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Humour in cognitive and social development: Creative artists and class clowns

  title={Humour in cognitive and social development: Creative artists and class clowns},
  author={Paul Jewell},
  journal={International education journal},
  • Paul Jewell
  • Published 1 May 2005
  • Education
  • International education journal
There are a number of characteristics of gifted children reported by teachers and researchers. Such characteristics may include curiosity, advanced mathematical skills, large vocabulary, acute sense of humour. This paper examines the demands that humour, as a creative activity, makes on cognitive and social development. It is derived from research that includes interviews with renowned professional humorists and examination of their work. The production of humour requires a sophisticated… 
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Does humor moderate the effects of experimentally-induced stress?
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It is suggested that humor production may be an effective coping strategy, even for individuals who do not typically use humor to cope with stress, as compared to the production of a serious narrative.
The physiological and psychological effects of the expression and inhibition of emotion.
The humorous stimulus resulted in improved immunity, regardless of the overt laughter expressed; overt crying was immunosuppressive, whereas the inhibition of weeping in the context of the same sad stimulus was not.
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