Sharing a joke: The effects of a similar sense of humor on affiliation and altruism

  title={Sharing a joke: The effects of a similar sense of humor on affiliation and altruism},
  author={Oliver Curry and R. Dunbar},
  journal={Evolution and Human Behavior},
  • Oliver Curry, R. Dunbar
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology
  • Evolution and Human Behavior
  • Cooperation requires that individuals are able to identify, and preferentially associate with, others who have compatible preferences and the shared background knowledge needed to solve interpersonal coordination problems. This body of shared knowledge constitute a substantial proportion of what is called ‘culture’. It has been argued that, for this reason, individuals prefer to associate with others who share their culture, and also that shared appreciation of humor provides a particularly… CONTINUE READING

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