Category Archives: Humor

Shyness and Humor Processing in Children

This blog post first appeared on http://thepeoplesscience.org/ on October 29, 2016.     Humor is a prototypical positive social human state. It acts as a social glue, facilitating the initiation and maintenance of social relationships. Humor could even serve as a tool … Continue reading

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Sex-Differences in Humor Processing: Potential Implications for Human Mate Choice?

This blog post first appeared on http://thepeoplesscience.org/ on October 29, 2016.     A good sense of humor is a highly valued human mate preference worldwide. If people are asked to rate the importance of various traits of a potential partner, humor … Continue reading

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Tickling the Child Brain

This blog post first appeared on www.huffingtonpost.com on October 2, 2013.     Not too long ago, there was a vivid debate on the evolutionary origins and function of humor in humans (HuffPost TEDWeekends; see here, here and here). I do agree that these are important … Continue reading

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