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Humor & Playfulness: Training and Interventions! with Jennifer Hofmann, PhD

  • 21 Feb 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom Webinar: The link to join will be sent to those that register


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Humor & Playfulness: Training and Interventions! 

Jennifer Hofmann, PhD

Dr. Jenny Hofmann builds on her January webinar by looking at how humor can be trained. Jenny does workshops herself, so she can address issues of time constraints, avoiding the pitfalls of humor in, for example, mixed gender audiences or dealing with individuals with gelotophobia (the fear of being laughed at). Expect to come away from this session with knowledge on the recent evaluations of humor interventions and their benefits in different groups (i.e., health care professionals, teachers, work place teams) and some concrete ideas of activities, approaches, and applications for a workshop or your workplace!


Jennifer Hofmann PhD, is a senior teaching and research fellow at the department of personality and assessment (Institute of Psychology), University of Zurich. Her current research interests are in personality and assessment, humor, encoding and decoding of positive emotions, as well as nonverbal behavior (applying the Facial Action Coding System), with a special interest in laughter. She teaches various subjects at university (personality, test theory) and gives courses on humor and positive emotions (Bsc, Msc level, as well as further education), as well as workshops on humor in various settings.

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