Humor pp 109-125 | Cite as

Humor as a Coping Strategy

  • Herbert M. Lefcourt
Part of the The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)


If humor among humans does in fact does serve a function that approximates what the laid-back social approach does for baboons, then we should be able to observe a relationship between humor and how humans deal with stress in their everyday lives. In turn, we should find that humor has effects on our health and well-being.


Coping Strategy Positive Affect Mood Disturbance Stress Moderator Milk Cheese 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert M. Lefcourt
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  1. 1.University of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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