Humor in Psychology: Coping and Laughing Your Woes Away
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“The belief that laughter heals the mind has been around for centuries. And why not?
Humor just feels good; it distracts us from our problems and promotes a lighter perspective. For this reason, many famous quotes have been penned about the benefits of humor, such as:
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. – Mark Twain
Twain had a point, as the research literature supports a relationship between humor and a wide range of positive psychosocial outcomes. This article will provide readers with an abundance of information regarding the theoretical foundations of humor within the field of psychology, as well as empirical studies linking humor to various favorable outcomes.
Meaningful quotes and additional resources are also included, along with a bit of humor sprinkled throughout.”
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