Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Operations & Information Management
Maurice E. Schweitzer
Humor is a fundamental part of personal and professional interactions. Yet, prior psychology and management literature has largely overlooked humor. By using field and experimental methods, I explore the interpersonal consequences of the use of humor. I find that humor significantly shapes interpersonal perception and behavior. In order to understand organizations, we must first understand humor.
Bitterly, Thomas Bradford, "The Interpersonal Consequences Of Humor" (2018). Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations. 3023.