Humor and self-concept

@inproceedings{Kuiper1993HumorAS,
  title={Humor and self-concept},
  author={Nicholas A. Kuiper and Rod A. Martin},
  year={1993}
}
In the humor literature it has often been proposed that increased humor is associated with a healthier, more positive self-concept. To date, however, this proposal has received scant empirical consideration. The present research overcomes this limitation by providing a direct empirical lest of this proposal. Thus, participants in this study completed four self-report measures of various aspects of humor. In addition, three operational measures of self-concept were derivedfrom actual and ideal… 

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