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The humor code : a global search for what makes things funny / Peter McGraw, PhD and Joel Warner.

McGraw, Peter. (Author). Warner, Joel, 1978- (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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  • ISBN: 9781451665413 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1451665415 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781451665420 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1451665423 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xv, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-226) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Colorado : set-up -- Los Angeles : who is funny? -- New York : how do you make funny? -- Tanzania : why do we laugh? -- Japan : when is comedy lost in translation? -- Scandinavia : does humor have a dark side? -- Palestine : can you find humor where you least expect it? -- The Amazon : is laughter the best medicine? -- Montreal : punch line -- Acknowledgements -- Notes.
Summary, etc.:
Part road-trip comedy and part social science experiment, a scientist and a journalist travel the globe to discover the secret behind what makes things funny, questioning countless experts, including Louis C.K., along the way.
Subject: Wit and humor > Psychological aspects.