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Comedians and Depression
« on: May 06, 2016, 11:33:43 pm »
From Rod Martin's 'The Psychology of Humor – An Integrative Approach':

One theory is that humour is developed in response to depression, and that it works as a coping mechanism. One study, reported by Martin, looked at 55 male and 14 female comedians, all famous and successful. It found that comedians tended to be superior in intelligence, angry, suspicious, and depressed.

Why laugh?  We laugh because we are so depressed? 

Sometimes I just don't find humor in anything, and I just become irritated and frustrated - not with anything in particular ... 
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Re: Comedians and Depression
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2016, 09:37:37 pm »
Things They Will Never Tell YouArthur Schopenhauer has been the most radical and defiant of all troublemakers.

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Things They Will Never Tell YouArthur Schopenhauer has been the most radical and defiant of all troublemakers.

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« Last Edit: May 30, 2021, 11:58:02 pm by Deep Truth »
Things They Will Never Tell YouArthur Schopenhauer has been the most radical and defiant of all troublemakers.

Gorticide @ Nothing that is so, is so DOT edu

~ Tabak und Kaffee Süchtigen ~