Perceived Attributes of Health-Promoting Laughter: A Cross-Generational Comparison

  title={Perceived Attributes of Health-Promoting Laughter: A Cross-Generational Comparison},
  author={D. Mahony and W. J. Burroughs and L. Lippman},
  journal={The Journal of Psychology},
  pages={171 - 181}
  • D. Mahony, W. J. Burroughs, L. Lippman
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Psychology
  • Abstract A small but growing body of empirical data support the popular belief that laughter benefits health. However, there are many varieties of laughter and no reason to assume all varieties should be, or would be, perceived as equally beneficial. The authors examined which types of laughter and which characteristics of laughter people associate with health and whether there are generational differences in this perception. Young adults and older participants rated 12 laughter terms (e.g… CONTINUE READING
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