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Videos: What's so funny?

Experts in the psychology of humor select film and audio clips that make them laugh.

Posted on January 19, 2011


Peter McGraw, a former Princeton postdoc who is a professor of marketing psychology at the University of Colorado:

My choice is “The Man Cold,” from an English sketch comedy group called Man Stroke Woman. The clip exaggerates gender stereotypes (to an absurd degree) about how poorly men cope with illness and the burden it creates for their wives and girlfriends.

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