The Palgrave Handbook of Humour Research

Editors: Vanderheiden, Elisabeth, Mayer, Claude-Hélène (Eds.)

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  • Investigates humour in social, cultural, political, and psychological contexts
  • Points towards new directions in humor research
  • Presents global humour research
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About this book

This Handbook provides new perspectives on humour from transdisciplinary perspectives. It focuses on humour as a resource from different socio-cultural and psychological viewpoints and brings together authors from different cultures, social contexts and countries.
The book will enable researchers and practitioners alike to unlock new research findings which give new directions for contemporary and future humour research. By employing transdisciplinary and transcultural perspectives, the volume further discusses humour in regard to different cultural and political contexts, humour over the lifespan, in therapy and counselling, in pedagogical settings, in medicine and the workspace. The contributions also highlight the connections between humour and the COVID-19 pandemic and promise new inspiring insights. Researchers, practitioners and students in the fields of industrial and organisational psychology, positive psychology, organisational studies, future studies, health and occupational science and therapy, emotion sciences, management, leadership and human resource management will find the contributions highly topical, insightful and applicable to practice. 

About the authors

Elisabeth Vanderheiden is a pedagogue, theologian, intercultural mediator. She is the CEO of the Global Institute for Transcultural Research and the President of Catholic Adult Education in Germany. Her publishing activities focus on pedagogy, in particular on the further education of teachers and trainers in adult education, vocational and civic education, but also on the challenges of digitalisation.
 
Claude-Hélène Mayer (Dr. habil., PhD, PhD) is Professor in I/O Psychology at the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa; Adjunct Professor at the Europa Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany and Senior Research Associate at the Department of Management at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)
  • Editorial: The Handbook of Humour Research—Psychological, Cultural and Social Perspectives

    Pages 1-12

    Vanderheiden, Elisabeth (et al.)

  • Predicting Self-Esteem Using Humor Styles: A Cross-Cultural Study

    Pages 15-39

    Schermer, Julie Aitken (et al.)

  • The Use of Humour to Deal with Uncomfortable Moments in Interaction: A Cross-Cultural Approach

    Pages 41-66

    Mullan, Kerry (et al.)

  • Humour as a Strategy to Talk About and Challenge Dominant Discourses of Social Integration: A Case Study of Adolescent German Turkish Descendants in Germany

    Pages 67-87

    Kakalic, Yesim (et al.)

  • The Position of Humour in Social Crises: When and What Does Turkish Society Laugh at?

    Pages 89-111

    Sezgin, Ayşe Aslı (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Humour Research
Editors
  • Elisabeth Vanderheiden
  • Claude-Hélène Mayer
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-78280-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-78280-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-78279-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 517
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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