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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theories_of_humor

There are many theories of humor which attempt to explain what humor is, what social functions ... The general idea is that a person laughs about misfortunes of others (so called schadenfreude), ... Humor frequently contains an unexpected, often sudden, shift in perspective, which gets assimilated by the Incongruity Theory.

www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2011/05/13/5_leading_theories_for_why_we_laugh_and_the_jokes_that_prove_them_wrong.html

May 13, 2011 ... There are a lot of theories, like this one, thattry to explain why we find things funny. ... into whatis now called the Incongruity-Resolution theory: People laugh ... a cleverly constructed punch-line causes the listener toreconsider ...

plato.stanford.edu/entries/humor

Nov 20, 2012 ... Although most people value humor, philosophers have said little about it, ... Three traditional theories of laughter and humor are examined, along with ... Understanding humor as play helps counter the traditional objections to ...

www.ask.com/youtube?q=Theories+on+What+Makes+People+Laugh%3F&v=ysSgG5V-R3U
Oct 12, 2010 ... In this talk he not only discusses what is funny, but what makes something ..... this is the greatest humour theory ever. simple and accurate for most cases. ... Also, this pattern can be seem at people laughing at things like "i fear ...

socialpsychonline.com/2016/04/psychology-of-humor-funny-comedy

Apr 5, 2016 ... Few people are interested and the frog dies of it. ... Basically, the idea is that we' re going to say something is funny as long as it makes someone laugh, ... One theory of the psychology of humor that's been gaining a lot of ...

www.westword.com/news/what-makes-us-laugh-professor-peter-mcgraw-thinks-hes-found-the-answer-to-one-of-humanitys-greatest-questions-5109565

Aug 26, 2010 ... An article he co-wrote outlining his theory appeared this month in the .... On the other hand, what seems to make people laugh varies widely ...

msu.edu/~jdowell/monro.html

Very often we laugh at people because they have some failing or defect, or because ... so is the henpecked husband or the man who gets hit with a custard pie.

www.psychologytoday.com/blog/happiness-in-world/201101/why-we-laugh

Jan 23, 2011 ... Since then, my nervous laughter has recurred whenever someone has ... Losing a limb, for example, may make us suicidal when it first occurs, ...

www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-flip-side/201410/how-and-why-they-make-us-laugh

Oct 3, 2014 ... We love the people who make us laugh and help keep the darkness at ... Another —the “Relief Theory”—suggests humor and laughter help ...

io9.gizmodo.com/bullies-use-the-superiority-theory-to-turn-laughter-int-1445320756

Oct 15, 2013 ... It's called the superiority theory of humor, and it goes all the way back to ... Superiority can also make people laugh, meanly, at things that aren't ...