Laughology: The Science of Laughter

Laughology: The Science of Laughter


By (author) Stephanie Davies

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  • Publisher: Crown House Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 216mm x 12mm | 260g
  • Publication date: 28 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Carmarthen
  • ISBN 10: 1845907922
  • ISBN 13: 9781845907921
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (black and white)
  • Sales rank: 132,240

Product description

This is a practical guide to using laughter and humour as a thinking skill to feel better and communicate more effectively. This book will explain simple techniques that will improve the reader's ability to gain a more positive perspective in difficult situations and increase their happiness through adopting the techniques from the Laughology model. The key subjects covered are: what is laughter, what is humour, the psychological connection, what makes us laugh and how to find your humour trigger, your inner child - the natural comedian, appropriate humour and laughter, and, the SMILE strategy and how to find and sustain your giggle.

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Author information

Stephanie Davies is recognised as one of the UK's leading voices in the psychology of laughter and humour. She has over ten years experience of developing interventions that have been applied in a wide variety of settings dealing with complex public and mental health issues and building teams in high profile organisations.

Table of contents

Contents include: What is Laughter? Your Laughter Triggers Happy People The Power of Laughter What is Humour The Mechanics of Humour Young at Heart Improve your Life with Laughology Your Humour Toolkit: Focus Your Humour Toolkit: Language Your Humour Toolkit: Imagination Your Humour Toolkit: Pattern Breaking The Power of SMILE