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The Sense of Humor
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 498

The Sense of Humor

This volume brings together the current approaches to the definition and measurement of the sense of humor and its components. It provides both an overview of historic approaches and a compendium of current humor inventories and humor traits that have been studied. Presenting the only available overview and analysis of this significant facet of human behavior, this volume will interest researchers from the fields of humor and personality studies as well as those interested in the clinical or abstract implications of the subject.

The Primer of Humor Research
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 679

The Primer of Humor Research

The book is intended to provide a definitive view of the field of humor research for both beginning and established scholars in a variety of fields who are developing an interest in humor and need to familiarize themselves with the available body of knowledge. Each chapter of the book is devoted to an important aspect of humor research or to a disciplinary approach to the field, and each is written by the leading expert or emerging scholar in that area. There are two primary motivations for the book. The positive one is to collect and summarize the impressive body of knowledge accumulated in humor research in and around Humor: The International Journal of Humor Research. The negative motivat...

Low density aluminum
  • Language: en

Low density aluminum

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1986
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Character, Responsibility, and Well-Being: Influences on Mental Health and Constructive Behavior Patterns
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 140

Character, Responsibility, and Well-Being: Influences on Mental Health and Constructive Behavior Patterns

Character can be defined as self-aware knowledge that helps the individual to set goals, values and ethical principles (Cloninger, 2004). This meta-cognitive dimension of human personality involves ‘Theory of Mind’, and is positively related to measures of well-being, mental health, and constructive behavior patterns. Research from at least three different fields, cultural (Shweder, Much, Mahapatra & Park, 1997), personality (Cloninger, 2004), and social psychology (Abele & Wojcizke, 2007) suggest that character can be organized along three broad principles: agency, which is related to the autonomy and the fulfillment and enhancement of the self; communion, which is related to engagement...

Engaging Humor
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Engaging Humor

Elliott Oring asks essential questions concerning humorous expression in contemporary society, examining how humor works, why it is employed, and what its messages might be. This provocative book is filled with examples of jokes and riddles that reveal humor to be a meaningful--even significant--form of expression. Oring provides alternate ways of thinking about humorous expressions by examining their contexts--not just their contents. Engaging Humor demonstrates that when analyzed contextually and comparatively, humorous expressions emerge as communications that are startling, intriguing, and profound.

Halb so lustig
  • Language: de
  • Pages: 224

Halb so lustig

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-04-18
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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What the Face Reveals
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 672

What the Face Reveals

While we have known for centuries that facial expressions can reveal what people are thinking and feeling, it is only recently that the face has been studied scientifically for what it can tell us about internal states, social behavior, and psychopathology. Today's widely available, sophisticated measuring systems have allowed us to conduct a wealth of new research on facial behavior that has contributed enormously to our understanding of the relationship between facial expression and human psychology. The chapters in this volume present the state-of-the-art in this research. They address key topics and questions, such as the dynamic and morphological differences between voluntary and involu...

Good Humor, Bad Taste
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 293

Good Humor, Bad Taste

Using a combination of interview materials, survey data, and historical materials, this book explores the relationship between humor and gender, age, regional background, and especially, humor and social class in the Netherlands. It also describes the history of the genre and its decline in status from the sixteenth century onwards.

Translating Humour
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 306

Translating Humour

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-04-08
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  • Publisher: Routledge

It is all too often assumed that humour is the very effect of a text. But humour is not a perlocutionary effect in its own right, nor is laughter. The humour of a text may be as general a characteristic as a serious text's seriousness. Like serious texts, humorous texts have many different purposes and effects. They can be subdivided into specific subgenres, with their own perlocutionary effects, their own types of laughter (or even other reactions). Translation scholars need to be able to distinguish between various kinds of humour (or humorous effect) when comparing source and target texts, especially since the notion of "effect" pops up so frequently in the evaluation of humorous texts an...

The Philosophy and Psychology of Character and Happiness
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 322

The Philosophy and Psychology of Character and Happiness

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-06-05
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Since ancient times, character, virtue, and happiness have been central to thinking about how to live well. Yet until recently, philosophers have thought about these topics in an empirical vacuum. Taking up the general challenge of situationism – that philosophers should pay attention to empirical psychology – this interdisciplinary volume presents new essays from empirically informed perspectives by philosophers and psychologists on western as well as eastern conceptions of character, virtue, and happiness, and related issues such as personality, emotion and cognition, attitudes and automaticity. Researchers at the top of their fields offer exciting work that expands the horizons of empirically informed research on topics central to virtue ethics.