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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 ... Although various classical theories of humor and laughter may be found, in contemporary academic literature, .... This reply only makes sense in the script of LOVER, but makes no sense in the script of a bronchial patient going  ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Why We Laugh and What Makes Us Laugh: 'The Enigma of Humor' ... There are four competing theories that explain humor, each of which argues that all humor is .... I doubt that many people are able to define laughter in a satisfactory way.

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 ...

theconversation.com/science-deconstructs-humor-what-makes-some-things-funny-64414

Nov 1, 2016 ... Psychology researchers have worked out several theories of humor to explain why. ... potential stimuli on different samples of people – to give us a sense ... around the world have yearned to understand what makes us laugh.

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 ...

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

Jan 23, 2011 ... Since then, my nervous laughter has recurred whenever someone ... makes laughter such a universally pleasurable experience: it makes us ...

www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200011/the-science-laughter

Nov 1, 2000 ... I thought it was high time that we actually observed laughing people and ... Clearly, women seek men who make them laugh, and men are ...