The Psychology Of Humor: An Integrative Approach by Rod A. Martin

The Psychology Of Humor: An Integrative Approach

byRod A. MartinEditorRod A. Martin

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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.

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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 Hum...
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Title:The Psychology Of Humor: An Integrative ApproachFormat:HardcoverDimensions:446 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.98 inPublished:October 2, 2006Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:012372564X

ISBN - 13:9780123725646

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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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