Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
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Although humor is often used in professional, social, and political settings, its empirical importance is usually laughed at. I argue that scholars should give more attention to the topic. Building on prior research, the present work will explore the relationship between stress relief and the use of humor. Specifically, it will reveal the usage of humor to cope among historically stressed groups of people. Lastly, as stress and marginalization are linked, the study will also look at the relationship between a racially marginalized group, Black people, and their use of humor to relieve stress or cope.
Dixon, Rahmel, "The Effects of Humor when Coping with Stress" (2021). CMC Senior Theses. 2551.