Institute of Psychology, Polish Academy of Sciences
Warsaw School of Social Science and Humanities, Faculty in Sopot
Amusement, unlike some other positive emotions, may facilitate social courage in the interpersonal relations (Kry, 2010). In two experiments we explore possible mechanisms underlying this effect. The social courage of amused people may have different roots than the social courage of people experiencing pride (experiment 1) and amused participants turned out to be more distanced to their self (experiment 2).
Keywords: amusement, social courage, positive emotions, humor, social functions of emotions, positive psychology
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Kryś, K., Wojciszke, B. (2013). Analysis of selected changes in the social functioning of amused individuals. Psychologia Społeczna, 26, 277–289.