As part of my Humor Code project, I am headed to Los Angeles to examine comedy on stage… Here is a glimpse of some
Month: November 2011
With Joel Warner (Cross posted on The Humor Code’s Psychology Today blog) With the holidays upon us, we’re taking a break from deconstructing what makes
In a previous post, I suggested that a joke can be deemed “too late” (as opposed to “too soon”) if a lot of time has
With Joel Warner (Cross posted on The Humor Code’s Psychology Today blog) Some of civilization’s great thinkers pondered the meaning of humor long and hard.
Power (or a lack thereof) has pervasive effects on human behavior and thought. We know, for example, that in contrast to the powerless, the powerful