Many authors have researched the connection between humor and education but as E .B. White said: “Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it. However, Dr. Peter Jonas takes a broad and practical approach examining the connection between humor and learning. The book uses a meta-analysis and meta-synthesis to identify nine areas where humor significantly improves various aspects of the learning environment. This book provides practical examples, as well as research on how much of an effect (effect size) humor has on Leadership, Learning, Stress reduction, Job Satisfaction, Relationships, Creativity, Culture, Communication, and Engagement. Humor needs to be taken seriously, because when you get people laughing you can transform learning.
Dr. Peter Jonas is a college professor, author, speaker, consultant, and most importantly he believes that “If you get people laughing, you can transform learning”. In pursuit of this goal, he has written four books (but only three of them are any good), and fully integrates humor into his leadership and when he is teaching research or statistics.
CHAPTER 1: LEADERSHIP, LEARNING, AND LAUGHING
CHAPTER 2: ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE
CHAPTER 3: THEORIES OF HUMOR
CHAPTER 4: HUMOR AND LEADERSHIP
CHAPTER 5: HUMOR DEVELOPS A POSITIVE CULTURE IN AN ORGANIZATION OR PLC: PROFESSIONAL LAUGHING COMMUNITY
CHAPTER 6: HUMOR HELPS BUILD RELATIONSHIPS
CHAPTER 7: HUMOR IMPROVES THE LEARNING
CHAPTER 8: HUMOR CREATES ENGAGEMENT IN INDIVIDUALS
CHAPTER 9: HUMOR INCREASES COMMUNICATION
CHAPTER 10: HUMOR AND CREATIVITY
CHAPTER 11: HUMOR AND JOB SATISFACTION
CHAPTER 12: HUMOR REDUCES STRESS AND HELPS WITH COPING