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Resource Guide:
Psychology of Humor

Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Psychology
  • Psychology—Humor
  • Laughter
  • Wit and Humor—Psychological aspects
  • Wit and Humor—Therapeutic use
  • Clinical psychology
  • Psychobiology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Personality
  • Mood (Psychology)
  • Optimism

Research Databases

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Psychological Reports
  • Humor: International Journal of Humor Research
  • Journal of Social Psychology
  • Child Development
  • Frontiers in Psychology
  • PLoS ONE
  • Psychoanalytic Dialogues

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Lighten Up: Survival Skills for People Under PressureBF 575 .L3 M48 1992
They Used to Call Me Snow White... But I DriftedBF 575 .L3 B37 / eBook
The Healing Power of HumorREMOTE BF 575 .L3 K56 1989
Humor and AgingBF 724.85 .H86 H86 1985
Humor, its Origin and DevelopmentBF 723 .H85 M32 1979
The Philosophy of HumoreBook
Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse Engineer the MindeBook
The Psychology of Humor: An Integrative ApproacheBook
The Nature of LaughtereBook
Taking Laughter SeriouslyeBook