>>350+ Scientific Research Papers on Laughter

350+ Scientific Research Papers on Laughter

The following list was compiled by Don L. F. Nilsen, English Department, Arizona State University Tempe, AZ (possibly using http://www.BioMedSearch.com). You will find more (and more recent) research articles on laughter categorized by area(s) of benefits in the LOU laughter research center.

  • Adelswärd, Viveka, and Britt-Marie Öberg. “The Function of Laughter and Joking in Negotiating Activities.” HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research 11.4 (1998): 411-430.
  • Arner, T. D. “No Joke: Transcendent Laughter in The Teseida and The Miller’s Tale.” Studies in Philology 102.2 (2005): 143-158.
  • Askenasy, J. J. M. “The Functions and Dysfunctions of Laughter.” Journal of General Psychology 14.4 (1987): 317-34.
  • Bainy, Moses. Why Do We Laugh and Cry? West Ryde, Australia: Sunlight Publications, 1993.
  • Basil Hall, Laughter as a displacement activity: the implications for humor theory
  • Baudelaire, Charles. The Essence of Laughter. New York, NY: Meridian: 1956.
  • Bell, N. D. “Laughter in Interaction.” Discourse Studies 7.1 (2005): 137-138.
  • Bellert, J. “Humor: A Therapeutic Approach in Oncology Nursing.” Cancer Nursing 12.2 (1989): 65-70.
  • Berger, Arthur Asa. “After the Laughter: A Concluding Note.” Blind Men and Elephants: Perspectives on Humor. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Press, 1995, 159-170.
  • Berger, Arthur Asa. “The Functions of Laughter: Sociological Aspects of Humor.” Blind Men and Elephants: Perspectives on Humor. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Press, 1995, 91-104.
  • Berger, Arthur Asa. “The Politics of Laughter: A Cultural Theory of Humor Preferences.” Blind Men and Elephants: Perspectives on Humor. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Press, 1995, 105-120.
  • Berger, Arthur Asa. “The Problem of Laughter: Philosophical Approaches to Humor.” Blind Men and Elephants: Perspectives on Humor. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Press, 1995, 37-50.
  • Berger, Arthur Asa. Redeeming Laughter. New York, NY: Walter de Gruyter, 1997.
  • Berger, Arthur Asa. “The Rhetoric of Laughter: The Techniques Used in Humor.” Blind Men and Elephants: Perspectives on Humor. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Press, 1995, 51-64.
  • Berger, Arthur Asa. “Seeing Laughter: Visual Aspects of Humor.” Blind Men and Elephants: Perspectives on Humor. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Press, 1995, 139-158.
  • Berger, Arthur Asa. “The Structure of Laughter: Semiotics and Humor.” Blind Men and Elephants: Perspectives on Humor. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Press, 1995, 65-78.
  • Berger, Arthur Asa, and A. Wildavsky. “Who Laughs at What?” Society 31.6 (1994): 82-86.
  • Berger, Peter L. Redeeming Laughter: The Comic Dimension of Human Experience. Hawthorne, NY: Walter de Gruyter, 1997.
  • Berger, Phil. The Last Laugh. NY: Limelight, 1985.
  • Bergler, E. Laughter and the Sense of Humor. NY: Intercontinental Medical Book Corp, 1956.
  • Bergson, Henri Louis. Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic. New York, NY: MacMillan, 1924.
  • Bergson, Henri Louis. “Laughter.” Comedy. Ed. Wylie Sypher. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1956, 59-190.
  • Berk, Lee, and S. A. Tan. “Eustress of Mirthful Laughter Modulates the Immune System Lymphokine Interferon-Gama.” Annals of Behavioral Medicine Supplement, Proceedings of the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Sixteenth Annual Scientific Sessions 17 (1995): C064.
  • Berk, Lee, S. A. Tan, and William Fry. “Eustress of Humor Associated Laughter Modulates Specific Immune System Components.” Annals of Behavioral Medicine Supplement, Proceedings of the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Fourteenth Annual Scientific Sessions 15 S111.
  • Berk, Lee., S. A. Tan, William F. Fry, B. J. Napier, J. W. Lee, R. W. Hubbard, J. E. Lewis, and W. C. Eby. “Neuroendrocrine and Stress Hormone Changes During Mirthful Laughter.” American Journal of the Medical Sciences. 298.6 (1989): 390-96.
  • Berk, Lee, S. Tan, B. Napier, and W. Evy. “Eustress of Mirthful Laughter Modifies Natural Killer Cell Activity. Clinical Research 37 (1989): 115A.
  • Berk, Lee, S. A. Tan, S. Nehlsen-Cannarella, B. J. Napier, J. E. Lewis, J. E. Lee, and W. C. Eby. “Humor Associated with Laughter Decreases Cortisol and Increases Spontaneous Lymphocyte Blastogenesis.” Clinical Research 36 (1988): 435A.
  • Berlyne, D. E. “Laughter, Humor, and Play.” Handbook of Social Psychology: Volume 3. Eds. G. Lindzey, and E. Aronson. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1969.
  • Bizi, S., G. Keinan, and B. Beit-Hallahi. “Humor and Coping with Stress: A Test Under Real-Life conditions.” Personality and Individual Differences 9 (1988): 951-956.
  • Black, D. W. “Laughter.” Journal of the American Medical Association 252.21 (1984): 2995-98.
  • Black, D. W. “Pathological Laughter.” Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases 170 (1982): 67-71.
  • Blumenfeld, E., and L. Alpern. The Smile Connection: How to Use Humor in Dealilng with People. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1986.
  • Bonaiuto, Marino, Elio Castellana, and Antonio Pierro. “Arguing and Laughing: The Use of Humor to Negotiate in Group Discussions.” HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research 16.2 (2003): 183-224.
  • Bornstein, M. H., and M. E. Arterberry. “Recognition, Discrimination and Categorization ofSmiling by 5-Month-Old Infants.” Developmental Science 6.5 (2003): 585-599.
  • Boston, Richard. An Anatomy of Laughter. London, England, Collins, 1974.
  • Bouissac, Paul. “A Laughable Theory of Laughter.” High Quality 22 (1992): 8-11.
  • Boyd, B. “Laughter and Literature: A Play Theory of Humor.” Philosophy and Literature 28.1 (2004): 1-22.
  • Braga, S. S., R. Manni, and R. F. Pedretti. “Laughter-Induced Syncope.” Lancet (July 30-August 6, 2005): 366-426.
  • Brody, R. “Anatomy of a Laugh.” American Health. (Dec, 1983): 43-47.
  • Brottman, Mikita. “Risus Sardonicus: Neurotic and Pathological Laughter.” HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research. 15.4 (2002): 401-418.
  • Brown, G. E., D. Brown, and J. Ramos. “Effects of a Laughing Versus a Non-Laughing Model on Humor: Responses in College Students.” Psychological Relports 48.1 (1981): 35-40.
  • Brown, G. E., K. J. Wheeler, and M. Cash. “The Effects of a Laughing vs. a Non-laughing Model on Humor Responses in Preschool Children.” Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 29 (1980): 334-39.
  • Buckley, Francis H. The Morality of Laughter. Ann Arobr, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2003.
  • Bushnell, D. D., and T. J. Scheff. “The Cathartic Effects of Laughter on Audiences.” The Study of Humor. Eds. Harvey Mindess and Joy Turek. Los Angeles, CA: Antioch Univ, 1979, 62ff.
  • Caron, James E. “From Ethology to Aesthetics: Evolution as a Theoretical Paradigm for Research on Laughter, Humor, and Other Comic Phenomena.” HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research 15.3 (2002): 245-282.
  • Carroll, Noel. “Words, Images, and Laughter.” Persistence of Vision 14 (1997): 42-52.
  • Casadonte, Donald. “A Note on the Neuro-Mathematics of Laughter.” HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research 16.2 (2003): 133-156.
  • Chapman, Antony J. “Humor and Laughter in Social Interaction and Some Implications. Handbook of Humor Research, Volume I. Eds. P. E. McGhee, and J. H. Goldstein. New York, NY: Springer, 1983, 135-157.
  • Chapman, Antony J. “Social Facilitation of Laughter in Children.” Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 9 (1973): 528-41.
  • Chapman, Antony J., and W. Chapman. “Responsiveness to Humor: Its Dependency upon a Companion’s Humorous Smiling and Laughter.” The Journal of Psychology 88 (1974): 245-52.
  • Chapman, Antony J., and Hugh C. Foot, eds. Humor and Laughter: Theory, Research, and Applications. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 1996.
  • Chapman, Antony J., and D. S. Wright. “Social Enhancement of Laughter: An Experimental Analysis of Some Companion Variables.” Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 21 (1976): 201-218.
  • Charland, M. “Normes and Laughter in Rhetorical Culture.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 80.3 (1994): 339-342.
  • Chase, Jefferson S. Inciting Laughter: The Development of “Jewish Humor” in 19th Century German Culture. New York, NY: Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
  • Claassens, L. J. M. “Laughter and Tears: Carnivalistic Overtones in the Stories of Sarah and Hagar.” Perspectives in Religious Studies 32.3 (2005): 295-308.
  • Cleveland, Les. Dark Laughter: War in Song and Popular Culture. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1994.
  • Cogan, R., D. Cogan, W. Waltz, and M. McCue. “Effects of Laughter and Relaxation on Discomfort Thresholds.” Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 10.2 (1987): 139-144.
  • Coser, R. L. “Laughter among Colleagues.” Psychiatry 23 (1960): 81-95.
  • Coser, R. L. “Some Social Functions of Laughter: A Study of Humor in a Hospital Setting.” Human Relations 12.2 (1959): 171-182.
  • Cousins, Norman. “The Laughter Prescription.” The Saturday Evening Post Oct, 1990: 34.
  • Cousins, Norman. “Proving the Power of Laughter.” Psychology Today 23 (1989: 22-25.
  • Cox, Samuel S. Why We Laugh. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1969.
  • Dardick, G. “Learning to Laugh on the Job Principal 69.5 (1990): 32, 34.
  • Darwin, Charles. “Joy, High Spirits, Love, Tender Feelings, Devotion.” The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals. New York, NY: D. Appleton, 1924, 196-219.
  • Davidhizar, Ruth, and Margaret Bowen. “The Dynamics of Laughter.” Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. 6.2 (1992): 132-137.
  • Davidson, Cathy N. “Laughter without Comedy in For Whom the BellTolls.” Hemingway Notes 3.2 (1973): 609
  • Davis, Jessica Milner. “Taking Humour and Laughter Seriously.” Australian Journal of Comedy. 2.1 (1996): 77-88.
  • de Sousa, Ronald. “When Is It Wrong to Laugh?” The Philosophy of Laughter and Humor. Ed. John Morreall. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1987, 226-249.
  • Debenham, Warren. Laughter on Record: A Comedy Discography. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, 1988.
  • Delahaye, S. “Death by Laughter in Sade and Maupassant.” French Studies Bulletin 96 (2005): 16-17.
  • Derks, Peter, Lynn S. Gillikin, Debbie S. Bartolome-Rull, and Edward H. Bogart. “Laughter and Electroencephalographic Activity.” HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research 10.3 (1997): 285-300.
  • Devereux, Paul G., and Gerald P. Ginsburg. “Sociality Effects on the Production of Laughter.” Journal of General Psychology “Special Issue on Humor and Laughter” Eds. Mahony, Diana L. and Louis G. Lippman.128.2 (2001): 227-240.
  • Dickie, S. “Joseph Andrews and the Great Laughter Debate.” Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture 34 (2005): 271-332.
  • Dillon, K., B. Minchoff, and K. Baker. “Positive Emotional States and Enhancement of the Immune System.” International Journal of Psychiatric Medicine 15 (1985): 13-18.
  • Ding, G. F., and A. T. Jersild. “A Study of the Laughing and Smiling of Preschool Children.” Journal of Genetic Psychology 40 (1932): 452-472.
  • Dixon, N. “Humor: A Cognitive Alternative to Stress?” Stress and Anxiety. Eds. I. Sarason and C. Spielberger. 7 (1980): 281-289.
  • Dobbin, J. Individual Differences in th Appraisal of Stress and the Immunological Consequences: Psychological Moderation of Lymphocyte Activation and Cytokine Production. Ontario, Canada: University of Western Ontario, 1990.
  • Donoghu, E. E., M. W. McCarrey, and R. Clement. “Humor Appreciation as a Function of Canned Laughter, A Mirthful Companion, and Field Dependence–Facilation and Inhibitory Effects.” Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science 15.2 (1983): 150-162.
  • Doskoch, P. “Happily ever Laughter.” Psychology Today July/August, 1996): 33-35.
  • Dossey, L. “Now You Are Fit to Live: Humor and Health.” Alternative Therapies 2.5 (1996): 8-13, 98-100.
  • Dudden, Arthur P. The Assault of Laughter. New York, NY: A. S. Barnes, 1962.
  • Dvorakova, Alena. “Laughing at Nothing: Humor as a Response to Nihilism.” British Journal of Aesthetics 45.1 (2005): 106-108.
  • Eastman, Max. Enjoyment of Laughter. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1936.
  • Eckardt, A. Roy. Sitting in the Earth and Laughing: A Handbook of Humor. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 1992.
  • Elliot-Binns, C. P. “Laughter and Medicine.” Journal of the Royal Coll Gen Pract 35.8 (1985): 364-65.
  • Elsley, Judy. “Laughter as Feminine Power in The Color Purple and A Question of Silence.” New Perspectives on Women and Comedy. Ed. Regina Barreca. Philadelphia, PA: Gordon and Breach, 1992, 193-200.
  • Erdman, L. “Laughter Therapy for Patients with Cancer.” Oncology Nursing Forum 18.8 (1991): 1359-1363.
  • Falk, Dana R., and Clara E. Hill. “Counselor Interventions Preceding Client Laughter in Brief Therapy.” Journal of Counseling Psychology 39.1 (1992): 39-45.
  • Farley-Hills, David. The Benovelence of Laughter: Comic Poetry of the Commonwealth and Restoration. Totowa, NJ: Rowman and Littlefield, 1974.
  • Fendt, G. “Apartheid among the Dead; Or, on Christian Laughter in Ann Petry’s `The Bones of Louella Brown.'” Contributions in Afroamerican and African Studies 209 (2004): 111-118.
  • Finnigan, Joan. Laughing All the Way Home: Indigenous Humour of the Ottawa Valley. Toronto, Canada: Deneau, 1984.
  • Flewelling, Ralph Tyler. “The Animal Capable of Laughter.” Personalist 25 (1944): 341-353.
  • Flugel, J. C. “Humor and Laughter.” Handbook of Social Psychology. Ed. Lindzey. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1954, 709-34.
  • Fogarasi, A., J. Janszky, Z. Siegler, and I. Tuxhorn. “Ictal Smile Lateralizes to the Right Hemisphere in Childhood Epilepsy.” Epilepsia 46.3 (2005): 449-451.
  • Foot, Hugh. “Humor and Laughter.” A Handbook of Communication Skills. Ed. O. D. W. Hargie. London, England: Croom Helm, 1986, 355-382.
  • Fox, Kathleen. “Laugh it Off: The Effect of Humor on the Well-Being of the Older Adult.” Journal of Gerontological Nursing 16.12 (December, 1990): 11-16.
  • Francis, L. E. “Laughter: The Best Mediation–Humor as Emotion Management Interaction.” Symbolic Interaction 17.2 (1994): 147-163.
  • Frank, Mark G., and Paul Ekman. “Not all Smiles are Created Equal: The Differences between Enjoyment and Nonenjoyment Smiles.” HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research 6.1 (1993): 6-26.
  • Fridlund, Alan J. “Sociality of Solitary Smiling: Potentiation by an Implicit Audience.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 60 (1991): 229-240.
  • Fridlund, Alan J., and Jennifer M. Loftis. “Relations between Tickling and Humorous Laughter: Preliminary Support for the Darwin-Hecker Hypothesis.” Biological Psychology 30.2 (1990): 141-150.
  • Fry, William F. “Laughter: Is It the Best Medicine?” Stanford MD 10.1 (1971): 16-20.
  • Fry, William F. “The Respiritory Components of Mirthful Laughter.” Journal of Biological Psychology 19.2 (1977): 39-50.
  • Fry, William F., and William M. Savin. “Mirthful Laughter and Blood Pressure.” HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research 1.1 (1988): 49-62.
  • Gallo, Nick. “Lighten Up: Laugh Your Way to Good Health.” Better Homes and Gardens. August, 1989: 31-32.
  • Gavioli, Lauri. “Turn-Initial Versus Turn-Final Laughter: Two Techniques for Initiating Remedy in English/Italian Bookshop Service Encounters.” Discourse Processes 19 (1995): 369-384.
  • Gazella, Katie. “Humor at the University of Michigan: A New Study Investigates What Makes Us Laugh, and Why.” LSA: College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Magazine (Fall, 2005): 41-42.
  • Gelbart, Larry. Laughing Matters. New York, NY: Random House, 1998.
  • Gelkopf, Marc, Shulamith Kreitler, and Mircea Sigal. “Laughter in a Psychiatric Ward: Somatic, Emotional, Social, and Clinical Influences on Schizophrenic Patients.” Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 185.1 (1993): 283-289.
  • Gelkopf, Marc, and M. Sigal. “It is Not Enlough to Have them Laugh: Hostility, Anger, and Humor-Coping in Schizophrenic Patients.” Humor: International Journal of Humor Research 8.3 (1995): 273-284.
  • Gervais, Matthew and David Sloane Wilson. “The Evolution of Laughter and Humor: A Synthetic Approach.” Quarterly Review of Biology 80.4 (2005): 395-430.
  • Gierycha, Ewa, Rafal Milnera, and Andrzej Michalskia. “ERP Responses to Smile-Provoking Pictures.” Journal of Psychophysiology 19.2 (2005): 77-90.
  • Giles, H., and G. S. Oxford. “Towards a Multidimensional Theory of Laughter Causation and its Social Implications.” Bulletin of the British Psychological Society 23 (1970): 97-105.
  • Gilligan, B. “A Positive Coping Strategy: Humor in the Oncology Setting.” Professional Nurse 8.4 (1993): 231-233.
  • Gilman, Diane, and Joel Goodman. “Laughing Matters.” In Context 13 (Spring, 1986): 11-13.
  • Glasgow, R. D. V. Madness, Masks, and Laughter. Teaneck, NJ: Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 1995.
  • Glasgow, R. D. V. Split Down the Sides: On the Subject of Laughter. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1997.
  • Glen, P. “Initiating Shared Laughter in Multi-Party Conversations.” Western Journal of Speech Communication 53 (1989): 127-149.
  • Glenn, Phillip. Laughter in Interaction. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2003; reviewed by N. J. Enfield in Linguistics 400 (2005): 1195-1197; reviewed by Salvatore Attardo in HUMOR 18.4 (2005): 422-430.
  • Goldstein, Jeffrey H. “A Laugh a Day.” Sciences 22.6 (1982): 21-25.
  • Goldstein, Jeffrey H. “Therapeutic Effects of Laughter.” Handbook of Humor and Psychotherapy: Advances in the Clinical Use of Humor. Eds. William Fry and Waleed Salameh. Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Exchange, 1987, 1-20.
  • Goodman, Joel. “How to Get More Smileage Out of Your Life: Making Sense of Humor, Then Serving It.” Handbook of Research in Humor: Volume 2, Applied Studies Eds. P. E. McGhee, and J. H. Goldstein. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1983, 1-21.
  • Goodrich, A. J., J. Henry, and D. W. Goodrich. “Laughter in Psychiatric Conferences: A Sociopsychiatric Analysis.” American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 24 (1954): 175-184.
  • Grant, Mary A. The Ancient Rhetorical Theories of the Laughable: The Greek Rhetoricians and Cicero. University of Wisconsin Studcies in Language and Literature 21. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, 1924.
  • Gray, Frances. Women and Laughter. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1994.
  • Gregory, J. C. The Nature of Laughter. New York, NY: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1924.
  • Greig, J. Y. T. The Psychology of Laughter and Comedy. New York, NY: Cooper Square, 1969.
  • Grimm, Reinhold, ed. Laughter Unlimited. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1991.
  • Gronnerod, J. S. “On the Meanings and Uses of Laughter in Research Interviews: Relationships between Interviewed Men and a Woman Interviewer.” Young 12.1 (21004): 31-49.
  • Gross, E. “Laughter and Symbolic Interaction.” Symbolic Interaction 2 (1979): 111-112.
  • Grotjahn, Martin. “Beyond Laughter: A Summing Up.” Comedy: Meaning and Form. Ed. Robert W. Corrigan, San Francisco, CA: Chandler, 1965, 270-276.
  • Grumet, Gerald W. “Laughter: Nature’s Epileptoid Catharsis.” Psychological Reports 65 (1989): 1059-1078.
  • Gruner, Charles R. “Audiences’ Response to Jokes in Speeches With and Without, Recorded Laughs.” Psychological Reports 73.1 (1993): 347-350.
  • Gruner, Charles R. The Game of Humor: A Comprehensive Theory of Why We Laugh. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 1997.
  • Gruner, Charles R. Understanding Laughter: The Workings of Wit and Humor. Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1978.
  • Gruner, Charles R., L. J. Pelletier, and M. A. Williams. “Evaluative Responses to Jokes in Informative Speech With and Without Laughter by an Audience: A Partial Replication.” Psychological Reports 74 (1994): 446.
  • Gurevich, Aaron. “Bakhtin and his Theory of Carnival.” A Cultural History of Humour: From Antiquity to the Present Day. Eds. Bremmer, Jan, and Herman Roodenburg. Cambridge, England: Polity Press, 1997, 54-60.
  • Gutwirth, Marcel. Laughing Matter: An Essay on the Comic. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1993.
  • Hageseth, G. A Laughing Place: The Art and Psychology of Positive Humor in Love and Adversity Fort Collins, CO: Berwick, 1988.
  • Halliwell, S. “Greek Laughter and the Problem of the Absurd.” Arion 13.2 (2005): 121-146.
  • Hanly, Sheila. Peek-A-Boo! 101 Ways to Make a Baby Smile. New York, NY: D. K. Publishers, 1988.
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  • Hayashi, T., O. Urayama, K. Kawai, K. Hayashi, S. Iwanaga, M. Ohta, T. Saito, and K. Murakami. “Laughter Regulates Gene Expression in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.” Psychother. Psychosom. 75.1 (2006): 62-65.
  • Hayworth, D. “Social Origin and Function of Laughter.” Psychological Review 35 (1928): 367-384.
  • Hennenlotter, A., U. Schroeder, P. Erhard, F. Castrop, B. Haslinger, D. Stoecker, K. W. Lange, and A. O. Caballos-Bauman. “A Common Neural Basis for Receptive and Expressive Communicatoin of Pleasant Facial Affect.” Neuroimage 26.2 (2005): 581-591.
  • Herth, K. “Laughter: A Nursing Treatment.” American Journal of Nursing 84 (1984): 991-992.
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  • Holland, Norman N. Laughing: A Psychology of Humor. Ithaca, NY: Cornell Univ Press, 1982.
  • Holme, Bryan. A Present of Laughter. NY: Viking, 1982.
  • Hong, W. “Learning through Laughter: The Use of Cartoons in Business Chinese.” Journal of Language for International Business 15.1 (2004): 100-116.
  • Humann, Ursula. “Der Witz als Waffe: Lachen and Humor in der Jüdischen Tradition.” Tribüne 126 (1993): 179-187.
  • Hudak, D., A. Dale, M. Hudak, and D. DeGood. “Effects of Humorous Stimuli and Sense of Humor on Discomfort.” Psychological Reports 69.3 (1991): 779-786.
  • Hutcheson, Francis. Reflections on Laughter. New York, NY: Garland, 1971.
  • Ishigami, S, A. Nakajima, M. Tanno, T. Matsuzaki, H. Suzuki, and S. Yoshino. “Effects of Mirthful Laughter on Growth Hormone, IGF-1 and Substance P in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.” Clin. Exp. Rheumatol. 23.5 (2005): 651-657.
  • Jefferson, Gail. “An Exercise in the Transcription and Analysis of Laughter.” Handbook of Discourse Analysis, Volume 3: Discourse and Dialogue. Ed. T. A. van Dijk. London, England: Academic Press, 1985, 25-34.
  • Jefferson, Gail. “On the Organization of Laughter in Talk about Troubles.” Structures of Social Action: Studies in Conversational Analysis. Eds. J. Atkinson and J. Heritage. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1984, 346-369.
  • Jefferson, Gail. “A Technique for Inviting Laughter and its Subsequent Acceptance/Declination.” Everyday Language: Studies in Ethnomethodology. Ed. G. Psathas. New York, NY: Irvington, 1979, 79-96.
  • Jenkins, Ron. Subversive Laughter: the Liberating Power of Comedy. New York, NY: Free Press, 1994.
  • Johnson, Helen. “Counteracting Performaitivity in Schools: The Case for Laughter as a Qualitative and Redemptive Indicator.” International Journal of Children’s Spirituality 10.1 (2005): 81-96.
  • Joubert, Laurent. Treatise on Laughter. Trans. Gregory David de Rocher. Birmingham, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1980.
  • Juni, Samuel, and Bernard Katz. “Self-Effacing Wit as a Response to Oppression: Dynamics in Ethnic Humor.” Journal of General Psychology Special Issue on Humor and Laughter Eds. Mahony, Diana L. and Louis G. Lippman.128.2 (2001): 117-119.
  • Kaplan, L. “Suspense, Para-Science and Laughter.” Sub-Stance 71-71 (1993): 306-314.
  • Karassev, Leonid V. Filosofia Smekha/Philosophy of Laughter. Moscow, Russia: R.G.G.U, 1996.
  • Kehl, D. G. “Varieties of Risible Experience: Grades of Laughter in Modern American Literature.” HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research 13.4 (2000): 279-395.
  • Kelly, K. “Laughter: A Hearty Har-Har.” US News and World Report (March 21, 2005): 138-155.
  • Killeen, M. “Clinical Clowning: Humor in Hospice Care.” American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care 8.3 (1991): 23-27.
  • Kimata, H. “Reduction of Allergic Responses in Atopic Infants by Mother’s Laughter.” European Journal of Clinical Investigation 34.9 (2004): 645-646.
  • Kotani, K. “Socio-Psychological Activities Associated with Laughter in Older Japanese Females.” Arch. Med. Res 37.1 (2006): 186-187.
  • Kraut, R. E., and R. E. Johnston. “Social and Emotional Messages of Smiling: An Ethological Approach.” Journal of Personality Social Psychology. 37 (1979): 1539-1553.
  • Kreitler, H., and S. Kreitler. “Dependence of Laughter on Cognitive Strategies.” Merrill-Palmer Quarterly 16 (April, 1970): 163-177.
  • Kuhn, C. C. “The Stages of Laughter.” Journal of Nursing Jocularity 4.2 (1994): 34-35.
  • Kuipers, Giselinde. “Where Was King Kong When We Needed Him?: Public Discourse, Digital Disaster Jokes, and the Functions of Laughter after 9/11.” Journal of American and Comparative Cultures 28.1 (2005): 70-84.
  • Kundera, Milan. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. New York, NY: Penguin, 1980.
  • Kushner, B. “Laughter as Materiel: The Mobilization of Comedy in Japan’s Fifteen-Year War.” International History Review 26.2 (21004): 300-330.
  • LaFrance, M. “Felt Versus Feigned Funniness: Issues in Smiling and Laughing.” Handbook of Humor Research I. Eds. P. G. McGhee, and J. H. Goldstein. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1983, 1-12.
  • Labott, S., and R. Martin. “The Stress-Moderating Effects of Weeping and Humor.” Journal of Human Stress 13.4 (1987): 159-164.
  • Lahue, Kalton C. World of Laughter. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1966.
  • Lally, Steven. “Laugh Your Stress Away.” Prevention. June, 1991: 50ff.
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