Includes bibliographies and index.
|Statement||edited by Antony J. Chapman and Hugh C. Foot.|
|Contributions||Chapman, Antony J., Foot, Hugh C.|
|LC Classifications||BF575.L3 H87|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||x, 348 p. :|
|Number of Pages||348|
|LC Control Number||75037870|
Better to read a book written by someone with a strong background in history, the arts, or social sciences any day, since someone like that could dig up research and go into more detail on each of the claims about humor Igor makes in this poorly written book/5(10). Humour (British English) or humor (American English; see spelling differences) is the tendency of experiences to provoke laughter and provide term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humours (Latin: humor, "body fluid"), controlled human health and emotion. Humour, communication in which the stimulus produces amusement.. In all its many-splendoured varieties, humour can be simply defined as a type of stimulation that tends to elicit the laughter reflex. Spontaneous laughter is a motor reflex produced by the coordinated contraction of 15 facial muscles in a stereotyped pattern and accompanied by altered breathing. Humor and laughter play a vital part in our everyday social encounters. This book is concerned with the exploration of the psychology of humor and laughter by the foremost professional researchers in these areas. It examines the major theoretical perspectives underlying current approaches and it draws together for the fi rst time the main empirical work done over the course of this century.
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Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain. Connecting Laughter, Humor and Good Health Laughter is the biological reaction of humans to moments, or occasions of humor. It is an outward expression of amusement. a Facts and Figures t On average, a child laughs times a day while an adult laughs only 17 times a day. The majority of men report that their laughter is a chuckle, and the. It's a Funny Thing, Humour contains the papers presented at the International Conference on Humor and Laughter, held in Cardiff in July The symposium provides a platform from which authors from different professional and personal background can talk about their own definition and analysis of humor. Claassens, “Rethinking Humour,” OTE 28/3 (): Rethinking Humour in the Book of Jonah: Tragic Laughter as Resistance in the Context of Trauma L. JULIANA M. CLAASSENS (STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY) ABSTRACT Several scholars have identified comedic elements in the book of Jonah. However, underlying these comedic elements are traumatic.