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Humor at work in teams, leadership, negotiations, learning and health

Author: Tabea Scheel; Christine Gockel
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]
Series: SpringerBriefs in psychology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art on the adaptive and maladaptive functions of humor. Humor is inescapable in our daily interactions - also at the work place. Affiliative, self-enhancing, self-deprecating and aggressive humor can all occur at work and have unique and sometimes ambiguous effects. The volume presents humor research on five important workplace topics: teams, leadership,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)994634311
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tabea Scheel; Christine Gockel
ISBN: 9783319656915 3319656910
OCLC Number: 1003192464
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 143 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
Definitions, theories, and measurement of humor --
Humor in teams : interpersonal functions of humor --
Humor in leadership : how to lead people with humor --
Humor in negotiations : how to persuade others with humor --
Humor and learning in the workplace --
Humor in health : how to stay healthy and happy with humor --
Two emerging topics for humor research and practice : diversity and virtuality. Acknowledgements; Contents; 1 Introduction; Abstract; 1.1 Why Humor in Work and Organizational Psychology; 1.2 What to Expect from the Book; 1.3 What the Chapters Will Provide; References; 2 Definitions, Theories, and Measurement of Humor; Abstract; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Definitions of Humor; 2.3 Theories of Humor; 2.3.1 Incongruity Theory; 2.3.2 Superiority Theory; 2.3.3 Arousal Theories; 2.3.4 Additional Theoretical Approaches; 2.4 Specific Concepts of Humor; 2.5 Functions of Humor; 2.5.1 Intrapersonal Functions; 2.5.2 Interpersonal Functions; 2.5.3 Specific Functions at Work 2.6 Measuring Humor2.7 Conclusion; References; 3 Humor in Teams: Interpersonal Functions of Humor; Abstract; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 A Positive Look on Humor in Teams; 3.3 A Look at the Dark Side of Humor in Teams; 3.4 A Look at Relevant Processes; 3.5 A Look at the Past: Evolution of Laughter and Humor; 3.6 A Look at the Present: Research Inspired by Evolutionary Thinking; 3.7 A Look at the Details: Micro-level Research About Humor in Teams; 3.8 A Note of Caution; 3.9 Future Research; 3.10 Recommendations for Practice; References; 4 Humor in Leadership: How to Lead People with Humor; Abstract 4.1 Introduction4.2 Functions of Humor Use by Leaders; 4.3 Perception of Humorous Leaders; 4.4 The Complexity of Effects; 4.5 The Relationship Between Leader and Subordinate; 4.6 Subordinate Reactions to Leader Humor; 4.7 Leader Humor and Gender; 4.8 Future Research; 4.9 Recommendations for Practice; References; 5 Humor in Negotiations: How to Persuade Others with Humor; Abstract; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 General Functions of Humor in Negotiations; 5.3 Specific Functions of Humor in Negotiations; 5.4 Verbal Signs for Humor in Negotiations; 5.5 Timing of Humor and Laughter in Negotiations 5.6 Humor and Negotiation Outcomes5.7 Humor Producers in Negotiations; 5.8 Characteristics of Online Negotiations; 5.9 A Brief Note of Caution; 5.10 Future Research; 5.11 Recommendations for Practice; References; 6 Humor and Learning in the Workplace; Abstract; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Content and Frequency of Humor in Instruction; 6.3 Theories About Humor in Instruction; 6.4 The Consequences of Humor in Instruction; 6.4.1 Cognitive Effects of Humor on Learning; 6.4.2 Social Effects of Humor; 6.4.3 Motivational and Affective Effects of Humor; 6.5 Mode of Presentation 6.5.1 Humor in Textbooks and Tests6.5.2 Online Instruction; 6.6 Humor in Learning/Instruction in Work Contexts; 6.7 Conclusions; 6.7.1 Future Research; 6.7.2 Recommendations for Practice; References; 7 Humor in Health: How to Stay Healthy and Happy with Humor; Abstract; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Humor and Mental Health; 7.2.1 Humor and Well-Being, Anxiety, and Depression; 7.2.2 Humor and Work-Related Outcomes; 7.3 Humor and the Stress-Buffering Hypothesis; 7.3.1 Stress-Buffering Through Affect and Coping; 7.3.2 The Stress-Buffering Hypothesis at Work
Series Title: SpringerBriefs in psychology.
Responsibility: Tabea Scheel, Christine Gockel.

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