Gender, Gender And Gender Stereotypes

1582 Words Oct 26th, 2015 7 Pages
There are multiple examples and instances where the object of a joke has something to do with gender and gender stereotypes. These types of jokes seem to take center stage at any comedy performance or routine, and the audience loves it. Gender in association with humor brings up a great deal of questions. Do males and females see humor differently? Are there any similarities in the way the sexes view humor? And is there any truth to the thought that humans enjoy crass humor more than other types of jokes? These questions have been popping up in the scientific world, and researchers are trying to answer them. Even though there have been studies conducted, it is still a new field with much more potential. A series of studies examines three age groups. These studies were named under, a developmental test of the disposition theory of humor, which were conducted by Paul Mcgee and Sally Lloyd. These studies observed three age groups and their preferences of humor. The age groups included children, college aged teens, and middle aged professional people. At the age of two children start to understand humor for themselves and do not just mirror their parent’s smiles. So does the gender of the child depict their sense of humor? The children in this study were between the ages of three and seven, this also shows how early on humor preference is introduced. The jokes were presented to the children in the form of drawings. Taken from the text; “The pairs included the following…
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