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StatementEarl W. Emerson
ContributionsCopyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsCPB Box no. 935 vol. 5
The Physical Object
Pagination234 p. ;
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24510180M
ISBN 10038089906X
LC Control Number98808050

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Nervous laughter is laughter evoked from an audience's expression of alarm, embarrassment, discomfort or confusion, rather than s laughter is usually less robust in expression than "a good belly laugh", and may be combined with confused glances or awkward silence on the part of others in the audience. Nervous laughter serves a similar function, allowing the individual to discharge anxiety and relax a bit,” he says. Margaret Clark, professor of psychology at Yale University and co-author of the study “Dimorphous Expressions of Positive Emotion”, says that nervous laughter has the same general form as laughter associated with humor Author: Crystal Ponti.   Nervous Laughter is the third novel in Emerson's Thomas Black series, set in Seattle. Black is asked to follow Mark Daniels to find out if he is having an affair. When Black finds the lovers, they are dead, both Daniels and his teenage lover, Bea Hindenburg. The police rule it a murder-suicide, but Daniels' widow doesn't think so/5(5). Nervous laughter is often considered fake laughter, to the point that a article in the New York Times advised women to stop this kind of laughter immediately. The article, which recommended spanking young girls who were developing such a bad habit, told women that once they broke themselves of nervous laughter, they would wonder how people.

  “Nervous Laughter” Nervous laughter is a term given to a person who laughs at a situation or event which is not humorous or welcomed and the person consciously recognizes that. For example, in the documentary “Truth or Dare”, Madonna laughs when one of her crew members tells her that Madonna’s makeup artist was drugged and raped. Interestingly, this same nervous laughter has been noted to occur in many psychological experiments when subjects have found themselves placed under a high degree of emotional stress specifically.   The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Nervous Laughter by Earl Emerson at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience. Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. Brand: Earl Emerson.   This book provides a key guide to leaders trying to engage their staff in changing their organisations by bringing together theory and experience. This is important as too often theory is neglected and there is inadequate reflection on experience' Nigel Edwards in his Foreword 'An invaluable addition to every practising health manager's Edition: 1st Edition.