The Little Book Of Laughter

Author: Dave Keeling
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1781350434
Size: 52.74 MB
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There are physical, social and mental benefits that humour can bring to the learning environment - benefits such as creating openness, bravery, teamwork, imagination and creativity and, most of all, improving relationships between students and teachers. This book includes a brief history of laughter, gives you the rules of Funny and explains why having a laugh should be in your job description. Included are exercises to encourage laughter and techniques that will create an environment that is linked to encouraging and improving learning as well as a whole load of comical comments, quotes and, of course, gags.

Humor 101

Author: Mitch Earleywine, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826106094
Size: 14.18 MB
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"Humor is complex, and the author, Mitch Earleywine, does an exceptional job of covering the big bases of humor from a research perspective in a small space with a readable content. When I first picked up this book and began reading it, I was looking for depth. What I found was an overview and at the same time a very exciting way to provide an entrÈe into psychology-a vehicle for students to grab hold of topics central to psychology but studiedand researched in terms of modern themes, and particularly humor." --PsycCRITIQUES "I've just finished reading Humor 101 with great interest and admiration. The book combines psychological research and practicality beautifully and humorously." -- Bob Mankoff Cartoon Editor, The New Yorker Magazine "In lucid, cheerful prose, Earleywine offers up the impossible: an explanation of humor that is as thoughtful, fascinating, and entertaining as humor itself." Elisa Albert Author of ,The Book of Dahliaand How This Night is Different "Dr. Earleywine's witty insight on this topic will make you funny, happy, and wise. Mitch has that rare ability to clearly explain something that is mysterious as it is magical: the power of laughter. Read this book and laugh while you learn." Brett Siddell Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Personality "Dr. Earleywine has written the perfect guide to understanding humor. No one else has the unique combination of witty stage time, outstanding teaching expertise, and impressive scientific background. You'll love this book." Derrick Jackson Winner, Ultimate Laff-Down What makes something funny? How does humor impact health and psychological well-being? How can you incorporate humor into everyday life? A concise, reader-friendly introduction to an important but often underappreciated topic in modern psychology, Humor 101 explains the role of comedy, jokes, and wit in the sciences and discusses why they are so important to understand. Psychology professor Dr. Mitch Earleywine draws from his personal experiences in stand-up comedy to focus on how humor can regulate emotion, reduce anxiety and defuse tense situations, expose pretensions, build personal relationships, and much more. He irreverently debunks the pseudoscience on the topic of humor and leaves readers not only funnier, but better informed. The Psych 101 Series Short, reader-friendly introductions to cutting-edge topics in psychology. With key concepts, controversial topics, and fascinating accounts of up-to-the-minute research, The Psych 101 Series is a valuable resource for all students of psychology and anyone interested in the field.

What S So Funny

Author: Nancy A. Walker
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780842026888
Size: 70.90 MB
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Presents studies attempting to define and dissect American humor for students and scholars.

Humor In The Classroom

Author: Deborah J. Hill
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd
ISBN: 9780398054311
Size: 61.98 MB
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Using Humor To Maximize Living

Author: Mary Kay Morrison
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610484878
Size: 70.62 MB
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Humor gets very little respect! While references to the importance of having a sense of humor are liberally sprinkled throughout the popular media, and it is usually mentioned as one of the qualities of effective employees, it is rare to find purposeful humor practice. Humor is without a doubt the one quality that most of us agree is needed in life. However, it is rare to find serious applications on the benefits of applying humor in everyday life and in our world of work. When the federal government tried to incorporate humor into a staff development program of a federal agency, there was an outcry. It seems that humor was thought to be a waste of taxpayer money, and the program was axed. The purpose of Using Humor to Maximize Living is to affirm, sustain, and encourage people in the practice of humor not only as a personal tool to optimize a healthy life style, but also to maximize the benefits of humor in everyday life. Check out the research that includes a review on the use of humor to nurture creativity, to increase the capacity for memory retention, to support an optimal work environment, and to build safe communities that reflect the relational trust necessary for maximizing living. Author, Mary Kay Morrison teaches a 3 hour grad course in Humor Studies through the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) at the annual conference each year: http: //www.aath.org/humor-academy"

The Humor Code

Author: Peter McGraw
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451665415
Size: 50.55 MB
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Part road-trip comedy and part social science experiment, a scientist and a journalist travel the globe to discover the secret behind what makes things funny, questioning countless experts, including Louis C.K., along the way.

Playing Laughing And Learning With Children On The Autism Spectrum

Author: Julia Moor
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428241
Size: 76.10 MB
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Praise for the first edition: `An approachable and practical edition that will be welcomed by parents and carers alike. I know how hard it can be to find 'How to' resources for parents. Well here is a gem.' - Children, Young People and Families Parents of young children newly diagnosed as on the autism spectrum are often at a loss for ideas about how best to help their child. Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum is not just a collection of play ideas; it shows how to break down activities into manageable stages, and looks at ways to gain a child's attention and motivation and to build on small achievements. Each chapter covers a collection of ideas around a theme, including music, art, physical activities, playing outdoors, puzzles, turn-taking and using existing toys to create play sequences. There are also chapters on introducing reading and making the most of television. This updated second edition contains an extensive chapter on how to use the computer, the internet and the digital camera to find and make resources and activities, and suggests many suitable websites to help parents through the internet maze. The ideas are useful both for toddlers and primary age children who are still struggling with play.

Hack Your Motivation

Author: Bobby Hoffman
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0998845736
Size: 71.29 MB
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Hack Your Motivation gives you the latest and most reliable performance tools and tips to help you reach your personal or professional goals. Written by motivational scientist and leadership consultant Dr. Bobby Hoffman, this book converts hardcore research from psychology, business, athletics, neuroscience, and education into easy-to-read and simple-to-master strategies. Hoffman includes unorthodox examples from his own life and the lives of others to enlighten, inspire, and amuse so that anyone can learn to maximize their untapped potential. If achieving glory, feeling good about your accomplishments, or understanding why you do what you do (or don’t do) is important to you, then look no further.

Playing Laughing And Learning With Children On The Autism Spectrum

Author: Julia Moor
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843100606
Size: 24.22 MB
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Parents of young children newly diagnosed as on the autism spectrum are often at a loss for ideas about how best to help their child. They feel dismayed and 'shut out' by their child and are often also having to grapple with language and behaviour problems. Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum is not just a collection of play ideas; it shows how to break down activities into manageable stages, and looks at ways to gain a child's attention and motivation and to build on small achievements. The use of case studies illustrates how problems of ritual and obsession can be used and redirected positively and shows how to structure play activities and overcome communication barriers by using picture cards. Each chapter covers a collection of ideas around a theme, including music, art, physical activities, playing outdoors, puzzles, turn-taking and using existing toys to create play sequences. There are also chapters on introducing reading and making the most of television. The ideas are useful both for toddlers and primary age children who are still struggling with play.

Classroom Activators

Author: Jerry Evanski
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452294976
Size: 11.51 MB
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Proven ideas to keep all students attentive and motivated while learning! This handy guide is a fun, creative collection of practical strategies that help teachers stimulate, invigorate, and re-energize learners whenever they need a “brain break.” These state-changing activities use movement, games, groups, and adjustments to the classroom environment to help students refocus, be creative, and learn more effectively. The author provides techniques based on brain research to: Keep the learning environment fresh Help students focus on the task at hand Stimulate students’ brains in the middle of a lesson Build a sense of community, teamwork, and rapport in the classroom