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dc.contributor.authorRuch, Willibald
dc.contributor.authorHofmann, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorPlatt, Tracey
dc.contributor.authorProyer, René
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-16T13:48:24Z
dc.date.available2017-10-16T13:48:24Z
dc.date.issued2014-01-01
dc.identifier.citationThe state-of-the art in gelotophobia research: A review and some theoretical extensions 2014, 27 (1) HUMOR
dc.identifier.issn1613-3722
dc.identifier.issn0933-1719
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/humor-2013-0046
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620774
dc.description.abstractAbstract Research on gelotophobia (the fear of being laughed at) has come a long way since the first empirical studies published in 2008. Based on a review of the findings on gelotophobia, its structure, causes and consequences, updates to the model are introduced emphasizing the context of the fear and its dynamic nature. More precisely, external and internal factors are seen to moderate the effects of initial events on gelotophobia, and a spiral nature in the development of the fear is assumed. It is highlighted that gelotophobia needs to be studied in the context of related variables (such as timidity, shame-proneness and social anxiety), and research should focus on the time span in which this fear is most prevalent. The relevance of gelotophobia for humor theory, research and practice is highlighted and new areas of research are introduced. Among the latter the role of gelotophobia at work and in relation to life trajectories is discussed.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherDe Gruyter Mouton
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.degruyter.com/view/j/humr.2014.27.issue-1/humor-2013-0046/humor-2013-0046.xml
dc.subjectgelotophobia
dc.subjectHumor
dc.subjectlaughter
dc.subjectridicule
dc.subjectreview
dc.titleThe state-of-the art in gelotophobia research: A review and some theoretical extensions
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalHUMOR
dc.source.volume27
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage23
dc.source.endpage45
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-21T14:27:09Z
html.description.abstractAbstract Research on gelotophobia (the fear of being laughed at) has come a long way since the first empirical studies published in 2008. Based on a review of the findings on gelotophobia, its structure, causes and consequences, updates to the model are introduced emphasizing the context of the fear and its dynamic nature. More precisely, external and internal factors are seen to moderate the effects of initial events on gelotophobia, and a spiral nature in the development of the fear is assumed. It is highlighted that gelotophobia needs to be studied in the context of related variables (such as timidity, shame-proneness and social anxiety), and research should focus on the time span in which this fear is most prevalent. The relevance of gelotophobia for humor theory, research and practice is highlighted and new areas of research are introduced. Among the latter the role of gelotophobia at work and in relation to life trajectories is discussed.


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