Comic styles and their relation to the sense of humor, humor appreciation, acceptability of prejudice, humorous self-image and happiness

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The present study investigates the relationships of eight comic styles (fun, benevolent humor, nonsense, wit, irony, satire, sarcasm, and cynicism) with acceptability of prejudice (laughing at different groups and topics), humorous self-image (funniness and frequency of laughter), humor appreciation (funniness and aversiveness of cartoons with different structures and contents), and happiness. A representative Chilean adult sample (N=857, 60.8% women; age M=40.50, SD=17.28) was recruited in face-to-face interviews and online surveys. They completed self-reports of all variables as well as a humor appreciation test. Most of the comic styles related to finding the cartoons funnier. Furthermore, the darker styles were more strongly related to laughing at a variety of topics and groups. Also, happiness was positively related to fun and benevolent humor and negatively to cynicism. This study provides evidence of the criterion validity of the Comic Style Markers in Latin-American cultures and highlights differences between lighter and darker styles.

Idioma originalEnglish
PublicaciónHumor
DOI
EstadoPublished - 1 ene 2019

Huella dactilar

Happiness
Wit and Humor
happiness
humor
prejudice
self-image
Cartoons
cartoon
Laughter
Self Report
irony
satire
online survey
Interviews
Group
Prejudice
Sense of Humor
Acceptability
interview
evidence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Psychology(all)

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