can help take the edge off of feedback, but it can also make students feel belittled and ashamed if they think they're being made the butt of a joke.
A comparison of humour
styles, coping humour
, and mental health between Chinese and Canadian university students.
The radio jockeys -- one of whom, it now appears, has serious personality issues -- have been excoriated in the social media for their murderous sense of humour
and playfulness are available to all of us, for our whole lives.
is the most suitable and innocent option for this purpose.
The introductory chapter by Jocelyn Chey, "Youmo and the Chinese Sense of Humour
," provides a nuanced and comprehensive overview of the history of humor in China based on the chapters in the book; it begins with the physicality of laughter in Traditional Chinese Medicine, then moves through Confucian and Daoist concepts of humor, the biographies of huaji "court jesters" found in the standard histories, the use of wit in persuasions made by scholar-officials at court, humorous anecdotes culled from Chinese collectanea, and the importance of the Shishuo xinyu (A new account of tales of the world) in showing how humor was used to negotiate relationships between elites.
The concept of humour
has a long history within psychology (e.
Surviving in a man's world with a sense of humour
: An analysis of women leaders' use of humour
For example, the use of humour
in a stressful situation is considered to be a positive, adaptive, and both emotion-focused and problem-focused coping strategy (Lefcourt, et al.
to Make Natural Language Interfaces More Friendly.
The winner of the 2007 Humour
in Business Awards was Queenstown company Canyon Swing.
in counselling mentally retarded clients: a preliminary study.