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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laughter

A general theory that explains laughter is called the relief theory. ... most people find it unpleasant, being tickled often causes heavy ...

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, and ... Three traditional theories of laughter and humor are examined, along .... Although admitting that there are other causes of laughter than hatred, ...

msu.edu/~jdowell/monro.html

Very often we laugh at people because they have some failing or defect, or because ... it is the sudden mixing of these contrasting attitudes that causes laughter.

www.iep.utm.edu/humor

If we describe humorous laughter as laughter in response to humor, then we must answer the ... (2) Stimuli theories ask what makes a particular thing funny. .... On Freud's explanation, the most inhibited and repressed people would seem to ...

ejop.psychopen.eu/article/view/599/html

Why We Laugh and What Makes Us Laugh: 'The Enigma of Humor' ... The most widely accepted theory of humor is the “incongruity” theory which argues .... terms of the subjects that people find funny and the techniques they use in their jokes ...

leeds-faculty.colorado.edu/mcgrawp/Benign_Violation_Theory.html

The Humor Research Lab uses the Benign Violation Theory as its theoretical ... For example, play fighting and tickling, which produce laughter in humans ... first chapter of The Humor Code: The Global Search for What Makes Things Funny.

www.timoroso.com/philosophy/writings/sketches/2006-04-09-henri-bergsons-theory-of-laughter

Apr 9, 2006 ... Comedy is necessarily human: we laugh at people or the things they ... the comic, would not in the least explain why the comic makes us laugh.

science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/emotions/laughter5.htm

The superiority theory comes into play when we laugh at jokes that focus on someone else's mistakes, stupidity or misfortune. We feel superior to this person,  ...

www.richardwiseman.com/LaughLab/super.html

Why do people tend to laugh when someone slips over a banana skin or has a ... According to the theory, these jokes cause us to laugh because they make us ...