ERIC Number: ED102463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Common Elements of Sex and Aggression as Reflected in Humor Preferences.
Prerost, Frank J.; Brewer, Robert E.
Freudian theory and subsequent research indicates a connection between sexual and aggressive motivation. The present study investigated preferences among nonsexual, sexual, and aggressive humor as a function of induced aggressive mood. One-hundred and twenty male and 120 female university students participated in one of four 2x2 factorial designs that crossed humor types with two reading passages which constituted the aggression arousal, or the nonarousal, conditions. Subjects in arousal conditions rated all humor types as funnier than subjects in neutral conditions, and they rated sexual humor higher than nonsexual. Males and females showed complex significant differences in humor preferences. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (82nd, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1974)