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

@article{Jewell2005HumourIC,
  title={Humour in cognitive and social development: Creative artists and class clowns},
  author={Paul Jewell},
  journal={International education journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={200-205}
}
  • Paul Jewell
  • Published 1 May 2005
  • Education
  • International education journal
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