Past research has focused on the important role humor plays in interpersonal relationships; however, researchers have also identified intrapersonal applications of humor, showing that people often use humor to alleviate negative affect, and that humor has generally been found to beneficially influence mental health. The purpose of this study is to examine whether humor-based coping can be utilized as an intrapersonal tool to aid or facilitate creative thinking and problem solving when faced with a distressing situation.
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- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2019Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 35-37)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Psychology