Laughter Literature Review

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1. Behavioral Ecology

1.1. Mandler, G. (1948) Mind and Body: Psychology of Emotion and Stress. W W Norton & Co Inc

1.2. Fridlund, A. J. (1997). The new ethology of human facial expressions. In J. A. Russell & J. M. Fernandez-Dols (Eds.), The psychology of facial expression. (pp. 103-129). London: Cambridge University Press.

1.3. Kraut R. E., Johnston, R. E. (1979). Social and Emotional Messages of Smiling: An Ethological Approach. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 37, 1539-1553.

2. Social Contagion Theory

2.1. Christakis, N. a, & Fowler, J. H. (2013). Social contagion theory: examining dynamic social networks and human behavior. Statistics in medicine, 32(4), 556–77. doi:10.1002/sim.5408

2.2. Chapman, A. J. & Chapman W. (1974). Responsiveness to humor: its dependency upon a companion's humorous smiling and laughter. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 88(2), 245-252. doi: 10.1080/00223980.1974.9915735

2.3. Freedman, J. L., & Perlick, D. (1979). Crowding, contagion, and laughter. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 15(3), 295-303. doi: 10.1016/0022-1031(79)90040-4

2.4. Nosanchuk, T.A., Lightstone, J. (1974). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 29(1), 153-156. doi: 10.1037/h0035737

2.5. Ugander, J., Backstrom, L., Marlow, C., & Kleinberg, J. (2012). Structural diversity in social contagion. PNAS Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(16), 5962-5966. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1116502109

2.6. Provine, R. R. (1992). Contagious laughter: Laughter is a sufficient stimulus for laughs and smiles. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society; 30(1), 1-4.

2.7. A little bit of history on social contagion

3. Sociality and Emotionality

3.1. Jakobs, E., Manstead, A. S. R., &Fischer, A. H. (1996). Social context and the experience of emotion. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 20(2), 123-142. doi: 10.1007/BF02253073

4. Origin of Laughter

4.1. McComas, H. C. (1923). The Origin of Laughter. Psychological Review, 30(1), 45-55. doi:10.1037/h0073921

4.2. Ross, M. D., Owren, M. J., Zimmermann, E. (2009). Reconstructing the Evolution of Laughter in Great Apes and Humans. Current Biology, 19, 1106-1111

4.3. Hayworth, D. D. (1928). The social origin and function of laughter. Psychological Review, 35(5), 367-384. doi:10.1037/h0073133

5. Holy Grail of Knowledge on Laughter

5.1. Gervais, M., Wilson, D. S. (2005). The Evolution and Functions of Laughter and Humor: A Synthetic Approach. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 80, 395-430.


7. Anatomy of Laughter

7.1. Taber, K. H., Redden, M., Hurley, A. R., (2007). Functional Anatomy of Humor: Positive Affect and Chronic Mental Illness. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 19.

8. Visual Laughter vs. Auditory Laughter

8.1. I could only find the abstract but it gave me more ideas.