Can people really "laugh at themselves?"--experimental and correlational evidence.

  title={Can people really "laugh at themselves?"--experimental and correlational evidence.},
  author={Ursula Beermann and Willibald Ruch},
  volume={11 3},
Laughing at oneself is considered a core component of the sense of humor in the theories of several authors. In McGhee's (1996) eight-step-training program of the sense of humor, laughing at oneself constitutes one of the most difficult levels. However, until now, only little empirical evidence on laughing at oneself exists. Using a multimethod approach, in the current study, 70 psychology students and a total of 126 peers filled in the Sense of Humor Scale (SHS, McGhee, 1996), containing as a… CONTINUE READING
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