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Laughter Is (Powerful) Medicine: the Effects of Humor Exposure on the Well-being of Victims of Aggression

Cheng, David; Amarnani, Rajiv K.; Le, Tiffany; Restubog, Simon


Aggression at work is an expensive and widespread problem. While a large body of research has studied its antecedents and consequences, few studies have examined what victims can do to help mitigate the damage once it has occurred. Many practitioners and scholars have suggested that workers seek out humor to help them deal with the impact of stressors such as aggression, but little is known about whether humor can actually help victims deal with the psychological damage caused by aggression in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Business and Psychology
DOI: 10.1007/s10869-018-9548-7


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