Category Archives: Theories of humor

Theories of humor

There are many theories of humor which attempt to explain what humor is, what social functions it serves, and what would be considered humorous. Among the prevailing types of theories… Read more »

Relief theory

Relief theory maintains that laughter is a homeostatic mechanism by which psychological tension is reduced.Humor may thus for example serve to facilitate relief of the tension caused by one’s fears.Laughter… Read more »