The Laughing Cure

The Laughing Cure

To bolster immunity, relieve stress, alleviate pain, improve mood, laugh a little--or maybe a lot.

Humor: The Human Gift for Coping and Survival

By Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT
Laugh-- or fake it 'til you make it.

Lubricate with Laughter

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
There's integrity in humor because true laughter can't be forced

Depression: No Laughing Matter--Or Is It?

By Victoria Maxwell
Can Humor Cure Depression?

SNL Brings Us One More Reason to Smile – No, Laugh Out Loud

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Trying to scare singles? SNL’s gotcha!

25 Quotes on Humor Part 2

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
By popular demand, more quotes about humor.

What Do Committed Couples REALLY Argue About?

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.
It doesn't have to be sex; devoted couples can argue about soup.

Charlie Sheen and the Science of Stand-Up Comedy

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
Charlie Sheen and the science of stand-up comedy

Why Laughing In the Evening Helps You Sleep Better at Night

By Dennis Rosen M.D.
Laughter increases the body’s production of melatonin

A Good Laugh

By Mindy Greenstein Ph.D.
Jokes and their relation to resilience.

Can a Man's Life Be Laugh-Out-Loud Funny?

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Biographer writes creatively about an aging math prodigy.

Attributes of a Mother—The Good, the Bad, and the Funny

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Mothers evoke awe, love, laughter, and controversy.

Laughter—Certain Types—Can Be the Best Medicine

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Cheer yourself up to break free of stress.

25 Quotes on Humor

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Laughter - a gift we can give ourselves and others.

Irresistible and Funny Quotes About Love to Brighten Your Day

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Irresistible and Funny Quotes About Love to Brighten Your Day

My Most Popular (and Most Unpopular!) Cartoons in Psychology Today

By Donna Barstow
The best and the worst cartoons of the year!

Chris Rock Ph.D., Honorary Professor of Evolutionary Psychology (Part II of III)

By Barry X. Kuhle Ph.D.
Rock’s routines are funny because they evoke evolved psychology.

The Natural High of Laughter

By Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
Laughter: A Remedy for Stress

What Chris Rock Knows about Evolutionary Psychology (Part III of III)

By Barry X. Kuhle Ph.D.
Rock’s routines are funny because they evoke evolved psychology.

Can Positive Events and Emotions Make You More Willing to Change?

By Meg Selig
The sparkle of good feelings, like humor, helps your perspective.

There’s Magic In Your Smile

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
How Smiling Affects Your Brain

Humor as Medicine: 20 Quotations about Health

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Humorous thoughts on living with illness.