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Why We Laugh: A New Understanding presents a simple, yet universal theory to explain the human laugh response - for every individual, every laugh, and every context. This new conceptual model reveals the essential qualities that make some thing or event appear amusing. It explains why we spend so much time and energy soliciting the laughter of others; why we are attracted to those who inspire our own; and why the laugh response varies among individuals and cultures, as well as over the course of an individual's lifetime. The theory offers fresh insight into laughter's most probable evolutionary origin. And it answers difficult questions pertaining to the ridiculing humor of bullies, laughter's contagious quality, our sense of humor, and what laughter says about us - both as individuals and as a species.
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John Charles Simon is a biologist and currently a Research Coordinator in the University of Florida's Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. He has studied the ecology, movements, or communication behavior of over 150 species during his nearly 30-year career.
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Book Description Example Product Manufacturer, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110980195829