Yawp Mag Issue 29 The Five Humour Styles | Page 4

Dr. jay brinker on th In November 2014, Dr. Jay Brinker, a clinical psychologist at Swinburne University, gave a one hour lecture in aid of National Psychology week about her work in Humour Studies, which, amongst other fields of study, takes a look at the ways in which humans use humour in a social setting. The field is more than 30 years old and has a well represented contingent of academics paying close attention to what kinds of humour exist, in what context they are used and how it affects the people around them. Dr. Brinker has, for the past few years, looked into the five specific styles of humour that people use. In this talk, Dr. Brinker goes into the specifics of what they are.