The state-of-the art in gelotophobia research: A review and some theoretical extensions

@article{Ruch2013TheSA,
  title={The state-of-the art in gelotophobia research: A review and some theoretical extensions},
  author={Willibald F. Ruch and Jennifer Hofmann and Tracey Platt and Ren{\'e} T. Proyer},
  journal={HUMOR},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={23 - 45}
}
Abstract Research on gelotophobia (the fear of being laughed at) has come a long way since the first empirical studies published in 2008. Based on a review of the findings on gelotophobia, its structure, causes and consequences, updates to the model are introduced emphasizing the context of the fear and its dynamic nature. More precisely, external and internal factors are seen to moderate the effects of initial events on gelotophobia, and a spiral nature in the development of the fear is… 

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