In ads, robots typically are scary, sad or stupid. Real-life robots and artificial intelligence systems are none of those.
The way you and your partner use humour can shape your relationship, and even break it up.
Sarcasm thrives in ambiguous situations, which makes it especially ripe for misinterpretation.
The serious science of toilet humour.
One viral video might leave you in stitches; another leaves you cold. Psychology researchers have worked out several theories of humor to explain why.
Disparagement humor makes a punchline out of a marginalized group. Racist or sexist jokes, for instance, aren't just harmless fun – psychologists find they can foster discrimination.
No longer dismissed as an undesirable negative trait to be avoided, humor is having a heyday among experimental psychologists.