humour


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Synonyms for humour

Synonyms for humour

a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling

(Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state

the quality of being funny

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the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous

put into a good mood

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Blurring the boundaries: Humour can shrink the distance between you and your students but remember, the power differential can never fully disappear.
Humour styles, personality, and well-being among Lebanese university students.
Saldanha's death raises questions about the state of humour.
1) What happens to our ability to experience humour as we get older?
Moving on to the better half of humour that is satire, sarcasm and gibe as defined by the encyclopedia Britannica; "Satire in its literary aspect, may be defined as the expression in adequate terms of the sense of amusement or disgust excited by the ridiculous or unseemly, provided that humour is the distinctly recognizable element and that the utterance is invested with literary form without humor, satire is invective; without literary form, it is mere clownish jeering"2
Chapter three, "The Qi That Got Lost in Translation: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Humour and Healing" by Rey Tiquia, shows that many TCM texts throughout history have discussed happiness and laughter as a means of easing the flow of qi through the body, thus establishing a physical basis for the effects of humor.
In line with the contemporary interest in positive psychology (Bakker, Rodriguez-Munoz, & Derks, 2012), we aim to extend the humour-health hypothesis based on the two benign types of humour (i.
The long history of research on humour in Western cultures, which began with the work of many pioneers in psychology like Freud (1960), Maslow (1961), Rogers (1961), Beck (1967), and Frankl (1984), has mostly focused on the relationship between humour and psychological functioning.
Canyon Swing use humour to calm, entertain and distract.
Sharing humour and laughter in autism and Down's syndrome.
MANY of us feel a chill at recalling the school teacher whose mastery of sarcastic humour was used as a blunt weapon of classroom control.
There is an increasing amount of literature which explores the concept of humour and its uses within healthcare settings.
The findings, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, contradict some of the research carried out to date in the psychology of humour.
Summary: Researchers in Austria recently discovered that funny people, particularly those who enjoy dark humour, have higher IQs than their less funny peers.