The impact of humor on memory: Is the humor effect about humor?

The impact of humor on memory: Is the humor effect about humor? Humorous material tends to be recalled at higher rates than non-humorous material however it is not clear why this occurs. The present study evaluated semantic elaboration, incongruity resolution, and perceived humor explanations of this memory phenomenon. Participants rated either inspirational or humorous properties of stimuli and recalled photographs, keywords and phrases. Results were most consistent with the perceived humor hypothesis. Participants' ratings of humor predicted recall performance even when semantic elaboration and incongruity resolution were controlled. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Humor: International Journal of Humor Research de Gruyter

The impact of humor on memory: Is the humor effect about humor?

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Publisher
de Gruyter
Copyright
© 2011 Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin/New York
ISSN
0933-1719
eISSN
1613-3722
DOI
10.1515/HUMR.2011.002
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Abstract

Humorous material tends to be recalled at higher rates than non-humorous material however it is not clear why this occurs. The present study evaluated semantic elaboration, incongruity resolution, and perceived humor explanations of this memory phenomenon. Participants rated either inspirational or humorous properties of stimuli and recalled photographs, keywords and phrases. Results were most consistent with the perceived humor hypothesis. Participants' ratings of humor predicted recall performance even when semantic elaboration and incongruity resolution were controlled.

Journal

Humor: International Journal of Humor Researchde Gruyter

Published: Feb 1, 2011

Keywords: Humor ; incongruity ; memory ; recall ; resolution

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