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Are Men Really Funnier Than Women?

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A new review of scientific research that compares men’s and women’s ability to produce humor has the answer.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI January 3, 2020

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Welcome to 2020! We're catching up with the end of the 2019. See what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this week's ICYMI roundup.

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Why Is Sarcasm so Difficult to Detect in Texts and Emails?

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This sentence begins the best article you will ever read.

Chances are you thought that last statement might be sarcasm. Sarcasm, as linguist Robert Gibbs noted, includes “words used to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning of a sentence.” A form of irony, it also tends to be directed toward a specific individual.

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI July 7, 2017

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Each week, we recap featured posts from Character & Context and other blogs around the cyberspace, plus news stories and tweets worth a look. If you have an item you'd like us to consider, use the hashtag #SPSPblog or tweet us directly @spspnews.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI November 1, 2019

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What's funny, why some people like fear, and the complexities of failure are a few of the topics on this week's ICYMI roundup. See what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology.

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