Humor and Children s Development

Here is the first book that is geared toward practical applications of humor with children.

Author: Paul E Mcghee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317839935

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 294

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Here is the first book that is geared toward practical applications of humor with children. Health care professionals, counselors, social workers, students, and parents will find this to be a fascinating, instructive volume that illustrates how to effectively incorporate humor into children’s lives to produce enormously positive results. With a strong “how to” focus, this enlightening volume addresses the use of humor in the classroom--to promote learning and to foster higher levels of creative thinking. Experts who are on the cutting edge of humor and its benefits for children examine the importance of humor in fostering social and emotional development and in adapting to stressful situations. And for the scholarly reader, Humor and Children’s Development documents the major research trends focusing on humor and its development. This excellent resource--certain to spark further debate and research--offers an unrivaled opportunity to further understand children’s behavior and development. Humor and Children’s Development was featured in the February 1990 issue of Working Mother magazine in article titled “Let Laughter Ring!” by Eva Conrad. The chapter entitled “Humor in Children’s Literature” by Janice Alberghene was one of the finalists for the Children’s Literature Association’s Literary Criticism Award for the best critical article of 1988 on the subject of children’s literature.

Behavioral Dentistry

The use of humor in pediatric dentistry is highly recommended. ... Humor won, humor too: a model to incorporation humor into the health care setting. ... Humor and Children's Development: A Guide to Practical Applications.

Author: David I. Mostofsky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118272064

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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Behavioral Dentistry, Second Edition, surveys the vast and absorbing topic of the role of behavioral science in the study and clinical practice of dentistry. An understanding of social sciences has long been a central part of dental education, and essential for developing a clinician’s appreciation of human behavior as it affects efficient dental treatment. This book gathers together contributions from leading experts in each of the major subspecialties of behavioral dentistry. Its aim is not merely to provide the student and clinician with a comprehensive review of the impressive literature or discussion of the theoretical background to the subject, but also with a practical guide to adapting the latest techniques and protocols and applying them to day-to-day clinical practice. This second edition of Behavioral Dentistry discusses biobehavioral processes, including the psychobiology of inflammation and pain, oral health and quality of life, saliva health, and hypnosis in dentistry. The book goes on to examine anxiety, fear, and dental and chronic orofacial pain, and then reviews techniques for designing and managing behavior change. It concludes with a section on professional practice, including care of special needs, geriatric, and diabetic patients, and interpersonal communication in dental education.

Humor in Children s Lives

A Guidebook for Practitioners Eve Eschner Hogan Amelia J. Klein ... Guidelines for Using Humor in Therapy with Children and Young Adolescents , " Humor and Children's Development : A Guide to Practical Applications , ed .

Author: Eve Eschner Hogan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897898928

Category: Psychology

Page: 139

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Presents the unique, personal experiences of professionals who integrated humor into their work with children, illustrating a wide range of possibilities for supporting children in the process of growing up and facing life's challenges through humor.

Research on Young Children s Humor

Theoretical and Practical Implications for Early Childhood Education Eleni Loizou, Susan L. Recchia. Aspenwall, L. (1998). ... In P. E. McGhee (Ed.), Humor and children's development: A guide to practical applications.

Author: Eleni Loizou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030152022

Category: Education

Page: 250

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This book provides a wide spectrum of research on young children’s humor and illuminates the depth and complexity of humor development in children from birth through age 8 and beyond. It highlights the work of pioneers in young children’s humor research including Paul McGhee, Doris Bergen, and Vasu Reddy. Presenting a variety of new perspectives, the book examines such issues as play, humor, laughing and pleasure within the context of learning and development. It looks at humor, wordplay and cartoons that can be used as educational tools in the classroom. Finally, it provides explorations of humor within a cultural and spiritual context. The book presents diverse and creative methods to study humor and provides practical implications for adults working with children. The book offers a powerful springboard for moving research and practice toward a deeper understanding of young children’s humor as an integral and meaningful component of early development and learning.

Raising Kids in the 21st Century

The Science of Psychological Health for Children Sharon K. Hall. Hearold, S. (1986). A synthesis of 1043 effects of ... In P. E. McGee (Ed.), Humor and children's development: A guide to practical applications. New York: Haworth ...

Author: Sharon K. Hall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444305204

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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An easy-to-read guide on raising emotionally healthy children that is based on sound psychological research. The book’s format makes it a good choice for students, parents, or practitioners. Focuses on seven key areas of child development in raising psychologically healthy children Paints an overall picture of the skills children need to become functioning adults through translating the latest scientific research into workable guidelines Explores how early cognitive and social development is linked to universal issues of tolerance, sexism, and racism Written in a language suitable for the student or general reader A useful resource for clinicians to share with families under their care

The Handbook of Communication Skills

Humor and the mastery of living: using humor to cope with the daily stresses of growing up. In P. E. M.Ghee (Ed.), Humor and children's development: a guide to practical applications. New York: Haworth Press. Martin, R. A. (2000).

Author: Owen Hargie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134242387

Category: Psychology

Page: 600

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The Handbook of Communication Skills is recognised as one of the core texts in the field of communication. This thoroughly revised and updated third edition arrives at a time of considerable growing interest in this area, with recent research showing the importance of communication skills for success in many walks of life. The book's core principle, that interpersonal communication can be conceptualized as a form of skilled activity, is examined in detail and a comprehensive transactional model of skilled communication is presented, which takes into account current conceptual and research perspectives. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of research, theory and practice in the key skill areas of communication, such as non-verbal communication, persuasion, leadership, assertiveness, self-disclosure, listening and negotiation. Each chapter is written by a recognised authority in that particular specialism, among them world leaders in their particular fields. In the ten years since the last edition, a large volume of research has been published and the text has been comprehensively updated by reviewing this wealth of data. In addition a new chapter on persuasion has been added - one of the areas of most rapid growth in social psychology and communication. The Handbook of Communication Skills represents the most significant single contribution to the literature in this domain. It will be of continued interest to researchers and students in psychology and communication, as well as in a variety of other contexts, from vocational courses in health, business and education, to many others such as nursing and social work whose day-to-day work is dependent on effective interpersonal skills.

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor

As noted in the section on cognition and L2 humor, there is some evidence that teaching with or through humor—that is, infusing existing, ... In P. McGhee (Ed.), Humor and children's development: A guide to practical applications (pp.

Author: Salvatore Attardo

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317551168

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 540

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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor presents the first ever comprehensive, in-depth treatment of all the sub-fields of the linguistics of humor, broadly conceived as the intersection of the study of language and humor. The reader will find a thorough historical, terminological, and theoretical introduction to the field, as well as detailed treatments of the various approaches to language and humor. Deliberately comprehensive and wide-ranging, the handbook includes chapter-long treatments on the traditional topics covered by language and humor (e.g., teasing, laughter, irony, psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, the major linguistic theories of humor, translation) but also cutting-edge treatments of internet humor, cognitive linguistics, relevance theoretic, and corpus-assisted models of language and humor. Some chapters, such as the variationist sociolinguistcs, stylistics, and politeness are the first-ever syntheses of that particular subfield. Clusters of related chapters, such as conversation analysis, discourse analysis and corpus-assisted analysis allow multiple perspectives on complex trans-disciplinary phenomena. This handbook is an indispensable reference work for all researchers interested in the interplay of language and humor, within linguistics, broadly conceived, but also in neighboring disciplines such as literary studies, psychology, sociology, anthropology, etc. The authors are among the most distinguished scholars in their fields.

Therapeutic Activities for Children and Teens Coping with Health Issues

Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 20(4), 235–254. Bariaud, F. (1989). Age differences in children's humor. In P. McGhee (Ed.), Humor and children's development: A guide to practical applications (pp. 15–45). New York: Haworth Press.

Author: Robyn Hart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470555009

Category: Psychology

Page: 374

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Building on children's natural inclinations to pretend and reenact, play therapy is widely used in the treatment of psychological problems in childhood. This book is the only one of its kind with more than 200 therapeutic activities specifically designed for working with children and teenagers within the healthcare system. It provides evidence-based, age-appropriate activities for interventions that promote coping. The activities target topics such as separation anxiety, self-esteem issues, body image, death, isolation, and pain. Mental health practitioners will appreciate its “cookbook” format, with quickly read and implemented activities.

Creativity and Humor

Humor and children's development: A guide to practical applications. New York and London: The Haworth Press. McGhee, P. E. (2002). Understanding and promoting the development of children's humor; guide for parents and teachers.


Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128138033

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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Creativity and Humor provides an overview of the intersection of how humor influences creativity and how creativity can affect humor. The book's chapters speak to the wide reach of creativity and humor with different topics, such as play, culture, work, education, therapy, and social justice covered. As creativity and humor are individual traits and abilities that have each been studied in psychology, this book presents the latest information. Explains how, and why, humor enhances creativity Explores the thought processes behind producing humor and creativity Examines how childhood play is the basis for both creativity and humor Discusses cross-cultural differences in humor and creativity Reviews creativity and humor in politics, teaching and relationships

The Language of Humor

Don't Tell the Grown-Ups: Subversive Children's Literature. Boston, MA: Little, Brown. ... How to Develop Your Sense of Humor: An 8-Step Humor Development Training Program. ... Children's Development: A Guide to Practical Applications.

Author: Don L. F. Nilsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108416543

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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Explores how humor can be explained across the various sub-disciplines of linguistics, in order to aid communication.