Why and How We Laugh
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Why and How We Laugh

The Psychology of Humor

Samuel Kahn

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  2. English
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eBook - ePub

Why and How We Laugh

The Psychology of Humor

Samuel Kahn

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About This Book

The psychological meaning and importance of laughter is explored in this insightful volume by the eminent psychologist and author. One of the great, simple pleasures of life, laughter is also one of its great mysteries. In Why and How We Laugh, psychoanalyst Dr. Samuel Kahn explores the many purposes, causes, and effects of laughter. He examines laughter as a form of communication and as an important contributor to physical and psychological health. Dr. Kahn also looks at the curious nature of what makes us laugh. With clinical expertise and relatable examples, he covers the different kinds of laughter, from polite chuckles to nervous titters to convulsive belly laughs. He also uncovers what makes various kinds of jokes funny, as well as the laughter-inducing quality of certain surprising, profane, or even frightening events.

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Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Contents
  4. Preface
  5. Ways of Comedy
  6. What’s Laughable
  7. Humor, Vulgar and Otherwise
  8. Laughter and Your Health
  9. Introduction to Laughter
  10. Humor and Health
  11. The Funny Word
  12. Wit and Humor
  13. Humor and the Great
  14. Laugh Yourself to Health
  15. On the Misuse of Words
  16. The Love of Laughter
  17. About the Author
  18. Copyright
Citation styles for Why and How We Laugh

APA 6 Citation

Kahn, S. (2021). Why and How We Laugh ([edition unavailable]). Philosophical Library/Open Road. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/2804529/why-and-how-we-laugh-the-psychology-of-humor-pdf (Original work published 2021)

Chicago Citation

Kahn, Samuel. (2021) 2021. Why and How We Laugh. [Edition unavailable]. Philosophical Library/Open Road. https://www.perlego.com/book/2804529/why-and-how-we-laugh-the-psychology-of-humor-pdf.

Harvard Citation

Kahn, S. (2021) Why and How We Laugh. [edition unavailable]. Philosophical Library/Open Road. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/2804529/why-and-how-we-laugh-the-psychology-of-humor-pdf (Accessed: 15 October 2022).

MLA 7 Citation

Kahn, Samuel. Why and How We Laugh. [edition unavailable]. Philosophical Library/Open Road, 2021. Web. 15 Oct. 2022.