Humor in Infants, 1st ed. 2016
Developmental and Psychological Perspectives
SpringerBriefs in Child Development Series
Authors: Mireault Gina C., Reddy VasudeviLanguage: Anglais
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- Reviews theories and findings on humor and its critical role in social behavior.
- Analyzes the challenges of researching humor in infants and young children.
- Differentiates among concepts and contexts of humor and playfulness.
- Situates humor as a social-emotional as well as cognitive experience.
- Details current research on humor in atypically developing children.
- Examines the role of culture in humor.
Examines a cutting-edge body of research on humor perception and creation in infants
Reviews theories of the function and evolutionary underpinnings of verbal and nonverbal humor
Explores humor from cognitive and social-emotional perspectives
Discusses various elements of humor (e.g., laughter, playfulness, teasing, and clowning)
Examines humor in infants with atypical development to understand perception and experience