I have been asked to a give a talk at a law and well-being conference today. The title of the talk is: What Makes Things Funny? Implications for Morality, Good Manners and Well-Being A talk like this makes me think about my humor research in new ways. When people consider humor’s effect on well-being, their […]
Month: June 2013
Friend, Alf Lamont, took on the topic of Dad Humor in advance of Father’s Day. My family is a peculiar cycle of funny and unfunny. My dad is an intelligent, accomplished, caring, and otherwise excellent father, but he’s a miserable comic. His jokes have nearly rendered me blind from how far back my eyes roll, […]
Why do people write on bathroom walls?
Nick Haslam, professor at the University of Melbourne and author of Psychology in the Bathroom, answers the question: My favorite example of bathroom graffiti: Here I sit brokenhearted. Tried to sh*t, but only farted. Learn more about his book HERE.
How to begin your research paper
When I say “how to begin your research paper,” I mean, “this is how you should structure the first one to three paragraphs of your research paper.” Scholars, such as Daryl Bem, suggest taking an hour-glass approach to writing a research paper. Start with broad generalizations (e.g., “William James famously noted…”), winnow the literature down […]