Emotional responses to ridicule and teasing: Should gelotophobes react differently?

  title={Emotional responses to ridicule and teasing: Should gelotophobes react differently?},
  author={Tracey Platt},
Abstract The present study examined the hypothesis that gelotophobia blurs the emotional responses between ridicule and good-natured teasing. Ridicule should induce negative feelings and teasing happiness and surprise in individuals not suffering gelotophobia. Gelotophobes will discriminate less between the two. Their responses to teasing will be similar to ridicule. A sample of adults (N = 105) specified which emotions they would experience in nine scenarios of social interactions pre-selected… 

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