Sense of Humor and Physiological Stress Responses
If humor can effectively reduce the magnitude of negative emotional responses that originate with uncontrollable stressful experiences, then its impact may be directly evident in reduced sympathetic nervous system and adrenal activity and, indirectly, in the disinhibition of immune system responsivity. In this chapter we will examine what evidence there is of that connection between humor and stress-related physiological responses.
KeywordsCortisol Norepinephrine Epinephrine Prolactin Rine
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