Humor and Children's Development: A Guide to Practical Applications, Issues 1-2; Issue 1988

Front Cover
Psychology Press, 1989 - Family & Relationships - 280 pages
1 Review
Here is the first book that is geared toward practical applications of humor with children. Health care professionals, counselors, social workers, students, and parents will find this to be a fascinating, instructive volume that illustrates how to effectively incorporate humor into children's lives to produce enormously positive results. With a strong “how to” focus, this enlightening volume addresses the use of humor in the classroom--to promote learning and to foster higher levels of creative thinking. Experts who are on the cutting edge of humor and its benefits for children examine the importance of humor in fostering social and emotional development and in adapting to stressful situations. And for the scholarly reader, Humor and Children's Development documents the major research trends focusing on humor and its development. This excellent resource--certain to spark further debate and research--offers an unrivaled opportunity to further understand children's behavior and development.

Humor and Children's Development was featured in the February 1990 issue of Working Mother magazine in article titled “Let Laughter Ring!” by Eva Conrad.

The chapter entitled “Humor in Children's Literature” by Janice Alberghene was one of the finalists for the Children's Literature Association's Literary Criticism Award for the best critical article of 1988 on the subject of children's literature.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

DEVELOPMENTAL CHANGES
13
COGNITIVE BENEFITS
47
Going West to Get East Using Metaphors
79
Using Humor to Develop Creative Thinking
99
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL BENEFITS
117
Humor and the Mastery of Living Using Humor
135
USING HUMOR AS AN INTERVENTION
155
The Use of Humor by Pediatric Dentists
171
Guidelines for Using Humor in Therapy
179
MASS MEDIA USES OF HUMOR
199
Humor in Childrens Literature
223
CHAPTER COMMENTARY
247
Subject Index
275
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information