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Humor : the psychology of living buoyantly

Author: Herbert M Lefcourt
Publisher: New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, ©2001.
Series: Plenum series in social/clinical psychology.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert M Lefcourt
ISBN: 0306464071 9780306464072
OCLC Number: 1021303966
Description: xii, 208 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. The Changing Concerns of Psychology --
Ch. 2. Experiencing Humor in Everyday Life --
Ch. 3. Early Conceptions of Humor in Religion, Medicine, Philosophy, and Psychology --
Ch. 4. The Pervasiveness of Humor --
Ch. 5. The Many Faces of Humor: Variations in the Types and Definitions of Humor --
Ch. 6. The Development of Humor: Accounting for Individual Differences --
Ch. 7. The Effects of Stress on Emotion and Health --
Ch. 8. Humor as a Coping Strategy --
Ch. 9. Humor as a Means of Retaining Social Cohesion and Support --
Ch. 10. Sense of Humor and Physiological Stress Responses --
Ch. 11. Sex and Humor: Interactive Predictors of Health? --
Ch. 12. Summing Up --
App. A. The Coping Humor Scale (CHS) --
App. B. The Situational Humor Response Questionnaire (SHRQ) --
App. C. Bibliography of Research with CHS and SHRQ.
Series Title: Plenum series in social/clinical psychology.
Responsibility: Herbert M. Lefcourt.

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