By Sophia Jaekel on May 20, 2015
Can a chuckle be a catalyst for a revolution? Joel Warner and I take a look at whether humor is a thermometer or a thermostat: Let’s consider the case of Serbia in 1999. The small Balkan state was in its 10th year in the autocratic grip of President Slobodan Milošević. Four recent wars with neighboring […]
By Peter McGraw on May 6, 2015
The nice people at ESPN’s 538 site came to Boulder to look at our research examining how to make people funnier. I hope to have more results soon. In the meantime, come to our Humor Hackfest (5/12), which is part of Boulder Startup Week.
By Peter McGraw on May 4, 2015
In recent years, scholars, policy makers and the general public have learned about unethical behavior across academic disciplines — creating a crisis of confidence in the reliability of research findings. Whether due to publication pressures or the pursuit of fame, researchers have been caught performing data acrobatics ranging from “p-hacking,” trimming data or conditions, to […]
By Peter McGraw on April 22, 2015
The Humor Research Lab and Quick Left have teamed up to host a Humor Hackfest at Boulder Startup Week. The hackfest is a signature event at Quick Left’s office (Pearl St. and 9th) on Tuesday, May 12th from 6 -10 pm. Sign-up HERE. Would your life be better if you were funnier? Let’s make the […]