The delineation and interrelationship of two variables contributing to the mirth response

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dc.contributor.advisor Goldstone, Gerald en_US Daddiego, Anthony F., 1947- en_US 2011-06-03T19:30:51Z 2011-06-03T19:30:51Z 1972 en_US 1972
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1972 .D33 en_US
dc.description.abstract Theoretical frameworks were presented in order that variables contributing to the mirth response could be established. These are labeled as cognitive-perceptual, drive-reduction, and psychoanalytic. Nine hypotheses were formulated in order to determine which theory the data would support and what (if any) interrelationship exists between these theories. Ninety male undergraduate volunteer subjects rated cartoons (adapted from the Mirth Response Test) which were sexual or neutral in content during either arousal or non-arousal conditions. An analysis of variance was carried out. Support was uncovered for the three theoretical frameworks. A further analysis suggested that cognitive-perceptual factors take precedence over drive-reduction and psychoanalytic factors. A multi-variate approach to future humor studies is recommended.
dc.format.extent iii, 43 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Wit and humor. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Perception -- Testing. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social psychology. en_US
dc.title The delineation and interrelationship of two variables contributing to the mirth response en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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