Psychology and humour – a personal perspective and a unifying theory

Over the winter of 2012/2013, I spent many of my Sundays laughing my way through an excellent stand up comedy course run by Logan Murry.

I wrote up a summary of my experience, and the British Psychological Society’s official magazine, The Psychologist, published my thoughts on humour and psychology in their April special edition all about humour.

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You can read my article here in their archive. I’d highly recommend the other articles on humour too.

Happy reading!

Rob

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About Rob Bailey

A research psychologist specialising in the assessment of personality. I also perform a mind-reading show under the stage name The 'Psychic' Psychologist. I have authored/co-authored five humour books. The views expressed here are my own; unless otherwise stated the views do not reflect those of my employer.
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One Response to Psychology and humour – a personal perspective and a unifying theory

  1. Emma Woods says:

    LMFAO thank you! I am about to embark on an Access course this September with a view to study Psychology as a mature student in 2014 and your blogs and articles have made me look forward to study all the more. I am guessing that as the course develops and I learn more about the science of Psychology and about myself I will make some kind of decision about which field of research I want to pursue. On recently reading another Psychologists profile and now your articles I am already keen to look at the effect of using humour in counselling/therapy and psycho analysis. I’m sure it’s been done but hasn’t everything? Thanks again, Emma

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