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Response to humour in Rosencra
to believe that scientists should redouble their efforts to understand humor, for claims abound that humor is an extremely valuable phenomenon. While explaining a treatment plan to patients, levity can be used to gain cooperation. Virtually everyone engages in this odd behavior from time to time, but neither its ontogenic nor its phylogenic significance is understood (. ; Gavanski, 1986 ; Klein, 1985 ; ). Here, then, is a revival that fizzes and sparkles every bit as much as the originals fabled breakthrough of half a century ago. If we fail to see the irony in our circumstances, the situation may appear dispiriting. The psychiatrist can be the person who can make a difference and can give hope at the most despairing times.
Consider once again the exchange between two soldiers cited by Skinner in Verbal Behavior (1957 soldier: I've caught a tartar. If I work on Sundays I too will have to go to see another doctor. However, it should be noted that the therapist could be so easily led into abusing humour as a powerful tool to educate the client. The story as I heard it is as follows. This usually reduces anxiety and you could almost visualize them chuckling. The importance of humor is clear, and an improved understanding of the humor response should be helpful in improving a wide array of interventions, both psychological and medical. We recently scanned 30 introductory clinical and health psychology textbooks and found no substantive references to humor, and in the research literature on emotion, humor is a vastly overlooked topic, compared to emotions such as depression or anger. Stoppard an overnight sensation. Also one must take care to avoid giving a message to the client that, in addition to having psychological problems, they are also stupid and need to be treated like children. The following, transcribed from a tape of the debate, is Skinner's reply: Thank you very much. Use of humour in this instance could break the ice.