Coping Humour, Stress, and Cognitive Appraisals

  title={Coping Humour, Stress, and Cognitive Appraisals},
  author={Nicolas A. Kuiper and Rod A. Martin and L. Joan Olinger},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science},
This study investigated relationships between sense of humour and cognitive appraisals and reappraisals of a potentially stressful event. Cognitive appraisals for an academic examination were obtained at several points in time. Consistent with our predictions, individuals with high scores on the Coping Humour scale appraised the exam as more of a positive challenge than did low humour individuals. In their reappraisals, high humour subjects' ratings of importance and positive challenge were… 

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