Cracking Wise to Break the Ice: The Role of Identity and Humor on Intergroup Judgments

Borgella, Alex.


  • Abstract: Ironically, anecdotal and psychological evidence suggests that humor which deprecates social groups has the potential to improve some intergroup perceptions. Three experiments explored the impact of humor on perceptions of joke tellers and the social group targeted by the jokes. In Experiment 1, the effects of deprecating humor were compared to other types of humor when used by a minorit... read more
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