Seriously, Men Only Think They’re Funnier

The New York Times:

The Gist: Men aren’t much funnier than women. They just think they are.

The Source: “Who’s Funny: Gender Stereotypes, Humor Production, and Memory Bias” by Laura Mickes, Drew E. Walker, Julian L. Parris, Robert Mankoff, Nicholas J. S. Christenfeld, published in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

The funniest thing about men and humor may be how funny men think they are.

According to a recent study by Laura Mickes, a postdoctoral researcher in the psychology department of the University of California, San Diego, men are perceived to be only slightly funnier than women in a blind test, in which the sex of the joke teller was not disclosed.

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