Laugh it up! Humor is universal across human cultures — and fuels psychological research on everything from social perception to emotion regulation.
Naïve participants were highly accurate at judging an individual’s social rank just by listening to their laughter.
Mankind has endured no greater tragedy than the Holocaust, but that hasn’t stopped comedians from joking about it over the years, nor audiences from laughing. Take a classic 2004 episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, the
Research has pinpointed a sweet spot in comedy – you have to get the right mix between how bad something is and how distant it is to garner laughs rather than boos.
Thinking about spicing up your next empirical article with a catchy title? Results from two studies show how a humorous title might affect the impact of your paper.
Humor may actually help people persevere in completing arduous tasks, researchers have found.