Humor as a character strength among the elderly

@article{Ruch2009HumorAA,
  title={Humor as a character strength among the elderly},
  author={W. Ruch and R. Proyer and M. Weber},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Gerontologie und Geriatrie},
  year={2009},
  volume={43},
  pages={13-18}
}
  • W. Ruch, R. Proyer, M. Weber
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
  • BackgroundPositive psychology studies what is best in people. In their classification of strengths and virtues, Peterson and Seligman [11] assign humor to the virtue of transcendence. Thus far, there is no specific study that deals with age-related changes in humor (as a strength of character) across a lifespan and its relation to well-being in the elderly.Participants and methodsA total of n=42,964 participants completed an online questionnaire on humor as a strength of character. Participants… CONTINUE READING
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