[33.] Wu J., Chan R.M.: Chinese teachers' use of humour
in coping with stress.
'Mushtaq Ahmed Yusufi will forever live in our hearts due to his writings and his services in Urdu literature especially in the field of humour
writing that will always be remembered,' concluded the chief minister.
as Politics: The Political Aesthetics of Contemporary Comedy, Nicholas Holm examines how the aesthetic aspects of contemporary comedies can influence the way we engage with and understand our wider sociopolitical context.
Until now, a significant deal of the research literature has suggested that self-defeating humour
is exclusively associated with negative psychological effects among individuals who regularly employ this style of humour
Emotional intelligence as a unique predictor of individual differences in humour
styles and humour
Albert Einstein attributed his brilliant mind to having a child-like sense of humour
. Indeed, a number of studies have found an association between humour
If we are to venture further we must look closely into both the mechanics and meaning of humour
. With over a hundred different theories relating to it (Haig, 1986), humour
is almost impossible to define.
undoubtedly plays a crucial role in our lives, especially social lives.
The crucial element humour
is not to make oneself laugh but to make the audience laugh.
is not just confined to the physical appearance of people but also involves ridiculing people on the basis of their gender, ethnicity, and nationality.
Having a laugh: Masculinities, health, and humour
. Nursing Inquiry, 16(1), 74-81.
Powell JP, Andresen LW (1985) Humour
and teaching in higher education.
As for the role of humour
as a factor of maintaining health over time, we created a model of humor intervention starting from Walter et al (2007), that used humor by involving especially free associations and positive memories in the subject's biography.
As an educator, especially as someone who engages in the delicate act of encouraging creativity, I have always been highly attuned to the power of humour
in a classroom.
For example, the use of humour
in advertising in terms of the degree of use and the product sold has been found to differ between North American, Chinese and French magazines (Laroche, Nepomuceno, Huang & Richard, 2011) and humor in US TV commercials has been found to be more affiliative, aggressive and self-defeating than humor in Mexican TV commercials which are characterized by a comparatively greater use of self-enhancing humor (Cruthirds, Wang, Wang & Wei, 2011).