Daily occurrence of laughter: Relationships with age, gender, and Type A personality

  title={Daily occurrence of laughter: Relationships with age, gender, and Type A personality},
  author={Rod A. Martin and Nicholas A. Kuiper},
This study examined the circumstances surrounding the natural occurrence of laughter in everyday life. Eighty community participants (50 men and 30 women), ranging in age from 17 to 79, each completed a daily laughter record for three days, along with self-report measures of laughter responsiveness, coping humor, and Type A personality characteristics. Laughter incidents were coded according to time of day, source and initiator of laughter, and whether the individual was alone or with others… Expand

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