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    • Salvatore Attardo

    • Salvatore Attardo is a full professor at Texas A&M University–Commerce and the editor-in-chief of Humor, the journal for the International Society of Humor Research. He studied at Purdue University under Victor Raskin and extended Raskin's script-based semantic theory of humor (SSTH) into the general theory of ver ... Read »


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    • Comic timing

    • Comic timing is the use of rhythm, tempo, and pausing to enhance comedy and humour. The pacing of the delivery of a joke can have a strong impact on its comedic effect, even altering its meaning; the same can also be true of more physical comedy such as slapstick. A beat is a pause taken for the purposes of comic timi ... Read »


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    • Computational humor

    • Computational humor is a branch of computational linguistics and artificial intelligence which uses computers in humor research. It is a relatively new area, with the first dedicated conference organized in 1996. Nevertheless, the first "computer model of a sense of humor" was suggested by Suslov as early as 1992. Inv ... Read »


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    • Cost of Laughing Index

    • The Cost of Laughing Index is a price index published by humorist Malcolm Kushner, that tracks the price of 16 "leading humor indicators". The analysis is serious, however it is intended to be somewhat humorous. ... Read »


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    • Female hysteria

    • Female hysteria

      Female hysteria was once a common medical diagnosis, reserved exclusively for women, that is no longer recognized by medical authorities as a medical disorder. Its diagnosis and treatment were routine for hundreds of years in Western Europe. Hysteria of both genders was widely discussed in the medical literature of the ... Read »


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    • Gelotology

    • Gelotology (from the Greek γέλως gelos "laughter") is the study of laughter and its effects on the body, from a psychological and physiological perspective. Its proponents often advocate induction of laughter on therapeutic grounds in alternative medicine. The field of study was pioneered by William F. F ... Read »


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    • Humor in Freud

    • Sigmund Freud noticed that humor, like dreams, can be related to unconscious content. In the 1905 book Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious (German: Der Witz und seine Beziehung zum Unbewußten), as well as in the 1928 journal article Humor, Freud distinguished contentious jokes from non-contentious or silly h ... Read »


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    • Humor research

    • Humor research (also humor studies) is a multifaceted field which enters the domains of linguistics, history, and literature. Research in humor has been done to understand the psychological and physiological effects, both positive and negative, on a person or groups of people. Research in humor has revealed many differ ... Read »


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    • Humor: International Journal of Humor Research

    • Humor: International Journal of Humor Research is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Walter de Gruyter on behalf of the International Society for Humor Studies. As of 2012[update], its editor-in-chief is Giselinde Kuipers (University of Amsterdam). The journal publishes articles from a wide range of discipl ... Read »


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    • In-joke

    • An in-joke, also known as an inside joke or a private joke, is a joke whose humour is understandable only to members of an ingroup, that is, people who are in a particular social group, occupation, or other community of shared interest. It is an joke that is humorous only to those who are aware of the circumstances be ... Read »


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    • List of humor research publications

    • This page lists publications in humor research, with brief annotations. The list includes books, scholarly journals that regularly cover articles in humor research, as well as some seminal, frequently cited journal articles about humor. This list is not intended for humorous books and joke collections that do not have ... Read »


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    • Peter McGraw

    • Peter McGraw

      A. Peter McGraw (born 1970) is an associate professor of Marketing and Psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His research spans the fields of judgment and decision making, emotion, affect, and mood. McGraw is known for his early research on expectations and emotions. In studying the emotional reactions ... Read »


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    • Misattribution theory of humor

    • Misattribution is one of many theories of humor that describes an audience's inability to identify exactly why they find a joke to be funny. The formal theory is attributed to Zillmann & Bryant (1980) in their article, "Misattribution Theory of Tendentious Humor", published in Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. ... Read »


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    • John Allen Paulos

    • John Allen Paulos

      John Allen Paulos (born July 4, 1945) is an American professor of mathematics at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has gained fame as a writer and speaker on mathematics and the importance of mathematical literacy. Paulos writes about many subjects, especially of the dangers of mathematical innumeracy ... Read »


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    • Victor Raskin

    • Victor Raskin (born April 17, 1944) is a distinguished professor of linguistics at Purdue University. He is the author of Semantic Mechanisms of Humor and Ontological Semantics and founding editor (now editor-at-large) of Humor, the journal for the International Society for Humor Studies. He is an associate director a ... Read »


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    • Theories of humor

    • There are many theories of humor which attempt to explain what humor is, what social functions it serves, and what would be considered humorous. Among the prevailing types of theories that attempt to account for the existence of humor, there are psychological theories, the vast majority of which consider humor to be ve ... Read »


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