Scientific books & papers
about humor, cartoons, jokes, comics and laugh

Psychology of humor

Books (chapters)

Humor and health
by Rod A. Martin

The dark and light sides of humor
by Andrea C. Samson & James J. Gross
POSITIVE EMOTION. Integrating the Light Sides and Dark Sides
Edited by June Gruber & Judith Tedlie Moskowittz

Introduction to the psychology of humor
by Rod A. Martin
in book: The Psychology of Humor

Supervising the Use of Humor in Therapy
by Jim Lyttle

The effectiveness of humor in persuasion:
The case of business ethics training
PhD dissertation by Jim Lyttle



Incongruity Humor in Language and Beyond: From Bergson to Digitally Enhanced Worlds


Sense of humor and social desirability: Understanding how humor styles are perceived

Towards humor modelling and facilitation in smart environments

Making sense of humor at work


Humor articles published in 2013

Early maladaptive schemas, styles of humor and aggression


Evaluating management educators: does being funny really matter?

Humor as emotion regulation: The differential consequences of negative versus positive humor


Jokes and cartoons with and without background incongruity: Does more required suspension of disbelief affect humor perception?


Cross-cultural variation in gelotophobia within the United States

Stimulus characteristics affect humor processing in individuals with asperger syndrome


Positive and negative styles of humor in communication: evidence for the importance of considering both styles


Cartoons: Drawn Jokes?

Cognitive and neural humor processing : the influence of structural stimulus properties and theory of mind (PhD thesis)

Cognitive humor processing: different logical mechanisms in nonverbal cartoons--an fMRI study


Theories and early research II

Applications of humor in psychotherapy, education, and the workplace

The judicious use and management of humor in the workplace

The interaction of cartoonist's gender and formal features of cartoons


Computer, tell me a joke ... but please make it funny: computational humor with ontological semantics

Humor comprehension and appreciation: an FMRI study


The effective use of humor in e-advertising


The ethics of humor: preliminary thoughts

The April Fools' Day workshop on computation humour

Humour research: state of the art


Philosophy of humor

The effectiveness of humor in persuasion: the case of business ethics training

Perceived personality associations with differences in sense of humor: Stereotypes of hypothetical others with high or low senses of humor


The roles of humor and sense of humor in responses to stressors


On the role of humor appreciation in interpersonal attraction: It's no joking matter


Automatic interpretation and generation of verbal humor