotional states.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780202308722
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Publication date: 07/15/2006
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Jacob Levine is Chief of the Psychology Service at the Veterans Administration Hospital, West Haven, Connecticut, and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology) at Yale University School of Medicine. He was awarded his A.B. by Clark University and his A.M. and Ph.D. by Harvard University. Dr. Levine has held a number of positions as a psychologist with the United States Government and has taught psychology at the University of Connecticut, Trinity College, Hartford College for Women, Yale and Wesleyan Universities. In addition, he serves as consultant to the Connecticut Commission on Mental Health. He has collaborated with F. C. Redlich and J. Bingham on The Inside Story (1952).

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