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Humour and laughter theory, research, and applications

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Published by Wiley in London, New York .
Written in English


  • Laughter,
  • Wit and humor -- Psychological aspects,
  • Laughter,
  • Wit and humor,
  • Psychology

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

Statementedited by Antony J. Chapman and Hugh C. Foot.
ContributionsChapman, Antony J., Foot, Hugh C.
LC ClassificationsBF575.L3 H87
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 348 p. :
Number of Pages348
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5210129M
ISBN 100471146129
LC Control Number75037870

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