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This paintings lines the origins and evolution of the idea that of humor in psychology from historic to fashionable occasions with an emphasis on an experimental/empirical method of the certainty of humor and humorousness. as well as greater than 3,000 very important citations and references bearing on the background, theories, and definitions of the idea that of humor, this reference advisor includes greater than 380 recent Read more...

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L. ] Chapman and Sheehy cite the definition of humour in the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English in its reference to “comicality,” “the faculty of perceiving,” and “state of mind” as a standard or authoritative source. Chapman and Sheehy also (as I did a few pages back), “pick on” Drever’s (1952/1973) account of humor. In Chapman and Sheehy’s case, however, it is noted that while Drever’s dictionary is one of the best-known specialist dictionaries for psychologists, it provides a very narrow definition of humour, and a “provocative definition of laughter” (p.

2) suggests: The truth is, that, as a jest will not bear explanation, so neither will wit nor humor bear to be anatomized . . Who can make mathematics out of merriment? Who can postulate a pun? Who can square the circle of a joke? The calculus of cachinnation would be a pleasant kind of cyphering! . All the attempts made to explain—and they have been many, and some of them by the acutest thinkers—show that it defies analysis, and cannot be clipped, shaped, or fashioned so as to fit any precise definition or description.

All the attempts made to explain—and they have been many, and some of them by the acutest thinkers—show that it defies analysis, and cannot be clipped, shaped, or fashioned so as to fit any precise definition or description. TERMINOLOGICAL ASPECTS 27 Mathews (1888) also makes the observations that the manner in which a witticism is uttered has much to do with its pungency (the “zest,” “relish,” look, manner, and voice which the storyteller uses), that the electrical effect of wit or humor is so closely connected with the time, place, and circumstances of its utterance that separated from them it loses much of its significance and force, and that we laugh one day at what would not excite a smile on another day.

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