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Survival of the Funniest? How Humor in the Workplace Lowers Stress

Filed under: Humor in the Workplace Blog - 05 Sep 2012

“I’m not afraid of dying, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” Woody Allen

In a study at Standford University, psychologists found that telling jokes about terrifying, tragic or even horrifying events helped people cope more effectively with their stress than acting in a solemn way, and that optimistic humor served as a better coping mechanism than cynicism.

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