Humor -- Therapeutic
The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is therapeutic humor.
· Berk, L.S., Tan, S.A., Fry, W.F., Napier, B.J., Lee, J.W., Hubbard, R.W., Lewis, J.E., and Eby, W.C. (1989) Neuroendrocrine and stress hormone changes during mirthful laughter. American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 298(6), 390-396.
· Cousins, N. (1979) Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient. W.W. Norton.
· Fry, W.F. (1992) The physiologic effects of humor, mirth, and laughter. Journal of the American Medical Association, 267(13), 1857-1858.
· Klein, A. (1989) Healing Power of Humor. Tarcher.
· McGhee, P. (1996) Health, Healing and the Amuse System. Kendall/Hunt.
· Sultanoff, S. (1990-2000) Assorted published articles available on the web at HumorMatters. Topics include: Humor and Health, Humor in the Workplace, Humor and Resilience, Using Humor In Crisis, Humor and Heart Disease, Using Humor in Counseling, The Research on Humor, and more. http://www.humormatters.com/
· Adams, P., and Mylander, M. (1993) Gesundheit! Healing Arts Press.
· Berk, L. and Tan, S. (1989) Eustress of mirthful laughter modifies natural killer cell activity. Clinical Research, 37, 115.
· Dillon, K.M., Minchoff, B., and Baker, K.H. (1985-86) Positive emotional states and enhancement of the immune system. International Journal of Psychiatry, 15(1), 13-18.
· Dossey, L. (1996) Now you are fit to live: Humor and health. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 2(5), 8-13, 98-100.
· Dossey, L. (1996) The trickster: Medicine's forgotten character. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 2(2), 6-14.
· Fry, William F. (1994) The biology of humor. HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research, 7(2), 111-126.
· Fry, William F. (1977) The respiratory components of mirthful laughter. The Journal of Biological Psychology, 19, 39-50.
· Fry, William F. (1971) Laughter: Is it the best medicine? Stanford M.D., 10, 16-20.
· Fry, William F. (1971) Mirth and oxygen saturation of peripheral blood. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 19, 76-84.
· Gelkopf, M. and Kreitler, S. (1996) Is humor only fun, an alternative cure or magic? The cognitive therapeutic potential of humor. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, 10(4), 235-254.
· HumorMatters. This website is devoted to theraptuic humor. It includes articles, references, funny items, resources, a speakers bureau, conference and workshop listings, and news relevant to humor. http://www.humormatters.com/
· Kubie, L. (1971) The destructive potential of humor in psychotherapy. American Journal of Psychiatry, 127, 861-866.
· Lefcourt, H., Davidson-Katz, K., and Kueneman, K. (1990) Humor and immune system functioning. International Journal of Humor Research, 3(3), 305-321.
· Lefcourt, H. and Martin, R. (1986) Humor and Life Stress. Springer-Verlag.
· Levinson, W., Roter, D., Mullooly, J., Dull, V., and Frankel, R. (1997) Physician-patient communication: The relationship with malpractice claims among primary care physicians and surgeons. Journal of the American Medical Association, 277(7), 553-559.
· Martin, R.A., and Dobbin, J.P. (1988) Sense of humor, hassles, and immunoglubulin A: Evidence for a stress-moderating effect of humor. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 18(2), 93-105.
· Martin, R.A., and Lefcourt, H.M. (1983) Sense of humor as a moderator of the relation between stressors and moods. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 54, 520-525.
· Morreall, J. (1983) Taking Laughter Seriously. State University of New York.
· Porterfield, A.L. (1987) Does sense of humor moderate the impact of life stress on psychological and physiological well-being? Journal of Research in Personality, 21, 306-317.
· Richman, J. (1996) Points of correspondence between humor and psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, 33(4), 560-566.
· Robinson, V. (1991) Humor and the Health Professions, 2nd ed. Charles B. Slack.
· Rosenheim, E. and Golan, G. (1986) Patients' reactions to humorous interventions in psychotherapy. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 40(1), 110-124.
· Salovey, P., Rothman, A., Detweiler, J.B., and Steward, W.T. (2000) Emotional states and physical health. American Psychologist, 55(1), 110-121.
· Seligman, M. (1998) Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life (2nd ed.). Pocket Books.
· Seligman, M., and Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2000) Positive psychology: An introduction. American Psychologist, 55(1), 5-14.
· Sultanoff, S. (1999) Where has all my humor gone; long time passing...humor from children to adults. Therapeutic Humor, "President's Column," 13(4), 2.
· Sultanoff, S. (1999) Examining the research on humor: Being cautious about our conclusions. Therapeutic Humor, "President's Column," 13(3), 3.
· Sultanoff, S. (1999) Tickling our funny bone; humor matters in health. AhHa! Furthering the Understanding of Holistic Health, The Newsletter of the American Holistic Health Association, 5(1), 4.
· Sultanoff, S. (1998) Humor and wellness: Melding the present and the future: Humor and heart disease. Therapeutic Humor, 12(5), 1-2.
· Sultanoff, S. (1995) Using humor in crisis situations. Therapeutic Humor, 9(3), 1-2.
· Sultanoff, S. (1997) Survival of the witty-est: creating resilience through humor. Therapeutic Humor, 11(5), 1-2.
· Sultanoff, S. (1994) Choosing to be amusing; assessing an individual's receptivity to therapeutic humor. Journal of Nursing Jocularity, 4(4), 34-35.
· Sultanoff, S. (1992) Taking humor seriously in the workplace. Orangespiel, Newsletter of the Orange County Chapter, American Society for Training and Development, 20(3), 5-6.
· Sultanoff, S. (1994) Exploring the land of mirth and funny: A voyage through the interrelationships of wit, mirth, and laughter. Laugh It Up, July/August, 3.
· Sultanoff, S. (1994) Therapeutic uses of humor. The California Psychologist, May, 25.
· Sultanoff, S. (1992) The impact of humor in the counseling relationship. Laugh It Up, July/August, 1.
· Sultanoff, S. (1992) Using humor in the counseling relationship. Laugh It Up, May/June, 1.
· Sultanoff, S. (1992) Larry, Moe, and Curly: Jest for perspective? The Voice, Newsletter for AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County, 3.
· Wooten, P. (1994) Heart, Humor, and Healing. Commune-A-Key.
· Wooten, P. (1996) Compassionate Laughter. Commune-A-Key.
· Valiant, G.E. (2000) Adaptive mental mechanisms: Their role in a positive psychology. American Psychologist, 55(1), 89-98.
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