""I've just finished reading Humor 101 with great interest and admiration. The book combines psychological research and practicality beautifully and humorously.""
— Bob MankoffCartoon Editor, The New Yorker Magazine
""In lucid, cheerful prose, Earleywine offers up the impossible: an explanation of humor that is as thoughtful, fascinating, and entertaining as humor itself.""
Elisa AlbertAuthor of, "The Book of Dahlia"and "How This Night is Different"
""Dr. Earleywine's witty insight on this topic will make you funny, happy, and wise. Mitch has that rare ability to clearly explain something that is mysterious as it is magical: the power of laughter. Read this book and laugh while you learn.""
Brett SiddellSirius/XM Satellite Radio Personality
""Dr. Earleywine has written the perfect guide to understanding humor. No one else has the unique combination of witty stage time, outstanding teaching expertise, and impressive scientific background. You'll love this book.""
Derrick JacksonWinner, Ultimate Laff-Down What makes something funny? How does humor impact health and psychological well-being? How can you incorporate humor into everyday life?
A concise, reader-friendly introduction to an important but often underappreciated topic in modern psychology, " Humor 101" explains the role of comedy, jokes, and wit in the sciences and discusses why they are so important to understand.
Psychology professor Dr. Mitch Earleywine draws from his personal experiences in stand-up comedy to focus on how humor can regulate emotion, reduce anxiety and defuse tense situations, expose pretensions, build personal relationships, and much more. He irreverently debunks the pseudoscience on the topic of humor and leaves readers not only funnier, but better informed.
The Psych 101 Series
Short, reader-friendly introductions to cutting-edge topics in psychology. With key concepts, controversial topics, and fascinating accounts of up-to-the-minute research, "The Psych 101 Series" is a valuable resource for all students of psychology and anyone interested in the field.
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