Competence Theory and the Appreciation of Novel and Familiar Humor

According to Suls' (1972) incongruity model for the appreciation of jokes, humor with which recipients are familiar should not be perceived as funny because the ending is predictable. Suls (1975) later proposed that familiar humor is appreciated because of the sense of competence derived from a...

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Main Author: Chambers, John Thomas
Other Authors: Kennelly, Kevin J.
Format: Others
Published: North Texas State University 1979
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