6th International Summer School and Symposium on Humor and Laughter:
Theory, Research and Applications 10. - 15. July 2006


Structure of Course

Sessions take place from Monday to Saturday afternoon, with one afternoon free for relaxation, sightseeing or excursions. One afternoon is dedicated to the Symposium. During the standard sessions, classes will be presented by a number of lecturers. In addition, there will be a poster session.

Introductions in the field of Humor and Laughter research will take place on monday.

Timetable: PROGRAM as pdf

S.A. Salvatore Attardo
C.D. Christie Davies
C.H. Christian F. Hempelmann            
O.H. Oswald Huber
R.M. Rod A. Martin
R.Mü. Ralph Müller
W.R. Willibald Ruch
A.S. Andrea Samson
B.S. Brigitte Stemmer
D.T. Humor and Workplace 
B.W. Barbara Wild
W.W. Werner Wicki

Sunday evening: meeting point at 7 p.m. at Centre Fries or a restaurant 


A) Facial Action Coding System (Ursula Beermann & Willibald Ruch) abstract

B) General Theory of Verbal Humor (Salvatore Attardo & Christian F. Hempelmann)abstract

C) Psychological Assessment of Humor (Rod A. Martin)

D) Humor without Jokes: The people's Choice (Doni Tamblyn, Philadelphia, USA) abstract


Thuesday evening: PELLO at Centrefries: see Details

Wednesday afternoon: Excursion

Friday evening: Barbecue at Centrefries


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