Apreciación del sentido del humor en estudiantes universitarios

Translated title of the contribution: Appreciation of humor sense in college students

Monica Reyes Rojas, Gustavo Lara Rodriguez, Elsa Catalina Lizcano Lopez

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Appreciation of humor includes several cognitive and social processes. None can say that two communities will laugh at the same jokes and find funny the same humorous content. This study worked differences in humor appreciation of university students and comparisons were made between sex and age of participants. To assess the appreciation of humor was built an instrument with 15 written jokes. This instrument was presented to a total sample of 81 students, divided into 3 groups of different age. Participants had to evaluate two aspects: the playfulness and the difficulty of each stimulus or humorous vignette. The jokes that showed significant differences in jocularity have a particular structure marked for a disqualifying content to men, indicating, as noted the literature, that men have more fun with sexual humor and prefers this kind ofjokes as well as content related to aggressive or hostile, while women have more fun with humorous vignettes when the man is the victim and reject more when the victim is a woman. In terms of age and the appreciation of humor, there are differences in the type of situations and social contexts valued in the jokes, involving relationship between situational and social aspects of humor.
Translated title of the contributionAppreciation of humor sense in college students
Original languageSpanish (Colombia)
Pages (from-to)344-353
Number of pages10
JournalAvances en Psicologia Latinoamericana
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology

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