Sex and gender differences in humor: Introduction and overview

  • 1 Psychology, Aberystwyth University, Penbryn 5, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, UK
Gil Greengross
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  • Gil Greengross is an evolutionary psychologist in the department of psychology at Aberystwyth University in Wales. His interdisciplinary research bridges traditional fields of study such as psychology, anthropology, and biology. His studies focus on evolutionary explanations for humor and laughter, mainly in the context of sexual selection and mating.
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HUMOR, the official publication of the International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS), was established over 25 years ago as an international interdisciplinary forum for the publication of high-quality research papers on humor as an important and universal human faculty. The journal publishes original contributions in areas such as interdisciplinary humor research, humor theory, and humor research methodologies.