In this paper, you will analyze the theories and discussions of humor from Rod M
In this paper, you will analyze the theories and discussions of humor from Rod Martin’s text, The Psychology of Humor.
Describe, in your own words, your understanding what we have studied in Rod Martin’s book, The Psychology of Humor. Describe at least one or two ways the theories and research in Martin’s book applies to everyday life (the workplace, relationships, education, social environments or other areas), and incorporate how the theories in John Morreall’s book, Comic Relief: A Complete Philosophy of Humor apply to and are seen in your example(s). The main theories from Morreall to consider are: Superiority, Incongruity, Relief and Relaxation.
It’s important to compare, contrast and integrate your writing in this paper. Do not simply itemize each type of theory, as you would a grocery list. Include more than one academic discipline in each paragraph wherever possible and demonstrate that you see how those disciplines, as well as the theories integrate or relate to each other. Make sure you provide a more thorough comparison of the theories
Important: Be sure the entire paper is your original work. Do not repeat course material verbatim or put it in quotes; describe your understanding of what we have learned in your own words. The paper is to have at least 3 or more full pages of your original writing, not counting a cover or abstract page (if used) or a reference page. The paper should not be fewer than three pages long, and should be double-spaced, in 12-point type (Times Roman is a good font to use), using APA guidelines. Textbooks
Title: Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor
Author: John Morreall
Title: The Psychology of Humor: AnIntegrative Approach (2007)
Author: Rod A. Martin
Publisher: Elsevier Academic Press