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Humor and laughter in mental health & psychotherapy. Dr. Xiao Dong YUE Dept. of Applied Social Studies City Univ. of Hong Kong Hong Kong China. What We Will Cover Today. What is humor? What are the benefits of humor? What are good humor and bad humor?
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Dr. Xiao Dong YUE
Dept. of Applied Social Studies
City Univ. of Hong Kong
Hong Kong China
22nd International Society for Humor Studies
June 24-27, 2010
Dr. Xiaodong Yue
Department of Applied Social Studies
Humor refers to a playful frame of mind that gives individual a feeling of wellbeing, better thinking skills, and relieve of pain feeling (Henmen, 2001).
Definition of Humor
James Thurber:Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost.
Joel Goodman:Humor is a universal language.
Mark Twain:The secret source of humor itself is not joy, but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
A good hearty laugh can help:
A “healthy” sense of humor would involve a generally cheerful temperament characterized by happiness, joy, optimism, and a playful approach to life.
---- W. Ruch
Ruch, W. (1993) . Exhilaration and humor. In Lewis, Michael, and Jeanette M. Haviland (eds). Handbook of Emotions. New York: Guilford Press, 41-51.
Affiliative humor : use of humor to amuse others and facilitate relationships;
Self-enhancing humor: use of humor to cope with stress and maintain a humorous outlook during times of difficulty;
Aggressive humor: use of sarcastic, manipulative, put-down, or disparaging humor;
Self-defeating humor: use of humor for excessive self-disparagement, ingratiation, or defensive denial.
(Martin, et al., 2003)
Self enhancing humorAffiliative humor
To self To others
Self defeating humor Aggressive humor
自强性幽默（self enhancing humor）
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