Publication details [#66939]

Koszalkowska, Karolina and Monika Wróbel. 2019. Moral judgment of disparagement humor. Humor 32 (4) : 619–642.
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De Gruyter


This inquiry analyzes the link between the five moral codes proposed in the Moral Foundations Theory and moral judgment of disparagement humor. It presented racist, sexist, homophobic, religion-disparaging and neutral jokes to a group of 108 participants, asking them whether they found laughing at a particular joke moral or immoral. Additionally, participants rated the level of amusement and disgust evoked by each joke. Participants’ moral foundations profiles (Care, Fairness, Loyalty, Authority, and Sanctity) were measured too.