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ISBN 13: 9780898590739
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Read and Download Seymour Fisher book Pretend the World Is Funny and Forever in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPretend the World Is Funny and Forever. This book was released on 1981 with total page 252 pages. Book excerpt: First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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ISBN 13: 0330526057
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Read and Download Richard Wiseman book Quirkology in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TQuirkology. This book was released on 2011-03-04 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: Ever wondered why bad musicians always win the Eurovision Song Contest, or how incompetent politicians get elected? You need some Quirkology in your life. While other scientists beaver away on obvious problems, Richard Wiseman has been busy uncovering the secret ingredients of charisma, exploring how our personalities are shaped by when we are born and examining why people usually miss the obvious signs of their partner's infidelity. Using scientific methods to investigate offbeat topics that interest the general public as well as the scientific community, Quirkology brings a new understanding to the backwaters of the human mind and takes us to places where mainstream scientists fear to tread. Comparable to Freakonomics, but British, far more populist, and a lot funnier. Findings include: How does your surname influence your life? What does the way you walk reveal about your personality? Why should women have men write their personal ads? What is the funniest joke in the world?

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13: 311085774X
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ISBN 13: 1317071972
Total Pages : 150 pages
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Read and Download Rick Bowers book Radical Comedy in Early Modern England in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRadical Comedy in Early Modern England. This book was released on 2016-04-08 with total page 150 pages. Book excerpt: Drawing on the generic and mythic strength of comedy and the theories of Bakhtin, Bergson, and Hobbes, this book identifies the radical nature of early modern English comedy. The satirical comedic actions that shape the "Shepherds' Play," Thomas Dekker's pamphlets, and the comic dramas of Marston, Middleton, and Jonson are all driven, Bowers points out, by an ability to criticize authority, assert plebeian culture, and insist on the complexity and innovation of human discourse. The texts examined (including The Jew of Malta, Metamorphosis of Ajax, Antonio and Mellida, Bartholomew Fair, The Alchemist, and A Chaste Maid in Cheapside) simultaneously create and employ standard comedic elements. Farce, absurdity, excess, over-the-top characters, unremitting irony, black humor, toilet humor, and tricksters of all types - such features and more combine to satirize medical, religious, and political authority and to implement necessary social change. Written with a narrative ease, Radical Comedy in Early Modern England shows how comic interventions both describe and reconfigure prevalent authority in its own time while arguing that, through early modern comedy, one can observe the changes in social behavior and understandings characteristic of the Renaissance.

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Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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ISBN 13: 077356232X
Total Pages : 176 pages
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Read and Download Robert A. Stebbins book Laugh-Makers in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLaugh-Makers. This book was released on 1990-02-01 with total page 176 pages. Book excerpt: Stebbins begins with a history of stand-up comedy, giving vital background about the industry as it emerged and flourished in the United States and subsequently developed into a popular form of entertainment in Canada. He deals with the nature of comic performance in comedy rooms - cabarets designed specifically for stand-up comedy - and examines the career of the comic: how people become interested in comedy, how they progress as amateurs, how they survive on the road and how, sometimes, they become headliners and later writers for film and television. He also discusses the business of comedy: booking agents, comedy chains such as Yuk-Yuk's, room managers, and the comics themselves as entrepreneurs. As the first comprehensive study of a growing phenomenon, The Laugh-Makers will interest sociologists of humour and sociologists of occupations and will contribute to our understanding of Canadian popular culture.

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Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN 13: 0465080804
Total Pages : 288 pages
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Read and Download Scott Weems book Ha! in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THa!. This book was released on 2014-03-04 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: An entertaining tour of the science of humor and laughter Humor, like pornography, is famously difficult to define. We know it when we see it, but is there a way to figure out what we really find funny -- and why? In this fascinating investigation into the science of humor and laughter, cognitive neuroscientist Scott Weems uncovers what's happening in our heads when we giggle, guffaw, or double over with laughter. While we typically think of humor in terms of jokes or comic timing, in Ha! Weems proposes a provocative new model. Humor arises from inner conflict in the brain, he argues, and is part of a larger desire to comprehend a complex world. Showing that the delight that comes with "getting" a punchline is closely related to the joy that accompanies the insight to solve a difficult problem, Weems explores why surprise is such an important element in humor, why computers are terrible at recognizing what's funny, and why it takes so long for a tragedy to become acceptable comedic fodder. From the role of insult jokes to the benefit of laughing for our immune system, Ha! reveals why humor is so idiosyncratic, and why how-to books alone will never help us become funnier people. Packed with the latest research, illuminating anecdotes, and even a few jokes, Ha! lifts the curtain on this most human of qualities. From the origins of humor in our brains to its life on the standup comedy circuit, this book offers a delightful tour of why humor is so important to our daily lives.

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ISBN 13: 0786724927
Total Pages : 384 pages
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Read and Download Lawrence J. Epstein book The Haunted Smile in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Haunted Smile. This book was released on 2008-08-05 with total page 384 pages. Book excerpt: Lawrence Epstein's The Haunted Smile tackles a subject both poignant and delightful: the story of Jewish comedians in America. For the past century and more, American comedy has drawn its strength and soul from the comic genius of Jewish performers and writers. An incomplete listing of names makes the point: The Marx Brothers, Jack Benny, Fanny Brice, George Burns, Milton Berle, Jackie Mason, Joan Rivers, Rodney Dangerfield, Mel Brooks, Alan King, Mort Sahl, Buddy Hackett, Woody Allen, Lenny Bruce, Andy Kaufman, Richard Belzer, Jerry Seinfeld. These men and women, among others, form the canon of Jewish-American comedy. In the words of the Detroit Jewish News, The Haunted Smile "offers us a deep and subtle understanding of how Jewish culture and American openness gave birth to a new style of entertainment." Often the best way to illuminate a point is to recount some of these comedians' own brilliant routines, and Epstein uses the comedian's work to great effect, making for a book that is both a thoughtful work of history and a great deal of fun.

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 113427808X
Total Pages : 216 pages
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Read and Download David Cohen book The Development Of Play in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Development Of Play. This book was released on 2007-01-24 with total page 216 pages. Book excerpt: Why do children play? What can children learn from playing? What have psychologists learned from 150 years of studying play – usually a bit too seriously? The Development of Play explores the central role of play in childhood development. David Cohen examines how children play with objects, with language, and most importantly with each other and their parents. He explains how play enables children to learn how to move, think, speak and imagine, as well as to develop emotionally and socially. Incorporating much of the recent research in this area, including that of John Flavell, Henry Wellman and others, The Development of Play shows how play encourages children to grasp the difference between appearance and reality. This new edition updates and builds on the previous two editions, to include new research on pretending and the theory of mind, autism and how parents can play creatively with their children. Play therapy, the history of play and how play is dealt with in the media are also covered. The book addresses the often ignored subject of adult games and why adults sometimes find it difficult to play. The Development of Play offers a fascinating review of the importance of play in all our lives.

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Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN 13: 0814714293
Total Pages : 224 pages
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Read and Download David Cohen book The Development of Play in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Development of Play. This book was released on 1989-06-01 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: Why do children play and why do they stop playing? David Cohen's book answers these questions in light of recent research. Psychologists argue that children play to learn how to move, how to speak, how to think, how to cope emotionally, how to be imaginative, and how to interact with other people. David Cohen suggests that we need to look at the origins of play in the family, and excamine how children play with objects, language, and with each other and their parents. "An excellent critical appraisal of research on play. Cohen offers a refreshing open perspective, although he acknowledges that we seem to need a serious reason for play in order to justify studying it....Very readable and entertaining." —Choice

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ISBN 13: 1135934444
Total Pages : 162 pages
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Read and Download Suzanne Lavin book Women and Comedy in Solo Performance in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWomen and Comedy in Solo Performance. This book was released on 2004-08-02 with total page 162 pages. Book excerpt: This work examines the dramatic changes in America women's comedy performance in the years 1955-1995.The study focuses on the standup of Phyllis Diller and Roseanne andon the character comedy of Lily Tomlin. As the historical arc of women's comedy unfolds, it outlines a change from the traditional vaudevillian style of standup, as represented by Diller (50s-70s), to a more satiric comedy represented by Tomlin (60s-80s) and Roseanne (80s-90s).

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Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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ISBN 13: 9780618773442
Total Pages : 350 pages
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Read and Download Joshua Wolf Shenk book Lincoln's Melancholy in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLincoln's Melancholy. This book was released on 2005 with total page 350 pages. Book excerpt: A reassessment of the life of Abraham Lincoln argues that America's sixteenth president suffered from depression and explains how Lincoln used the coping strategies he had developed to face the crises of the Civil War and personal tragedy.

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Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN 13: 9780791400227
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Read and Download Paul Lewis book Comic Effects in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TComic Effects. This book was released on 1989-01-01 with total page 179 pages. Book excerpt: Lewis draws on both humor theories and research, arguing for the development of interdisciplinary methodologies in the study of literary humor. He demonstrates that the sociologist of humor and the comic playwright approach the same subject--humor in and between groups--with different tools, that writers of Bildungsromane and developmental psychologists share a common interest in the role of humor in maturation, and that the monsters that haunt the psyches of professional comedians can be useful in understanding the odd minglings of humor and fear in Gothic fiction. His treatment of writers who differ widely in their use of humor suggests that the complexity and diversity of humor make it a richly variable determinant of character, genre, and writer.

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ISBN 13: 1623368626
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Read and Download Lewis Howes book The Mask of Masculinity in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Mask of Masculinity. This book was released on 2017-10-31 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: A USA Today Bestseller! Standing between you and the man you CAN be is one thing: The Mask of Masculinity. Lewis Howes grew up as an athlete. He was a two-sport All-American, played almost every sport in high school, and went on to play football professionally. Howes then transferred his competitive nature from sports to business, building his podcast, “The School of Greatness,” into a global phenomenon and becoming successful beyond his wildest dreams. But his whole identity was built on misguided beliefs aboutwhat “masculinity” was: dangerous, false ideas learned from teammates and coaches in locker rooms and stereotypes in the media. Like so many men, Howes grew up to be angry, frustrated, and always chasing something that was never enough. At 30 years old, outwardly thriving but unfulfilled inside, Howes began a personal journey to find inner peace and to uncover the many masks that men—young and old—wear: by asking for advice from some of the world’s best psychologists, doctors, and household names like Tony Robbins, Alanis Morissette, and Ray Lewis. That journey created this book—a must read for every man, and for every woman who loves a man. In The Mask of Masculinity, Howes exposes the ultimate emptiness of the Material Mask, the man who chases wealth above all things; the cowering vulnerability that hides behind the Joker and Stoic Masks of men who never show real emotion; and the destructiveness of the Invincible and Aggressive Masks worn by men who take insane risks or can never back down from a fight. He teaches men how to break through the walls that hold them back and shows women how they can better understand the men in their lives. It’s not easy, but if you want to love, be loved, and live a great life, then it’s an odyssey of self-discovery that all modern men must make.

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ISBN 13: 1135644152
Total Pages : 544 pages
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Read and Download Stephen F. Davis book The Teaching of Psychology in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Teaching of Psychology. This book was released on 2013-03-07 with total page 544 pages. Book excerpt: The Teaching of Psychology is centered around the masterful work of two champions of the teaching of psychology, Wilbert J. McKeachie and Charles L. Brewer, in order to recognize their seminal contributions to the teaching of the discipline. The book's main goal is to provide comprehensive coverage and analysis of the basic philosophies, current issues, and the basic skills related to effective teaching in psychology. It transcends the typical "nuts and bolts" type books and includes such topics as teaching at small colleges versus a major university, teaching and course portfolios, the scholarship of teaching, what to expect early in a teaching career, and lifelong learning. The Teaching of Psychology also features: Biographies of Bill McKeachie and Charles L. Brewer Fourteen chapters written by leading authorities in the teaching of psychology, which provide overviews of the latest psychological research and theories in effective college and university teaching. These chapters cover lecturing, classroom presence, using humor in teaching, pedagogy, advising, teaching critical thinking, writing, and technology, and training graduate students to teach Useful advice to new teachers and seasoned veterans, including qualities of master teachers, understanding the many facets of working within the academy, and teaching with technology Insights into teaching specific courses within the psychology curriculum, including the history of psychology, biological psychology, statistics and research methods, learning, social psychology, personality, psychology of women, cross-cultural psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, psychology of religion, and environmental psychology A closing section containing Bill McKeachie's and Charles L. Brewer's perspectives into the teaching of psychology and its history, highlights, and future. This book is intended for academic psychologists who teach and/or train graduate assistants to teach at the college and university level. All royalities from this book will be donated to the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association), which each year sponsors many activities across the country to promote the teaching of psychology.

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ISBN 13: 0198871716
Total Pages : 1120 pages
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Read and Download Manuel Vargas book The Oxford Handbook of Moral Psychology in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Oxford Handbook of Moral Psychology. This book was released on 2022 with total page 1120 pages. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of Moral Psychology is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art overview of moral psychology. The 50 chapters, written by leading figures in both philosophy and psychology, cover many of the most important topics in the field and form the definitive survey of contemporary moral psychology.

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Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN 13: 9780801427831
Total Pages : 211 pages
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Read and Download Marcel Gutwirth book Laughing Matter in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLaughing Matter. This book was released on 1993 with total page 211 pages. Book excerpt: With the help of theorists in such fields as psychology, anthropology, physiology, sociology, and folklore as well as literary criticism, Gutwirth perceives that writers across history have attempted to explain laughter in one of three ways - focusing on its social or political function, its emotional rationale, or its intellectual dimension. Offering an array of readings of comic texts and incidents, he constructs a general model of laughter which takes into account its causes, immediate effects, and long-range influence on human affairs. In conclusion, he looks at the unique nature of comic wisdom, particularly as reflected in works by Santayana, Cervantes, and Beckett.