Quiz: Theories of Humour
The following three conditions satisfy which theory?
- something threatens one’s sense of how the world “ought to be,”
- the threatening situation seems benign, and
- a person sees both interpretations at the same time.
|Benign Violation Theory.|
The Incongruity-resolution theory states that
|Humor is derived from the incongruity of what is said with what is meant.|
|Humor is the reaction to incongruous states of self-awareness.|
|Humor is perceived at the moment of realization of incongruity between a concept involved in a certain situation and the real objects thought to be in some relation to the concept.|
The belief that laughter is achieved through the misfortunes of others can be traced back to Plato and Aristotle (among others). This is called the
|Benign Violation Theory (BVT)|
Computer Theory of Humor corresponds to the incongruity-resolution theory, but with what new element?
The Punchline Theory of Humor states
|The rise and fall of a joke can be measured topologically|
|The punchline is the most important component of a joke|
|The punchline integrates conflicting emotions and thoughts|