How to laugh

From Crossing the Sacred Sea [Cruzando el mar sagrado] by Nathan A. Strait

  1. (2017) Laughter as a neurochemical mechanism aimed at reinforcing social bonds: integrating evidence from opioidergic activity and brain stimulation [p] [d]
  2. (2017) Something to laugh about: humor as a characteristic of effective therapists [i] [d]
  3. (2017) Social laughter triggers endogenous opioid release in humans [p] [d]
  4. (2017) Reduced laughter contagion in boys at risk for psychopathy [p] [d]
  5. (2016) Humor, law, and jurisprudence: on Deleuze's political philosophy [d]
  6. (2016) The use of humor in family therapy: rationale and applications [d]
  7. (2016) Acting comedy [i]
  8. (2015) The healing power of laughter: the applicability of humor as a psychotherapy technique with depressed and anxious older adults [d]
  9. (2015) Humor and healing in college counseling [d]
  10. (2015) What's so funny about arguing with God?: a case for playful argumentation from Jewish literature [d]
  11. (2014) Kids are weird: and other observations from parenthood [i]
  12. (2014) Is satire saving our nation?: mockery and American politics [i] [d]
  13. (2014) The character strengths of class clowns [p] [d]
  14. (2013) Comic genius: portraits of funny people [i]
  15. (2013) Integrating humor into psychotherapy: research, theory, and the necessary conditions for the presence of therapeutic humor in helping relationships [d]
  16. (2012) The Dude and the Zen master [i]
  17. (2012) Social laughter is correlated with an elevated pain threshold [d]
  18. (2012) A meta-analysis of positive humor in the workplace [d]
  19. (2012) An initial study on how families deal with ridicule and being laughed at: parenting styles and parent–child relations with respect to gelotophobia, gelotophilia, and katagelasticism [d]
  20. (2011) Promoting emotional well-being through the use of humour [d]
  21. (2011) Is it something I said?: sense of humor and partner embarrassment [d]
  22. (2011) Potential health benefits of simulated laughter: a narrative review of the literature and recommendations for future research [d]
  23. (2011) Joking culture: the role of repeated humorous interactions on group processes during challenge course experiences [d]
  24. (2011) Empowering leadership and the influence of a humorous work climate on service employees' creativity and innovative behaviour in frontline service jobs [d]
  25. (2010) Prejudice-relevant correlates of humor temperaments and humor styles [d]
  26. (2010) Personality impressions associated with four distinct humor styles [d]
  27. (2010) Workplace humor and organizational creativity [d]
  28. (2010) Insufficient emotion: soul-searching by a former indicter of strong emotions [d]
  29. (2010) Self-conscious emotions and ridicule: shameful gelotophobes and guilt free katagelasticists [d]
  30. (2010) Seriously laughing: on paradoxes of absurdity among Matsigenka people [d]
  31. (2009) Humorous assaults on patriarchal ideology [d]
  32. (2009) The role of humor in transforming stressful life events [i] [d]
  33. (2009) Humor styles as mediators between self-evaluative standards and psychological well-being [d]
  34. (2009) The funny thing about mediation: a rationale for the use of humor in mediation [u]
  35. (2009) Serious play: modern clown performance [i]
  36. (2009) Humor as a character strength among the elderly: empirical findings on age-related changes and its contribution to satisfaction with life [d]
  37. (2008) How to draw stupid and other essentials of cartooning [i]
  38. (2008) Humor in the advertising business: theory, practice, and wit [i]
  39. (2008) What is debate for?: the rationality of Tibetan debates and the role of humor [d]
  40. (2008) Assessing students' perceptions of inappropriate and appropriate teacher humor [d]
  41. (2008) The levity effect: why it pays to lighten up [i]
  42. (2008) Contact with nature, sense of humor, and psychological well-being [d]
  43. (2008) The life threatened child and the life enhancing clown: towards a model of therapeutic clowning [d]
  44. (2008) Tim & Tom: an American comedy in black and white [i]
  45. (2008) Humor and group effectiveness [d]
  46. (2008) Protestival: global days of action and carnivalized politics in the present [d]
  47. (2008) A behavioral genetic investigation of humor styles and their correlations with the Big-5 personality dimensions [d]
  48. (2007) Funny students cope better: patterns of humor enactment and coping effectiveness [d]
  49. (2007) The importance of not being earnest: the feeling behind laughter and humor [i]
  50. (2007) The judicious use and management of humor in the workplace [d]
  51. (2006) Responding to patient-initiated humor: guidelines for practice [p]
  52. (2006) The function of humor in relation to affects: a longitudinal case study [d]
  53. (2006) The use of humor in the workplace [d]
  54. (2006) Sense of humor, emotional intelligence, and social competence [d]
  55. (2005) Humor in hospice care: who, where, and how much? [d]
  56. (2005) Who ordered this truckload of dung?: inspiring stories for welcoming life's difficulties [i]
  57. (2005) 101 healing stories for kids and teens: using metaphors in therapy [i]
  58. (2005) Laughing it up: Native American humor as spiritual tradition [d]
  59. (2005) Punchlines: the case for racial, ethnic, and gender humor [i]
  60. (2005) The use of joyfulness as a community organizing strategy [d]
  61. (2004) Humor and laughter in palliative care: an ethnographic investigation [d]
  62. (2004) Secrets of connecting leadership and learning with humor [i]
  63. (2004) Making war with love: the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army [d]
  64. (2004) On laughter and silence: not-so-strange bedfellows [i]
  65. (2003) Cartoons as information [d]
  66. (2003) Humor in children's lives: a guidebook for practitioners [i]
  67. (2002) Pro choices: the right to laugh [i]
  68. (2002) Improvise this!: how to think on your feet so you don't fall on your face [i]
  69. (2002) The comic vision of Anishinaabe culture and religion [d]
  70. (2001/2007) Zen is right here: teaching stories and anecdotes of Shunryū Suzuki [or: To shine one corner of the world: moments with Shunryū Suzuki: stories of a Zen master told by his students] [i]
  71. (2001) Humor in therapy: the case for training therapists in its uses and risks [p] [d]
  72. (2001) Ethnic diversity and the use of humor in counseling: appropriate or inappropriate? [d]
  73. (2001) Humor and wellness in clinical intervention [i]
  74. (2000) The big book of stress-relief games: quick, fun activities for feeling better at work [i]
  75. (2000) Humor: the psychology of living buoyantly [i] [d]
  76. (2000) Humor as a double-edged sword: four functions of humor in communication [d]
  77. (2000) The therapeutic use of humor [p]
  78. (2000) The efficacy of laughter: the ludic side of magic within Amazonian sociality [i]
  79. (2000) The big book of humorous training games [i]
  80. (1998) When healing is more than simply clowning around [d]
  81. (1998) The sense of humor: explorations of a personality characteristic [i] [d]
  82. (1997/1999) Hands on a hard body: the documentary [o]
  83. (1997) Do not go naked into your next presentation: nifty little nuggets to quiet the nerves and please the crowd [i]
  84. (1997) Humour in Pāli literature and other essays [i]
  85. (1997) Humor in art: a celebration of visual wit [i]
  86. (1994) Mechanisms of defense: development and research perspectives [p]
  87. (1994) Clowns of the Hopi: tradition keepers and delight makers [i]
  88. (1993/1998) Gesundheit!: bringing good health to you, the medical system, and society through physician service, complementary therapies, humor, and joy [i]
  89. (1991) Clinical clowning: humor in hospice care [d]
  90. (1988) The serious business of humor in therapy [d]
  91. (1987/1998) How to be funny: discovering the comic you [i]
  92. (1986) Humor and life stress: antidote to adversity [i]
  93. (1985) Humor as a therapeutic tool: another way to experiment with experience [i]
  94. (1974/1989) The laughing Buddha: Zen and the comic spirit [i]
  95. (1974/1989) Laughing at the buddhas and abusing the patriarchs [i]
  96. (1973/2004) Nomadic thought [i]
  97. (1973) The book of highs: 250 ways to alter consciousness without drugs [i]
  98. (1958/2001) Pure happiness [i]
  99. (1945/1992) Reply to Jean-Paul Sartre (defense of Inner experience) [i]
  100. (1944/1988) Guilty [i]
  101. (1943/2013) The craft of comedy: the 21st century edition [i]

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14th edition, last updated: 6 September 2018
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