Laughter and Stress in Daily Life: Relation to Positive and Negative Affect

@article{Kuiper1998LaughterAS,
  title={Laughter and Stress in Daily Life: Relation to Positive and Negative Affect},
  author={Nicholas A. Kuiper and Rod A. Martin},
  journal={Motivation and Emotion},
  year={1998},
  volume={22},
  pages={133-153}
}
The present study investigated the proposal that increased laughter can serve to moderate the affective impact of negative life events. Community participants kept a record of their actual frequency of laughter for a 3-day period, and completed a measure of stressful life events each evening. Current levels of positive and negative affect were also obtained in the morning and evening of each day. A series of simple correlations, computed on a daily basis, provided little evidence for any direct… 

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