Research Paper On Humor

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  • Workplace and Humor

    A 9 page paper. The premise that humor and fun make a more productive workplace and a more motivated workforce seems logical. Many agree with the premise and the few studies that have been conducted support this premise. But, for as much as is written about humor and work, little empirical evidence exists. This paper discusses the benefits of humor, the use of humor as a management tool and the problems managers need to be aware of, such as sexual harassment. The writer also reports how male and female managers are perceived by subordinates in terms of the use of positive and negative humor. The writer also comments on the possible underlying hostility expressed in humor. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Humor and Psychology

    An 8 page research paper that investigates the nature of humor and laughter. The writer looks at the sociological functions that humor performs in human society by reviewing the literature on this topic, looking at both past and present studies and theories regarding how humor is integrated into society at the family, work and social level. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Humor, Sexuality and Aging

    This 3 page paper uses two jokes about aging and sexuality to discuss society’s view of these issues, and how humor is used to express that view. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Slapstick Masters Woody Allen and Charles Chaplin

    A 5 page research paper that examines the work of Charles Chaplin and Woody Allen, specifically, Chaplin's 'Modern Times' and Allen's 'Sleeper' as ideal representations of the art of slapstick comedy. Emphasizing the use of visual gags in both films, the writer argues that Allen's film is a tribute to the humor of the silent era.

  • A History of Temperament Theories

    This 10 page paper provides a historical report of theories about temperament. The history begins about 2,500 years ago when the four humors were proposed, a theory that was continued to be popular in the Middle Ages and even later. Philosophies and scientific advancements changed the theme somewhat but there continued to be four dimensions of temperament. Even Keirsey proposed four dimensions of temperament. It was in 1990 when five dimensions of temperament were proposed by McCrae and Costa, Jr. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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