Publication details [#58871]

[no author]. 2014. Joking in the face of death: A terror management approach to humor production. Humor 27 (4) : 493–509.
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De Gruyter


Combining a terror management model with a cartoon captioning task, this paper shows that subliminally death-primed participants write more humorous captions than their pain-primed counterparts, as deemed by outside raters. This adds new insights to current research denoting that death reminders may sometimes ease creativity and broadmindedness.