Saturday, October 27, 2007

Appendix D: Laughter-Attraction Model

Some people are considered attractive because they are humorous, make others feel at ease and make others happy.

Humor is not only pleasant but it also provides a nonthreatening way for people to interact. Laughter helps strengthen social bonds and serves as a social 'lubricant' that makes interpersonal behaviour function more smoothly (Baron, Bryne, & Branscombe, 2006).
The Laughter Attraction model by Frayley & Aron, 2004.

Fraley, B., & Aron, A. (2004). The effect of a shared humorous experience on closeness in initial encounters. Personal Relationships, 11, 61-78.

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