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ERIC Number: EJ146225
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1976
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Age Differences in Humor Comprehension and Appreciation in Old Age
Schaier, Aron H.; Cicirelli, Victor G.
Journal of Gerontology, 31, 5, 577-582, Sep 76
Subjects in three age groups (N=96) who resided at home were tested on appreciation and comprehension of 12 conservation and 12 nonconservation jokes. Cognitive perceptual theory of humor applies in old age as in childhood, with appreciation depending on a match between ability level and cognitive demand of the joke. (Author)
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