This is part three of a four-part series reviewing the evidence on how humor influences physiological and psychological well-being. The first article included basic background information, definitions and a review of the theoretical underpinnings for this area of research. The second article discussed use of humor as a complementary therapy within various clinical samples, as well as evidence concerning how a sense of humor influences physiological and psychological wellbeing. This third article examines how laughter influences health outcomes; including muscle tension, cardio-respiratory functioning and various stress physiology
Mental and Social Health | Nursing | Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Recommended Repository Citation
Bennett, Mary Payne and Lengacher, Cecile. (2007). Humor and Laughter May Influence Health: [Part] III. Laughter and Health Outcomes. eCAM, 5 (1), 37-40.
Original Publication URL: doi:10.1093/ecam/nem041
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/nurs_fac_pub/4