Dealing with laughter and ridicule in adolescence: relations with bullying and emotional responses

  title={Dealing with laughter and ridicule in adolescence: relations with bullying and emotional responses},
  author={Ren{\'e} T. Proyer and Lukas E. Meier and Tracey Platt and Willibald F. Ruch},
  journal={Social Psychology of Education},
Abstract We investigated the fear of being laughed at (gelotophobia), the joy in being laughed at (gelotophilia), and the joy in laughing at others (katagelasticism) in adolescent students (N = 324, 13–15 years). Gelotophobia was associated primarily with the victim and katagelasticism with the bully-role (self- and peer reports). Gelotophobia correlated with laughing at oneself if experiencing an embarrassing situation. Gelotophilia increased with the propensity to laugh if observing or… 
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  • R. Proyer, M. Neukom
  • Psychology
    International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie
  • 2013
The 8-year-old boys' fear of being laughed at correlated robustly positively with their parents' gelotophobia and their gelotophilia with theirParents' katagelasticism, different from relations reported for parents and their adult children.