SpringerBriefs in Psychology

Humor at Work in Teams, Leadership, Negotiations, Learning and Health

Authors: Scheel, Tabea, Gockel, Christine

  • Provides a clear, solid and integrated overview of humor at the workplace
  • Integrates established theories and findings with new results on the five workplace topics: teams, leadership, negotiation, training, and health
  • Broadens the reader’s perspective by integrating various disciplines such as work and organizational psychology, social psychology, communication, and sociology
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This book provides a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art on the adaptive and maladaptive functions of humor. Humor is inescapable in our daily interactions - also at the work place. Affiliative, self-enhancing, self-deprecating and aggressive humor can all occur at work and have unique and sometimes ambiguous effects. The volume presents humor research on five important workplace topics: teams, leadership, negotiation, learning, and health. It combines and integrates research from a range of fields, including work and organizational psychology, social psychology, communication, linguistics and sociology. In highlighting research gaps and stating future research questions, the book provides a sufficient starting point for further research on humor in relation to the aforementioned topics. For practitioners, recommendations are provided specific to each area.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Scheel, Tabea (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Definitions, Theories, and Measurement of Humor

    Scheel, Tabea (et al.)

    Pages 9-29

  • Humor in Teams: Interpersonal Functions of Humor

    Scheel, Tabea (et al.)

    Pages 31-46

  • Humor in Leadership: How to Lead People with Humor

    Gockel, Christine (et al.)

    Pages 47-63

  • Humor in Negotiations: How to Persuade Others with Humor

    Scheel, Tabea (et al.)

    Pages 65-77

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65691-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65689-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Humor at Work in Teams, Leadership, Negotiations, Learning and Health
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Psychology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65691-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65691-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-65689-2
Series ISSN
2192-8363
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 143
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