More aggressive cartoons are funnier.

  title={More aggressive cartoons are funnier.},
  author={Clark R. McCauley and Kent Woods and C Coolidge and W Kulick},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={44 4},
Independent rankings of humor and aggressiveness were obtained for sets of cartoons drawn randomly from two different magazines. The correlation of median humor and median aggressiveness rankings ranged from .49 to .90 in six studies involving six different sets of cartoons and six different groups of subjects, including children and adults, high and low socioeconomic status (SES) individuals, and native- and foreign-born individuals. This correlation is consistent with Freudian, arousal, and… CONTINUE READING

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