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The Secret of Comedy Really Is Timing

Time to Put Humor Under the Microscope

Observer Article

Awfully Funny

Finding the humor in tragedy may seem insensitive, but researchers have found that it is an effective coping mechanism when we are confronted with life’s disasters. ... More>

How to Make People Laugh


Too Soon? Too Late? Psychological Distance Matters When It Comes to Humor

In an upcoming article in Psychological Science, Peter McGraw and his colleagues explore how violation severity and psychological distance work together to facilitate humor. ... More>