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Morgan, Jessica, Rebecca Smith and Amrik Singh. 2019. Exploring the role of humor in the management of existential anxiety. Humor 32 (3) : 433–448.
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De Gruyter


This inquiry explores the possible existential fear-buffering function of humor. Results present that whilst trait coping humor seems to buffer mortality salience effects, those low in trait coping humor may profit the most from interventions aimed at abaiting existential fear through humor.