Humor Style Observation

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Procedure Participants arrived to a classroom setting, where an experimenter greeted them. They then provided the experimenter with informed consent, after which 17 different paper-and-pencil questionnaires were administered. Of interest to this study, participants were asked to complete the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Inventory (Rosenberg, 1965; see Appendix A) on which they gave themselves a rating of 1 to 9 on items designed to measure self-esteem. Next, Participants completed the 32-item Humor Styles Questionnaire (Martin et al., 2003; see Appendix B) designed to obtain a score for each of the four humor styles (affiliative, self-enhancing, aggressive, and self-defeating). Finally, participants were fully debriefed and dismissed. The entire
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