Using humour to connect locally and globally

Hi all! Some time ago, my workshop proposition got accepted for the annual SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research) congress in Tallinn, Estonia. The congress will last between 18th and 21st of September (my workshop will take place on the last day, Saturday, between 10:45-12.00). This year’s theme is “Global Reach, Local Touch” …

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A brief introduction to the benign violation theory of humor – guest post by Dr Peter McGraw

In this short post,  Dr Peter McGraw introduces his universal  theory of humor called the benign violation theory. The theory draws to a certain degree on the notion of  incongruity, present in other cognitive theories of humor appreciation. The post was originally published on the Humor Research Lab (HuRL) blog by Dr McGraw in September 2010. Both the theory and its author has …

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Laughing (with) leaders: different leadership styles, different humor outcomes

The organizational psychology of humor is one of my key interests in the field. This post opens a series of related texts discussing theories and research on how humor influences organizational outcomes, work satisfaction, leaders’ effectiveness, teamwork, and many, many more. So, dear readers, given that most of you experienced some form of humor at …

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5 Ways Humour Reduces Stress And Anxiety – guest article by Marcus Clarke

This guest-post was written by Marcus Clarke BSc, MSc from psysci.co.uk, a psychology and science blog that examines the latest research in mental health and explains how findings can impact and improve people’s lives. Lots of great posts at Marcus’ blog, so be sure to pay psysci a visit once done reading about the positive effects …

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