The Psychology of Humor

Aimee Reichmann-Decker – University of Denver

How does humor uniquely contribute to being human? To engage such a lofty question, this presentation will reveal a humor top ten list. Taking a psychological perspective, we will focus on the importance and benefits of humor, understanding what people consider funny, and how one's sense of humor changes throughout the lifespan. We will consider how humor and mirth can improve lives and lead to world peace. Additionally, attendees are approximately 9.713% funnier after this talk.