This quantity explores intensive how infants―perhaps as younger as 3 months―develop the ability to understand, perform, and create humor. Engagingly written, it synthesizes theories of humor, its refined complexities, and why it exists regardless of seeming to have little survival price. Chapters hint the constructing talents within the child’s interactions with mom and dad and others, the jobs of verbal and nonverbal behaviors in humor, and similar phenomena together with absurdity, funniness, laughter, teasing, and play. those various views supply wealthy insights into how the human brain learns from its atmosphere, why humor is humorous, and what humor can let us know approximately being human. 
This singular text: 
  • Reviews theories and findings on humor and its serious function in social behavior.
  • Analyzes the demanding situations of learning humor in babies and younger children.
  • Differentiates between options and contexts of humor and playfulness.
  • Situates humor as a social-emotional in addition to cognitive experience.
  • Details present examine on humor in atypically constructing children.
  • Examines the position of tradition in humor.
Humor in Infants is a necessary source for researchers, clinicians, and graduate scholars in developmental psychology, youngster psychological overall healthiness, social psychology, cognitive technological know-how, and pediatrics.

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